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Sumter members of the NAACP have the chance this fall to decide what direction the local branch takes during the next two years, as its leaders prepare to offer contrasting visions for the role of the branch president. Incumbent president …
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Man arrested for harassing his ex

When the police tell you to leave your ex alone, leave your ex alone. "Well, it was more of an on-and-off kind of thing, from what we've been told," said Lt. Robert Burnish of Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Raymond Anthony Conyers, 34, of …
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Reunions, belly dancing & more

Sumter High School Class of 1979 will hold a 35-year class reunion Oct. 24-25. For information, contact Ramona Middleton McFadden at (803) 778-2668 or lmcfadden003@sc.rr.com or Joan Howard Davis at (803) 773-5240 or …
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July 20, 2014

Marriage Licenses• Jamie Gregory Carter and Deloria Lashawn Dinkins• Stephen Michael Farnham and Neenah Marie Giannini• Tye Jamaal Golden of Hinesville, Georgia, and Chelsea Lavone …
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Search for fugitive nets man reportedly driving with suspended license

CHARGES Jason O'neil Cooper, 28, and Tamika Michelle McCrea, 30, both of 1011 Osceola St., Apt. 801, in Myrtle Beach, were arrested at 10:41 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a …
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$100 million for firm without offices, 1 agent?

JEFF HORWITZ Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them …

Debit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought. That's the result of a study that the Consumer Financial …
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July 27, 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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July 29, 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, …
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Back-to-school jam, poker run and more

The South Sumter COPS will hold its annual back-to-school jam from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, corner of Manning Avenue and Orange Street. Limited school supplies will be given out to the children. A Sumter Back-to-School Jamboree will …