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Make a rain barrel, save money and the Earth

FROM STAFF REPORTS Rain barrels help conserve water and reduce pollution from stormwater runoff, among other environmental benefits, but can be a costly item to buy. If spending $30 is more like it, plan to attend the Build a Rain Barrel …

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5 die in Memorial Day weekend wrecks

Five people were killed on South Carolina roads during Memorial Day weekend, according to Tuesday's news release from South Carolina Highway Patrol said. The death tolls are measured from 6 p.m. May 22 to midnight May 25. None of the weekend's …
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Donate your unwanted vehicle to a good cause

The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles - even ones that don't run. The car will be towed at no charge to you and you will be provided with a possible tax deduction. The donated vehicle will be sold at …
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Gospel Kings to celebrate eighth anniversary

An eighth anniversary celebration for the Gospel Kings will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, at the Dennis Community Center, 410 W. Cedar Lane, Bishopville. On the program: Solo Tones; Corinthians; Spiritual Gospel Singers; Sons of Gethsemane; …
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May 24, 2015

Marriage Licenses - Justin Thomas Smith and Sarah Jane Rosensteel, both of Dalzell - Joseph Allen Johnson of Rembert and Lea Sade Robinson of Bishopville - Jared Scott Royman of Shaw Air Force Base and Morgan Rose Jackson of Fountain …
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Investigation continues into Tuesday house fire

Sumter Police responded at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday to a house fire in the 100 block of Carolina Avenue. The fire may have been intentionally set, however, detectives are awaiting test results that would indicate whether an accelerant was used to start the …
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And the winner is ...

Sumter Packaging Corp. came away with the national Technologist of the Year Award at the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry's 100th anniversary celebration. "It's a really great honor to have this," Sumter Packaging President …

New tech is changing restaurant reservations game

At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out. Not …
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May 29, 2015

SANTEE-LYNCHES REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, June 1, 7 p.m., Santee-Lynches Board Room, 36 W. Liberty St. SUMTER CITY COUNCIL Tuesday, June 2, 5:30 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. BISHOPVILLE CITY …
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May 28, 2015

AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesday, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - Sunday, …