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Home to call their own for holidays

Many are thankful for family this time of year, but about 15 children are especially happy this holiday season. Their adoptions were finalized at Sumter County Judicial Center on Monday. "It's great, a big relief, awesome," said Felix Colon …

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$6.6M plant, 59 jobs coming to Manning

A Chinese-based manufacturing firm announced Tuesday it will build a $6.6 million facility in Manning which will eventually employ 59 people. Peak Corp., which designs, manufactures and distributes automotive lifts, will build a …
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TVs, guns stolen

STOLEN PROPERTY A gold necklace valued at $200, gold bracelet valued at $100, gold ring valued at $200, Cuban-link necklace valued at $400 and link necklace valued at $250 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 200 block of Memorial Avenue …

Juvenile arrested for assault with walking stick

A Wedgefield juvenile was arrested Thursday morning following reports he assaulted an elderly family member with a walking stick. The minor, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with third-degree assault and battery in …
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RONALD E. WEBBER

BISHOPVILLE - Ronald Eugene Webber, 51, died on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Lexington Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the St. Matthew Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at …

RUSSELL C. HURST

Russell Charles Hurst, 82, widower of Betty George Hurst, died on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Covenant Place. Born on Jan. 14, 1932, in Sumter, he was a son of the late William Ansley Sr. and Aline Dubose Hurst. Mr. Hurst was a founding member of …
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Far from content

The Wilson Hall varsity girls basketball team was far from satisfied with last year's 12-12 season - one that ended abruptly with a first-round exit in the SCISA 3A state tournament. "I don't think any of the girls were happy with how the season …
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Head Start paved the way for lifetime of service

After speaking at two recent Veterans Day programs, I reflected on my life's journey. I salute Head Start for paving the way to a lifetime of service to my country. I vividly remember my Head Start days in Manning; my friends and my very caring …
Pets for adoption

Duke is a great family dog

Duke, a 7-year-old black and white neutered lab mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, gentle, affectionate, friendly, active and playful. He is also sweet and loving. …

Lickorish loves to be cuddled

Lickorish, a 1-year-old black and white female American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken, sweet, affectionate, gentle, playful, active and great with other …