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County roads languish

Gloria Jenkins has lived on Bar Zee Drive for 16 years. That is the same amount of time she said she has been waiting for Sumter County to pave the road. Jenkins said residents have filed two petitions and submitted numerous complaints to the …

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Impressive show of support

MANCHESTER, N.H.- Roll call. Governor Hassan. Check. Senator Gillibrand. Check. Senator Klobucha. Check. Senator Stabenow. Check. And of course the home- state glory, Senator Shaheen. Double Check. These women who comprise the 20 percent of women …

Annual Life Is Good In Sumter magazine issue now available throughout county

Anyone interested in learning more about the Sumter community can pick up the third-annual Life is Good magazine at The Sumter Item, 20 N. Magnolia, or other locations in Sumter and the surrounding …
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2 arrested for unlawful conduct toward child

Parents of a 9-week-old infant were each charged Saturday with unlawful conduct toward a child after the infant suffered multiple fractures. Alicia Nicole Anderson, 20, and Adam Justin Little, 22, both of 28 Highland Ave., were being held …
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REBECCA J. BELLE

Rebecca Junious Belle, 58, entered into eternal rest on Feb. 2, 2016, at her residence. Born in Clarendon County on Feb. 2, 1958, she was a daughter of Alex "Sonny" Junious and the late Alice Green Junious. She was the widow of Charles Jerome …

MILDRED SMITH

Mildred Mary Shaw Smith, 96, beloved wife of the late Frank M. Smith, died on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at McElveen Manor. Born in Watervliet, New York, she was the daughter of the late Henry Shaw and Ruby Young Shaw. She enjoyed volunteer …
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Grand entrance or grand exit? Newton’s first Super Bowl could be Manning’s last game

Newton’s first Super Bowl could be Manning’s last game SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cam Newton didn’t just stumble into becoming the NFL’s best player. Sure, he has all the physical attributes any quarterback could ask for — he’s 6-foot-5 …
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Donald Trump is coming to Sumter

As we reported this week, Donald Trump is coming to Sumter on Feb. 17. He rented the Sumter County Civic Center, which is a "yuge" venue for a town this size. There's no word yet on how he's going to spend the day in Sumter, but the event doesn't …
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Brazil considers reforming its biosecurity law

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of …