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Assault suspect faces 3 charges

A man who was barricaded in a home Wednesday on Conyers Street near Alice Drive faces charges of assault and battery, third degree; pointing and presenting a firearm at a person; and discharging a …
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Man, 25, charged with sex crime with minor

Sumter County Sheriff's Office charged a 25-year-old Rembert man with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor Monday after receiving reports that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl during the weekend. Walter David Richbow, of 7016 …

3 charged with unlawfully carrying a pistol

CHARGESMichael J. Ramsey, 34, of 9 Cecil Road, was arrested Aug. 22 and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent offense; sale or delivery of a pistol; …
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THOMAS F. SEEBODE

HOPKINS - Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Frederick Seebode, 77, of Hopkins, entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at his home. Born on Nov. 7, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, he was a son of the late Verney and Kathleen (Wiggins) …

SCOTT ELLISON

MANNING - Scott "Teakie" Ellison, 48, died on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence. He was born on May 18, 1967, in Manning, a son of the late Rev. Flemming Jessie Ellison and Ertha Mae McBride Ellison. He received …
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Sumter County Friday night

While Mark Barnes wasn't pleased with the outcome of his first game as the head football coach at Sumter High School -- a 35-9 loss to York last week -- he has been very happy with its response in practice this week.
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What six years of 'reset' have wrought

WASHINGTON - On September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO …
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Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar guns

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday. The AR-15 rifles and other modern sporting rifles were being sold …