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'Power to the people' celebrated on anniversary of our Constitution

The Morris College family exhibited true patriotism and an appreciation for constitutional rights by celebrating Constitution Day on Wednesday morning on the front lawn of Academic Hall. The event, organized by the college's Division of Social …

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New truck will help save lives, money

Sumter City Council passed a pair of resolutions at Tuesday night's meeting, authorizing the purchase of a new cost-effective fire truck and a contract awarded for the completion of the Rembert Water System improvements and High Hills Rural Water …
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2 women arrested for 3rd-degree assault, battery

ARRESTS Morgan Ray, 30, of 213 Sussex Drive, Sumter, was charged with driving under suspension, fourth offense, after a traffic stop along Sussex Drive in Dalzell just after 11 p.m. Monday. Two Sumter women were arrested Tuesday after a …

Wanted man nabbed

Police on Wednesday arrested a Sumter man who allegedly struck a man with his car during the weekend. Officers from the Sumter Police Department took 26-year-old Eric Christopher Hamilton of 1508 Lewis Road into custody after tracing him to a …
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QUEEN ROSE

Queen Elizabeth Gamble Boulware Rose, 82, widow of Hazel Rose and former wife of Richard Boulware, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. Born on June 26, 1932, in New Zion, she was a daughter of the …

ROSELLA SHUMAKER

Rosella Shumaker, wife of Norman J. Shumaker, died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Services will be announced by Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, (803) 775-9386.
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Continuing momentum

Wilson Hall head football coach Bruce Lane was curious to see how his squad would respond after suffering its first loss in more than a year. And for the first few series against Ben Lippen last Friday, things weren't looking good. "They took …
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Obama needs Congress to approve war

WASHINGTON - The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today's issue is not whether to declare war but only …
Pets for adoption

Xena adores attention

Xena, a 5-month-old tan and white spayed female hound mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is affectionate, active, playful, sweet and friendly. Xena loves to play with other dogs …

Fatty needs a home

Fatty, a 3-year-old gray tabby and white spayed female American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken, sweet, friendly, active, gentle and affectionate. Fatty is …