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Pilot flies into history as part of 1st all-female black crew

Stephanie Grant was mesmerized the day she toured Shaw Air Force Base with her uncle, David J. Grant. Only 10 or 11 years old at the time, Grant knew she wanted to be a pilot, but she didn't know that she was going to be part of history. On Feb. …

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Tire theft suspect works out restitution

According to Sumter County Sheriff's Office, four tires were stolen from Myson's Tires, 3272 Broad St., shortly after midnight on Wednesday.Video shows white males running along the fence at the …
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FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. - Phyllis Louise Wright, age 85, of Fairview Heights, died on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. She was born on Aug. 23, 1931, to Walter and Adolphine "Dolly," nee Pierson, Rattigan, of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. At the age of 20, …


Julian Barden Singleton, 89, husband of Esther Price Singleton, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at his home. Services will be announced by Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, (803) 775-9386.
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Crestwood girls fall 56-52

Tears were flowing for the Crestwood High School varsity girls basketball team after its 4A playoffs lower state semifinal game Monday at The Castle.Unfortunately for the Lady Knights, they weren't tears of joy. Wilson High School jumped to an …
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Defending Trump - no matter what

I've always found Donald Trump's most passionate supporters more interesting than Donald Trump himself. Donald Trump is easy to understand. He's a man who craves adulation. Adulation, applause, ratings are his oxygen. When you understand that a …
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Cleopatra has a loving, sweet personality

Cleopatra is a housebroken 3-year-old white domestic medium hair. She has a loving and sweet personality. Cleopatra enjoys lots of hands-on attention. She does great with other cats and children and would make a great lap cat. Cleopatra would …