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2 minutes a fugitive

If you're going to poke the bear, you'd better have one foot out of the cave first. Sumter Law Enforcement Center on East Hampton Avenue emptied out like a rattled beehive Tuesday after a man wanted on larceny and trespassing charges decided to …

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Bridge detour could strain smaller street

If Brooklyn Street is part of your daily commute, you might have some company during the next year. The two-lane, partly residential street is scheduled to become one of two official detours when the Lafayette Drive bridge closes in three weeks, …
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Man charged with failure to register as sex offender

ARRESTS Tommie Michael Stavis, 49, last known address 1245 Pawn Shop Circle, was arrested Friday and charged with failure to register a sex offender, second offense. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office was notified by Georgia authorities that …
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CHARLES E. BRAXTON

Charles Edward Braxton, age 62, companion of Ruby Jean Lilze, died on Monday, July 21, 2014, at his residence. Born in Williamsburg County, he was a son of the late Moody and Virginia Bradshaw Braxton. Charles loved hunting, fishing and all …
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King of the comeback hill

After years of steady baseball between recreation leagues, Sumter High School and the Sumter P-15's, Taylor McFaddin shut it down after the completion of the P-15's 2013 season last July. Not that he was necessarily tired of the game, but he was …
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Welcome to Sumter. We're happy, damnit

New Yorkers hate you. But that's OK, they hate everybody. And now, although too many southerners didn't need it, we kind of have proof. This long held belief by many south of the Mason-Dixon line was verified in a recent study published by the …