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Vandalism kills 300K chickens

Clarendon County Sheriff's Office is seeking the suspects responsible for the vandalism of 16 chicken houses throughout Clarendon County in the last two weeks that has left 300,000 chickens dead and caused as much as $1.7 million in …

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Pizza party with a purpose

Pizza, games and music. That's what dozens of well-deserved Sumter County elementary school students were treated to Thursday. The winners of Sumter Police Department's 3rd-annual Black History Month Art and Essay contest gathered for an …
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Sumter man charged with second count of domestic violence

CHARGES William Feaster, 52, of 401 Rogers Ave., was arrested Wednesday and charged with his second offense of criminal domestic violence and unlawful neglect of child or helpless person following reports he pulled a woman from a vehicle on …

Weekend arson fire destroys home; no injuries

No one was hurt when a fire raged through a residence in South Sumter this weekend, which fire officials determined was caused by arson. The fire sparked about 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 553 S. Main St., causing upward of $100,000 in structural …
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JOBE M. MCLEOD

Jobe Manning McLeod, 89, husband of the late Katie Lee Turner McLeod, died on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his home. Born on Dec. 21, 1925, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Seymon and Bessie Bartlett McLeod. He was a retired painter for B.L. …

CARLOS H. SKELTON SR.

Carlos Henry Skelton Sr., 70, widower of Shirley Jeffords Skelton, died on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his home. Born in High Point, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Archland H. and Earline Womble Skelton. Mr. Skelton attended Wise Drive …
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Third time's the charm

FLORENCE - The house of horrors that was Florence Civic Center is not so anymore. Not for the Sumter High boys basketball team at least. For James Island it might be another story. A phenomenal opening quarter saw the Gamecocks nearly build a …
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The fatal flaw in the Iran deal

WASHINGTON - A sunset clause? The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the "right to enrich." It would be allowed to retain and spin thousands of centrifuges. It could continue construction of the …