Elections

To drink on Sunday or not?

One of the questions people who live within the city limits will see on their ballot concerns the sale of alcohol on Sundays. The question is worded as follows:“Shall the South Carolina …

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Home fire victim, 60, succumbs to injuries

Lambert Green Jr. grew up the youngest of two children in a single-story, wood-frame home along Floride Street in Sumter. His cousin, Morris Workman, grew up on the same street, and the two spent countless hours as kids hunting birds and …
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Man charged with 3rd driving under suspension offense

charge Ahmad Grant, 21, of Duncan, was arrested and charged with driving under suspension, third offense, after a traffic stop near the 4800 block of Broad Street just after 1 a.m. Tuesday. STOLEN PROPERTY Two box speakers valued at $800 …

Man charged after reportedly picking up burglars

CHARGE Jeremiah Smith Jr., 26, of 108 Depot St., Manning, was arrested Thursday and charged with accessory after the fact to felony in connection with allegations he picked up two men after they burglarized a home in the 6100 block of Dinkins …
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CARRIE W. SCARBOROUGH

Carrie Wilson Scarborough was born on Jan. 24, 1944, in St. Charles, to proud parents the late Leo and Louise Scott Wilson. Carrie departed this life on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at her home. She attended Lee County public schools …

META E. ESENWEIN

Meta Elizabeth Esenwein, 84, departed this life on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 11, 1930, in Stuttgart, Germany, a daughter of the late Otto and Maria Musch Frey. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be …
Sports More

SCISA playoff prequel

The Laurence Manning Academy football team has seen a lot of Wilson Hall over the course of the past few seasons and usually every game was very meaningful. Friday's contest against its rival at Billy Chitwood Field will be no different. Both …
Opinion More

Sunday alcohol sales will only create more sorrow

My opposition to Sunday alcohol sales is an extension of my opposition to the sale of alcohol anytime. My reasons are twofold. First, I am against the sale of alcohol from a Biblical conviction. Proverbs 20:1 says, "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is …
Pets for adoption

Smokey is great with other dogs, children

Smokey, a neutered 1-year-old blue merle and tricolored beagle / Australian shepherd mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, affectionate, playful, active and friendly. …

Carmen loves attention

Carmen, a spayed 1-year-old orange tabby and white American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken and great with other cats. Carmen is sweet, affectionate, …