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H.Y.P.E. program gets $150K

A loud cheer from more than 700 people went up in Trinity Missionary Baptist Church's sanctuary Thursday evening when the Sumter County legislative delegation presented a $150,000 check to the Helping Youth Pursue Excellence after-school program. …

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Questions remain in fatal hit and run

Jeanette Harrison was remembered as a loving woman, a devout Christian and a devoted wife who spent more than three decades of her life teaching schoolchildren in Sumter County. Two years have passed since a yet-to-be-identified driver struck and …
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Pistol reported stolen from Mustang

DAMAGED PROPERTY A 2007 Chevrolet Impala sustained an estimated $1,000 in damage after reportedly being vandalized in the 600 block of North Magnolia Street between 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. STOLEN PROPERTY A pair of …

Woman arrested in criminal domestic violence incident

CHARGES Shameka Waldon, 28, of 27 Newberry Ave., was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature in connection with an incident Monday afternoon in the 300 block of Pinson Street, during which she reportedly cut a …
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WILLIAM RIDGEWAY JR.

MANNING - William Ervin Ridgeway Jr., 57, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter.Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home …

PATRICIA WILLIAMS

Patricia Ann Thomas Williams passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Community Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie C. Thomas. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Park. Community …
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MHS roars back

DALZELL - Down to its fourth-string quarterback due to injuries and team violations, the Manning High School football team forced as many turnovers as it had offensive first downs in a 14-6 victory over Crestwood at Donald L. Crolley Memorial …
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President Obama, confused bystander

WASHINGTON - The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times last Saturday. There's only one problem with this pose, so obligingly …
Pets for adoption

Smokey is great with other dogs, children

Smokey, a neutered 1-year-old blue merle and tricolored beagle / Australian shepherd mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, affectionate, playful, active and friendly. …

Carmen loves attention

Carmen, a spayed 1-year-old orange tabby and white American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken and great with other cats. Carmen is sweet, affectionate, …