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Hundreds flock to Art in the Park

Forty-two vendors and several hundred people were in attendance at the 10th annual Art in the Park held at Memorial Park on Saturday. This year's event was about twice as large in size as last year, and besides the arts and crafts, it also …

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American Legion hosts 100th county fair

You can see the American Legion Post 15 Sumter County Fair from even higher than the top of the Ferris wheel next week. How high can you go? That's up to you and your helicopter pilot. Carolina Helicopters LLC will be at the fairgrounds on …
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Two Lee County men arrested after undercover investigation

Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested two men Sunday on charges of selling illegal drugs and alcohol without a license after a months-long undercover investigation. Sheriff Danny Simon said officers executed multiple search warrants at 281 Rouse …
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NIRA HINKLE

Nira Geraldine Roberts Hinkle, 83, beloved wife of James Hinkle Jr., died on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland. Born in War Eagle, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the …

ERIC WAYNE JOHNSON

CHAPIN - Eric Wayne Johnson, 48, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Chapin Baptist Church with a private burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 …
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Bluegrass blues

Carolina suffers 3rd straight loss to Kentucky in 17-10 defeat LEXINGTON, Ky. — Benny Snell Jr. scored the go-ahead touchdown from 1 yard midway through the fourth quarter, Boom Williams broke a 43-yard TD and Kentucky held off South Carolina …
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Eyes wide open on debate night

WASHINGTON -It's here, at last. The showdown we've all been waiting for: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. For what seems like years now, we've been building up to this moment - the ultimate battle of the sexes. The first woman vs. the last …
Pets for adoption

Xander would be a great addition to any family

Xander, a neutered and housebroken 5-month-old Manx, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is super with other cats. Xander is friendly and affectionate. He loves people and cat toys. Xander would make a great new addition to any family. …