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Celebrating the 76th Annual Sumter Iris Festival

TODAY• Head Turnerz Classic Car Show, Bland Gardens, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Games2U & Palmetto Amusements• Just Kidding Around, Games2U & Palmetto Amusements, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m• The …

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8th Memorial Day Celebration and Fish Fry salutes veterans

All Sumter veterans will be honored Monday during the 8th Annual Memorial Day Celebration and Fish Fry at South Sumter Park. The event was started eight years ago by City Councilman Calvin Hastie, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and a former …

Pastor gets maximum sentence

South Carolina Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Roger Young Sr. sentenced the Rev. Larry DuRant of World International Ministries to 20 years in prison, the maximum sentence, on Wednesday after a jury found the pastor guilty of one count of …
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2 charged with public disorderly conduct

Joy Mae Williams, 21, was arrested at 11:56 p.m. Monday for disorderly conduct, displaying aggressive behavior, shouting profanity and allegedly assaulting a man and a woman while under the influence of alcohol, according to a Sumter …
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ELLEN T. HICKS

NEW ZION - Ellen Truluck Hicks, 78, wife of 59 years to George Maxcy Hicks, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Carolinas Hospital System. Born March 12, 1938, in Sardis, she was a daughter of the late James Allison "Leo" Truluck and the late Louise …

RONALD BOONE

Ronald Boone entered eternal rest on May 26, 2016, at the Regency Hospital, Florence. The family is receiving friends at 2240 S. Jeffords Road, Lamar. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilson Funeral Home, 403 S. …
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Rally and a rout

P-15’s plate 4 late in opener, score early and often in nightcap of doubleheader sweep of Beaufort The Sumter P-15’s were in danger of dropping their first contest of the season as the innings ticked by in Saturday’s doubleheader opener …
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Is history cyclical or directional?

How do you distinguish a foreign policy "idealist" from a "realist," an optimist from a pessimist? Ask one question: Do you believe in the arrow of history? Or to put it another way, do you think history is cyclical or directional? Are we condemned …
Pets for adoption

SPCA has a variety of kittens available for adoption

Peanut, an 11-week old gray male American short hair; Tangelo, an 8-week-old male orange tabby; Little Joe, a 10-week-old flame point male Siamese / American short hair; and Riddle, a 9-week-old female calico, are all available for adoption at the …