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BD holds family picnic

BD held its family picnic Saturday on the company grounds, 1575 Airport Road. The event drew close to 1,400 workers and family members. Attendees enjoyed slides, bouncy houses, casino games, Bingo, midway games, sand art, face painting, …

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Group talks up Sunday alcohol sales

A 53-word referendum will be on the ballot for city of Sumter residents Nov. 4, giving people the chance to decide whether Sunday alcohol sales will be permitted in city restaurants. While the legalese of the issue may leave many voters scratching …
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Break-in at convenience store

STOLEN PROPERTY An air-conditioning unit was reportedly stolen from a home in the 100 block of Gibbons Street about 2:50 p.m. Friday. A 2011 Hopper flatbed utility trailer valued at $2,200 was reportedly stolen from a Dalzell business in the …

School bus parts reported stolen

STOLEN PROPERTY A 2014 Yamaha dirt bike valued at $4,000 was reported stolen at 9:16 a.m. Oct. 11 from the 400 block of Arlington Road. A school bus radiator valued at $1,200, a school bus transmission valued at $1,000 and about $100 worth of …
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JAMES F. MCCRAY

James Frank McCray, 59, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born March 19, 1955, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Chappell and Irene Wilder McCray. James leaves to cherish his memory: four …

WALLACE ADAMS

Wallace "Wally" Maston Adams passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Dorn VA Hospital, Columbia. Born in Conway on Oct. 18, 1929, he was the son of the late James Maston Adams and Nettie Watson Adams. He married Margaret Hughes in England on Nov. …
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Defensive dependency

CLEMSON - Clemson's defense is grabbing the headlines for the 21st-ranked Tigers - and not for the points it allows in the team's biggest games. The group has given up just 30 points in the past three games for Clemson (5-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast …
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A family that's just like ours

Is it really true that "Steel Magnolias" is celebrating its 25th anniversary? I've watched the ultimate Southern chick flick about four times a year, so that equals to somewhere around 100 viewings, give or take a few. I don't purposely seek it out, …
Pets for adoption

Linus is a great lap dog

Linus, a neutered 3-year-old blond and white Chihuahua mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is gentle, sweet, affectionate, playful, loving and great with other dogs. Linus adores …

Kansas is sweet-natured

Kansas, a neutered 5-month-old grey tabby American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, playful, affectionate, gentle and active. He loves to be given lots of …