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Pilot Club of Sumter celebrates 75 years

A Sumter service club marked its 75th anniversary this weekend. The Pilot Club of Sumter also honored Jean Reames for her 50 years as a Pilot on Sunday at a private ceremony. "I was shocked to death," she said. "I was speechless. I've just …

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Clarification

The headline "2 nabbed in drug raid at Rembert grocery store" that published on Saturday's A2 of The Sumter Item was referring to Dennis Grocery Store, 5055 Ellerbee Mill Road, as it was identified in the story. The headline does not refer to …
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Volunteer your time to those in need

Amedisys Hospice is in need of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include 1) special projects of baking, sewing, knitting, crafts, carpentry and yard work; 2) administrative/office duties of copying, light filing and answering phones; and 3) …
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Make plans now to attend Shepherd's Center classes

The Shepherd's Center will offer free public information classes 11-11:50 a.m. each Thursday beginning Sept. 25 through Nov. 13 at 24 Council St. On the schedule: Sept. 25, Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Wills, DNR Orders; Oct. 2, Fall Lawn …
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Sept. 14, 2014

Marriage Licenses - Daniel Ashley Holladay of Pinewood and Patricia Jackson Townsend of Dillon - Christopher Kenneth Holley and Cheryl Melissa Christmas - Joshua Aaron Fitzgerald and Chelsea Amelia Caldwell - Jeremy Wayne Johnson and …
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Man, woman accused of sexually assaulting woman

A Sumter man and woman were arrested this weekend following reports of a sexual assault. Mark Bennett, 48, of 1555 Mason Road, and Brenda Watford, 52, of 4395 Wrangler Trail, were both charged with criminal sexual conduct in connection with the …
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Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

NEW YORK (AP) — Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called …

Cousins open barbecue joint

Dalzell's new addition, Cousins BBQ, has been years in the making. Owners Artie Baker and Charles Edens - members of Sumter County Council and cousins - have been wanting to open a family oriented restaurant for many years. Coming from a family of …
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Sept. 16, 2014

TAX ACCOMMODATIONS ADVISORY BOARD Today, 3 p.m., Swan Lake Visitors Center SUMTER COUNTY DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS BOARD INC. CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS INC. INDEPENDENT LIVING INC. ABILITIES UNLIMITED INC. ADAPTIVE LIFESTYLES …
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Sept. 6, 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, …