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Soaring to new heights

Two U.S. Air Force generals who served at Shaw Air Force Base have been nominated to high-level positions in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Central Command, according to Department of Defense news releases. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced …

Math scores slip, reading flat for nation's 12th-graders

WASHINGTON - The nation's high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the 12th graders ready for the academic challenges of college. Scores released Wednesday from the Nation's Report …
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35-year-old charged with second degree domestic violence

Michael S. McCoy, 35, of 2823 August Drive in Sumter, was arrested by Sumter County Sheriff's Office on Monday and charged with second degree domestic violence. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, McCoy reportedly …
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ALBERT FRAZIER SR.

MANNING - Albert "Bubba" Frazier Sr., 73, husband of Naomia Mack Frazier, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence. He was born on Jan. 1, 1943 in Manning, a son of the late Johnny and Ethel Frazier White …

PATRICIA BRACEY

Patricia Bracey entered eternal rest on April 26, 2016, at Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina. The family is receiving friends at 221 Manville-Wisacky Road, Bishopville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced …
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Tournament time

Sumter baseball opens 4A state playoffs on road today against Summerville Sumter High School’s varsity baseball team reached the 4A lower state tournament last year by beating nationally ranked and No. 1 4A team in the state Summerville twice …
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What happens in Puerto Rico won't stay there

Immigrant goes to America, Many hellos in America; Nobody knows in America Puerto Rico's in America! -- "West Side Story" WASHINGTON - Puerto Rico, an awkward legacy of America's 1898 testosterone spill, the Spanish-American War, is …
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Diamond is a real jewel

Meet Diamond, a lovely chihuahua and min pin mix, who is about 3 years old. A tiny little girl who is used to being an inside pet, Diamond has lovely manners and just wants to be with her human. Diamond is a real jewel, who is waiting for you in …

Bucky and Lucky are best buddies

Bucky, a 5-year-old neutered white and gray male American short hair, and Lucky, an 8-year-old spayed tortoise shell female American short hair, are best buddies. Both are housebroken and extremely affectionate. They adore people and both would make …