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Special Olympics brings community together for friendly competitions

About 125 special-needs students and adults from Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties participated at the Special Olympics tricounty annual Spring Games on Thursday evening at Sumter High School's Memorial Stadium. Friendly competitions included the …

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Muscle makeover

Fifty bodybuilding competitors from all across the state, North Carolina and Georgia traveled to downtown Sumter to participate in the South Carolina Bodybuilding Championships at the Sumter Opera House on Saturday. The competition, South …
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Sheriff's office arrests suspected arsonist

A 24-year-old man is being sought by Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a house that burned down on Thursday afternoon. Brandon Cory Dowless faces arson charges after fire …

Man charged with child neglect

CHARGES Teddy Jerome Geddie, 41, of 12 Annie Tindal Road, was arrested and charged with disregarding a traffic signal; driving under suspension, third offense; and habitual traffic offender during a traffic stop on Broad Street about 1:30 p.m. …
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DAVID W. JACKSON

David Wendon Jackson was born June 16, 1982, in Sumter where he spent his entire life. He peacefully departed this life from sickle cell related complications on April 22, 201,5 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. He was 32 years …

NANCY U.J. OLIVER

Nancy Uleese June (Baby) Oliver departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 201.5 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. She was born June 29, 1928, in Manning to the late Furman June Sr. and Katie Neal June Briggs and was the step-daughter of …
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All that's left to do is win

Experience. Check. Confidence. Check. Skill set needed to win a championship. Check. The Wilson Hall varsity boys golf team has all the key ingredients to compete for this year's SCISA 3A state championship after finishing as state …
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Hold hearings for toxic waste dump

The Pinewood toxic waste dump has been described as a "ticking time bomb" in view of the five million tons of hazardous waste stored there and because of its proximity to Lake Marion. The state's job is to ensure that the time bomb never goes …