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Friday night lights are back

Sumter High School running back Quentin Anderson breaks through the line of scrimmage carrying the ball during the Gamecocks’ varsity football game against district rival Crestwood on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

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'A country of opportunity'

Many words are used to describe the United States of America - some call it the land of plenty, freedom or equality - but at least one airman regards it as the land of opportunity. Airman 1st Class Bin Ma, 20th Comptroller Squadron financial …
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Teen, 17, charged with sex crimes

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested Justin Yates, 17, and charged him with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, third degree, pursuant to two warrants on Thursday. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, the …

Man faces criminal sexual conduct, vandalism charges

Damien Dingle, 26, of 15 Third Ave., faces charges from both Sumter Police Department and Sumter County Sheriff's Office regarding separate incidents. Police arrested Dingle on Thursday after an investigation into the vandalism of a vehicle while …
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SOLOMON I. TILL III

Solomon "Sollie" Irving Till III, 78, husband of Margaret Graham Yates Till, died on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Solomon Irving Till Jr. and Elizabeth Stanley Till. Mr. Till …

JOHN E. STEPHENS

John Edward "Buck" Stephens, 74, died on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born in Lee County, he was a son of the late Vincent and Bernice Capell Stephens. Mr. Stephens was a retired roofer. Surviving are two sons, …
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SHS runs wild

Good things happen when the Sumter High School football team is physical like first-year head coach Mark Barnes wants it to be. The Gamecocks had a trio of running backs run for 100 yards and …
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What six years of 'reset' have wrought

WASHINGTON - On September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO …