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Leventis home catches fire

The house of former South Carolina Senator Phil Leventis caught fire Friday evening during the replacement of an air conditioning unit part in the attic above the three-car garage, according to …

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Police arrest 2nd man in Sunday blaze; another sought

A second man has been arrested and charged in a home fire in Sumter, and police are looking for a third suspect in the case in which one person was sent to a hospital. A tipster led Sumter Police Department deputies and the state Fugitive Task …
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Sheriff's office arrests suspected arsonist

A 24-year-old man is being sought by Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a house that burned down on Thursday afternoon. Brandon Cory Dowless faces arson charges after fire …

Man arrested after saying marijuana in wife's pants was his

CHARGES Ricky Lee Lisbon, 46, of 1040 Tupelo Lane, was arrested while driving on U.S. 521 near Beckwood Road about 4:55 p.m. Tuesday and charged with driving under suspension, first offense; improper vehicle license; and operating an uninsured …
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LLOYD W. ATKINSON

Lloyd Woffard Atkinson, 78, husband of Charlotte Lashley Atkinson, died on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his home. Born on July 30, 1936, in Lee County, he was a son of the late Madison Arthur and Sarah Poole Atkinson. He was a graduate of …

LORENE O. HALLMAN

Graveside services for Lorene Oswald Hallman, 87, formerly of Leesville, will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Ridge Crest Memorial Park with the Rev. Charles Clanton officiating. Viewing will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Barr-Price …
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Winning & waiting

Lakewood High School's Ryan Taylor had a pair of 2-out clutch hits and starting pitcher Tabien Butler outdueled Cole Benenhaley to spoil rival Crestwood's senior night and leaves the Gators still in the hunt for the playoffs with a 4-2 victory on …
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Hold hearings for toxic waste dump

The Pinewood toxic waste dump has been described as a "ticking time bomb" in view of the five million tons of hazardous waste stored there and because of its proximity to Lake Marion. The state's job is to ensure that the time bomb never goes …