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Scouts mark veterans' graves for Memorial Day

Wesley Castleberry, 11, watches as Jamie Bass, 10, plants a flag on Bass’ great-grandfather’s grave in the Sumter Cemetery on Saturday morning as part of a county-wide effort to mark veterans’ graves for Memorial Day.

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A worthy tribute

"Imagine you are a soldier put down in a landing craft off Normandy on June 6, 1944. How do you face the reality that your chances of survival don't exist - how do you prepare yourself?" That is a question Sammy Way sometimes asks groups of …

Iris Festival attracts estimated 60,000

An estimated 60,000 attendees from across the nation and six countries came out to the 76th Annual Iris Festival held at the Swan Lake-Iris Gardens on Friday and Saturday, according to Shelley Kile, communications and tourism director for City of …
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Man charged with public disorderly conduct and assault and battery

charges Dwayne Johnson, 36, of 2806 Pelfrey Road, has been charged with public disorderly conduct and third-degree assault and battery after an incident Friday at 12:20 p.m. Johnson had allegedly been banging on the door of a business in the 100 …
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CHRISTINE MOSS

Christine Elizabeth Devoe Moss, 77, daughter of the late I.D. Devoe and Annie Dell Barfield Devoe, died on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Sumter Funeral Service, …

CAROLYN P. GRANT

Carolyn Parrott Grant, wife of James Grant, entered eternal rest on May 25, 2016, at her residence, 528 S. Calhoun St., Bishopville. The family is receiving friends at the residence. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the …
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Rally and a rout

P-15’s plate 4 late in opener, score early and often in nightcap of doubleheader sweep of Beaufort The Sumter P-15’s were in danger of dropping their first contest of the season as the innings ticked by in Saturday’s doubleheader opener …
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Where the teacher becomes the student

Can an old dog learn new tricks? A couple of weeks ago I attended the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop at University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As one of the older dogs, I was …
Pets for adoption

SPCA has a variety of kittens available for adoption

Peanut, an 11-week old gray male American short hair; Tangelo, an 8-week-old male orange tabby; Little Joe, a 10-week-old flame point male Siamese / American short hair; and Riddle, a 9-week-old female calico, are all available for adoption at the …