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Learning the ropes with the pros

For 13 years, Sumter hosted a world championship in Double Dutch until last year when the event moved to New York City for its 40th anniversary. It will return to Sumter this year. On Saturday, 137 participants from throughout the state, in third …

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Lawmakers frustrated by 'monster' roads bill

Most members of the South Carolina Senate agree finding a solution to the state's crumbling highways is their No. 1 priority during this session, but after a month in session, the highway bill is still parked in the slow lane. Senate Majority …

Slow week for charity, but residents still need to pay bills

Even though it's been a slow week for donations, that doesn't mean the demand has been any less for families in need throughout the Sumter community. With extreme temperatures at night, there have been more and more requests for assistance with …
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2 arrested for unlawful conduct toward child

Parents of a 9-week-old infant were each charged Saturday with unlawful conduct toward a child after the infant suffered multiple fractures. Alicia Nicole Anderson, 20, and Adam Justin Little, 22, both of 28 Highland Ave., were being held …
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INEZ A. JACOBSEN

EAST MOLINE, Illinois - Funeral services for Inez A. Jacobsen, 89, of Silvis, Illinois, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Burial was in Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the funeral …

ARI DONIA MCDONALD

Ari Donia McDonald was born on Feb. 6, 2016, in Columbia, a daughter of Alfred Traejahn McDonald and Trekwon Janai McKnight. She departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. She leaves to cherish her …
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More work to be done

COLUMBIA — UConn coach Gene Auriemma smiled at his three senior starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and …
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Hillary's golden tongue

PALM BEACH, Fla. - As speaking fees go, Hillary Clinton's allegedly scandalous $200,000 per engagement is chump change compared with Donald Trump's $1.5 million. But, of course Trump wouldn't bother to part his lips for less. It costs at least a …