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Anti-violence group picks up steam

The Stop the Violence movement that started with a peaceful march against violence in early August is moving forward with its goal to improve quality of life in Sumter. The group, referring to itself as One Sumter, met Sunday evening at Mount …

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School board candidate says he has turned his life around

There are 13 contestants gearing up to compete during this November's election for Sumter School District board of trustees. Caleb Kershaw Jr. is one of those candidates, vying against four others to fill the Area 1 seat, which will be vacated by …
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Man wanted on attempted murder charge

Sumter police are looking for a man they think intentionally struck a pedestrian with his vehicle related to an ongoing dispute between the two men. Eric Christopher Hamilton, 26, of 1508 Lewis …
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LEROY SMITH SR.

Leroy Smith Sr. or "Smitty," as he was affectionately called by many, retired educator, administrator, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical …

THELMA L. MOTES

WEDGEFIELD - Thelma Louise Motes, age 74, died on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.
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Region readiness

Sumter High School varsity volleyball head coach Warren Coker likes where his team is at as it heads into Region VI-4A play. That doesn't mean though that the Lady Gamecocks are where he wants them to be. "We're starting to get to the point where …
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Southern belles, the humidity threatens our crowning glory

There are three things Southern women take very seriously: God, family and their hair, and we all know God and our families want us to have pretty hair. I seem to recall a Bible verse that said, "The bigger the hair, the closer to God," or is it …
Pets for adoption

Xena adores attention

Xena, a 5-month-old tan and white spayed female hound mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is affectionate, active, playful, sweet and friendly. Xena loves to play with other dogs …

Fatty needs a home

Fatty, a 3-year-old gray tabby and white spayed female American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken, sweet, friendly, active, gentle and affectionate. Fatty is …