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Civil War history comes to life

David Decker slices a watermelon while racing by it on his horse, Gentry, to illustrate how a Federal Cavalry soldier would use a sword during the Civil War. Decker is teaching the class “From Sumter to Appomattox,” which explores the strategies and military tactics of the Civil War through a hands-on, interactive summer camp this week at the University of South Carolina Sumter. Decker wore authentic Federal Cavalry uniform for the Wednesday class.

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Administrators accept principal positions

Two Sumter School District administrative employees, who are filing lawsuits against the superintendent and the district because their district-level jobs will be eliminated June 30, have accepted principal positions in the district. Cornelius …
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Man charged with breaking furniture, door with baseball bat

CHARGES Robert L. Stevenson III, 18, of 1295 Shoreland Drive, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with malicious injury to property for allegedly using a baseball bat to break furniture and damage a door and wall while in the 960 block of Parsons …
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PATRICIA ANN L. VOSE

MANNING - Patricia Ann Livingston "Pat" Vose, 72, wife of Thomas Christy "Tom" Vose, died on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Roper Hospital. Born on April 13, 1945, in Enid, Oklahoma, she was a daughter of the late William Cody Livingston and Mary Alice …

JOHN B. RAFFIELD III

DALZELL - John Benjamin Raffield III, husband of Dr. Kay R. Raffield, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born on Nov. 18, 1938, he was a son of the late Christine Lybrand Raffield and John Benjamin Raffield Jr. In …
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Putting on the brakes

NEW YORK - Didi Gregorius and Matt Holliday each hit a go-ahead homer and New York piled on from there, lifting the Yankees over the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 on Wednesday night to snap a season-high seven-game losing streak. New York's skid was its …
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Ossoff's loss shows his party is out of touch

Everyone this morning is talking about the 6th District Georgia House race as if it held cosmic significance (it didn't, unless you own a local TV station that was selling ad time; if so, then it changed your life the way winning the lottery would.) …
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London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire

LONDON (AP) - The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention. But some pedestrians walking the bridge over the River Thames each day say they find themselves glancing at the passing traffic and …
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GOP holds 5th District Congressional seat

COLUMBIA (AP) - Republicans held onto Mick Mulvaney's South Carolina congressional seat in Tuesday's special election, but the 3-point margin was hardly what they may have been presuming, given Mulvaney's 20-point victory in November. Why - and …
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Redd is a shy, adorable young man

We have named this young man Redd because of his beautiful color. He is about a year old and weights 43 pounds. Redd was found running loose and no one has come to Animal Control to claim him so he is now available for adoption. He is a shy guy and …