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Take a break at the Prayground

You've heard of a playground. Now what about a Prayground? That's what the Junior Girl Scouts Troop 568 of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church recently created for its Bronze Award project, the third-highest award in the program. "We built this …

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Man charged in sexual misconduct with teen

A Sumter man faces charges after he reportedly had sex with an underage girl earlier this month. Devin Hall, 21, of 313 Bowman Drive, was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor 11 to 14 years old in connection with the …
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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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Free public information classes at the Shepherd's Center

The Shepherd's Center will offer free public information classes 11-11:50 a.m. each Thursday through Nov. 13 at 24 Council St. On the schedule: Oct. 23, Veterans talk about their war experiences; Oct. 30, Crime Scene Investigation (CSI); Nov. 6, …
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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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Trailer, ATV stolen from Hudson Graham Road

STOLEN PROPERTY A 4x4 trailer valued at $500 and a 2006 Sportsman Polaris ATV valued at $6,000 were reported stolen from a home in the 300 block of Hudson Graham Road about 4:15 p.m. Monday. Several items, including jewelry, electronics and a …
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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 …

Business briefs: Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

STSM offers training to serve hearing-impaired survivors As part of its new Underserved Survivor Series, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is offering free training about providing services to deaf and hard-of-hearing survivors of sexual …
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Public Agenda: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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 PINEWOOD TOWN COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING Thursday, …
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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, …