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Despite the record low temperatures earlier in the week, New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church's fall garden survived the weather and produced enough vegetables to provide boxes of food and goods for 25 needy families for the Thanksgiving holiday. On …
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Sumter County Library seeks writers for local fair

The Sumter County Library is seeking writers to participate in its 2015 Local Author Fair from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2015. Applications can be picked up at any library location and must be turned in by Dec. 17. The fair offers a …
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Donate your unwanted vehicles for 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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Purchase some crafts, support Relay for Life

A Relay for Life craft show fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Gamecock Shrine Club on U.S. 15 South. Hillcrest High School Class of 1975 will hold a reunion meeting at 1 p.m. today at St. Paul AME Church Shaw. Join the …
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Nov. 16, 2014

Marriage Licenses - William Joshua Bruton and Tia Cheri Anderson - Melvin Wright and Janie Louise Wactor, both of Dalzell - Willie Mood Parker and Marilyn Rena Withers of Charlotte, North Carolina - Andrew Casper Leneau and Twanna Eliane …
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Juvenile arrested for assault with walking stick

A Wedgefield juvenile was arrested Thursday morning following reports he assaulted an elderly family member with a walking stick. The minor, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with third-degree assault and battery in …
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Store aims to serve Sumter with ‘unique gifts at reasonable prices’

Sweet & Unique offers more than cakes. "A lot of people think we're a bakery, and we've discussed offering fresh snacks, sealed and ready for pickup," Jennifer Russell said. "Whether it's food …

U.S. Chamber renews Sumter's 4-Star ranking

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced last week that it has awarded the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce a continuation of its 4-Star level of accreditation, a designation that only 74 of the country's 7,000 chambers have reached. The U.S. …
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Nov. 20, 2014

CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 Today, 7:30 p.m., district office, Turbeville TUOMEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BOARD Monday, noon, Tuomey SANTEE WATEREE RTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, 6 p.m., 129 S. Harvin St. For special …
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Nov. 19, 2014

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, …