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Seniors targeted for early absentee voting

As is the case in every presidential election year, both major political parties in South Carolina are targeting the 65-and-older population to vote in absentee balloting because this group is often less willing and able to wait in long lines on …

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Man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

Ricardo Dargan, 29, charged with the death of his best friend, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter during the first full day of his trial on Tuesday. Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested Dargan on Dec. 3, 2015, and charged him with …
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Will you need transportation to the polls to vote?

The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will provide transportation to the polls for voting. This will include transportation for early voting and on Election Day, Nov. 8. To make arrangements, call (803) 968-4173, (803) 883-9251 or …
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Lincoln High Alumni to hold dinner fundraiser

The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will hold a dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Lincoln High School cafeteria, Council Street. Cost is $8 per person and the menu will consist of grilled or baked chicken, …
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Oct. 2, 2016

Marriage Licenses - Travis Anthony Adams and Anne Louise Bennett - Willie James Herring and Jennifer Michelle Williams - Ibn-Shaheed Al Mumin Dixon and Techina Syteria Harry - Eric Lashun Harrison and Michallie Kimberly Davis - Hubert …
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Police blotter: Oct. 21, 2016

STOLEN PROPERTY Approximately $1,000 in assorted pieces of hardware for a house - doorknobs, light fixtures, lightbulbs and other items - were reportedly stolen from a residence in the 2700 block of U.S. 521 on Sunday. A black Windows laptop …
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Consultant deciphers new overtime law

If you own a small business, what you don't know about human resources may cost you the business. Paul Hilton, a human resources consultant, warns the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 70 percent of all employers violate at least one of the …

Are you getting the mortgage loan rate you deserve?

Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower. And yet, some loan experts say, many banks aren't giving borrowers the lowest rates they deserve. It's a matter of how banks price mortgage loans: Loans …
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Oct. 20, 2016

CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 Today, 7:30 p.m., district office, Turbeville
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Oct. 22, 2016

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 - …