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Kids and Cops event builds relationships

Every now and again it can be beneficial to let your inner child out: Eat some popcorn, play on the playground and enjoy a scavenger hunt or a few competitive games. Maybe top it off with a cool, sugary snow cone. That's what some Sumter …

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Want to be a firefighter?

Sumter County Fire Department will hold an orientation for its Firefighter Recruit School on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Sumter Fire Department Training Facility, 470 McCrays Mill Road. Joey Duggan, battalion chief of training, said the department …
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Man jailed for allegedly hitting child

Sumter County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man after he allegedly hit a child. Marcus Rush, 32, of 40 Murphy St., was arrested and charged Monday with cruelty to children in connection to an incident that occurred last month. In a release …

2 arrested in strong arm robbery

Kevin Douglas Shrader, 31, of 2894 September Drive, and Quentin Antoine Wright, 31, of 12 Copeland St., were both arrested Friday for their alleged involvement in a strong-arm robbery that took place at 3:30 a.m. in the parking lot of a …
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RACHEL D. GAINES

RACHEL D. GAINES Rachel Doughty Montgomery Gaines, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Jordan section of Manning, a daughter of the late Hartswell Doughty and Katie Johnson. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday …

CAROLYN D. PARROTT

Carolyn Durant Parrott, on Tuesday evening, July 28, 2015, while a patient at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Carolyn Durant Parrott exchanged mortality for immortality. Born in Sumter on March …
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Extra-inning motivation

AIKEN - There are two sayings in sports that truly encapsulated Saturday's game for the Sumter Junior Dixie Boys all-star baseball team. "It ain't over 'til it's over." That and "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." It was supposed …
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Hillary riding Bill's coattails to nomination

Hillary Clinton this week released her most recent eight years of tax returns to show that she and hubby Bill had come a long way since she claimed (falsely) that the power couple was "dead broke" when they left the White House. Following that …
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U.S. court: Drug-sniffing police dog fails smell test

CHICAGO (AP) - Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills. That's the core finding of a potentially influential new ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which considered the question of how …
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Chief insists officer fatally shot teen in self-defense

SENECA (AP) - A South Carolina police chief says he will not release the name of an officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old man in a Hardee's parking lot, insisting the officer acted in self-defense. While the attorney for the teen's parents …