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As storm rains on Caribbean, take time to get ready for potential hurricanes

South Carolina was impacted by tropical weather before the official June 1 start to the Atlantic hurricane season, and with the year's ninth storm forecasted to be named this week as it heads toward Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, preparation can … more

Sumter Today: Sumter residents put together a historical marker for the city.

Dr Sammy Way is one of Sumter's most valued icons, and we take any moment we can to talk to him about the history of the military and Sumter.  Sammy and others are currently putting together a … more

McMaster allows limited reopening for entertainment venues, mandates restaurant guidelines

All our coronavirus coverage is free to the public. It’s the right thing to do as a public service to our community. If you find this article helpful or informative and want to support our … more

Fed sees dim economic outlook as virus squeezes economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve expressed concern Wednesday that the persistent viral outbreak will act as a drag on the economy and hiring in the coming months and said it plans to keep … more

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove denial posts

BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial … more

Storm pummels Caribbean with heavy wind, rain en route to US

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Heavy rains pummeled the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday due to a weather system headed to Puerto Rico and other islands that was expected to develop into a tropical … more

U.S. is expected to report a record-breaking economic plunge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having endured what was surely a record-shattering slump last quarter, the U.S. economy faces a dim outlook as a resurgent coronavirus intensifies doubts about any sustained … more

Man's secretive relationship with cousin worries wife

DEAR ABBY - Three months ago, my husband ran into a second cousin he hadn't seen in 40 years. They were close for a short time during high school and saw each other a couple times after that. I wasn't aware until recently that he'd looked her up … more

Support Groups: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 … more

Horoscopes: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do whatever it takes to avoid a disruptive situation at home or work. Listen, but don't buy into someone's plan. Consider what you can do on your own and how best to use your skills to get ahead. TAURUS (April 20-May … more

Rift between royal brothers laid bare in new book extract

By DANICA KIRKA The Associated Press LONDON - Prince William infuriated Prince Harry when he told his younger brother he should move slowly in his relationship with the former Meghan Markle, fearing that he was being "blindsided by lust,'' a … more

Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier amid U.S. tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported on Tuesday, an exercise aimed at threatening the U.S. … more

'Weight of Gold' and the cost of sports culture

By Kevin McDonough Winner-take-all culture can be toxic. Even fatal. Don't take my word for it. Ask the "winners." "The Weight of Gold" (9 p.m., HBO, streaming on HBO Max, TV-14) interviews some of the most familiar faces from American Olympic … more

Letter: If teachers, students aren't attending school, why are taxes being collected?

I just received my "Sumter County, South Carolina, Motor Vehicle Property Tax & Registration Renewal Notice." The amount is $372.49. Guess how much of the $372.49 is for "School." I'll tell you. The amount is $222.30. That equals almost 60% of … more

Poll: Anxiety props up Biden, Trump voters fervent

WASHINGTON - Murtice Sherek is not excited about Joe Biden. The Minnesota Democrat, a 79-year-old retired nurse, preferred another candidate in the presidential primary. She also worries about Biden's age, 77. But anxious about another four years … more

Camron deserves a better life than what he has had

BELOW: This little fella was brought to animal control for wandering loose. Camron does not look very well cared for. He weighs 41 pounds and is 2-4 years old. He is very sweet and loving. Sadly, the shelter is probably the best home he has known. … more

Opinion: S.C. lawmakers leading the charge for environmental conservation

Amid a seemingly endless flood of negative headlines and ever-increasing political polarization, one could be forgiven for feeling somewhat apprehensive about the state of the world these days. But if one looks closer at the news, there are … more


James Albert McNaney Jr., age 86, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. Born in North Hyde Park, Vermont, he was a son of the late James Albert McNaney and Doris Dudley Adams. After graduating from high school, James … more


Clayton Lowder Jr., age 83, died on Monday, July 27, 2020. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Clayton Ralph Lowder Sr. and Jho Eleanor Player Lowder. Clayton graduated from Edmunds High School and attended Clemson University on a baseball … more
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