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CHOIR EARNS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

The Grammy goes to ... Lakewood

Lakewood High School Choir presented its final concert of the season Tuesday evening, taking the large audience at LHS Fine Arts Center around the world with its music from South Africa, Germany, Hungary, Russia, India, Motown and other locales. The …

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Trustee rep will testify on toxic dump

A South Carolina Senate subcommittee taking testimony on the Pinewood Site toxic waste landfill in Sumter County will apparently be able to hear from Bill Stephens, former managing principal of Kestrel Horizons, which was the site's trustee for more …
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ATM stolen from SAFE

Police are looking for a pickup seen on surveillance video after a stand-alone ATM was stolen from its location on Wesmark Boulevard early Thursday morning. Officers with Sumter Police Department were responding to an alarm call at about 4:15 …

Close to $800 worth of items stolen from car

STOLEN PROPERTY Two black Fossil tote bags, one valued at $350 and the other valued at $150; a black Coach purse valued at $250; a black Tommy Hilfiger wallet valued at $60; a gray leopard wallet valued at $20; a rolling briefcase containing …
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BYRUM W. JOHNSON

Byrum William Johnson, age 91, beloved husband of Margaret Janet Burns Johnson, died on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sumter. Born in Sumter County, Byrum was a son of the late William David and Annie Marie Johnson. Mr. Johnson …

SCOTT THOMAS

Scott Thomas, 55, was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, May 21, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. He passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born on Sept. 23, 1959, in Charleston, he was a son of the late …
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Rude welcome

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team's first venture into the Junior College World Series on Saturday was not a good one. The Fire Ants need a much better showing today or it will be a …
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Want hypotheticals? Here's one

WASHINGTON - Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it's the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle …