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Thirsty theater fans will soon get downtown relaxation spot

A young entrepreneur plans to build a bar and independent theater downtown with his sights on attracting young adults to the area. Kyle Garrett, 23, recently purchased property at 117 and 119 N. Main St. with high hopes and contemporary ideas for …

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Landfill funding debates continue

"This is a ticking time bomb sitting on the shores of Lake Marion and Sparkleberry Swamp," said Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, on Monday about the Pinewood hazardous waste landfill. While the amount of money needed to safely maintain and monitor …
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35-year-old man faces molestation charges

A Sumter man faces charges following reports he molested a teenage girl he was entrusted to babysit. Aubrey Stacks, 35, of 885 Salterstown Road, was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, victim under 16, in …

Traffic checkpoint leads to drug arrest

A Wedgefield man was arrested during the weekend after deputies found drugs in his vehicle at a traffic checkpoint. Peter Gilbert Jr., 24, of 650 Eagle Road, was charged with possession of marijuana and two counts of …
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CHARLIE H. HOLLOMAN III

CAMDEN - Funeral service for Charlie Haynesworth Holloman III, 79, will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Andrew Church of God with burial to follow in the St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery, Spring Hill. The family received friends Monday at …

SARAH D. BRADSHAW

MANNING - Sarah Duggans Bradshaw, 61, wife of Louis Bradshaw, died on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Palmetto Health Baptist hospital, Columbia. She was born on Jan. 31, 1952, in Jacksonville, Florida, a daughter of Wilhelmenia Kinsey Jones and the …
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Flo-town showdown

The top two varsity girls basketball teams in 4A in the state of South Carolina will square off today. However, you wouldn't know it by the way their coaches are approaching the game. "For what polls are worth, we don't even talk about the …
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Hey junkies, it's cookie time again

"It's Cookie Time!" That message haunts me as I drive around the county these days, as I see it displayed in store windows and private yards alike, reminding me of my eternal arch nemesis - the Girl Scouts of America. For years, I've given in …
Pets for adoption

Waco loves attention

Waco, a 3-month-old black and white male husky mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is playful, affectionate, gentle, active and friendly. Waco loves to be held and to be given lots …

Fatty loves other cats and children

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