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Former NFL player gives helpful advice to youth

On Friday, the Sumter Spartans Pop Warner youth football camp was given the opportunity to hear from one of Sumter's accomplished national football players. Mariel Cooper, former Washington Redskins player and 2015 graduate from The Citadel, …

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S.C. National Guard Band will present free concert

The South Carolina National Guard 246th Army Band will bring two of its breakout groups to the Sumter Opera House for a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The 90-minute concert will feature the Dixieland band and the Palmetto Jazz …

My squash died ... time for healing

In a fit of confidence, I set out tomatoes and squash this year. My tomatoes have done great. Nothing like home-grown tomatoes. My squash, however, died. I got two squash off four plants. Not a good return on investment. Most gardeners I know …
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Check out these volunteer opportunites

Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospice is in need of volunteers. A volunteer application can be found online at www.palmettohealth.org/giving/volunteer-programs/homecare-and-hospicevolunteers . Volunteers are needed for both direct patient care and …
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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 to meet Saturday

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 Ballard-Palmer-Bates will meet 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at 310 Palmetto St. Call (803) 316-0459. The Sumter Warriors MS Support Group will meet at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, and Sunday, July 2, in …
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Public Record: June 25, 2017

Building Permits - Gail Jennings, owner, Ralph Brown, contractor, 8240 Milford Plantation Road, Pinewood (mobile home, residential). - Lillie Mae* Robinson et al, owner, Randolph Wells dba Wells Builders, contractor, 110 Fagan St., $3,000 …
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Man charged with attempted murder

CHARGES Devin J. Hawkins, 23, of Tampa Gold Road, Wedgefield, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with attempted murder for allegedly verbally threatening to cut the victim's throat and thrusting a knife at the victim's torso while in the 370 …

Man charged with breaking furniture, door with baseball bat

CHARGES Robert L. Stevenson III, 18, of 1295 Shoreland Drive, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with malicious injury to property for allegedly using a baseball bat to break furniture and damage a door and wall while in the 960 block of Parsons …
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SAFE promotes regional branch director

SAFE Federal Credit Union has promoted Jay Montgomery to vice president of operations at the credit union. Montgomery succeeds Michael Baker, who recently moved up to the executive vice president position at SAFE. After joining SAFE as a …

Insurers: Duke Energy knew coal ash risk

RALEIGH (AP) - Dozens of insurance companies say they're not obligated to help pay for Duke Energy Corp.'s multi-billion dollar coal ash cleanup because the nation's largest electric company long knew about but did nothing to reduce the threat of …
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Public Agenda: June 25, 2017

PALMETTO HEALTH TUOMEY BOARD Monday, noon, Tuomey SANTEE WATEREE RTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, 6:15 p.m., 129 S. Harvin St. MCLEOD HEALTH CLARENDON BOARD OF TRUSTEES Tuesday, 6 p.m., hospital board room SUMTER COUNTY …
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Support Groups: June 21, 2017

AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 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 - …