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Cycles for Christmas gears up for 20th year

Evening Optimist Club of Sumter's Cycles for Christmas project is in full swing with donations and repairs for its 20th year of donating new and used bikes to underprivileged children later this month. Club member Tom Lawrence said Evening …

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Enjoy annual display on Mockingbird Lane

This holiday season families can continue to enjoy a local tradition of about 30 years by viewing Charles DuBose's Christmas lights on Mockingbird Lane. DuBose said it takes about three months to set up the light display each year. He said he …
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Woman charged with attempted murder after cutting friend with knife

Sumter County Sheriff's Office charged a 53-year old woman with attempted murder after she allegedly cut another woman in the leg with a knife on Thursday evening. According to an incident report from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Loretta Black …
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HANNAH J. BALLARD

MANNING - Hannah Jane Graham Ballard, 67, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, at Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Alcolu, the Rev. Delbert Singleton Jr., pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the …

DELORIS S. JONES

SUMMERTON - Deloris Spann Jones, 55, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Palmetto-Toumey Health. She was born June 2, 1951, in Pinewood, a daughter of Johnny Spann Sr. and the late Louise Green Spann. The family is receiving friends at her residence, …
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Playoff bound again

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson's mission is not over.The Heisman Trophy hopeful and third-ranked Clemson Tigers are ready to return to the College Football …
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Newspapers are still a form of accountable journalism

Talk to virtually anybody in America about politics, and they'll probably agree on one thing: The mainstream media is partly responsible for the current hostile atmosphere that accompanies political discussions. A September poll from Gallup revealed …
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Willa is a playful, extremely sweet girl

Willa, above, is an 11-week-old lab mix. She is a playful girl who is super with other dogs. She loves to run, be active, and cuddle with other pups. Willa is extremely sweet, gentle and affectionate. She loves everyone she meets. She would make an …