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Students take part in global event

FROM STAFF REPORTS Summerton children showed their support for children around the world on Tuesday. Students from Scott's Branch Middle, Scott's Branch High and St. Paul Elementary schools partnered with Save the Children Action Network to raise …

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Road resurfacing officially underway

Sumter City Council passed a pair of resolutions Tuesday night at its final meeting of the month, providing for vital resurfacing of city- and state-owned streets. Both passed unanimously, allowing for almost $600,000 worth of work to go into …
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Donate your unwanted vehicle

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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Interested in the rules of democracy?

The Sumter Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Sumter School District Administrative Building, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. Douglas Wilson will present a program on incidental motions. Meetings are open …
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Oct. 19, 2014

Marriage Licenses - Devin Quentrell Tindal and Fallon Danielle Strother - Matthew Lonnell Galbreath Jr. and Kelada Diamonice McCoy - William Hamner Dubois Jr. and Ashley Kate Jones - Frank H. Davis and Shakirah Fayonna Bickerstaff, both …
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Woman arrested in criminal domestic violence incident

CHARGES Shameka Waldon, 28, of 27 Newberry Ave., was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature in connection with an incident Monday afternoon in the 300 block of Pinson Street, during which she reportedly cut a …
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Alcoa sells stake in South Carolina smelter

Alcoa is selling its stake in a South Carolina aluminum smelter to Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million. New York-based Alcoa said in a statement that while Mt. Holly is a strong facility, it …

Farm grows so-called 'living fossil' trees

Ginkgo biloba trees are often called "living fossils" because their ancestry traces back to the Permian Era 270 million years ago. For centuries, extract from the leaves has been used as a remedy for dozens of ailments, and it is often used to …
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Oct. 23, 2014

SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Today, 7:30 a.m., Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 32 E. Calhoun St. PINEWOOD TOWN COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING Today, 6 p.m., Pinewood Town Hall
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Support Groups: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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, …