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Federal judge grants stay in Sumter man's execution

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for a man on South Carolina's death row, a day after officials said they couldn't secure the drugs needed for lethal …

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Sumter turkey grower is a bird lover of a different breed

Lee Newman loves his turkeys. Born and raised in Sumter County, Newman originally started out as a row crop farmer 36 years ago, right out of high school, on the family farm in the Concord community of the county. In 2000, he decided to expand …
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Two men steal trailer, equipment from Boykin Heating and Air

Sumter Police Department officials are asking the public for help in identifying two men who were seen on video surveillance before allegedly stealing a white 6-by-10-foot cargo trailer and other …
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JOSHUA D. JACOB

Joshua David Jacob passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Pamela Jacob; his brother, S. Justin Holley; his maternal grandmother, Juanita Byrd; uncles, Butch Byrd (Sandra) of Tyler, Texas, and Lanny Byrd (Paula) of …

MYLES A. HOLLAND

Myles Avery "Bounty Hunta" Holland, 23, beloved son of the Rev. Dr. Vernon Holland and Dr. Alphene Bligen Holland, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center, following an automobile wreck. Myles was born on Aug. …
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South Carolina: 'Never again'

COLUMBIA - South Carolina has one motto and one mission this week: "Never again." The Gamecocks (8-3), frustrated and embarrassed, hatched the motivational phrase shortly after their demoralizing 56-7 loss to rival Clemson a year ago. The large, …
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Diversity obsession

A common feature of our time is the extent to which many in our nation have become preoccupied with diversity. But true diversity obsession, almost a mania, is found at our institutions of higher learning. Rather than have a knee-jerk response for …
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Penny is sweet, loving to everyone

Penny is sweet and loving to everyone she meets. She gets along well with other dogs but needs a home without cats. She walks nicely on leash. Penny is a medium-sized girl, who weighs 48 pounds. She is in kennel 24. t Sumter Animal …