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Blaze at Hodge Sumter warehouse causes $2M in damage

Sumter Fire Department used about one million gallons of water to combat a fire at an approximately 200,000-square-foot warehouse on Hauser Street as the structure burned to the ground early Friday. Firefighters were called to the building - …

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1 Sumter Historic District home destroyed, 1 damaged in double house fires

One house was extremely damaged and another destroyed after a fire broke out on a residential property in Sumter Historic District on Friday afternoon. A neighbor on McQueen Street and Hampton …
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Sumter man arrested in connection to shooting into vehicle

Bond was denied for a 25-year-old Sumter man who allegedly threatened a close family member with a firearm and fired shots into the family member's vehicle in December. Shaquille Marique Leneau, of Jessamine Trail, is accused of assaulting a …
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JOHN E. DINGLE

JOHN E. DINGLE On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, John Elliott Dingle, husband of Ruth Davis Dingle, heard his master's call at the Carolina Hospital System, Florence. Born on Sept. 14, 1949, in Davis …

BENNIE JONES

On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, Bennie Jones departed this life at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born on April 24, 1946, in Brooklyn New York, he was a son of the late Russell and Lucretia Green …
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Split decision

The Wilson Hall varsity girls basketball team improved its record to 12-5 on the season and 2-1 in SCISA Region II-3A with a 71-42 dismantling of Laurence Manning Academy at Nash Student Center on Friday. The Lady Swampcats fell to 6-8 overall …
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Trump has free speech rights to blast press

Two U.S. senators recently weighed in with grandstanding shots at President Trump. The first was Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who slammed Trump before a nearly empty U.S. Senate chamber on Wednesday, comparing him to Russian dictator Joseph …
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Good or bad dog? Delta wants to know before you board

DALLAS - Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to …
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JJ would make a perfect little buddy

JJ, a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix, is great with other dogs and children but needs a home without cats. JJ is an active, affectionate and friendly boy who needs supervision while outside. He would make the perfect little buddy. The Sumter SPCA …