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Fallen hero

The body of Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore of Broadwater County Sheriff's Office, Broadwater County, Montana, was returned to Clarendon County on Thursday night after a 2,300-mile journey back to his hometown. Moore, a former deputy with Clarendon …

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Grievants say job cuts were personal, retaliatory

Both Sumter School District administrators, whose positions have been cut effective July 1 as part of a district-wide reorganization plan by the superintendent, say their job losses are largely for personal reasons and without professional …

Jenkins slaying a tough case to crack

A combination of very little evidence and even less-advanced technology adds up to make the investigation into the death of 48-year-old Clifton Jenkins a tough case to solve. The investigation is further complicated by the 20 years that have …
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Sherry N. Williams charged with first-degree burglary

CHARGES Sherry N. Williams, 34, of 6130 Phoenix Court, Wedgefield, was arrested on Saturday and charged with first-degree burglary for allegedly entering a residence in the 5900 block of Orange Hill Road in Sumter County on May 19 without the …
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WILLIE SMYTHE

Willie Smythe, 42, husband of Tonya Dennis Smythe and son of Catherine Loraine Smythe and the late Willie Filmore, was born on Jan. 26, 1975, in Manning. He departed this life on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in an automobile accident in Clarendon …

LEVERN BARR

Bishopville - Levern Barr, 53, passed at his residence on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Bishopville. Born in Lee County, he was a son of the late Ned and Marie Johnson Barr. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 65 Edgefield …
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Keep your balance

When talking about the 2017 edition of the Sumter P-15's, there is one word that comes to mind for head coach Steve Campbell. "Balance," Campbell said about his team that begins its American Legion League III season on Tuesday at Riley Park …

Almost ready to begin again

While the local teams will be playing in preseason scrimmages and tournaments, the American Legion baseball season kicks into full gear on Tuesday, May 30. The Sumter P-15's, …
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Trump acts like a competent, conventional president abroad

What a difference a week makes. On May 19, President Donald Trump took off in Air Force One for the Middle East and Europe. He left behind a Washington and a nation buzzing about his firing of FBI Director James Comey, the multiple reasons he had …
AP NATION & WORLD

Cornell's wife writes note: 'I know that was not you'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Cornell's widow has penned a letter addressed to the late Soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life. Vicky Cornell wrote in the note published online by Billboard on Wednesday that she's sorry she didn't "see …
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In Carolinas, more child shooting accidents tried in Old North State

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina had one less child die in accidental shootings in the past three years than its much smaller neighbor South Carolina, but adults in the Tar Heel state more often faced prosecution for their failings connected to …
Pets for adoption

Neville is great with cats, dogs and kids

PHOTO PROVIDED Neville, far left, is a 2-year-old white-and-gray tabby male American shorthair. He is neutered and housebroken and is great with other cats, children and even dogs! Neville is …

Spanky is an excellent lap buddy

Spanky is a 5-month-old gray-and-tan male Chihuahua mix. He is neutered and is great with other dogs. Spanky is shy, sweet and gentle and enjoys being given lots of love and attention. He would make …