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Commander explains new role of Ninth Air Force after split

Editor's note: Part II, how the changes put the Ninth Air Force in position to take on additional roles, will run in The Sumter Item on Wednesday.Since 2009, the Ninth Air Force, headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, has seen changes in its role in …

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Board names interim leader

The Sumter School District Board of Trustees named Debra Ham of Columbia as its interim superintendent Monday night at its special called meeting at the district office. Ham was most recently superintendent of Richland School District 2 in …
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Man charged for allegedly hitting wife with fist

CHARGES Jerrod D. Pack, 29, of Matthews Drive was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree domestic violence for allegedly striking his wife in the mouth with a fist while she was holding their 1-month-old baby at their shared …
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RUSSELL BLACKWELL JR.

MANNING - The Rev. Russell Blackwell Jr., husband of Susie Johnson Blackwell, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon, Manning. He was a son of the late Russell Blackwell Sr. and Dorothy Tarleton …

LORENA BRAMHALL

MATTHEWS, N.C. - Lorena Bramhall, 90, formerly of Sumter, died on July 22, 2017. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel, North Carolina. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:30 …
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Hughes, Post 1 errors help Rock Hill advance to title game

Monday's baseball game between Florence Post 1 and Rock Hill Post 34, the last two undefeated teams in the American Legion state tournament, got off to a late start because of a 2-hour, 23-minute, rain delay in the previous game. Rock Hill, 19-1 on …
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The mouth of the South was unique

At a time when the country is sick and tired of the relentless assault by the left on the Donald Trump presidency and the constant drumbeat of fake news from blowhard commentators on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, The Washington Post and The New York Times, plus …
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Ex-members: Brazilians funneled as 'slaves' by N.C. church

SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) - When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church …
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Lexington police: Man left baby in car he dropped off for service

LEXINGTON (AP) - Authorities say a man left his 8-month-old daughter strapped in her car seat after dropping off his car to be serviced at a South Carolina Walmart. Lexington County Sheriff's Capt. Adam Myrick said a store employee found the baby …
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Trina is a spry, "fluffy" girl

Trina is a spayed and housebroken 8-year-old red Chihuahua mix. She is great with older children, other dogs and even cats. Trina is a spry girl who is playful, active, affectionate, sweet and friendly. She can sit and stay on command and …