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Candidate Q&A: U.S. Senate - Lindsey Graham, Jaime Harrison, Bill Bledsoe

BILL BLEDSOE Constitution Why are you running? I’m a patriot working hard to restore America. Have you run for political office before? If so, explain. I’m a duly elected … more

LETTER: Parnell wants to be active, give back to Sumter

There are good people running for mayor. This is the first time in 20 years we have had to elect a new mayor due to the fine leadership of Joe McElveen. We are all very thankful for Joe's service. The time has come to elect a new mayor, and I … more

OPINION: Prevention measures in schools are more consistent than in surrounding communities

Now that schools have been opened in a variety of ways in South Carolina and across the country, we are learning more about the risk of COVID-19 in a school setting. In South Carolina, as expected, we have found cases in students and staff. … more

OPINION: Testing, testing and more testing

We can all say that this has been the year of testing. Since the intrusion of COVID-19, all we hear about is testing, more cases and more deaths unfortunately. Since the beginning of this new normal, anytime I mentioned that I wasn't feeling well, … more

TERESA RENEE BARTON DEAS

Teresa Renee Barton Deas, 55, wife of Vernon A. Deas and daughter of Cleveland Barton and the late Brenda Barfield Barton, was born on July 21, 1965, in Metropolis, Illinois. She departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Sumter. Public … more

NICHOLAS DALE ROCHELEAU

DALZELL - Nicholas "Nick" Dale Rocheleau, age 49, beloved husband of Christie Sturkey Rocheleau, died on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Born on Jan. 13, 1971, in Berlin, Germany, he was the son of Ken Rocheleau and the late Bernice Henson Rocheleau. Nick … more

FRANK ANDREW WARREN

Frank Andrew "Bubba" Warren Jr., 74, widower of Linda Herron Warren, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. Born Oct. 18, 1946, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Frank Andrew Warren Sr. and the late Annie Mae … more

EUGENE GALLISHAW

Eugene Gallishaw, 69, husband of Loris Wells Gallishaw, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born June 12, 1951, in Sumter County, he was the son of Edward Blanding Sr. and Alean Gallishaw. In accordance with the … more

WILLIE BLANDING

Willie Blanding, 74, husband of Rosalyn Richardson Blanding, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. Born July 21, 1946, in Sumter County, he was the son of Willie Blanding Sr. and Clara Wilson Blanding. In … more

ERIC WAYNE YOUNG

Eric Wayne Young, 37, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. Born Aug. 5, 1983, in Sumter, he was a son of Ralph Warren Young and Linda Marie Eldridge Thomas. He was employed by Santee Print Works and was a member of the … more

RICHARD WASHINGTON

Richard Washington, 70, husband of Letitia Todd Washington and son of the late Sonny and Rosa Lee Hicks Washington, was born on Jan. 1, 1950, in Taveres, Florida. He departed this life on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at the residence. Job's Mortuary … more

ERTHLAY WITHERSPOON

Dr. Erthlay Witherspoon, 81, widower of Alice Witherspoon and son of the late Windsor and Lela B. Witherspoon, was born on March 24, 1939, in Sumter County. He departed this life on Tuesday, Oct.20, 2020, at Morning Side Assisted Living in … more

CARL BURGESS

Carl Burgess, 68, son of the late Jack and Ethel McElveen Burgess, was born on April 30, 1952, in Lee County. He departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at his residence. Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter is in charge of … more

FRANCIS T. BROWN

U.S. Air Force (retired) Lt. Col. Francis "Frank" T. Brown, husband of Barbara S. Brown, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. Services will be announced by the Elmore Hill … more

AP finds most arrested in protests aren't leftist radicals

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an Associated Press review of thousands of pages of court documents tells a … more

Republicans see bright spot in voter registration push

The Republican Party has cut into Democrats' advantage in voter registration tallies across some critical presidential battleground states, a fact they point to as evidence of steady - and overlooked - enthusiasm for President Donald Trump and his … more

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

LONDON - U.K. researchers are preparing to infect healthy young volunteers with the virus that causes COVID-19, becoming the first to announce plans to use the controversial technique to study the disease and potentially speed up development of a … more

How will the 2020 election affect control of Congress?

By The Associated Press Q: HOW WILL THE ELECTION AFFECT CONTROL OF CONGRESS? a: The makeup of Congress will be determined by the general election, with both parties needing a majority to control the House or Senate. Democrats seem to have a … more

Russia, U.S. appear ready for deal to extend nuclear pact

MOSCOW - Russia said Tuesday it's ready to accept a U.S. proposal to freeze the number of nuclear warheads and extend the two nations' last arms control pact for one year, and Washington responded that it's prepared to make a quick deal. U.S. … more
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