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'All You Need is Love'

School isn't quite out for Sumter School District's artistically gifted and talented students. Last Tuesday, about 185 of them were at Crestwood High School, about halfway through the district's three-week REACH Summer Arts program that will …

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Church News: June 22, 2017

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: - Saturday - Fun Day for Families and Friends will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Food, entertainment and games sponsored by the Sallie Evans Women's Missionary Society. Cedar Grove Missionary …
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James-Gould

Stephanie Wells James of Sumter and Phillip David Gould of Greenville were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Evans James III of …
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Serial father keeps chummy relationships with exes

DEAR ABBY - I recently met a 28-year-old father of three I'm interested in. He seems wonderful. He's a hard worker, takes care of his responsibilities and is an amazing father to his children. They're all still very little, but they're great …
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Culbreaths celebrate 59 years

Robert and Florence Culbreath of Sumter celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on May 28, 2017, at church. The couple spent the day with family giving praise and sharing memories of past anniversaries. The couple was honored by their two children …
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U.S. celebrates Nursing Assistants Week

"Nursing assistants are the backbone of Brookdale," is the consensus of the staff of Brookdale Sumter senior living facility, including Executive Director Sherri Scott and Sales and Marketing Manager Mireille Elie-McLean. "They do some of …
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Coker-Windham

Mr. and Mrs. Parrish W. Coker of Alcolu announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Lynn Coker of Alcolu, to Michael Lee Windham of Manning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale S. Windham of Manning. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and …
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Edmunds principal off to war; annual magazine drive begins

75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 9-15 A fire, which firemen said might have been smoldering since early in the day, swept through the Neill O'Donnell building in the first block of West Liberty Street, leaving in its wake damage estimated by some …
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Charles Thomas Mason Jr.: 'The Edison of the South'

Charles Thomas "C.T." Mason Jr., who led a life filled with outstanding accomplishments, was known better by his fellow scientists than by his friends and neighbors. Many of his important contributions are mentioned in his 1928 obituary, a …