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Horoscopes: Friday, Aug. 14, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep your emotions under control. An intelligent and practical approach to getting things done will help you reach your goal. Don't let an emotional incident ruin your day or plans. Be sensible, moderate and practical, … more

Aunt's memory issues put family at a crossroads

DEAR ABBY - I'm part of a large, close-knit family. My mother and her sisters have condominiums in the same complex. One aunt is having a great deal of trouble with her memory and word retrieval. She recently stopped recognizing her daughter and no … more

Public Agenda: Friday, Aug. 14, 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, Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., district office, 12 S. Church … 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, Aug. 16. … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, Aug. 14, 2020

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Index-Journal Aug. 11 Food trucks should be discussed as a great alternative If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it has taught us that getting a bite to eat isn't what it … more

'Impossible': School boards are at heart of reopening debate

ROCK HILL - Helena Miller listened to teachers, terrified to reenter classrooms, and parents, exhausted from trying to make virtual learning work at home. She heard from school officials who spent hundreds of hours on thousands of details - buses, … more

'Ted Lasso' is lacking in humor, believability

By Kevin McDonough Jason Sudeikis stars in "Ted Lasso," streaming today on Apple TV+. A fish-out-of-water tale that was reportedly developed to help sell American viewers on Premier League Football (known here as soccer,), "Lasso" offers a tepid … more

Trump opposes postal money that would help vote by mail

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in … more

'Lovecraft Country' blends real history, pulp fiction

By Kevin McDonough Most of us know that racism is monstrous. But does a monster fantasy help illuminate historic oppression? Or turn it into some other form of "entertainment"? When first seen, Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) is a Black … more


Graveside services for Deloris Brunson Wright, 81, of Dollard Court, Sumter, were held Thursday at Bradford Cemetery, U.S. 15 South, Bowen Road, Sumter, SC 29150. Mrs. Wright entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Born in Kings, … more


Funeral services for Christopher "Clirt" Davis will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 182 S. Pike Road East, Sumter, with the Rev. Aureila Hill, pastor, and Minister Gerald Richardson officiating. Interment will … more


Graveside services for Bishop Robert Allen James Jr., 49, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Antioch Memorial Garden, River Road, Pinewood, with Bishop Powell Hampton officiating. Bishop James was born on Feb. 21, 1971, in Thomasville, North … more


J. C. Pearson, 72, died on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at his residence, 3095 Old Manning Road, Sumter. He was born on June 12, 1948, in Sumter, a son of the late James Jimmy Pearson Sr. and Lillie Mae Johnson Pearson. Graveside services for Mr. … more


MACON, Ga. - Jacob Jr. and Joan Archer, ages 85 and 84, died on Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 9, 2020, at Advance Health and Rehab in Jeffersonville, Georgia. Public viewing for Mr. and Mrs. Archer will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday … more


MANNING - Martha DuBose Smith, 81, wife of William Rudolph "Rudy" Smith, died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at The Newport in Newport News, Virginia. Born on Oct. 24, 1938, in Crenshaw County, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Homer Wilson … more


COLUMBIA - Samuel Calvin Franklin, 74, of Columbia, passed away on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at Prisma Health Richland Hospital, after a brief illness. He was a 1964 graduate of Dennis High school in Bishopville and a 1968 graduate of Benedict … more


June Murphy, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at a nursing home in Florence. She is the widow of Edward T. Murphy. June is survived by her seven children, June Piecuch of Bear, Delaware, Barbara Anderson (Gary) of Levittown, … more


Graveside services for Jarele Martez Blackson will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Park, 802 N. Guignard Drive, Sumter, with the Rev. Clinton Ceasar Sr. officiating. The public may view from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial … more


Charlie Stone, 60, of Sumter, passed away on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Charlie was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1959. He was a CWO III in the United States Army, having served more than 17 years. He was an avid golfer and die-hard Gamecocks fan. … more
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