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Former teacher publishes book

Sumter native and former first-grade teacher at Oakland Primary School Bridgett Henderson recently published her first children's book. She was named Teacher of the Year for the 1999-2000 school year at Oakland and has also taught at Rafting Creek …

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Man damages city vehicle with rock through winshield

A City of Sumter vehicle was damaged when a man vandalized it early Thursday afternoon. According to a Sumter Police Department report, two men were sitting in a city vehicle, a Ford F-450 pickup truck, in the 600 block of S. Sumter Street when a …
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School and military organization reunions

Hillcrest High School Class of 1975 will hold a 40-year class reunion Sept. 4-5 at Catchall-Shaw Community Center, 2680 Peach Orchard Road, Dalzell. Contact Ioma Prioleau at (803) 494-3454 or (803) 795-7747. The 102st Airborne Division Vietnam …
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Are you a member of Hillcrest High School Class of 1975?

Hillcrest High School Class of 1975 will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Golden Corral, 2385 Walmart Blvd. All class members are asked to attend. Contact Ioma Prioleau at (803) 494-3454 for information. Clarendon School District One will …
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July 26, 2015

Marriage Licenses - Michael W. Hursey and Rebecca Bonnie Christensen - Lawrence Percell Gipson Jr. and Tretena Brown Adams - Melvin Cecil Atkinson III and Jessica Hope Chandler, both of Mayesville - Antonio Archie of Augusta, Georgia, …
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Women wanted for check-cashing fraud

Sumter Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two individuals involved in check cashing incidents. The two incidents have occurred at local grocery stories in the City of Sumter, and according to a police department news …
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Clothing shop will close after 35 years

After more than three decades, Stanley Welch Clothiers will be closing its doors in the next 60 to 90 days, said owner Stanley Welch. "I have been here 35 years and seen a lot of crazy stuff," he said. During those years, Welch said he …

Pike Road supplies a surprise for back-to-school

"If we can get you to come in one time, you'll be back," said Faith Goins, owner of Office Church School Supply Inc. From the outside, it is easy to see how one of Sumter's most surprising stores can be overlooked. The beige, metal-sided …
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Aug. 2, 2015

SANTEE-LYNCHES REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, 7 p.m., Santee-Lynches Board Room, 36 W. Liberty St. SUMTER CITY COUNCIL Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. MID-CAROLINA COMMISSION FOR …
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Aug. 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, …