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Bobby Richardson and Sam Crawford

Pride of Sumter: Riley Park

New York Yankee MVP and Sumter Native Bobby Richardson talks about Riley Park, a field he grew up playing on. He is joined by Sam Crawford, who has announced Legion Baseball games at the park for 30 years.

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Suspect in man's June dragging found dead

The death of a 32-year-old female inmate at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center has investigators looking into the cause after she was found unresponsive in her cell Tuesday afternoon, one day after turning herself in to authorities. Jennifer …
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Man says he was thrown to ground, robbed

CHARGES Stanley B. Walker Sr., 53, and Stanley B. Walker Jr., 22, both of 1893 Amberwood Drive, were arrested at 3:40 p.m. Monday and each charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, second offense. According to reports, …
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Cedrick Delmar Billie entered eternal rest on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 10, 1985, in Sumter County, a son of Sammy Lee and Valerie Billie. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the …
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Crestwood RB Williams commits to UNC

Ty'son Williams of Crestwood High School was one of three running backs the University of South Carolina was looking at for its final running back in the 2015 class, and he knew the Gamecocks would be happy with any of the three and would take …
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Please stop helping us

While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, "Please Stop Helping Us," I thought about Will Rogers' Prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls." Demonstrative of similar dedication, …