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New Sumter business pampers children

A new spa has opened in Sumter that caters to children by pampering and making them feel like princesses. CEO and founder of Dazzling Pearls Kids Spa Kyeisha Hopkins was a stay-at-home mother in Georgia and decided that she no longer wanted to …

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Economist: State 'humming along but not humming any faster'

"It's humming along but not humming any faster." That was the description of the state's economy for June by Rick Kaglic, senior regional economist with the Charlotte branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. And it's been pretty much the …

Bad decisions I've made

I've made some bad decisions in my time. I decided to kiss the Methodist preacher's daughter in high school. I was so thrilled, on the way home I wrecked my parents' car. Later, she dumped me at the prom. In hindsight, the kiss wasn't worth wrecking …
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Donate your unwanted vehicles

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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American Red Cross blood drive today at CCTC

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and save lives. You can help save a life by donating blood today between the hours of …
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Public Record: July 16, 2017

Marriage Licenses - Cody Alexander Peterson and Amber Lea Funaro - Antoine Lamon Green of Santee and Jeneva Jean Johnson of Dalzell - Salem Taher Almosadder and Maria Sharifi of Henrietta, New York - Matthew Wilson Spiegel and Heather …
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Man charged for allegedly hitting wife with fist

CHARGES Jerrod D. Pack, 29, of Matthews Drive was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree domestic violence for allegedly striking his wife in the mouth with a fist while she was holding their 1-month-old baby at their shared …

Pair charged with alleged theft of firearms and knives

CHARGESJoseph C. Outlaw, 23, of 5267 N. Cherryvale Drive, and Austin R. Gazley, 21, of 1048 Babette Road, were arrested on Thursday and charged with first-degree burglary for allegedly taking …
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Anything Paper LLC opens on Broad Street

Somera Samuels thinks that "Anything seen in a vision can be put on paper." In fact, that's the motto of her new business, Anything Paper LLC. While the ribbon cutting and grand opening for the store at 640 Broad St. was held Saturday, Samuels …

Honeywell to add 30 jobs at South Carolina operation

GREER (AP) — Honeywell plans to add about 30 jobs to an aerospace facility in South Carolina. The Greenville News reported that Honeywell said in a news release that it will spend more than $10 …
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Public Agenda: July 25, 2017

SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL Today, 6 p.m., Sumter County Council Chambers MID-CAROLINA COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ANNUAL HAIL AND FAREWELL Today, 6 p.m., Arts & Letters Banquet Hall, Room 142, USC Sumter, 200 Miller Road SUMTER …
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Support Groups: July 19, 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 - …