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Firefighters battle grass fire

Nervous homeowners watched a grass fire at Boyle Pond on Wednesday as it neared their properties on Cobblestone Road near McCrays Mill Road and St. Pauls Church Road. Flames, fanned by westerly winds, shooting 10 feet high and hundreds of yards …

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Sumterites to be on hand for Trump’s inauguration

Wilkes Burnette is a 6-year-old first-grader at Wilson Hall, but he is not too young to catch the political bug. “He’s been into politics since the beginning to the election cycle,” said his dad, Eric Burnette.
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Man charged with burglary after allegedly taking heater from burned home

CHARGES Timothy Johnson, 50, of 246 Gamble St., was arrested on Friday and charged with second-degree burglary after he allegedly took a space heater from the scene of a house fire on 2nd Avenue. According to an incident report from Sumter Police …
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STACEY J. GADSDEN

Funeral services for Stacey Javon Gadsden will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church, 675 S. Lafayette Drive, Sumter, with Pastor Marquis E. Jackson officiating and Pastor Robert Green Jr. as eulogist. Interment will be …

MARY RUTH SMITH

BISHOPVILLE - Funeral services for Mary Ruth Grantham Smith, 76, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Paul Atkinson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 …
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Conference climbers

COLUMBIA — Sindarius Thornwell waited to play a game like this his entire career. The South Carolina senior wasn't going to let the opportunity pass him by. Thornwell scored 15 of his 20 …
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Gullah legacy solidified

President Obama recently used the 1906 Antiquities Act to protect five new national monuments, bringing his incredible conservation legacy to 34 monuments designated or expanded since he came to office. One of these, the Reconstruction Era National …
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Rivers is a sweet soul with a kind demeanor

Like a fine wine, some things improve with age. Rivers is an older gentleman who has a kind demeanor and gets along with other dogs. He ambles along, happy to be by your side on a walk, and is just a sweet soul. Come on down to Sumter Animal …