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'Rodney's a walking miracle'

Rodney W. Sumter II, who has ties to the City of Sumter, was assisting as a bartender at Club Pulse in Orlando in the early hours of June 12 when a gunman, Omar Mateen, came into the club and shot 102 people, killing 49 of them and leaving 53 …

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Candidates ready for runoff

Four Sumter locals, two each running for Sumter County Coroner and Sumter County Council District 1, will face off yet again for a spot on the Nov. 8 Democratic ballot during runoff elections from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. County Coroner …

Independence Day fireworks back in Sumter

After several years of not having a local fireworks display, Sumterites can enjoy an Independence Day fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at Dillon Park. Sumter County Administrator Gary Mixon said Shaw Air Force Base used to host and sponsor …
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Man arrested on panhandling charge

CHARGES Jonathan Welch, 34, of 17 Levi St., was arrested on charges of panhandling May 29 at 6:26 p.m. at a North Lafayette Drive business. According to a police report, Welch was asking customers for money and disrupting their shopping …
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MURL A. WHITE JR.

Murl Anthony White Jr., 79, husband of Jo Clark White, died Friday, June 24, 2016, at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia. Born April 28, 1937, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Murl Anthony White Sr. and Grace Lundy White. He joined Aldersgate …

RUTH RILEY

Ruth Bertha Bracey Riley, was born in Clarendon County on Aug. 28, 1946, to the late Mary Amos Bracey and Edward Bracey. "Ruth," as she was affectionately called by her family and friends, attended the public schools of Sumter County. She was a …
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Early returns

Dawson Price wasn’t scheduled to take the mound for the Sumter’s P-15’s on Saturday in their early game against Wallace, …
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Brexit, meet Trexit

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union, did Donald Trump just win the presidential election? On the surface, this may seem an odd question, but the concerns that led a majority of Brits to vote "leave" on Thursday are similar to those …
Pets for adoption

Trixter is friendly, affectionate

Trixter, a neutered and housebroken 4-year-old creme and white American short hair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is great with other cats and children. Trixter loves to play with cat toys and is a friendly, gentle and …