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Caterpillar Foundation provides $25K grant to CCTC for freshman program

Caterpillar Foundation, the charitable branch of Caterpillar Inc., recently provided Central Carolina Technical College a $25,000 grant to fund the first year of the college's SMART Choices for Success program for first-time freshmen. According …

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Your GED scores may have improved

On Jan. 26, the General Educational Development Testing Service announced a recalibration of the GED test passing score and the addition of two new performance levels. In South Carolina, as in most states, the passing score for high school …
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Are you a Purple Heart recipient or know someone who is?

The Purple Heart Chapter of Sumter is sponsoring a project to have all Purple Heart medal recipients inducted into the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor located in New York. An enrollment application must be completed by the medal recipient or …
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Campbell Soup friends lunch group to meet

Lincoln High School Class of 1964 will hold an informative meeting regarding the class reunion at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Shoney's. Call Frances Woods at (803) 773-3804, Lillie Wilson at (803) 775-9088 or Bertha Willis at (803) …
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Jan. 24, 2016

Marriage Licenses - Tuan Quang Nguyen and Maria Nguyen, both of Pinewood - Alexander Edward Van Anda of Shaw Air Force Base and Kyra Catti-Brie Atkins - Steven Eric Kirchner and Elizabeth Lee Gilleland of Kingstree - Randymichael Ivan …
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3 in Sumter arrested for assaults

Nicole Rogers, 25, of 78 Nash St., was arrested Wednesday and charged with accessory before the fact to a felony for allegedly providing transportation for two men involved in an assault. According to a news release from Sumter County …
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Government tries to make it easier to save for retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Saving for retirement might seem like a luxury to Americans living paycheck to paycheck, but the government is trying to make it a bit easier. The saver's - or retirement savings contributions - credit is sometimes overlooked. …

S.C. will delay your tax refunds

South Carolina Department of Revenue has announced income tax refunds will be delayed this year as a precaution against tax fraud. "Income tax refund fraud has reached pandemic levels in the United States," said SCDOR Director Rick Reames. "It is …
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Feb. 3, 2016

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Feb. 3, 2016

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, …