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Sumter police kick off Cram-A-Cruiser

While you're out shopping this weekend, think of children in the community in need and pick up a new toy. Don't plan to brave the stores this weekend? No worries. You have from Saturday through Dec. 20 to participate in Sumter Police Department's …

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Thanksgiving Schedule

GOVERNMENT - The following are closed today: state government offices; City of Sumter offices; Sumter County offices; Clarendon County offices; City of Manning offices; Lee County offices; and City of Bishopville offices. SCHOOLS - The following …
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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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Lincoln High School Alumni to hold banquet

The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will sponsor its Eighth Annual Gala Banquet / Fundraiser 6:30 p.m.-midnight on Friday, Nov. 28, at the Lincoln High School gymnasium, Council Street. Dr. Lois Weston Green, 1960 graduate, will …
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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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TVs, guns stolen

STOLEN PROPERTY A gold necklace valued at $200, gold bracelet valued at $100, gold ring valued at $200, Cuban-link necklace valued at $400 and link necklace valued at $250 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 200 block of Memorial Avenue …
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Financial planning gets a dose of virtual reality

SAN FRANCISCO - Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over. Fidelity Investments aims to change that equation with an experiment in 3-D technology designed to make money management seem more like a …

Entrepreneurship lessons aim for peace and profit

NEW YORK - Karina Koper pays for cabs for her employees to keep them safe from gangs when they go to and from her 53 shops in Guatemala. She also pays extortion money so gangs won't attack her stores. But what was on Koper's mind during a trip to …
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Public Agenda: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

SUMTER CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Today, 1 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 3 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St.
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Nov. 28, 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, …