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Dogwood blooms at Rembert cemetery

MELANIE SMITH / THE SUMTER ITEM A dogwood tree blooms in the cemetery of Rembert Methodist Church on Saturday. According to the National Register website for the South Carolina Department of …

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Sumter pianists win top honors at USC

Two Sumter pianists, students of Jane Luther Smith, recently scored top honors in the Senior Division of the South Carolina Piano Festival Association Auditions. Hannah Gathers and Sarah Jekel won the One Plus, or Superior Plus, rating on March 10 …

Man, woman charged for Jan. break-in

On Monday, Sumter Police Department issued charges for a man and woman, captured on surveillance video breaking into a local pawn shop in January, after a two-month investigation. While investigating the break-in, officers connected 23-year-old …
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Looking for volunteer opportunities?

Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospice is in need of volunteers. A hospice volunteer application can be found online at www.palmettohealth.org/giving/volunteer-programs/homecare-and-hospice volunteers . Volunteers are needed for patient care and …
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Help save a life by donating blood today

Did you know that March is recognized as Red Cross Month in celebration of the volunteers who help those in need by giving their time, money or blood? Blood donation is now easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass. With this free app, …
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March 12, 2017

Marriage Licenses - Thomas Brown Jr. and Venisha Lashawn Davis - Sam Elleby Jr. and Melinda Lee Rogers - Christopher Allen Elias and Angelica Hope Malone, both of Hartsville - Kolongi Xavier St. Thomas Rogers and Carmela Firmeza Gomez of …
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Man charged with driving under suspension, 8th offense

CHARGES Shikeem D. Williams, 18, of 11 H St., was arrested on Saturday and charged with driving without a license, reckless driving and failure to stop for blue lights after he allegedly attempted to evade officers at a checkpoint at North Purdy …
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Defending Trump - no matter what

I've always found Donald Trump's most passionate supporters more interesting than Donald Trump himself. Donald Trump is easy to understand. He's a man who craves adulation. Adulation, applause, ratings are his oxygen. When you understand that a …

A look at how Trump's moves on coal will affect the industry

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from job losses, bankruptcies, …
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March 28, 2017

SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Today, 7:30 a.m., Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 32 E. Calhoun St. SUMTER CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING (WORKSHOP) Today, 11:30 a.m., City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main …
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March 22, 2017

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 - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - …