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Memories remain vivid for Sumterites

It's hard to believe 25 years have passed since the local landscape was devastated by Hurricane Hugo. Yet, talk to anyone who was here at this time in 1989, and you'll hear stories recalled as if the storm happened a few weeks or months ago. On …

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Leading through the storm

t was supposed to hit Charleston and travel up the coast. That was the prevailing thought when forecasts projected Hurricane Hugo's path. The "supposed" never came to pass, as Hugo's inland detour forever changed Sumter County and the city itself, …
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Woman finds stolen car in back yard

CHARGES Mikah Green, 18, of Manning, was arrested Wednesday and charged with receiving stolen goods after reportedly selling more than $2,000 worth of a victim's stolen jewelry July 28 at a Sumter shop in the fourth block of East Wesmark …

Suspect wanted by sheriff's office

Sumter County deputies are hunting down a Lynchburg man who faces several drug allegations. According to a statement from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Jesse Dean Smith, 55, of 2385 Trinity Road, is …
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KATE E. ERMIS

SUMMERTON - Kate Elliott "Kitty" Ermis, 75, widow of Vernon Vaclav Ermis, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at her residence. Born Sept. 29, 1938, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Robert Venning Elliott and Julia Cantey …

MARY B. WOUDWYK

Mary Bell Woudwyk, age 87, beloved wife of the late Otto Harry Woudwyk, died on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at NHC Healthcare of Sumter. Born on Aug. 4, 1927, in Manning, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Cora Barrineau Nichols. She was a …
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Another Vandy survival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt may have been blasted by Temple and Mississippi and needed a late rally to beat Massachusetts, but none of that mattered to the University of South Carolina on Saturday. Fourteenth-ranked USC …
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A look back at Hurricane Hugo: Day 1

The first time our son slept through the night was when Hurricane Hugo came to Sumter in September 1989. He was 12 weeks old. We lived in an old house on Hampton Avenue with a small butler's pantry in the middle, away from any windows. We put …
Pets for adoption

Xena adores attention

Xena, a 5-month-old tan and white spayed female hound mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is affectionate, active, playful, sweet and friendly. Xena loves to play with other dogs …

Fatty needs a home

Fatty, a 3-year-old gray tabby and white spayed female American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken, sweet, friendly, active, gentle and affectionate. Fatty is …