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Blue skies and concrete

Workers move  a 106,000-pound concrete beam into place Wednesday afternoon for the Layafette Drive bridge. According to Sumter's S.C. Department of Transportation resident construction engineer, …

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City exempts garage from bid

During Sumter City Council's regular meeting Tuesday, the construction of an elevated parking garage on the southeastern corner of West Hampton Avenue and North Sumter Street was exempted from the city's competitive bidding process because the city …
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Woman charged after reportedly attacking man

CHARGE Patricia Gould, 53, of 4428 Dorsey Drive, was arrested Tuesday and charged with petit larceny and third-degree assault and battery after reportedly attacking a male victim at her residence Feb. 8 and taking his cellphone valued at …

Air-conditioning unit stolen

CHARGES Anthony Wilson, 52, of 8 Garrett St., was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree harassment. The charge reportedly stemmed from allegations that the defendant called and sent text messages to the victim's phone, called the …
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ELMA LOU KEA

Elma Lou Kea, 81, wife of Jerry D. Kea Sr., died on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Services will be announced by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter.

KAILYN MARIE SHEALY

COLUMBIA - Kailyn Marie Shealy, 24, died on Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of Thomas Scott Shealy and Barbara Lyell Carpenter. She was a 2009 graduate of Crestwood High School and was employed at Dano's …
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A real fast learner

After cooling down from a 2 -hour practice session on Wednesday at the Lakewood High School gymnasium, Sonora Dengokl had a fairly relaxing evening planned. One that involved another few hours running basketball drills at the Sumter …
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Take time to thank a social worker

March is Professional Social Work month in South Carolina, and Gov. Nikki Haley has issued a proclamation that honors the hundreds of dedicated social workers serving clients in our state. As executive director of the National Association of Social …