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Before Sumter County Adult Education starts next week Tuesday, faculty and staff made a significant recognition during their luncheon Thursday afternoon. After 10 years of working with the adult education family and 52 years of being an educator, …
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LADSON FRASER OWENS Jr. • 1930 — 2014

Sumter has lost another great community leader according to those who knew and served with him. Ladson "Lad" Fraser Owens Jr. died on Thursday. He was 83. "Lad Owens was a long, longtime friend," said Bobby Richardson, Sumter native and former …
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Volunteer your time to help others

Agape Hospice is in need of volunteers. Whether your passion is baking, knitting, reading, singing, etc., Agape Hospice can find a place for you. Contact Thandi Blanding at (803) 774-1075, (803) 260-3876 or tblanding@agapsenior.com. Hospice Care …
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American Red Cross offers classes

The American Red Cross will offer the following classes at 1155 N. Guignard Drive: 6-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, Collaborating Essentials; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, Emergency Operations …
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Aug. 10, 2014

Building Permits - Ronald E. and Janice J. Kittle, owners, Donald Buddin dba Sumter Roofing, contractor, 1365 Kentwood Drive, $6,650 (reroof and vinyl, residential). - Keith E. and Laura A. Cox, owners, Welch's Quality Builders & Roofers LLC, …
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Woman tells police she was hit in head with computer tablet

CHARGES Shaylan Charvoris Isaac, 19, of 1415 Poole Road, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. Monday and charged with failure to stop for blue lights; driving under suspension, second offense; and possession with the intent to distribute a controlled …
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Noodles: Friend or foe? South Koreans defend diet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid …

4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the …
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Aug. 21, 2014

CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 Today, 7 p.m., district office, Turbeville  
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Aug. 15, 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, …