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Swinging fun at Memorial Park

Cousins Jakeira Evans, 8; Jahmaur Wells, 6; and Deasia Major, 10, find a creative way to play together as Nassir Major, 12, watches at Memorial Park on Wednesday.

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ACT scores decline in all local districts

Sumter School District, Lee County School District and Clarendon School Districts 1, 2 and 3 all saw declines in their American College Testing scores in 2016 while experiencing a rise in the number of test takers in all five districts this …
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Sumter Police Department seeking identity of armed robbery suspect

from staff reports Officers with Sumter Police Department are working to identify a man who robbed a Lafayette Drive business on Tuesday night. According to a news release from the police department, a man with his face partially covered and …
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PATRICIA B. HILL

Patricia Berry Hill, 86, widow of Michael J. Hill Sr., died on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at McElveen Manor. Born on April 7, 1930, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, she was a daughter of the late J.W. Sr. and Octavia Gunn Berry. Mrs. Hill was a member …

CORNELIA M. RAYSOR

REMBERT - Funeral services for Cornelia McLeod Raysor will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday at Rafting Creek Baptist Church, 3860 S.C. 261 North, Rembert, with the Rev. Melvin Mack, pastor, and the Rev. Anthony Smith, eulogist. Interment will follow in …
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From victory to rivalry

Roosevelt Nelson isn’t taking too much time to savor his first opening-week victory as a head coach, and neither are the Crestwood Knights. It’s a short week -- and a rivalry …
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Hillary's heel

WASHINGTON - When I wrote the headline "Hillary's heel," I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range of his wife's pantsuit hem. Hillary Clinton's Achilles' heel is her very Clinton-ness. …
Pets for adoption

Spuds deserves a home, loving family

At 42 pounds, Spuds is a small to medium sized boy who is about 2 years old. A likable boy, Spuds needs a home. Please consider this deserving boy as a forever pet. We do not know what Spuds' life was like before he came to Animal Control, but we do …