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Old McCaskill's Farm hosts hundreds for sheep shearing day

More than 1,300 people from across the Midlands ventured out to see a plethora of traditional farm day activities on Sunday, which was sheep shearing day at Old McCaskill's Farm in Rembert. "According to admissions, it was a record-breaking day," …

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More changes coming for maintenance code

Proposed amendments to the city's property maintenance code have been the cause of confusion and discourse since being introduced during a special Sumter City Council meeting on Jan. 27. On Tuesday, council met in a special workshop to take them up …
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Sumter man charged with burglary

A Sumter man was arrested Sunday after reports he stormed into his neighbor's home demanding money. Mark Bean, 34, of 1227 Bradd St., was charged with first-degree burglary in connection to the incident. According to a report from Sumter …

Sheriff's office seeks alleged abductor of pregnant woman

A Sumter man who reportedly abducted a pregnant woman and pointed a gun at her stomach was added to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List on Monday. Authorities from the sheriff's office announced the development late Monday in a …
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ANNA BALL

Anna Ball, 93, widow of Isreal Ball, died on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Sumter Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born on Nov. 18, 1921, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Anna Mickens Butler. The family is receiving friends …

VANCE LOUISE ROBERSON

Vance Louise Young Roberson, 85, took her heavenly flight on Friday, March 27, 2015, at her home. Born on Feb. 17, 1930, in Greensboro, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Vance Young and Elise Gardner Williams. She was educated in …
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All four 1s, 1s four all

The women's Final Four will have a familiar feel to it with three of last year's teams back in the national semifinals. UConn, Notre Dame and Maryland all return to the Final Four while South Carolina …
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Self-enforcing discrimination

Black politicians, civil rights organizations and others who say they are concerned with the welfare of poor black people often support harmful measures. One of the most effective tools for disadvantaged people is to be able to charge a lower price …