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$25,000 for United Ministries

Oktoberfest 2014 was a success. "It was our fifth year doing it, and it's the best one we've ever had by far," said Danielle Thompson, co-owner of Hamptons and one of the event's coordinators. "We had over 1,200 people at the event this year. I …

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Search for Lee County teen continues

The Lee County Sheriff's Office continues to search for a missing 17-year-old Tuesday morning. Shakez Bracey, a senior at Lee Central High School, was last seen Friday at school. His last known …
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4,000 comic books stolen

STOLEN PROPERTY Several items - among them a pair of speakers and 4,000 comic books - valued at $5,625 were reportedly stolen from a shed in the fourth block of Amanda Circle about 11:50 a.m. Friday. A 1996 Ford Ranger valued at $3,000 was …

Suspect reportedly hits woman with jug of bleach

CHARGE Donald Eugene Holliday, 30, of 110 Bonview Drive, was arrested and charged Thursday with criminal domestic violence, first offense. A warrant issued Sept. 1 alleges that the suspect hit a woman in the head with a jug of bleach Aug. …
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ANDREW GAULDING

DALZELL - Andrew Gaulding, age 82, beloved husband of 63 years to Louise Ray Gaulding, died on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Tallapoosa, Georgia, he was a son of the late Clyde B. Spears Gaulding and Rosa B. …

JAMES H. SUTTON SR.

DALZELL - James Henry Sutton Sr., age 73, beloved husband of Theresa C. Sutton, died on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home.
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Europe celebrates another Ryder Cup victory

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Tom Watson walked over to congratulate Jamie Donaldson for the shot of his life, a shot that ended the Ryder Cup. He walked up the 15th fairway at Gleneagles with his arm around European captain Paul McGinley even before the …
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Rich getting richer while working people struggle

Mr. Wilder appears smart but doesn't do his homework. Here are things he got wrong in his letter Sunday (Sept. 21): Bush doubled the debt to $7 trillion, mainly because he gave tax breaks to rich people, left the rest of us behind. Rich people …
Pets for adoption

Hepburn wants a home

Hepburn, a 9-week-old white and tan female hound mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is cuddly, affectionate, gentle, playful, active and friendly. She loves people and she is …

Milo is great with other cats

Milo, a 3-month-old male orange tabby American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken and great with other cats. Milo is sweet, active, affectionate, gentle and …