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Christ Community Church breaks ground on new home

About 100 people brought their shovels Wednesday to ceremonially break ground on a building for Christ Community Church at 320 Loring Mill Road. The church will finally have a permanent home after 14 years of existence at various temporary …

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Lee County sheriff files for re-election

Lee County Sheriff Daniel Simon has announced he will seek his second four-year term in office. Simon, 50, won a special election in 2010 to fill the seat after former Sheriff E.J. Melvin was indicted and later convicted on drug conspiracy and …
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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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Mary McLeod Bethune Branch NCNW to meet

The Mary McLeod Bethune Branch of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) will meet at 5 p.m. today at the South Sumter Resource Center, Manning Avenue. Call Miranda Choice at (803) 469-0863. AARP will offer free tax preparation from 9:30 a.m. …
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Feb. 7, 2016

Marriage Licenses - Cedric Lydell Anderson and Shanika Nicole Leonard - Christopher Julius Kolb and Jennifer Carolyn Geiser - Ephraim Washington and Schenickqua Amige Moore, both of Orangeburg - Harvin Frierson Jr. of Manning and Sylvia …
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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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Health care fines press millennials

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Obama's health care law. Fines for being uninsured rise sharply in 2016 - …

Investors use index funds to try to beat the market

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't try to beat the market. The adage got pounded for years into investors, and many began to live by it. After seeing so many investments fail to keep up with the Standard & Poor's 500 index, investors put their money instead …
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Feb. 11, 2016

SUMTER COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION / ELECTION COMMISSION Today, 5:30 p.m., registration / election office, 141 N. Main St.
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Feb. 10, 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, …