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Cotton, peanut harvests look good

Cotton harvesters will be a common sight in the local countryside as the cotton harvest is underway, said Clemson Extension agronomist David DeWitt. "We finally had our first of true cotton pickin' weather," he said. "It's progressing nicely, and …

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Lakewood cheerleader recognized in magazine

Lakewood High School's Lindsey Barwick was recently named to the All-American Team for Inside Cheerleading Magazine, according to Athletic Director Frankie Ward. This is a huge accomplishment that has never been made at Lakewood High School. Barwick …
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After school care, volunteer opportunities, reunions and more

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. Sumter High …
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Interested in the rules of democracy?

The Sumter Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Sumter School District Administrative Building, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. Douglas Wilson will present a program on incidental motions. Meetings are open …
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Oct. 19, 2014

Marriage Licenses - Devin Quentrell Tindal and Fallon Danielle Strother - Matthew Lonnell Galbreath Jr. and Kelada Diamonice McCoy - William Hamner Dubois Jr. and Ashley Kate Jones - Frank H. Davis and Shakirah Fayonna Bickerstaff, both …
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Pistol reported stolen from Mustang

DAMAGED PROPERTY A 2007 Chevrolet Impala sustained an estimated $1,000 in damage after reportedly being vandalized in the 600 block of North Magnolia Street between 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. STOLEN PROPERTY A pair of …
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Alcoa sells stake in South Carolina smelter

Alcoa is selling its stake in a South Carolina aluminum smelter to Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million. New York-based Alcoa said in a statement that while Mt. Holly is a strong facility, it …

Farm grows so-called 'living fossil' trees

Ginkgo biloba trees are often called "living fossils" because their ancestry traces back to the Permian Era 270 million years ago. For centuries, extract from the leaves has been used as a remedy for dozens of ailments, and it is often used to …
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Oct. 23, 2014

SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Today, 7:30 a.m., Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 32 E. Calhoun St. PINEWOOD TOWN COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING Today, 6 p.m., Pinewood Town Hall
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Oct. 22, 2014

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, …