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Amendment would allow structures to be treated as businesses

Vending machine owner wants more control over his locations

The ability to control his own destiny is the driving force behind Darrell Allen's request to City of Sumter and Sumter County to allow him to purchase property to construct his Ice House vending machines. Allen made his amendment request to the …

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Natural bodybuilding competition comes to Sumter

This may go down as one of the most unusual events at Sumter Opera House. On Saturday, Sumter Family YMCA will host what is being billed as the first all-natural bodybuilding championships in South Carolina. In a news release, the Y said that …
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Volunteer opportunities, reunions, free help and more

The City of Sumter will accept applications for its Summer Youth Employment Programs 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 businesses. …
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Sumter Branch NAACP to meet

The Sumter Branch NAACP will meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, a St. James UM Church, 700 Broad St. The St. Jude Alumni Association and Friends will hold its quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. today at the St. Jude parish rectory, 611 W. Oakland Ave, …
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April 19, 2015

Marriage Licenses - Henry Whitaker Jr. and Sophia Denise Bracey - Demoria Trevon Jackson of Mayesville and La'Sha Jaletta Robertson - Alexander Gregory Farley and Amanda Elizabeth Prince - Willis Wilson Jr. and Minnie Ross Thomas - …
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Sheriff's office arrests suspected arsonist

A 24-year-old man is being sought by Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a house that burned down on Thursday afternoon. Brandon Cory Dowless faces arson charges after fire …
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Reports say Comcast plans to drop $45B Time Warner Cable bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is abandoning its $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, according to media reports. Bloomberg News and The New York Times both said Thursday that the cable company …

Sumter Industrial unanimously elects board chairman

The Sumter Industrial Association board of directors unanimously elected Chad Moberly, quality control manager for Caterpillar Inc.'s Sumter hydraulics facility in Sumter, as its board chairman during a monthly meeting Wednesday. Moberly has …
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April 23, 2015

SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Today, 7:30 a.m., Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 32 E. Calhoun St. TUOMEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BOARD Monday, noon, Tuomey SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Monday, 6:45 p.m., …
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Support Groups

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, …