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Air show draws about 100K visitors

The skies were filled with the exciting sights and sounds of the Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Black Daggers, the F-16 Viper Demonstration team and a host of other aerial performers as the Shaw Air Expo "Thunder Over the Midlands" went off …

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Suspect turns himself in after Saturday shooting

Shooting suspect Chauncey Antonio Wilson, 30, of Bishopville, turned himself in to authorities Monday morning after a Sumter County Sheriff's Office request for the public to help find him, according to sheriff's office Public Information Officer …

Double Dutch teams compete for spot in world tournament

More than 40 teams competed during the Georgia and South Carolina Double Dutch Tournament at Alice Drive Elementary School on Saturday. Rose Ford, American Double Dutch League's representative for South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and …
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Rembert man charged with sexual assault of disabled woman

A Rembert man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 55-year-old disabled woman numerous times during a two-year period.According to a Sumter County Sheriff's Office news release, Justin Leon Jacobs, 28, who lives on Borden Road, was …
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JOSEPH Y. PRINGLE

Funeral service for Joseph Yancy Pringle will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Marion H. Newton, senior pastor, presiding, and Pastor Dianne Griffin, eulogist. Interment will follow in …

ANNIE JANE J. SANDERS

Annie Jane Jones Sanders was born on Nov. 25, 1945, in Lake City, a daughter of the late Jim and Curlee Wallace Jones of Hampton County. Jane was blessed to have seven sisters, Earlet, Edest, Oceal, Marjorie, Beulah, Betty and Mamie, whom she loved …
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Hungry for more

Barry Hatfield knew before 2016 even began he had a special group in terms of talent -- just not one with a lot of big-game experience. Laurence Manning …
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Inaugural address we should hear

WASHINGTON - The mere possibility of a Donald Trump presidency - gold-plated faucets in the house first occupied by John and Abigail Adams - will perhaps have a salutary effect. It might demystify an office that has become now swollen with …
Pets for adoption

Calliente is a sweet, loving girl

Calliente, a housebroken 3-year-old female calico American short hair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is active, affectionate, gentle and friendly. Calliente enjoys people and other cats, but prefers a home without dogs. She is a …