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Teachers get 'Bite of Science' to help students

Just as organizations and programs are looking to partner with schools to provide more STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, opportunities for teachers, those same advocates are coming up with creative ways to reach teachers who can …

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Dillon will be home to dog park

Dillon Park is going to the dogs. The Sumter County Parks and Recreation Department is building a new dog park to meet the needs of the community. The new installation will feature separate fenced-in areas for small dogs and large dogs to ensure …
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After school care, volunteer opportunities, reunions and more

The Rembert Area Community Coalition (RACC) is accepting applications for the 2014-15 after school program. Applications can be obtained at the main office, 8455 Camden Highway, Rembert, SC 29128. For information, call (803) 432-2001. Sumter High …
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Interested in the rules of democracy?

The Sumter Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Sumter School District Administrative Building, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. Douglas Wilson will present a program on incidental motions. Meetings are open …
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Oct. 19, 2014

Marriage Licenses - Devin Quentrell Tindal and Fallon Danielle Strother - Matthew Lonnell Galbreath Jr. and Kelada Diamonice McCoy - William Hamner Dubois Jr. and Ashley Kate Jones - Frank H. Davis and Shakirah Fayonna Bickerstaff, both …
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Pistol reported stolen from Mustang

DAMAGED PROPERTY A 2007 Chevrolet Impala sustained an estimated $1,000 in damage after reportedly being vandalized in the 600 block of North Magnolia Street between 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. STOLEN PROPERTY A pair of …
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Alcoa sells stake in South Carolina smelter

Alcoa is selling its stake in a South Carolina aluminum smelter to Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million. New York-based Alcoa said in a statement that while Mt. Holly is a strong facility, it …

Farm grows so-called 'living fossil' trees

Ginkgo biloba trees are often called "living fossils" because their ancestry traces back to the Permian Era 270 million years ago. For centuries, extract from the leaves has been used as a remedy for dozens of ailments, and it is often used to …
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Oct. 25, 2014

TUOMEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BOARD Monday, noon, Tuomey SANTEE WATEREE RTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, 6 p.m., 129 S. Harvin St. For special accommodations, call (803) 934-0396, extension 103. SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF …
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Oct. 25, 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, …