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Lemira team hosts 5th Step Off

The small gym at Lemira Elementary School echoed with the sounds of stomping feet, clapping hands and an occasional shout. The school's step team was practicing its routine after school on Thursday for the 5th Annual Lemira Lion Golden Steppers' …

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What are implications if U.S. moves Israel embassy to Jerusalem?

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The Palestinians are ringing alarm bells over Donald Trump's stated intention to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem, fearing quick action once he takes office as U.S. president next week. They say …
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Foley-Bussmann

Catherine Mae Foley and Robert Ivo Bussmann were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Foley Jr. of Sumter, and the granddaughter of Jacob …
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Daughter's asexuality is not accepted by her mom

DEAR ABBY - I have recently started disclosing to close friends and family that I am asexual (someone who experiences no sexual attraction to any person). For the most part they have been supportive, but my mother and one of my friends are having …
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5 generations of the Herring family

Five generations of the Herring family from left are Troy Player, grandfather; Pat Herring Player, great-grandmother; Lauren Player Redding, mother, holding Abigail Elizabeth Redding, daughter; and …
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Food truck festival comes to fairgrounds

Sumter Green has long sponsored Fall Feast, one of the premiere food events in the area, and now they've come up with something a little different, but still all about food. And food that's beyond the norm for Sumter, said Lynn Kennedy, chairwoman …
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Campbell-Gainous

Mr. and Mrs. David Fairley McInnis Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edward Campbell announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Margaret Campbell, to Christopher Michael Gainous, son of Mr. and Mrs. …
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Farmers reap rewards of good weather; private school to open

75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Aug. 6-12 The season's first bale of cotton was sold this morning to Middleton-Baker and Co. and brought 20 cents a pound. The bale weighed 571 pounds. The cotton was grown and sold by W. Lamar Kolb of Privateer. It was …
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Shaw Field loses 1st flight instructor in plane crash

Several cadets in the Flight School at Shaw Field were killed in crashes on and around the base, causing much sadness. However, on July 30, 1942 it was reported in The Sumter Daily Item that the first flight instructor was fatally injured in a plane …