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One LEGO at a time

On Thursday afternoon, 29 children gathered together at the Sumter County Library branch on Wesmark Boulevard for an afternoon of LEGO fun. "Let's build a city," said Christy Smith, the head of children services for Sumter County …

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Mother charged in baby’s death

The charges against the mother of a 1-year-old who reportedly died Wednesday from being left in a hot vehicle were upgraded Thursday evening.
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Man charged for allegedly hitting wife with fist

CHARGES Jerrod D. Pack, 29, of Matthews Drive was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree domestic violence for allegedly striking his wife in the mouth with a fist while she was holding their 1-month-old baby at their shared …
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DEBORAH GRAHAM

LYNCHBURG — Funeral service for Deborah Graham will be held at noon today at St. John United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Chandler Cemetery, directed by Bacote-Eaddy Funeral …

CRAIG A. ANDERSON

Craig A. Anderson, 40, husband of Anica Adger Anderson, departed this life on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Columbia. He was born on Jan. 28, 1977, in Sumter, a son of the Rev. Jonathan and Hattie …
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Strength in arms

As the Sumter P-15's prepare for the start of the American Legion baseball state tournament on Saturday, head coach Steve Campbell and …
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What to do for little Charlie Gard in London

WASHINGTON - One cannot imagine a more wrenching moral dilemma than the case of little Charlie Gard. He is a beautiful 11-month-old boy with an incurable genetic disease. It depletes his cells' energy-producing structures (the mitochondria), thereby …
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Trina is a spry, "fluffy" girl

Trina is a spayed and housebroken 8-year-old red Chihuahua mix. She is great with older children, other dogs and even cats. Trina is a spry girl who is playful, active, affectionate, sweet and friendly. She can sit and stay on command and …