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Community chorale, band seek new members

With fall comes the new season of entertainment in Sumter, and two of the city's musical ensembles are looking for new members. It's an opportunity for singers and instrumentalists to perform with a group of like-minded music lovers. Sumter Civic …

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Protect your mail from theft

An upward red flag to signal there is mail to be picked up could hold a different meaning for a would-be thief looking to steal your identity or other personal information, states a news release from Sumter Police Department. In recent weeks, …
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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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Sumter Education Association - Retired to meet

The Sumter County Education Association - Retired will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Golden Corral. Call Brenda Bethune at (803) 469-6588. The Ebenezer High School Class of 1966 will hold their 50th class reunion Friday-Sunday, Aug. …
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Aug. 21, 2016

Marriage Licenses - William Leonard Harris and Kristina Michelle Blevins - Long Si Le and Thao Thi Phuong Tran - Kenneth Davis Orr and Jacki Reynolds - James Dean Cascio and Tori Alexandra Murphy, both of Mayesville - Nickolas Aaron …
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Man charged with domestic violence

CHARGES Willie Dean, 43, of 424 Sanders Drive, was arrested on Aug. 18 and charged with second-degree domestic violence after he allegedly backed his wife into a corner and hit her in the face with a closed fist while their two children were …
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Making extra mortgage payments can pay off, but should you do it?

It's a strategy that crosses the mind of many borrowers when they take on a home loan: Make an extra mortgage payment or two every year, and save tens of thousands of dollars in interest. The move can shave off costs for a home loan and ensure …

More small businesses focusing on mobile tech

NEW YORK (AP) - GreenPal CEO Bryan Clayton came to realize he had to scrap his company's $90,000 website. The business aims to link homeowners with lawn care companies, but its software wasn't equipped to easily handle requests from mobile users, …
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Aug. 24, 2016

GREATER SUMTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Today, noon, chamber office SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 3 p.m., fourth floor, Sumter Opera House, Council Chambers SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Thursday, 7:30 …
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Aug. 24, 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 - …