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Alcolu man brought back to life after heart stops

Ricky Lee, in medical terms, was deceased when he arrived at Clarendon Memorial Hospital on April 21, 2014. Earlier that day - the Monday after Easter Sunday - he was having chest pains and feeling lethargic and nauseous. His wife, Debbie, …

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Choose your tools with your tasks in mind

If you're an avid gardener, you know there are many tools that one needs to be successful. Every gardener has his or her favorite tool. Local gardener Marie Land's favorite is the soil knife. A soil knife, or weeding knife, is a heavy serrated …
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Summer Youth Employment Program information

The City of Sumter will accept applications for its Summer Youth Employment Programs from April 1 through May 8. Students ages 14-15 will work in city government and students age 16 through high school will work in the Co-Op Program for local …
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Good Samaritans to hold Easter giveaway

The Good Samaritans Easter Giveaway will be held 8 a.m.-noon today at the old Bishopville High School football field. Items to be given away include food, clothing, toys and other items. For more information, call the Rev. Eddie C. Thomas at (803) …
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March 22, 2015

Property Transfers - Wilkes Builders Inc. to Alice G. Frazier, one lot, 3190 Girard Drive, $177,000. - Joyce A. Gregg to Elijah A. Gregg, one building, 910-900 Shedricks Court, $5 etc. - Charles W. Dinkins to Norman E. Brown, one lot, one …
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Armed felon leads police on high-speed chase

A Dalzell man was apprehended after leading police on a high-speed chase through Sumter early Thursday morning. Roger Fuller, 40, of 3215 Sarah Glen Drive, was charged with failure to stop for a blue light, unlawful carrying of a pistol and a …
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From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tempest in a coffee cup. Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part …

How gov't aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a "payday" loan to …
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March 26, 2015

SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Today, 7:30 a.m., Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 32 E. Calhoun St.
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March 25, 2015

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, …