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Go 'Into the Woods' for fairy

Once upon a time ... There was a stage musical that's a mash-up of several different fairy tales. Next week, the popular play can be seen here in Sumter. "Into the Woods," being produced by the choral department of Furman Middle School, …

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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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Holiday wedding / engagement deadlines

The deadline for weddings and engagements to publish in the Nov. 27 edition of The Sumter Item is noon on Nov. 17.The deadline for the Dec. 25 edition is noon on Dec. 15.Engagement and wedding …
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Longtime family friend feels hurt by sulky teen's attitude

DEAR ABBY: I have had a best friend for more than 20 years. We met when we were 18 and have been inseparable ever since. I was best man in his wedding, and when his first child was born, I traveled …
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DuBoses celebrate 60 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. William A. DuBose of Sumter celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 31, 2016. The couple's two children are William Allen DuBose Jr. of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Kevin Todd DuBose of Simpsonville. Mrs. DuBose is the …
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Absurd, silly, irreverent, hilarious ...

The musical comedy "Spamalot" is the 20th consecutive annual musical presented by the Sumter High School drama department. The slightly irreverent comedy based on the 1975 film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" reflects both the director's and the …
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Newman-Kruger

Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Newman announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffani Marie Newman, to Mr. John Michael Kruger, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony Kruger, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James …
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City will test air raid siren; Cut Rate gets a facelift job

75 YEARS AGO - 1942 July 10 - 16 Local Chamber of Commerce officials have been asked to cooperate in a nationwide inventory of automobile tires now in the hands of retail and wholesale outlets, by telephoning dealers to get forms, which have …
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Locals contributed to success of flying school

From Shaw Field's early construction, its air school grew into a viable and functional entity. Research finds that many individuals, including several from Sumter, made important contributions to the school's growth and development. Contributions …