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Churches join for community VBS

Mayesville residents realize that people talk about their town as being literally divided down the middle by its main thoroughfare, Lafayette Street, with most black residents on the east side and most whites on the west. But organizers of the first …

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Zucchini flowers are perfect for stuffing

Zucchini flowers are perfect for stuffing. In the following recipe, the flowers are filled with cheese before frying. The result is a creamy, flavorful filling and a supercrisp crust. For years, my go-to deep-frying batter has been made of …

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God is going to help us

A few weeks ago, my family and I attended a fireworks show hosted by a nearby church. Before the fireworks began, the preacher addressed the crowd. He grabbed the edges of the portable podium, leaned slightly forward, and began his sermon - a …
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Adkins-Compton

Kristyn Ren Adkins and Matthew Lee Compton, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Grace Baptist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Leonette Adkins of Raleigh, North Carolina, and the …
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Single mom craves family's embrace of her daughters

DEAR ABBY - I am a single mother of two biracial daughters ages 2 and 4. They fill my life with joy and I am thankful to be their mother. My problem is, I haven't been able to face my family members since the birth of my second child. My family …
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Strongs celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Willie J. Strong Sr. of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 20, 2016. The couple's children and their spouses are: Willie Jr. and Roslyn Summer-Strong of Eastover; Chris and Nichole Wright-Strong of Rock Hill; …
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Actress Connie Sawyer, 103, recalls acting career

Tinseltown TalksWhile she never achieved the box office-busting stardom of big celebrities, Connie Sawyer worked alongside many, including Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and, more recently, a slew of today's hottest actors.In 1994, she …
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Prothro-Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Lannes Cuthbert Prothro III of Manning announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Kathleen Prothro of Columbia, to Mr. Joseph Ryan Johnson of Brunswick, Georgia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer George Johnson of Brunswick. The …
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Police qualify on guns; Mount Vernon Court opens restaurant

75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Dec. 15 - 21 Letter from Lincoln High School - this is to acknowledge receipt of your circular letter in reference to the Red Cross Drive. I have noted in your letter that you have asked each class to average 10 cents per …