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Lights, music - it's Christmas!

John Smigelski loves music - and all the trappings that go with a performance. As a musician with the Bubba Band, he traveled for years playing at clubs and festivals. Once the group disbanded, he found another way to indulge his taste for …

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Enjoy annual display on Mockingbird Lane

This holiday season families can continue to enjoy a local tradition of about 30 years by viewing Charles DuBose's Christmas lights on Mockingbird Lane. DuBose said it takes about three months to set up the light display each year. He said he …
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Woman charged with attempted murder after cutting friend with knife

Sumter County Sheriff's Office charged a 53-year old woman with attempted murder after she allegedly cut another woman in the leg with a knife on Thursday evening. According to an incident report from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Loretta Black …
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HANNAH J. BALLARD

MANNING - Hannah Jane Graham Ballard, 67, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, at Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Alcolu, the Rev. Delbert Singleton Jr., pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the …

DELORIS S. JONES

SUMMERTON - Deloris Spann Jones, 55, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Palmetto-Toumey Health. She was born June 2, 1951, in Pinewood, a daughter of Johnny Spann Sr. and the late Louise Green Spann. The family is receiving friends at her residence, …
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Playoff bound again

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson's mission is not over.The Heisman Trophy hopeful and third-ranked Clemson Tigers are ready to return to the College Football …
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Newspapers are still a form of accountable journalism

Talk to virtually anybody in America about politics, and they'll probably agree on one thing: The mainstream media is partly responsible for the current hostile atmosphere that accompanies political discussions. A September poll from Gallup revealed …
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Fire rips through Oakland late night dance party, leaving at least 9 dead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party, killing at least nine people, and officials said Saturday that the death toll could rise as high as 40. Officials said …
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Lt. Gov. McMaster predicts smooth hand-over

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster is predicting a smooth transition should Gov. Nikki Haley be approved as President-elect Trump's U.N. ambassador, and he takes the state's top job. In his first public comments since Trump …
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Willa is a playful, extremely sweet girl

Willa, above, is an 11-week-old lab mix. She is a playful girl who is super with other dogs. She loves to run, be active, and cuddle with other pups. Willa is extremely sweet, gentle and affectionate. She loves everyone she meets. She would make an …