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Netanyahu addresses joint session of Congress

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an …

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City: Maintenance code amendments need fine tuning

After a public hearing for amendments to the city's property maintenance code on Tuesday evening, Sumter City Council decided it would be best to hold a workshop to fine tune some of the proposed sections. Sumter Planning Department director …
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Residence sustains $15,000 in damage during fire

CHARGES Anthony Wilson, 52, of 8 Garrett St., was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree harassment. The charge reportedly stemmed from allegations that the defendant called and sent text messages to the victim's phone, called the …

Two nabbed on drug charges

Two Sumter men face drug charges after deputies stopped a vehicle early Tuesday morning. Jawan Artis, 23, and 21-year-old Cordell Pressley, both of Sumter, were charged with possession with intent to …
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DARLEEN A. MADER

Darleen Mader, 72, of Sumter, passed away early Sunday morning, March 1, 2015. She was born on Dec. 11, 1942, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Byron and Helen Alden. She was a beloved mother and grandmother, a devoted and loving wife, and she …

IDA LOU M. BROUGHTON

LYNCHBURG - Ida Lou Monroe Broughton, 90, widow of Napoleon Broughton, died on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. She was born on Nov. 1, 1924, in the Goodwill community of Sumter County, a daughter of the late George and …
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Ready to go

COLUMBIA - The contingent from the Sumter High School varsity boys basketball team looked bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Tuesday morning at the South Carolina High School League office at the press …
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Longtime journalist fought for open government

One of the champions of open government in South Carolina died Sunday. The general public is probably not familiar with the name John Shurr, but journalists in this state certainly were. Shurr was The Associated Press' bureau chief in South Carolina …
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Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of …