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SHS alum donates water

When Dwain Wilkerson heard Sumter had been affected by statewide flooding last weekend, he wanted to find a way to help his hometown. Some residents had lost water, and Sumter was under a boil-water advisory from Sunday evening through early …

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Public Works asks city residents to separate debris, damaged goods

Starting Monday, City of Sumter Public Works will resume its weekly yard debris and residential and commercial garbage pickup.Public Works Director Al Harris said Monday will start the first full week of pickup. Harris said the city is only taking …
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Reunions, opportunities to volunteer or get involved and more

The Crestwood High School Class of 2005 10-year class reunion will be held Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. Contact Charlene Mitchell at or (803) 316-4904. Text messages are acceptable. The Single Parent Institute meets from …
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Does your child attend school in Clarendon District One?

Clarendon School District One will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as part of a child find effort to identify students with special needs. Screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Summerton Early Childhood …
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Sept. 27, 2015

Marriage Licenses - Deondrikk Jacquez McFadden and Abreshia Nichelle Butler - Anthony Leonardo Alston and Raevene Helen Thomas of Augusta, Georgia - Nicholas Paul Lucius and Tasha Totziette Roe, both of Dalzell - Herbert Wayne Odom Jr. …
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Sumter police looking for man who allegedly scammed flood victim

A Lexington County man is wanted after police say he duped a flood victim into paying upfront for repairs he did not plan to render. Paul Andrew Cushman, 48, of 201 Duffie Drive …
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One-stop shop for artists

"Purchases with a purpose." That's how Stephanie Dowling describes many of the products from around the world she will feature in her new multi-vendor marketplace at 721 Bultman Drive. "A lot of the products I carry support ministries in those …

College savings: 5 things to consider about 529 plans

Saving to cover the ever-rising costs of a university education can be daunting, but one way parents can potentially bridge that gap is by investing through a 529 college savings plan. The plans, named after the federal tax code that created them …
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Oct. 8, 2015

SUMTER COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION / ELECTION COMMISSION Thursday, Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m., registration / election office, 141 N. Main St.
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Oct. 9, 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, …