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Getting the park ready for the state tourney

Earl Boone, a City of Sumter employee, sweeps out the team entry area at Riley Park on Friday afternoon in preparation for the American Legion State Tournament. The tournament begins Saturday morning and runs potentially through Wednesday.

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Police searching for acquaintance of shooting victim

A Sumter man remains in critical condition after being shot at his home in the 400 block of Miller Road on Wednesday while officers continue to search for information about the shooting incident. Sumter police were called about 6 p.m. on …

Harrigian takes over AFCENT

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian took command of U.S. Air Forces Central Command from Lt. Gen. Charles Brown at a ceremony Friday morning at Shaw Air Force Base. The ceremony was officiated by U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central …
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Man charged with assault of guard at detention center

CHARGES Rick A. Romig, 22, of 4111 Saddle Trail was charged with third-degree assault and battery on Thursday for allegedly striking a female guard in the face, causing a cut to her upper lip, while at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. The …
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TIM H. TOWERY

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - Tim Holmes Towery, 69, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Mission Hospital. Mr. Towery was a son of the late Glenn Gold Towery and Will Ellen Towery of Sumter. Tim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elizabeth …

HENRY MURRAY SR.

Henry Murray Sr., 82, husband of Almeta Alston Murray, died on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation. Born on Nov. 30, 1933, he was a son of the late May and Mattie James Murray. The family is receiving friends and …
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In search of a title

From 2005 to 2010, the Sumter P-15’s won four American Legion baseball state titles and won two Southeast Regionals to advance to the American Legion World …
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Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion

WASHINGTON - The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda. The subsidiary function, now that nominees are invariably chosen in advance, is structural: Unify the party before the final battle. In …
Pets for adoption

Raven is great with children, enjoys playing

Raven, a spayed and housebroken 3-year-old gray and white Doberman pinscher / Weimaraner mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is great with children and some other dogs. Raven is a very active girl and enjoys running, playing and …