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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., talks with Deanna Miller Berry in Denmark on Feb. 10. Booker has traveled to small towns in South Carolina and New Hampshire and told voters that he hears some of the same concerns from them that he hears in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey.

2020 Democratic candidates aim to bring messages into rural America

DENMARK - Deanna Miller Berry doesn't often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system. "What is your plan to fix …
Obituaries
EUGENE DEAS JR. CHARLESTON - Eugene Deas Jr., age 89, departed this life on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Charleston. He was born on Jan. 18, 1932, in Sumter, to the late Eugene Sr. and Alene Rembert Deas. The family is receiving friends at 5255 Dais Road, …
JOSEPH LEE BRIGGS JR. Joseph Lee Briggs Jr., 30, died on Friday, April 9, 2021, in Greensboro, Georgia. He was born on Dec. 4, 1990, in Clarendon County, to Joseph Lee Sr. and Virginia Dingle Briggs. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at a later …
BENNY L. WEBB Benny L. Webb, 63, husband of Abigail Busby-Webb, departed this life on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. He was born on March 23, 1958, in Sumter, a son of the late James and Edna Mae Johnson Webb. Beginning Sunday, …