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Sumter native spearheads innovative diabetes product

Special to The Sumter ItemWhat started as a Clemson University research project is turning into a global business that could supply diabetics with the low-cost testing equipment they need to manage their blood sugar.The product, GlucoSense, aims at …

Elections

Sunday Alcohol Sales

To drink on Sunday or not?

One of the questions people who live within the city limits will see on their ballot concerns the sale of alcohol on Sundays. The question is worded as follows:“Shall the South Carolina …

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Ministers strive to 'protect the flock'

Few can argue with the value of economic development, but local ministers are asking: At what cost? They said they base their opposition to the Sunday alcohol sales referendum on moral beliefs. "Our decisions are based on God's will, and God …
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Man charged with driving under suspension again

CHARGE David Geddings, 37, of Manning, was arrested at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday and charged with driving under suspension, third offense, after Sumter police reportedly spotted him driving along North Guignard Drive. STOLEN PROPERTY A speaker box …

Man charged with 3rd driving under suspension offense

charge Ahmad Grant, 21, of Duncan, was arrested and charged with driving under suspension, third offense, after a traffic stop near the 4800 block of Broad Street just after 1 a.m. Tuesday. STOLEN PROPERTY Two box speakers valued at $800 …
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FLORINE B. DINGLE

COLUMBIA - Florine Bennett Dingle, 86, widow of Beasley Dingle, died on Monday morning, Oct. 27, 2014, at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Born on July 3, 1928, in the Jordan community of Manning, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and …

ROSEANNE NEBBLETT

Roseanne Nebblett, 60, died on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born on Dec. 30, 1953, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, she was a daughter of Clyde Norman Prescott and Bennie Mae Shaw. The family is receiving …
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Endless possibilities

Win and you're in. That's the simple formula for Lakewood High School on Friday. A victory over rival Crestwood at J. Frank Baker Stadium at 7:30 p.m. seals the No. 3 seed for the Gators in Region VI-3A. Things aren't so cut and dry for the …
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A referendum on competence

WASHINGTON - Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it's not. First, like all U.S. elections, it's about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama's …
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University studies music's effect on behavior

UNION GROVE, Wis. - Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking …
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State orders new election for Harrell's seat

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina election commissioners agreed Thursday to let Republicans replace former House Speaker Bobby Harrell on the ballot, one week after he pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and resigned from his seat as part of …
Pets for adoption

Smokey is great with other dogs, children

Smokey, a neutered 1-year-old blue merle and tricolored beagle / Australian shepherd mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, affectionate, playful, active and friendly. …

Carmen loves attention

Carmen, a spayed 1-year-old orange tabby and white American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken and great with other cats. Carmen is sweet, affectionate, …