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American Legion hosts 100th county fair

You can see the American Legion Post 15 Sumter County Fair from even higher than the top of the Ferris wheel next week. How high can you go? That's up to you and your helicopter pilot. Carolina Helicopters LLC will be at the fairgrounds on …

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American Legion hosts 100th county fair

You can see the American Legion Post 15 Sumter County Fair from even higher than the top of the Ferris wheel next week. How high can you go? That's up to you and your helicopter pilot. Carolina Helicopters LLC will be at the fairgrounds on …
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Two Lee County men arrested after undercover investigation

Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested two men Sunday on charges of selling illegal drugs and alcohol without a license after a months-long undercover investigation. Sheriff Danny Simon said officers executed multiple search warrants at 281 Rouse …
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NIRA HINKLE

Nira Geraldine Roberts Hinkle, 83, beloved wife of James Hinkle Jr., died on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland. Born in War Eagle, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the …

ALFREDA C. MICHAEL

COLUMBIA - Alfreda Conyers Michael, 41, wife of Willie Michael, died on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Providence Health Northeast, Columbia. She was born on Sept. 1, 1975, in Manning, a daughter of Deacon Alphonso and Julia Singletary Conyers. She …
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Bluegrass blues

Carolina suffers 3rd straight loss to Kentucky in 17-10 defeat LEXINGTON, Ky. — Benny Snell Jr. scored the go-ahead touchdown from 1 yard midway through the fourth quarter, Boom Williams broke a 43-yard TD and Kentucky held off South Carolina …
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We're right to be skeptical about tech giants' claims

The breaking news in the publishing and technology world this week is that Facebook has been faking out advertisers for a long time. Here's a story about the implications, and the fallout is still in the early stages - …
Pets for adoption

Xander would be a great addition to any family

Xander, a neutered and housebroken 5-month-old Manx, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is super with other cats. Xander is friendly and affectionate. He loves people and cat toys. Xander would make a great new addition to any family. …