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Poinsettia Festival brings myriad holiday events

As Christmas approaches, the Sumter Poinsettia Festival is once again coordinating the listing of the many local events that celebrate the season. And quite a list it is! Named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, who …

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Buckle up, pay attention during your Thanksgiving travel

Experts are predicting a crowded highway this week with gas prices across the country at some of the lowest levels they have been in years. According to a statement from AAA-Carolinas released late last week, more than 650,000 South Carolina …
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Donate your unwanted vehicles for a good cause

The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles - even ones that don't run. The car will be towed at no charge to you and you will be provided with a possible tax deduction. The donated vehicle will be sold at …
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Lincoln High School Alumni to hold banquet

The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will sponsor its Eighth Annual Gala Banquet / Fundraiser 6:30 p.m.-midnight on Friday, Nov. 28, at the Lincoln High School gymnasium, Council Street. Dr. Lois Weston Green, 1960 graduate, will …
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Nov. 16, 2014

Marriage Licenses - William Joshua Bruton and Tia Cheri Anderson - Melvin Wright and Janie Louise Wactor, both of Dalzell - Willie Mood Parker and Marilyn Rena Withers of Charlotte, North Carolina - Andrew Casper Leneau and Twanna Eliane …
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TVs, guns stolen

STOLEN PROPERTY A gold necklace valued at $200, gold bracelet valued at $100, gold ring valued at $200, Cuban-link necklace valued at $400 and link necklace valued at $250 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 200 block of Memorial Avenue …
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Financial planning gets a dose of virtual reality

SAN FRANCISCO - Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over. Fidelity Investments aims to change that equation with an experiment in 3-D technology designed to make money management seem more like a …

Entrepreneurship lessons aim for peace and profit

NEW YORK - Karina Koper pays for cabs for her employees to keep them safe from gangs when they go to and from her 53 shops in Guatemala. She also pays extortion money so gangs won't attack her stores. But what was on Koper's mind during a trip to …
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Public Agenda: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

SUMTER CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Today, 1 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 3 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St.
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Nov. 19, 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, …