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Shaw welcomes Reaper unit

By the time the Air Force announced it would be opening a new MQ-9 Reaper Group at Shaw Air Force Base, the processes were in place to welcome the new unit and begin operations almost …

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A return to normalcy

While day-to-day operations throughout Sumter County were largely unscathed by the federal government shutting down for three days amid Congressional dysfunction on passing a spending measure, Shaw Air Force Base did see some affects …
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Sumter man arrested in connection to shooting into vehicle

Bond was denied for a 25-year-old Sumter man who allegedly threatened a close family member with a firearm and fired shots into the family member's vehicle in December. Shaquille Marique Leneau, of Jessamine Trail, is accused of assaulting a …
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ROSE MARIE KENNEDY

BARNESVILLE, Ohio - Rose Marie Kennedy, 69, wife of Donald Kennedy, died on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at Wheeling Memorial Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia. Born on March 25, 1948, at Hamilton Air Force Base, California, she was a daughter of the …

ALLEN W. KINLAW SR.

LYNCHBURG - Allen Warren Kinlaw Sr., age 67, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at McLeod Hospice House, after an illness. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Tabernacle Cemetery near Lynchburg, directed by Floyd Funeral Home …
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Split decision

The Wilson Hall varsity girls basketball team improved its record to 12-5 on the season and 2-1 in SCISA Region II-3A with a 71-42 dismantling of Laurence Manning Academy at Nash Student Center on Friday. The Lady Swampcats fell to 6-8 overall …
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Offshore drilling and war on environment

Editor's note: This column originally ran in the Post and Courier on Saturday. It's rare to see bipartisan agreement on much of anything these days. But an array of Republican and Democratic governors of states on the East and West coasts have …
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Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden remains in jail

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years - since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida …
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JJ would make a perfect little buddy

JJ, a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix, is great with other dogs and children but needs a home without cats. JJ is an active, affectionate and friendly boy who needs supervision while outside. He would make the perfect little buddy. The Sumter SPCA …