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County toasts Parnell for work with recreation department

Sumter County Council and Sumter County Recreation and Parks Department recognized Phil Parnell, who has been with the department for more than 20 years and was recently inducted into the Dixie Softball Hall of Fame. County Administrator Gary …

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Employee at nursing home accused of abusing patients

An employee at a Sumter nursing home stands accused of abusing and neglecting the patients left in her care. Andria Martice Lawson, 24, of 1695 Urban Road, Summerton, was arrested Monday and charged with one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult …
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Police seek man who tried to run over officers

Police are looking for a man who reportedly tried to run over two officers in an escape attempt. Shaquille Morique Leneau, 22, of 142 Shannon St., is wanted on two counts of attempted murder. Leneau was reportedly spotted by officers on Brand …
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MICHAEL W. SPENCER

Michael Winfield Spencer, 45, died on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Born in Horatio, he was a son of Margaret Campbell Phelps and Dewey Spencer. Mr. Spencer attended the public schools of Sumter County and …

HOYT T. FULTON

Hoyt Thomas "Tommy" Fulton, 67, husband of Beulah Mae Floyd Fulton, died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Charleston, he was a son of the late Woodrow Wilson Fulton and Margaret Sanders Fulton. Mr. Fulton was …
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Barons' top priority is offensive identity

It's something Bruce Lane has stressed since taking over at Wilson Hall three years ago, perhaps even as much as going 1-0 every week. "Whether you're in Pop Warner or the NFL, I think any team that has to replace key players needs to establish …
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What kind of Navy do Americans want?

WASHINGTON - Russia's ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State's erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over the South China Sea. Beijing calls this …
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Shooting by 9-year-old stirs gun debate

PHOENIX (AP) - "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor …
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Workers' comp OK for kickball game injury

COLUMBIA (AP) - Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation. On Wednesday, the court ruled that Stephen Whigham, who was injured in a company …
Pets for adoption

Olive is looking for a family

Olive, an 8-month-old tan and white spayed female labrador / hound mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken, playful, affectionate, active and friendly. She gets along …

Isis

Isis, 8-month-old black and white spayed American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken, playful, affectionate, active, gentle and loves people. She’s …