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Learn how to make a rain garden at free workshop

Does your yard have a water feature? Whether it does or not, Clemson Extension invites you to a hands-on experience on Saturday, Sept. 19, that will leave you with the necessary knowledge and skills to create your own rain garden. Breann …

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Judge continues Bishopville election suit

Bishopville residents hoping for a resolution in a disputed municipal election will have to wait longer after Circuit Court Judge George James allowed a continuance before a scheduled hearing at Lee County Courthouse on Friday. The case has been …
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Reunions, involvement opportunities, available assistance

The Salterstown community will hold a Salterstown reunion the weekend of Sept. 4-6. Call Jacquelyn Session at (803) 883-6070, Natasha Chancy at (803) 316-7053 or Raymond Mack at (803) 795-3193 for details. The Single Parent Institute meets from …
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Sumter Benedict Alumni Club to meet

The Sumter Benedict Alumni Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, at the North HOPE Center. Call Shirley M. Blassingame at (803) 506-4019 for details. Clarendon School District One will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental …
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Aug. 23, 2015

Marriage Licenses - Micah Shayne McLeod and Taylor Elizabeth Cribb - Roosevelt Goodwin Jr. and Jessica Marie McClay - John Purnell Lewis III and Santana Sad Wheeler, both of Mayesville - Christopher Kyle Mandel Jr. and Porch Tamara …
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Man faces multiple attempted murder charges

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Jonathan Kolb of 4837 Borden Road, Rembert, Friday night after responding to reports of a domestic dispute.Kolb, who currently faces two …
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South State Bank enters Sumter market

As of Monday, Aug. 24, there will be a new bank in the Sumter market, but it is one that many South Carolinians are probably already familiar with. Sumterites will find that in the morning, the Bank of America branches at 1141 Broad St. and 670 …

Recalls range from children's nightlights to women's sandals

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A line of children's nightlights that can pose an electrical shock hazard are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty table saws and women's sandals. Here's a more detailed …
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Aug. 27, 2015

SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Today, 7:30 a.m., Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 32 E. Calhoun St. LEE COUNTY COUNCIL CALLED MEETING Today, 9:30 a.m., main council chambers, first floor of the Lee County Courthouse
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Aug. 26, 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, …