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CURLEY SCOTT JR.

Curley Scott Jr., 82, husband of Rosa Lee Rose Scott, departed this life on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Sumter Health & Rehab. He was born on Jan. 12, 1938, in Sumter County, a son of the late Curley Scott Sr. and Ida Scott. Public viewing … more

PHIL ALLEN CRIBB

MANNING - Phil Allen Cribb, 73, husband of Betty Ruth Daniels Cribb, died on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at his home. Born on March 3, 1947, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late John Allen Cribb and Thelma Beatrice Goude Cribb. He was a retired … more

DARREN LADELL WILSON

Darren Ladell Wilson, 60, husband of Sarah Bracey Wilson, departed this life on Monday, July 6, 2020, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 6, 1959, in Monroe, Louisiana, a son of Frances Green Wilson and the late Wydell Wilson. Public viewing … more

MOLLY JAMES ROSS

Molly James Ross, 86, widow of Sammie Ross,departed this life on Monday, July 13, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. She was born on Dec. 27, 1933, in Clarendon County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel Robinson James. The family … more

RICHARD ALLEN GAMBLE

NEW ZION - Richard Allen Gamble, 68, died on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 30, 1951, in New Zion, a son of the late Edward and Edith Lee Gamble. The family is not accepting visitors. These services have … more

AISLA CELESTINE BARTON

Aisla Celestine Barton, 92, widow of Sylvandis R. Barton, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at her residence in Sumter. Born in Timmonsville, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Ella Harrell Timmons. Due to the pandemic and in accordance … more

ELLEN PEARSON DIXON

Ellen Pearson Dixon, 95, widow of Willie Mood Dixon, died on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Family Residential Care, Sumter. She was born on Aug. 5, 1924, in Davis Station, a daughter of the late Henry "H" Pearson and Lillie Ann Tindal … more

FREDRICK ANTONIO BLACKWELL

Fredrick Antonio Blackwell, 45, husband of Johnnie Mae Jenkins Blackwell, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. He was born on Dec. 7, 1974, in Manning, a son of Adam Sweat and Sherron Blackwell. Due to COVID-19, … more

'I'm not a bad guy': Video captures distraught Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Body-camera footage made public Wednesday from two Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest captured a panicked and fearful Floyd pleading with the officers in the minutes before his death, saying "I'm not a … more

Man's indecision puts his marriage on shaky ground

DEAR ABBY - I have been with my husband for 29 years, 25 of them married. We've had good times and bad, like most couples, but over the last four years, things have changed. We came to a place where we both needed to decide whether we wanted to … more

1st COVID-19 vaccine tested in U.S. poised for final testing

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people's immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday - as the shots are poised to begin key final testing. "No matter how you slice this, this is good … more

Rolling Stones to release updated version of 1973 album with bonus tracks

By The Associated Press The Rolling Stones will release a new version of their 1973 album "Goats Head Soup" featuring three unheard tracks, including one featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. The band announced recently that the release on … more

NBC looks ahead with help from the cast of '30 Rock'

By Kevin McDonough NBC turns back the clock in order to look ahead. "30 Rock: A One-Time Special" (8 p.m., TV-14) reunites the cast of the sitcom, which ran from 2006-'13. While the original "Rock" lampooned the GE/Comcast corporate culture of … more

Opinion: Coverage

We all need some form of protection in life. Regardless of who you are, where you came from or where you hope to end up, we need assistance. We should never think that we can get through life without others. We live among two basic types of people: … more

Future should be determined by steady leadership

As cases of COVID-19 surge around the country, one might be forgiven for a degree of pessimism. In South Carolina, I am encouraged by our progress. Yes, cases are rising - they were always going to as we began reopening. At the same time, we are … more

Opinion: Why I'm running for Congress

Like many of you, I love our country. There's nowhere like it on Earth. Commonly referred to as "The Great Experiment," the United States of America is far from perfect. However, we have the unique privilege to control our own destiny in the land of … more

Zappos tries something new: selling 1 shoe instead of 2

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK - Zappos is trying out new ways to sell shoes: allow shoppers to buy a single shoe at a time or purchase a pair in two different sizes. The tests, which started Tuesday, are aimed at amputees, … more

Changes in military recruiting may endure after pandemic

WASHINGTON - With his Army recruiting office shuttered due to the coronavirus, Staff Sgt. Anthony Holt has had to be creative to meet his enlistment goals. Using social media is one way. Signing up the grocery delivery guy is another. Holt asked … more

Lincoln High Alumni Association to hold teleconference

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will hold a teleconference meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 19. … more

Public Agenda: Thursday, July 16, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Monday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., district office, 12 S. Church … more
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