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H.Y.P.E. program gets $150K

A loud cheer from more than 700 people went up in Trinity Missionary Baptist Church's sanctuary Thursday evening when the Sumter County legislative delegation presented a $150,000 check to the Helping Youth Pursue Excellence after-school program. …

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Questions remain in fatal hit and run

Jeanette Harrison was remembered as a loving woman, a devout Christian and a devoted wife who spent more than three decades of her life teaching schoolchildren in Sumter County. Two years have passed since a yet-to-be-identified driver struck and …
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Pistol reported stolen from Mustang

DAMAGED PROPERTY A 2007 Chevrolet Impala sustained an estimated $1,000 in damage after reportedly being vandalized in the 600 block of North Magnolia Street between 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. STOLEN PROPERTY A pair of …

Woman arrested in criminal domestic violence incident

CHARGES Shameka Waldon, 28, of 27 Newberry Ave., was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature in connection with an incident Monday afternoon in the 300 block of Pinson Street, during which she reportedly cut a …
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WILLIAM RIDGEWAY JR.

MANNING - William Ervin Ridgeway Jr., 57, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter.Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home …

PATRICIA WILLIAMS

Patricia Ann Thomas Williams passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Community Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie C. Thomas. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Park. Community …
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MHS roars back

DALZELL - Down to its fourth-string quarterback due to injuries and team violations, the Manning High School football team forced as many turnovers as it had offensive first downs in a 14-6 victory over Crestwood at Donald L. Crolley Memorial …
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President Obama, confused bystander

WASHINGTON - The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times last Saturday. There's only one problem with this pose, so obligingly …
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Dueling, dancing priests become Internet sensation

The Associated PressROME - A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record …
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Unarmed man shot by trooper seeks justice

COLUMBIA - An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month said he's getting support from across the country. Levar Jones appeared on NBC's "Today" show Friday and said it's too painful to watch the dash-cam video of …
Pets for adoption

Smokey is great with other dogs, children

Smokey, a neutered 1-year-old blue merle and tricolored beagle / Australian shepherd mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, affectionate, playful, active and friendly. …

Carmen loves attention

Carmen, a spayed 1-year-old orange tabby and white American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken and great with other cats. Carmen is sweet, affectionate, …