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Palmetto Youth Connections helps students get on the road to success

Breann Combs, 17, was struggling going to school as a single mom while in the foster care system in the South Carolina upstate. When she moved to Sumter in June, with assistance from the South Carolina Department of Social Services, she was …

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Gallery's 2 new exhibitions accessible, inspirational

Sumter County Gallery of Art Director Karen Watson describes the 39th Annual Exhibition of the South Carolina Watermedia Society (once Watercolor Society) as including a stunning "variety of imagery and subject matter ; from mixed-media abstract …
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Donate your unwanted vehicles

The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles - even ones that don't run. The car will be towed at no charge to you and you will be provided with a possible tax deduction. The donated vehicle will be sold at …
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Lincoln High Alumni Association to meet

The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will meet at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Lincoln High School cafeteria, Council Street. Call James L. Green at (803) 968-4173. The Sumter Branch NAACP's annual Martin Luther King …
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Jan. 1, 2017

Marriage Licenses - Dewey Carey Pritchard Jr. and Christina Ann Partin - John Carlysle Floyd of New Zion and Whitney Douglass Robinson - Samuel Fernandez and Dominique Rene Martinez, both of Shaw Air Force Base - Brandon Shane Green and …
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Caregiver charged with stealing from client

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a caretaker on Thursday for allegedly taking more than $30,000 from a 94-year-old client between February and August of 2016. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, Annie McLeod, 63, of 1800 …
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Agent Braaten joins Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announces that Mary Braaten, an experienced real estate professional, is now affiliated with its Sumter branch office. "I look forward to providing the best customer service and helping both buyers and …

VW pleads guilty in emissions scandal; 6 employees indicted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany were indicted in the U.S. on Wednesday in the VW emissions-cheating scandal, while the company itself agreed to plead guilty to …
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Jan. 15, 2017

TAX ACCOMMODATIONS ADVISORY BOARD Tuesday, 3 p.m., Swan Lake Visitors Center SUMTER CITY COUNCIL Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. CLARENDON COUNTY PLANNING & PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Tuesday, 6 p.m., planning …
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Jan. 11, 2017

AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - …