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No crying or pouting here

Ethan Keisler, 2, reacts to a surprise visit from Santa Claus on Friday at St. James Lutheran School. Santa has been seen across Sumter lately. When asked about what he was doing in town, he said he …

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Soldier awarded for saving man's life after wreck

The unforeseen intersection of two lives on April 10 saved one's life and made a decorated hero out of the other. Jeremy Brunson was riding shotgun in a vacuum/pressure tanker truck on April 10 when a blown tire caused a co-worker to lose control …
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Tires and rims reported stolen from pickup

STOLEN PROPERTY Tires and rims were reported stolen from a 1993 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck about noon Thursday in the 4200 block of Pond Loop Road. A 1995 Ford Taurus valued at $2,000 was reported stolen from the front yard of a …

2 men arrested in Dalzell drug raid

CHARGES Erin Tindal, 27, of 1048 Travis Lane, Manning, was arrested at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday and charged with her third offense of driving under suspension after a traffic stop at Bultman Drive and Broad Street. Anthony Caesar, 25, of Sumter, …
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ROBERT LEE GILYARD

SUMMERTON - Robert Lee Gilyard, husband of Minnie Riley Gilyard, died on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. He was a son of the late Jim and Hattie Georgia Gilyard. Funeral services for Mr. Gilyard will be held today at Taw Caw Missionary Baptist …

ARIZONA C. HARRINGTON

Arizona Cummings Harrington departed this life on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Harrington born on June 28, 1928, a daughter of the late Alfred K. and Hattie Bradford Cummings. Her formal education …
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Sumter County sweep

Often times in life we fail to realize that at the end of the day a game is just a game. Sumter High School senior basketball player Micah McBride understands that better than most. He was honored prior to the Gamecocks' game against Lakewood on Friday for recently joining the United States Army.
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How to fight the lone wolf

WASHINGTON - The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney, Australia. But there are two kinds of lone wolves - the crazy and the evil - and the distinction is …
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U.S. tapped contractors to do its sneaky work in Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) - When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations - leading to …
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S.C.'s jobless rate still at 6.7 percent

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged in November at 6.7 percent, the state Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday. The number of South Carolinians working also reached a record high for another month at …
Pets for adoption

Take Prancer home

Prancer, a 12-week-old tan and white male shepherd/boxer mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is sweet, affectionate, gentle, active and playful. He is great with other dogs and …

Nigel and Figaro want a family

Nigel and Figaro, 8-week-old male American shorthairs, are available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. They are playful, affectionate, gentle and active. Nigel and Figaro would make excellent new …