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Games galore at Willow Drive bash

A Kissing Booth? Face the Cookie? Toilet Bowl Toss? How about a Lollipop Tree? Kids had a dizzying array of games to partake in at the third annual Willow Drive Elementary School Back-to-School Bash on Saturday at the school. The event is held …

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Sumter says 'goodbye' to dedicated pediatrician

A longtime Sumter pediatrician, who led South Carolina's first countywide polio immunization drive, and a local humanitarian is leaving the Sumter area after more than 40 years of serving the community. Dr. William F. "Ted" Young, who started his …
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Man arrested for hitting another with stick

CHARGES Willie Samuel, 62, of 290 Kinsey Drive, was arrested on Thursday and charged with first-degree assault after he hit another man in the head with a stick and attempted to throw gasoline on him while in the 200 block of East Calhoun Street …
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GLENN WOODS

CLEVELAND -- Glenn Woods, 71, died on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Cleveland Hospice House, Cleveland. He was born on April 22, 1945, in Turbeville, a son of the late Joseph Brice Woods and …

CARL G. BUNT JR.

CARL G. BUNT JR. Carl George Bunt Jr., age 93, passed away on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Palmetto Heath Tuomey. Born on Nov. 9, 1922, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Carl G. Sr. and Selma Zenk Bunt. Carl graduated from high school and …
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Comeback potential

Never for a single moment did Justin Hawkins believe his career was over. Not after a freak foul ball bounce hit him while standing …
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You can't win if you don't play; Development HQ

Three weeks ago we announced plans to discontinue the Saturday print edition in November. Here's the column I wrote about it: http://bit.ly/2bP1jzQ. In a nutshell: "The Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, edition of The Sumter Item will be your final …
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Lightning enjoys lots of play time, attention

Lightning, a housebroken and neutered 5-month-old American short hair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is friendly, affectionate, playful and active. Lightning is great with other cats. He enjoys lots of play time and attention. The …