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Christians observe beginning of Lent

Church of the Holy Comforter, along with other churches of Sumter's Christian community, began preparations for Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, with the recognition of Shrove Tuesday, also referred to as Fat Tuesday. Tuesday evening, members of …

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Dogs kill goats at Dalzell farm

"Christmas" was born on Christmas Day 10 years ago, said Harold Johnson, owner of Tree House Nursery in Dalzell. Her mother died in childbirth, so the baby goat was bottle-fed by hand until she was old enough to eat on her own. "She would follow …

Actor Sean Patrick Thomas speaks at Morris College

Actor Sean Patrick Thomas, best known for his roles in "Barbershop" and "Save the Last Dance," visited Sumter on Monday to speak with students at Morris College on behalf of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Thomas said Clinton is looking …
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2 arrested for unlawful conduct toward child

Parents of a 9-week-old infant were each charged Saturday with unlawful conduct toward a child after the infant suffered multiple fractures. Alicia Nicole Anderson, 20, and Adam Justin Little, 22, both of 28 Highland Ave., were being held …
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ANGELO JOHN SAGONA

Angelo John Sagona, age 64, beloved husband of 42 years to Joan Francine Sagona, died on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at his home.Angelo John was born in Italy to Peter and Josephine Sagona. He graduated …

ELIZABETH B. HENDERSON

HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina - Elizabeth Brunson Henderson, 98, of Davidson, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at The Pines in Davidson. She was born on Oct. 24, 1917, in Sumter, a daughter of the late Willie Leslie and Viola …
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Knight to remember

Head coach Dwayne Edwards hammered home the point that the Crestwood boys basketball team, to a certain extent, controls its own playoff fate. After Tuesday’s 61-54 victory …
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Sloppy language and thinking

George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." …