2nd Florence cop dies after ambush attack

Law enforcement and first responder agencies from several counties including Clarendon County, Florence County and Charleston honored Florence County Sheriff's Investigator Farrah Turner on Tuesday afternoon as her body was moved from Medical University of South Carolina back to Florence. Turner died Monday after being shot in an ambush attack at a Florence home, the second law enforcement officer to die after the attack Oct. 3.
COLUMBIA - A wounded police officer died Monday after 19 days in the hospital and multiple surgeries, after she was ambushed while approaching an upscale South Carolina home to question a man in a child sex assault case. Florence County Sheriff's …
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Sumter Today: My Community and Me visits Wilder Elementary School

Today, we're heading to Wilder Elementary for a My Community and Me program with the school's fourth graders. Representatives from various businesses, charitable organizations and other groups from …

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Video: Teacher drags, kicks student out of class GOOSE CREEK (AP) - An elementary school teacher in South Carolina is accused of dragging an 11-year-old student to the edge of her classroom before kicking him out of the way to shut the door. News outlets report a spokeswoman for the Berkeley …
Folly Beach considers banning chain restaurants, stores on the island FOLLY BEACH (AP) - A beach town in South Carolina is considering an ordinance to prevent chain restaurants and stores from opening on the island. Folly Beach is considering an ordinance to prevent any company with 10 or more locations with the …
Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S.C. condo party CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities …
S.C. students get lifelong lessons in weeklong sail COLUMBIA (AP) - Amanda Goldman was a shy kid when she embarked on a weeklong sail from North Carolina's Cape Hatteras to Charleston two years ago. Now, the high school senior says that tall-ship journey gave her the confidence and leadership skills …
South Carolina to start planning for more interstate lanes COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina is about to begin planning for more interstate highway lanes in the eastern part of the state. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the state transportation …
Nation/world
No olives? Putin pokes fun at U.S. seal amid arms pact dispute

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin poked fun at the official seal of the United States while hosting U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser Tuesday, saying he wondered …

Police: Slain Utah student had filed report against shooter
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student and track athlete who was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend had filed a police complaint against him last month, authorities said …
Ex-boyfriend killed University of Utah student, police say
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend, who was found dead hours later inside a church Tuesday, authorities said. Lauren …
'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa heads toward Mexico's western coast
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Hurricane Willa has grown rapidly into an "extremely dangerous" near-Category 5 storm in the eastern Pacific, on a path to smash into Mexico's western coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta by Wednesday. The governments of …
Firefighters rescue pet stuck in heating duct
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) - It wasn't a cat in a tree, but a dog in a heating duct that took firefighters to a home in Virginia. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department arrived Friday night to find the small dog trapped in the HVAC …
Obituaries
CORNELIUS DAVIS Cornelius "Dave" Davis Jr., 83, husband of Berthina Chandler Davis, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in San Diego, California. Born Feb. 27, 1935, in Atlanta, he was the son of Cornelius Davis Sr. and Daisy Respass Davis. The family is receiving …
EDYTHE O. RICHBURG MARIETTA, Georgia - On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, Edythe Oliver Richburg, "Gwen," widow of the late Rev. Claude C. Richburg, heard her master's call at the Kennestone-Wellstar Hospital, in Marietta, Georgia. Born on Aug. 21, 1928, in Wilmington, …
HELEN C. DIGGS Mrs. Helen Clea Diggs, 78, the wife of the late Vernon Lee Diggs, departed this life on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Columbia. She was born May 9, 1940, in Rembert to the late Sam and Emma Miller Clea Sr. The family is receiving friends at 62B …
MARION ANDREWS SUMMERTON - Marion "Budda" Andrews, 61, husband of Louise Watson Andrews, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at McLeod Regional Hospital in Florence. He was born July 6, 1957, in Summerton, a son of the late Henry Andrews and Susan Solomon King …
ROOSEVELT POSTELL FLORENCE - On Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, Roosevelt Postell, husband of Lillian Durant Postell, exchanged time for eternity at the McLeod Hospice House. Born on Aug. 23, 1933, in Silver, he was a son of the late Robert Mood and Mae Bell Bosier …
Celebrations
Mathewses celebrate 55 years Mr. and Mrs. Ralston C. Mathews of Sumter celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Their three children are Patrice Mathews, Ritchie Mathews and Ralston Mathews. The couple has four grandchildren. Mrs. Mathews is …
Moseses celebrate 50 years Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Moses of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 27, 2018, with their children and grandchildren. A dinner was given in their honor by their three children and their spouses: Frank Jr. and Tracy Moses, …
Faith
On the front porch, shelling peas, learning life They were sitting on the front screened-in porch, shelling peas. You could buy peas in a can, but the old woman said they were nasty. Besides, why buy something you could grow yourself? They had picked the peas early that morning while the cool …
Church News: Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 ALIVE Praise & Worship Center, 342 W. Liberty St., announces: * Saturday - Open mic night for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m. Poetry, singing, music and spoken word. Free admission Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, …
God wants his will done in our hearts and on the world stage As far back as history records, there were battles when the weaker force defeated the stronger force. Why? On Oct. 10, 732, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi led his Umayyad army of 20,000 troops into battle against Charles Martel, King of the Franks. …
Pets for adoption
Misty is affectionate, adores attention

Misty is a housebroken 1-year-old American short hair. She is great with children and other cats. Misty is an active, friendly, affectionate and sometimes lazy girl. She adores attention and would make a perfect lap buddy. The Sumter SPCA …

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Weddings
Self-Dolan CHARLESTON - Anna McLaurin Self and Ryan Matthew Dolan, both of Charleston, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at The Garden at Ashley Point. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Self Jr. and the …
Townes-Potter MOUNT PLEASANT - Julie Catherine Townes and John Tyler Potter were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mark Townes of Sumter and the …
Ortmann-Hart Catherine Elizabeth Ortmann of Sumter and James Michael Hart of Columbia were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at LinRan Farm in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chandler Ortmann of Sumter and the …
Crabbe-Furse CHARLESTON - Lisa Joy Crabbe of Charleston and John Louden Furse of Aiken were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Second Presbyterian Church. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Mark MacGregor and Dr. Linda Swain Crabbe of …
Trammell-Reach CHARLESTON - Lauren Elizabeth Trammell of Mount Pleasant and William Daniel "Dan" Reach of Greenville were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at St. Luke's Chapel on the grounds of MUSC. Pastor Geoff Reppard of Seacoast Church …
Engagements
Windham-Walker Mr. and Mrs. Michael Emory Windham of Manning announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Michael Windham of Manning, to Thomas Kirk Walker of Sumter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Marshall Walker of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter …
Charles-Gallishaw Leonne Charles and James E. Gallishaw, both of Sumter, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ms. Dorothy Charles of Sumter and Mr. Johannes Charles Sr. of Mount Vernon, New York, and the granddaughter of the late Albertha …
Ortmann-Hart Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chandler Ortmann of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Ortmann, to James Michael Hart of Columbia, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Wayne Hart of Tyrone, Georgia. The bride-elect is the …
King-Neisler Mr. and Mrs. Calvin King of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Denise King of Sumter, to Cameron Neisler of Norwalk, Connecticut, son of Anton Neisler of Cary, North Carolina, and Debra Neisler of Charlotte, North …
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Don't miss local talent in Sumter Little Theatre's 'Little Shop of Horrors'

If you are looking for something to brighten your life, the Sumter Little Theatre production "Little Shop of Horrors" may be just what you need. Opening night's crowd rewarded the actors with plenty of laughter and applause. It is local little …

Reflections

H. L. Scarborough: 'A man of many interests'

Reflections recalls the life and times of Henry Lee Scarborough, one of Sumter's most involved citizens. H. L. Scarborough contributed greatly to the social, economic and cultural development of Sumter. His numerous accomplishments continue to have …

Yesteryear
Air WACs celebrate 2 years; Gunsmoke '93 begins in Nevada 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 May 13 - May 19 - Impressive ceremonies marked the graduation from the Tuomey Hospital School of Nursing of eight cadet nurses. William Henry Shaw, superintendent of the city schools, was the principal speaker. Another …
Bomb falls in Sumter yard; hog farmers attend classes 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 May 6 - May 12 - Thousands of Americans serving overseas are benefiting now from YMCA movements that have been developed over the years through the help of the world service program of the North American YMCAs, Carl W. …
Teen coffeehouse in the works; fumble-itis hits Gamecocks 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 April 29 - May 5 - Lt. Ashby Dick was injured in action on the Italian front on April 7, relatives here have been notified. Lt. Dick sustained a fractured hip and other injuries and is in an Army hospital. The Sumter …