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Santa's Village at Swan Lake

Elves watch as the Sterling Stars from Miss Libby's School of Dance perform at Santa's Village at Swan Lake recently. Tonight and Saturday night are the last nights to visit with ole Saint Nick this …

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Stinney ruling brings welcomed closure

For decades now, the trial served as a haunting reminder to some, even while others maintained its veracity. A day after a judge announced she was vacating a murder conviction against George Stinney Jr., supporters of both sides of the case agree …
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2 men arrested in Dalzell drug raid

CHARGES Erin Tindal, 27, of 1048 Travis Lane, Manning, was arrested at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday and charged with her third offense of driving under suspension after a traffic stop at Bultman Drive and Broad Street. Anthony Caesar, 25, of Sumter, …

2 vehicles damaged during Tuesday fire

STOLEN PROPERTY A fully loaded Smith & Wesson handgun valued at $350 was reportedly stolen from a home in the 3000 block of Joyce Street on Monday. A 16-gauge double-barrel shotgun valued at $300 was reported stolen from a home in the first …
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LORRAINE E. DEMUNN

Lorraine Elizabeth "Burn" DeMunn, widow of Vincent Guy DeMunn Sr., peacefully departed this life on Dec. 15, 2014. Born on Sept. 7, 1934, in Columbia, she was the youngest daughter born to the late James and Hester Sawyer. Loving memories will …

WILLIE J. TONEY JR.

BISHOPVILLE - Willie James Toney Jr., affectionately known as Roscoe, entered eternal rest on Dec. 15, 2014, at his residence. Visitations will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday …
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Third time's a charm?

COLUMBIA - South Carolina head coach Frank Martin has a better understanding of his school's rivalry with Clemson after losing his first two matchups with the Tigers. Now he's ready to feel what it's like on the winning side of the series. Martin …
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How to fight the lone wolf

WASHINGTON - The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney, Australia. But there are two kinds of lone wolves - the crazy and the evil - and the distinction is …
Pets for adoption

Take Prancer home

Prancer, a 12-week-old tan and white male shepherd/boxer mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is sweet, affectionate, gentle, active and playful. He is great with other dogs and …

Nigel and Figaro want a family

Nigel and Figaro, 8-week-old male American shorthairs, are available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. They are playful, affectionate, gentle and active. Nigel and Figaro would make excellent new …