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Family trio takes on triathlon

In the crisp, fresh air Saturday morning, retired 3rd Circuit Judge David McInnis was one of more than 130 people registered and ready to go for the TriSumter Triathlon. Standing outside of City of Sumter Aquatics Center before the start of the …

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Projects could help people 'get up and move'

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of stories examining $75 million worth of new construction needs in Sumter County, as identified in the proposal for a renewed penny sales tax. Sumter County voters will be asked to approve the tax in November, …
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School bus parts reported stolen

STOLEN PROPERTY A 2014 Yamaha dirt bike valued at $4,000 was reported stolen at 9:16 a.m. Oct. 11 from the 400 block of Arlington Road. A school bus radiator valued at $1,200, a school bus transmission valued at $1,000 and about $100 worth of …

Woman arrested for reported fraudulent check

DAMAGED PROPERTY Lexus vehicle was reportedly vandalized with 20 deep scratches and sustained an estimated $1,500 in damage between 2 and 8 a.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of Jubilee Drive. CHARGE Geneva Boyd, 44, of 604 E. Charlotte Ave., …
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EDWARD DINGLE

Edward "Sonny" Dingle, 72, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. Born in Sumter on Oct. 5, 1942, he was the son of the late Mack Dingle and …

PATRICIA A. WILLIAMS

Patricia Ann Williams, 55, wife of Walter Williams, entered eternal rest on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. Born Oct. 5, 1942, in Sumter, she was the daughter of …
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A-rout time

COLUMBIA - This was a victory South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier wasn't about to downgrade. Mike Davis rushed for two touchdowns and Dylan Thompson threw for a pair of scores in Carolina's 41-10 victory over FCS opponent Furman on Saturday …
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Looking back at 120 years of publishing

The Sumter Item was founded Oct. 15, 1894, and this past week turned 120. In the coming year, we'll be publishing stories about the newspaper's history as a way to honor the people responsible for producing a local community newspaper for so …
Pets for adoption

Linus is a great lap dog

Linus, a neutered 3-year-old blond and white Chihuahua mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is gentle, sweet, affectionate, playful, loving and great with other dogs. Linus adores …

Kansas is sweet-natured

Kansas, a neutered 5-month-old grey tabby American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, playful, affectionate, gentle and active. He loves to be given lots of …