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'Buddy bags' bring comfort to pediatrics unit

Millwood Elementary School's first student council completed its first service project by delivering gifts to the pediatric floor at Palmetto Health Tuomey after school on Friday. The students dropped off coloring books, crayons and Play-Doh for …

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Baker hopes to raise teachers pay

Sumter School District is losing teachers to surrounding districts because of higher salaries, and Superintendent Frank Baker hopes to stop the migration by asking Sumter County Council for an increase in millage rate. The millage rate is the amount …

Haley: Feds left S.C. in dark on Guantanamo

COLUMBIA (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday criticized the federal government for keeping her in the dark about plans to potentially transfer Guantanamo detainees to South Carolina, telling a U.S. House panel that she has heard no details about …
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35-year-old charged with second degree domestic violence

Michael S. McCoy, 35, of 2823 August Drive in Sumter, was arrested by Sumter County Sheriff's Office on Monday and charged with second degree domestic violence. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, McCoy reportedly …
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BETTY JEAN A. AVIN

Betty Jean Anderson Avin, 75, widow of Hubert Raymond Avin, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at McLeod Health in Florence, surrounded by her family. Born on Sept. 24, 1940, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late James Ralph and Cecil …

KERRIE I. CRIBB

MANNING - Kerrie Ilease Cribb, 26, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends. Born on Nov. 10, 1989, in Sumter, she was a daughter of Phil Allen and Betty Ruth Daniels Cribb. She was a registered nurse and a …
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Extra-special ending

Cunningham’s long sacrifice fly produces tying, winning runs as Wilson Hall rallies past TSA in 8 innings It’s likely Wilson Hall’s Betsy Cunningham will never hit another sacrifice fly quite like the one she did on Friday at Patriot Park …
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Trump's world

Foreign policy does not determine American elections. Indeed, of all Western countries, we are the least interested in the subject. The reason is simple: We haven't had to be. Our instinctive isolationism derives from our geographic exceptionalism. …
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Haley: Feds left S.C. in dark on Guantanamo

COLUMBIA (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday criticized the federal government for keeping her in the dark about plans to potentially transfer Guantanamo detainees to South Carolina, telling a U.S. House panel that she has heard no details about …
Pets for adoption

Lock is cuddly, loves to play

Lock, a housebroken 8-week-old black and white male American short hair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is gentle, affectionate and cuddly. Lock enjoys being held and loves to play with other kittens and cat toys. He would make a …

JoJo is great with dogs, cats, children

JoJo, a housebroken 1-year-old brown male Chihuahua, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is great with other dogs, children and cats. JoJo is affectionate, active, friendly and protective. He would make a great new addition to any …