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Clyburn speaks at USC Sumter

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., a Sumter native, presented the annual Constitution Day lecture at University of South Carolina Sumter on Tuesday in the Arts and Letters Lecture Hall. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. …

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National Anthem Project set for Patriot Hall

Sumter's annual National Anthem Project will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at Patriot Hall. The event sponsored by Sumter School District has taught people the words to the U.S. National Anthem for …

S.C.'s jobless rate inches up slightly in August

COLUMBIA (AP) - Unemployment in South Carolina went up slightly in August, to 4 percent, according to figures released Friday by the Department of Employment and Workforce. As for the tri-county area, Sumter County's unemployment rate was 5.8 …
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Applications being accepted for Teen After School Program

The South Sumter Resource Center is accepting applications for the Teen After School Program (TASC) for ages 8-17. Space is limited. Contact Mr. Jenkins, program coordinator, at (803) 436-2277 / 2276 or inquire at 337 Manning Ave. The Sumter …
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Sumter Chapter of AARP to meet today

The Sumter County Chapter of AARP will meet at 2:30 p.m. today at Sumter Senior Services Center, 119 S. Sumter St. All persons 55 years old or older are invited to join us. Call Johnny Jones at (803) 773-9681. The General George L. Mabry Jr. …
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Public Record: Sept. 3, 2017

Marriage Licenses - Casey Allen Doidge and Cristal Arely Romo - Gregory Eugene Burns and Arlene Hollamd Wilkes of Andrews - Adam Nicholas Russell and Kayla Michelle Batten - John William Marigliano III and Adriana Celeste Marigliano - …
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Woman charged with possession of stolen goods

CHARGES Katelynn A. Thigpen, 19, of 3860 Artesian Drive, was arrested on Sept. 8 and charged with receiving stolen goods for allegedly possessing a chainsaw, three air compressors, a 3-ton floor jack, assorted rods and reels, a Black & Decker …

Woman arrested for allegedly cutting victim

CHARGES Jeanette Simmons, 56, of Frazier Street, was arrested on Sunday and charged with second-degree domestic violence for allegedly cutting the victim on the chest with a knife during an altercation in the 50 block of Frazier Street about …
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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and …

Tax overhaul faces resistance from fans of some deductions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Trump and congressional Republicans have pledged to overhaul the nation's complex tax code. To slash taxes, they say they'll curb a web of expensive deductions and credits to allow more revenue to flow to the …
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Public Agenda: Sept. 21,2017

CENTRAL CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE AREA COMMISSION Today, 5:30 p.m., 506 N. Guignard Drive, building M500, second floor, president's conference room CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 Today, 7:30 p.m., district office, Turbeville
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Support Groups: Sept. 20, 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 - …