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Remembering to forgive

Those who attended the 2017 A Day of Remembrance ceremony at the old Sumter County Courthouse on Thursday evening received a message about finding forgiveness. The event was hosted by the Sumter chapter of Parents of Murdered Children. The …

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District meeting set for Monday

The interim superintendent's report on happenings across the district's schools and the chief financial officer's monthly financial report for August highlight the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' meeting set for Monday. A …
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Woman charged with possession of stolen goods

CHARGES Katelynn A. Thigpen, 19, of 3860 Artesian Drive, was arrested on Sept. 8 and charged with receiving stolen goods for allegedly possessing a chainsaw, three air compressors, a 3-ton floor jack, assorted rods and reels, a Black & Decker …
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DELORES S. WADDELL

Funeral services for Delores Sonia Waddell will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Palmer Memorial Chapel, 304 S. Main St., Sumter, with the Rev. Willie Ray Wright Jr., of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at …

CECIL W. LAUNIUS

Cecil Weldon Launius, 82, husband of 34 years to Margaret Barkley Launius, died on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at his home. Born in Holly Springs, Arkansas, he was a son of the late Nollie Lafayette Launius and Mary Elizabeth Walker Launius. Mr. …
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Kicking and beaming

COLUMBIA - Parker White heard the boos as he missed two field goals earlier in the game. The University of South Carolina freshman placekicker, who had also …
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Whatever happened to Dail Dinwiddie?

COLUMBIA - Twenty-five years ago on Sept. 24, 1992, Dail Boxley Dinwiddie vanished. Phffft. Just like that. She was 23, a darling girl, anyone would say. Because even though she was, by age, a young woman, she was just 5 feet tall and weighed …
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Cassie will wag her tail endlessly for attention

Cassie is a 4-month-old female hound mix. She is a sweet and gentle girl, who loves people and will wag her tail endlessly for attention. Cassie is great with other dogs. She is playful and friendly. Cassie will make a great addition to any …