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Flying high at Sumter fair

KEITH GEDAMKE / THE SUMTER ITEM Members of the High Flying Pages soar through the air Wednesday night during their performance at Sumter County Fair.

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Helicopter rides newest attraction for county fairgoers

Something new at this year’s Sumter County Fair is helicopter rides. For $20 passengers get a 4-minute ride and for $40 an 8-minute ride. The helicopter has room for a pilot and three passengers.
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Woman arrested for first degree assault and battery

CHARGES Jasmine Monet Greene, 25, of 350 Harmony Court Apt. 4, was arrested on Tuesday after she allegedly threw cans of food at victims, attempted to hit the victims with her vehicle and yelled profanities at the victims while repeatedly driving …
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SUMMERTON - It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved brother, Earlin Keith Bennett, age 53, who entered into eternal rest on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. He was a son of the late Bishop John Arthur Bennett and Joeneatha …


BISHOPVILLE - Genever Johnson, passed on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, Hartsville. She was born in Lee County. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 511 Davis St., …
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Aiming high

There was a match not too long ago that Gwen Herod called an “a-ha” moment for her Thomas Sumter Academy volleyball team. Playing at Carolina Academy, TSA outside hitter Anita …
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The New South Carolina Part 1: People of the Palmetto State

Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series on how new demographics, economy and politics trends are changing South Carolina. There is a New South Carolina being born. You can see evidence of it in a recent Time Magazine special issue …
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Rex is a gentle giant with a sweet disposition

We have named this big lump of sugar Rex. A gentle giant, he is learning not to pull on his leash and he loves to go on walks. Rex has not shown aggression towards other dogs, and he has a sweet disposition. An owner who is used to large dogs and …