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It's a teddy bear picnic

Wilson Hall kindergarten students Sallie Duvall, Bailey Flemming and Cameron Wilsey enjoy the annual Teddy Bear Picnic at the start of the school year. Each student brought his or her favorite stuffed animal to school, and while the students were having their lessons, the animals “escaped” from the classroom. Once the escape was discovered, the students set off on a trek throughout the campus to find their lost animals, culminating in a picnic once everyone was reunited. The special day gave the kindergarten students the opportunity to tour all of the buildings on campus and discover where their special classes, such as computer science and art, are located.

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'My Community And Me' enters 20th year

With little local history and culture taught in the schools, a program that has been providing information on the broad range of local career and volunteer opportunities will take much of that knowledge to Sumter's elementary schools. Launched 20 …
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Donate your unwanted vehicle

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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Hillcrest High School Class of 1995 to hold reunion

Hillcrest High School Class of 1995 will hold a 20-year class reunion Friday-Sunday, Sept. 4-6, as follows: 8 p.m. Friday, mixer at Cali Joe's Lounge; 8 p.m. Saturday, class dinner at Willie Sue's restaurant; and 3 p.m. Sunday, farewell bowling …
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Aug. 30, 2015

Marriage Licenses - James Furman Prescott of Gable and Robin Faye McLeod - Richmond Fields II and Ashea Antionette Ferrell - Mary Cheyenne Mayfield and Tia Marie MacDonald - Deshawn Marvell Abbott and Rebecka Lynne Gibbons - Thomas …
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Manchester Elementary no longer on lockdown

Manchester Elementary School was on lockdown for more than an hour Monday morning after a man who had apparently applied for a job there allegedly assaulted a member of the custodial staff at the …
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Considering an interest-only mortgage?

Don't call it a comeback. Interest-only mortgages got a bad reputation in the aftermath of the housing bust, but they've managed to stick around as an option for homebuyers who can meet stricter lending guidelines enacted by the government in …

Q&A about this week's market turmoil in China and beyond

BEIJING (AP) - With the Chinese stock market turmoil that incited global panic abated - at least for now - here are some questions and answers about it, as well as lessons to learn: WHY DID THE CHINESE STOCK MARKET PLUNGE SO MUCH? China's main …
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Sept. 2, 2015

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Sept. 1, 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, …