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Hundreds of Sumter families gather for supplies at event

Needy families in Sumter got a little assistance from the STAR Touring and Riding Association motorcycle club and Feed the Children, as members of STAR and other volunteers handed out boxes of food and other necessities at Bethesda Church of God on …

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'When they're at our house, they're our children'

The Castleberry household was always busy when their children were growing up. That's because during a 25-year period, the Sumter couple took in about 40 foster children, nearly 20 exchange students, had four biological children and two "forever" …
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Sheriff's office arrests 1 in Saturday drug bust

Narcotics agents with Sumter County Sheriff's Office seized a 9 mm assault weapon, about 1,860 grams of marijuana with an estimated street value of $18,600 and drug paraphernalia during a drug bust Saturday. Stanton Deontaye Samuel, 23, was …

Juvenile arrested for assault with walking stick

A Wedgefield juvenile was arrested Thursday morning following reports he assaulted an elderly family member with a walking stick. The minor, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with third-degree assault and battery in …
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DOROTHY R. MILLER

MANNING - Dorothy Regina Scott Miller, 58, wife of the Rev. Northern Miller, died on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at her residence, 2160 Little Star Road, Alcolu. She was born Jan. 18, 1956, in Manning, a daughter of Heyward Scott Sr. and Dorothy Daney …

ROBERT W. BURKETT

Robert "Bobby" Wesley Burkett was born on May 28, 1939, in Bethesda, Maryland, to the late Spann Scott Burkett and Evy Hall Burkett. He died on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was raised in Sumter and graduated from Edmunds High School in 1957. He …
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Overwhelmed 'Cats

COLUMBIA - Tyshawn Epps summed up Saturday's SCISA 3A football state championship game succinctly. "At the end of the night, defense wins championships, and Hammond had a great defense tonight," the …
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Making up the rules, one issue at a time

Miffed that he's not receiving enough attention after the GOP's shellacking of his party in the mid-term elections, President Obama got his pen cranked up again and signed an executive order this week that would allow millions of illegal immigrants …
Pets for adoption

Duke is a great family dog

Duke, a 7-year-old black and white neutered lab mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, gentle, affectionate, friendly, active and playful. He is also sweet and loving. …

Lickorish loves to be cuddled

Lickorish, a 1-year-old black and white female American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken, sweet, affectionate, gentle, playful, active and great with other …