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Salem Baptist presents gospel tribute

Salem Missionary Baptist Church, in conjunction with Coffee House Productions, will present A Tribute to Gospel’s Golden Age at 5 p.m. Sunday. The free concert is the church’s annual observance …

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Sumter DAR announces essay contest winners

Each year Sumter’s Home Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognizes outstanding students at its February meeting. The chapter sponsors two essay contests, one each for …
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Are you single and like to dance?

The Palmetto Singles Club meets from 7 to 10 p.m. on the first and third Friday of each month at the VFW on Gion Street. Come dance with us. Call (803) 468-6874. Mayewood High School Class of 1977 will hold its 40th class reunion during Memorial …
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Do you need help with your taxes?

Volunteers from AARP will offer free tax preparation from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through April 12 at the Shepherd's Center, 24 Council St. Applicants are advised to bring the following with them: photo ID; Social Security …
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Feb. 19, 2017

Marriage Licenses - Richard John Gimlin III and Daphne Mendez - Mason Drake Carney and Courtney Noel Crosby - Samuel Glenn Smith and Melanie Marie Russo - Matthew Fullard and Raven Campbell Heyward - Kyle Patrick Schaare and Kathryn …
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Woman charged after children tested positive for drugs

CHARGESAllison Grooms, 23, of 342 Brooklyn St., was arrested on Sunday and charged with child neglect after her two children tested positive for cocaine and other drugs, according to an incident …
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Defending Trump - no matter what

I've always found Donald Trump's most passionate supporters more interesting than Donald Trump himself. Donald Trump is easy to understand. He's a man who craves adulation. Adulation, applause, ratings are his oxygen. When you understand that a …

Deep in road salt mine, workers pray for snow (and overtime)

HAMPTON CORNERS, N.Y. (AP) — Deep below upstate New York's farm country, workers in ghostly tunnels are praying for snow. Fiercer winters mean better business, longer hours and fatter paychecks …
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Feb. 23, 2017

SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Today, 7:30 a.m., Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 32 E. Calhoun St. SUMTER COUNTY DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS BOARD INC. CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS INC. INDEPENDENT LIVING INC. ABILITIES
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Feb. 22, 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 - …