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Pilot flies into history as part of 1st all-female black crew

Stephanie Grant was mesmerized the day she toured Shaw Air Force Base with her uncle, David J. Grant. Only 10 or 11 years old at the time, Grant knew she wanted to be a pilot, but she didn't know that she was going to be part of history. On Feb. …

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Chamber honors military members

Staff Sgt. Angela Duff said she didn't grow up with a lot of things, and that motivates her now to give back to those in need. She certainly did that last year in the local community, and the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce honored her as the Air …
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Tire theft suspect works out restitution

According to Sumter County Sheriff's Office, four tires were stolen from Myson's Tires, 3272 Broad St., shortly after midnight on Wednesday.Video shows white males running along the fence at the …
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PHYLLIS L. WRIGHT

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. - Phyllis Louise Wright, age 85, of Fairview Heights, died on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. She was born on Aug. 23, 1931, to Walter and Adolphine "Dolly," nee Pierson, Rattigan, of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. At the age of 20, …

JULIAN B. SINGLETON

Julian Barden Singleton, 89, husband of Esther Price Singleton, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at his home. Services will be announced by Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, (803) 775-9386.
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Crestwood girls fall 56-52

Tears were flowing for the Crestwood High School varsity girls basketball team after its 4A playoffs lower state semifinal game Monday at The Castle.Unfortunately for the Lady Knights, they weren't tears of joy. Wilson High School jumped to an …
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An adult voice amid pandemic childishness

WASHINGTON - In his 72 years, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, who was raised in segregated Richmond, Virginia, acknowledges that he has seen much change, often for the better, including advances in …
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AP: Drug theft on increase in some VA hospitals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers because of a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according …
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WWII lost dog tags returned to family

ROCK HILL (AP) - During World War II training in the Arizona desert in 1942, Army soldier James Thompson lost his dog tag. The tag worn around the neck that identifies soldiers lay buried in the sand for 75 years until a metal detector found it. It …
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Cleopatra has a loving, sweet personality

Cleopatra is a housebroken 3-year-old white domestic medium hair. She has a loving and sweet personality. Cleopatra enjoys lots of hands-on attention. She does great with other cats and children and would make a great lap cat. Cleopatra would …