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GMO insects could be released

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA …

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4 teens nabbed in auto break-ins

Authorities arrested four teens implicated in a rash of recent auto break-ins, Sumter Police Department announced this weekend. City of Sumter police collaborated with Sumter County deputies to identify the …
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Wondering what to do with that old car in your yard?

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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Are you a retired educator?

The Sumter County Education Association-Retired will meet at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the North HOPE Center, 904 N. Main St. Call Brenda Bethune at (803) 469-6588. The Shepherd's Center, 24 Council St., will offer public information …
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Jan. 25, 2015

Marriage Licenses - Nekea Deshaun Fleming and Jessica Dequilla Pearson - David Leroy Boone Jr. and Yvonne Stephens-Blackmon of Clewiston, Florida - William Khamari English and Cherelle Alexis Sawkins - Scott Alexander Westfall of Camden …
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Motorcycle stolen from Dalzell home

STOLEN PROPERTY A PlayStation 4 and several games valued at $1,000, as well as a PlayStation 3 valued at $300, were reported stolen from a home in the 500 block of Grange Road just after 3:50 p.m. Thursday. The home reportedly sustained $500 in …
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Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

NEW YORK - The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The …

This year, resolve to take control of your finances

No more excuses. It's time to do something about all that debt. You've been putting it off for too long. Make 2015 the year you take control of your finances. Resolve to save more, spend less, pay off debt and improve your credit score. SAVE …
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Jan. 27, 2015

SUMTER CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Today, noon, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., City Council Chambers CLARENDON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES Today, 6 p.m., hospital board room SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL Today, 6 p.m., …
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Jan. 21, 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, …