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Sumter catches Pokemon fever

Pokemon Go, the newest mobile phone game craze, has millions of people around the world and hundreds of people in Sumter exploring outside in search of pocket monsters aka Pok mon. The app, released on July 6, gives Pok mon fans the opportunity …

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HIV/AIDS event raises awareness

Sumter County ranks seventh in the state in the number of HIV and AIDS cases, and South Carolina is 13th in the nation in that same statistic, according to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for the year 2014, the latest …

College holds open house at new advanced manufacturing center

Central Carolina Technical College's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center held an open house on Saturday in which current and potential students and members of the community could view the programs being offered. Brent Russell, dean …
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Man charged with assault of guard at detention center

CHARGES Rick A. Romig, 22, of 4111 Saddle Trail was charged with third-degree assault and battery on Thursday for allegedly striking a female guard in the face, causing a cut to her upper lip, while at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. The …
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LISA M. ZEIER

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- Lisa Moody Zeier changed her address from San Antonio, Texas, to the streets of gold on July 18, 2016. Born on July 19, 1961, Lisa was always a ray of sunshine. Lisa's touch made a profound impact on everyone she loved, and the …

ELIZABETH C. SHORT

Elizabeth Clara Barnum Short, age 77, beloved wife of the late Carroll Edwin Short, died on Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Charlotte. Born in Woodland, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Guy Barnum and Martha Louise Nadeau Barnum. Mrs. …
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P-15's win via forfeit

The Sumter P-15's quest for a 15th American Legion Baseball state championship lived on for at least one more day without one pitch being thrown.
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Sumter's business progress drawing positive attention

There have been some very positive business stories in The Sumter Item recently. Week before last, Managing Editor Rick Carpenter reported on efforts by local economic leaders to implement a workforce development plan - …
Pets for adoption

Raven is great with children, enjoys playing

Raven, a spayed and housebroken 3-year-old gray and white Doberman pinscher / Weimaraner mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is great with children and some other dogs. Raven is a very active girl and enjoys running, playing and …