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SAFE awards $1,000 scholarships

SAFE's 60th Annual Membership Meeting was held March 16 at Sumter County Civic Center, where board and supervisory committee members, along with senior management, talked to more than 1,200 SAFE members about the credit union's 2014 success, …

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McElveen helps thwart mug shot bill

Bill Rogers, executive director of South Carolina Press Association, said a letter sent by state Sen. Thomas McElveen, D-Sumter, to State Sen. Paul Thurmond, R-Charleston, was crucial in persuading Thurmond to remove amendments from a Senate bill …
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Summer Youth Employment Program information

The City of Sumter will accept applications for its Summer Youth Employment Programs from April 1 through May 8. Students ages 14-15 will work in city government and students age 16 through high school will work in the Co-Op Program for local …
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Get some barbecue, support Lee County Fire Department

A fundraiser barbecue for the Lee County Fire Department will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at Country Boys Grocery, 2671 Woodrow Road. The Sumter Chapter of the Parents of Murdered Children Inc. will mark its one year anniversary from 5:30 to 7 …
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March 22, 2015

Property Transfers - Wilkes Builders Inc. to Alice G. Frazier, one lot, 3190 Girard Drive, $177,000. - Joyce A. Gregg to Elijah A. Gregg, one building, 910-900 Shedricks Court, $5 etc. - Charles W. Dinkins to Norman E. Brown, one lot, one …
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Armed felon leads police on high-speed chase

A Dalzell man was apprehended after leading police on a high-speed chase through Sumter early Thursday morning. Roger Fuller, 40, of 3215 Sarah Glen Drive, was charged with failure to stop for a blue light, unlawful carrying of a pistol and a …
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From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tempest in a coffee cup. Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part …

How gov't aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a "payday" loan to …
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March 26, 2015

SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Today, 7:30 a.m., Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 32 E. Calhoun St.
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March 25, 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, …