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Groups rock out during Gospel in the Park

About 200 people turned out during the first hour of Monday's Gospel in the Park. "It's going really good," said Shonda English, a Sumter gospel singer and minister of music at Greater Saint Paul Church. "We do not usually have this many cars …

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Summer of Caring's 1st year deemed a success

Sumter has again showed its generous heart. "We knew it would be challenging to raise money during the summer months, so we really had no monetary expectations for Summer Of Caring's first year," said Jack Osteen, editor and publisher of The …
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$9,000 in Volkswagen automobile parts reported stolen

CHARGES: Michael JC Davis, 33, of 3097 Starks Ferry Road, was arrested and charged with shoplifting, public disorderly conduct and third-degree assault and battery about 2:41 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect reportedly tried to leave a business in the …
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CARRIE M. HOPKINS

WINSTON-SALEM , North Carolina - Carrie Marie Hopkins, 29, died on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. She is survived by her two boys, Ian Gabriel and Hayde Laurie Pous of Myrtle Beach; parents, Laurie and Donna Hopkins of Winston-Salem; sister, Tabitha …

PAUL A. WATSON

BISHOPVILLE - Funeral services for Paul A. Watson, 49, were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Chapel Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. He died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Burial was in the Gum Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartsville.
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Reignite the spark

CLEMSON - Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris laid things out as clearly as he could for the Tigers after their dismal, scoreless second half in a 45-21 loss at No. 12 Georgia this weekend: They are either part of the Tigers' problem, or …
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Rules for paying car taxes in S.C. are time consuming, antiquated

I'm a New York City transplant who just moved to Sumter several months ago, and a couple of weeks ago I purchased a used car in a private sale. I can now see why the Department of Motor Vehicles issues 45-day temporary plates. The rules and …
Pets for adoption

Rebel likes to be held

Rebel, an 8-week-old tricolored male lab / hound mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is sweet, loving, playful, affectionate and active. He is great with other dogs, puppies and …

Pearl, Tigger and Hijinx

Pearl, Tigger and Hijinx are just three of the many kittens currently available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. They are affectionate, active, playful, cuddly and friendly. The SPCA has tabbies, …