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Change of command

With an impressive array of American air power parked outside the open hanger doors, Maj. Gen. Mark D. Kelly took command of the Ninth Air Force at a ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base on Friday morning. Kelly assumed command from Maj. Gen. H.D. "Jake" …

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Chamber names new president

The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce board of directors announced Friday through a news release that it has hired Chris Hardy as president and chief executive officer of the Chamber effective this month. Hardy most recently served as president …
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Man jailed for allegedly hitting child

Sumter County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man after he allegedly hit a child. Marcus Rush, 32, of 40 Murphy St., was arrested and charged Monday with cruelty to children in connection to an incident that occurred last month. In a release …

2 arrested in strong arm robbery

Kevin Douglas Shrader, 31, of 2894 September Drive, and Quentin Antoine Wright, 31, of 12 Copeland St., were both arrested Friday for their alleged involvement in a strong-arm robbery that took place at 3:30 a.m. in the parking lot of a …
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ALICE B. WILLIAMS

Mrs. Alice Bradford Williams, 67, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, after an extended illness. Born in Boykin, she was the daughter of the late Dan Sr. and Pearl Hampton Bradford and wife of Robert …

EDDY N. HAMMOND

EDDY N. HAMMOND BURLINGTON, N.C.-Mr. Eddy "Sparky" Nelson Hammond, 68, of Burlington, passed away at 2:53 a.m., Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Alamance Regional Medical Center. A native of …
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Changing of the guard

Charlie Miranda and Daniel Tallon have been a part of the Sumter High School football program since the 2012 season, their freshman year. On Friday, they began their fourth and final fall practice - under their fourth head coach. That coach is Mark Barnes, a 26-year veteran North Carolina coach who led Crest High in Shelby to the 3A state championship last season.
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What is this world coming to? - Part 2: Tattoos

I first became fascinated with tattoos when I observed one on the arm of the late, great, Sumter fire chief "Bit" Wilder. Bit had been a sailor, so it went without saying that sailors were expected to have tattoos. He had one on his arm. I was …