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Still strong: Sumter cycling club continues for more than 30 years

For more than 30 years, one local group has aimed to keep cyclists in shape and enthused for the sport. Buddy Wescott started the Sumter Chain Gang Bicycle Club in 1983 when he owned Buddy's Schwinn bicycle shop. He was training to do a 100-mile …

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Club will present romantic music, fine cuisine event as scholarship fundraiser

The Woman's Afternoon Music Club and Hamptons restaurant will present "An Intimate Evening of Fabulous Music and Fine Cuisine: Solomon Eichner at Hamptons" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12. The event is a fundraiser for the club, which awards …
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Volunteer your time, get involved or find assistance

The Rembert Area Community Coalition (RACC) is accepting applications for the 2014-15 after school program. Applications can be obtained at the main office, 8455 Camden Highway, Rembert, SC 29128. For information, call (803) 432-2001. Having …
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Are you a retired educator?

The Sumter County Education Association-Retired will meet at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the North HOPE Center, 904 N. Main St. Call Brenda Bethune at (803) 469-6588. The Shepherd's Center, 24 Council St., will offer public information …
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Jan. 25, 2015

Marriage Licenses - Nekea Deshaun Fleming and Jessica Dequilla Pearson - David Leroy Boone Jr. and Yvonne Stephens-Blackmon of Clewiston, Florida - William Khamari English and Cherelle Alexis Sawkins - Scott Alexander Westfall of Camden …
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Pistol reported stolen from Mooneyham Road

STOLEN PROPERTY A 2006 Ford Mustang valued at $10,000 was reported stolen from a Wedgefield home in the 1300 block of Hidden Oaks Drive at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Law enforcement recovered the vehicle abandoned at a wreck that morning before the owner …
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McDonald's new CEO faces onslaught of competition

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's new boss must feel like a freshly crowned king under siege. The world's biggest hamburger chain is facing an onslaught of competition, from better-burger chains like …

Fed stays 'patient' on rates while noting improving economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health. The …
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Public Agenda: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 3 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., fourth floor, City Council Chambers
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Jan. 21, 2015

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 - Wednesday, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - Sunday, …