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S.C. 261 chase ends in crash

An anticipated busy Labor Day holiday for law enforcement and paramedics got off to an early start Friday at 11:15 a.m. when a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper spotted a vehicle traveling the wrong way on U.S. 378. When the trooper pursued the …

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English classes help nonnative speakers

Adapting to a new school environment can be a stressful time for any student, but not knowing a language can make it even more challenging. Sumter School District's English for Speakers of Other Languages program aims to help students ease the …
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Man faces attempted murder charges

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested 28-year-old Jonathan Kolb, of 4837 Borden Road, Rembert, on Friday night after responding to reports of a domestic dispute. Kolb, who faces two counts of attempted murder, was taken into custody at the …

Sumter man arrested on burglary charge

Sammy K. Bryant Jr., 49, 2945 Highview St., was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree burglary. The warrant alleges Bryant entered into a home in the 4100 block of Bush Branch Road on Aug. 17 without consent and threatened a woman with a …
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LYNCHBURG - Franklin Burroughs died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2015. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1964 Back Swamp Road. Arrangements will be announced by Jefferson Funeral Home Service Inc. of Lynchburg.


Sally Ann Dinkins Savage, 87, departed this life on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at her residence. She was born on June 1, 1928, in Sumter County, a daughter of the late Riley and Millie Johnson Dinkins. The family will be receiving friends at the …
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USC claims Carolina clash

CHARLOTTE - It was the Skai and Shon show on Thursday in Charlotte, and University of South Carolina fans are hoping the series only gets better from here.
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Why Clinton is still all but inevitable

WASHINGTON -- Unless she’s indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. That kind of sentence is rarely written about a major presidential candidate. But I don’t see a …
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Federal policy sets new rules for cellphone-tracking technology

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday. The policy …
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Barber writes about faith, barbershop and basketball

SPARTANBURG (AP) - Barber Timmigo K. Burnett says God asked him to write his recently released book, "Behind the Chair: Memories, Thoughts, Lessons, and Blessings." "It really wasn't my idea. God told me to," he said on a recent morning while …