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School locks down after assault

Manchester Elementary School, at 200 E. Clark St. in Pinewood, was on lockdown for about 40 minutes Monday morning after a Pinewood man allegedly assaulted a member of the custodial staff at the school. Ronald Brunson, 56, of 220 Kirven St. in …
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Man faces attempted murder charges

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested 28-year-old Jonathan Kolb, of 4837 Borden Road, Rembert, on Friday night after responding to reports of a domestic dispute. Kolb, who faces two counts of attempted murder, was taken into custody at the …

Sumter man arrested on burglary charge

Sammy K. Bryant Jr., 49, 2945 Highview St., was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree burglary. The warrant alleges Bryant entered into a home in the 4100 block of Bush Branch Road on Aug. 17 without consent and threatened a woman with a …
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BERNICE H. DICKS

Bernice Hunter Dicks, widow of Abram Dicks Jr., transitioned on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Trident Health System in Charleston. Born in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late George and Earline Gary Hunter. The family will receive …

JAMES LEE JOHNSON

James Lee Johnson, 71, died on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at his home. Born on July 26, 1944, in Sumter County, he was a son of Hezekiah "Doube" and Verlie Mae Jenkins Johnson. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of his …
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Seasonal changes

At this time last year, University of South Carolina football fans were giddy. In all seriousness, that's about the only way to put it. The Gamecocks were coming off of their third straight 11-2 season, …
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The ghost of Timothy Tuomey is smiling

The Osteen family would like to thank the staff at Tuomey Regional Medical Center for the excellent care they provided for our father, Hubert, during the past 17 days. He's back home and doing well, but the man was definitely sick as a scalded dog …