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Economic Development HQ design approved

A new building to house the Sumter Economic Development board has moved a step closer to reality. In a meeting Thursday afternoon at the Sumter City Council Chambers, the City of Sumter Historic Preservation Design Review Committee approved the …

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Lee County wins Golden Palmetto Award

The S.C. Commission on Disabilities and Special Needs presented the Golden Palmetto Award to Lee County on Aug. 1 at the 49th Annual Conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties held July 31 to Aug. 3. "Lee …
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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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SPCA Dog Days of Summer Beach Bash to be held

The Ebenezer High School Class of 1966 will hold their 50th class reunion today-Sunday, Aug. 28, as follows: 6-8 p.m. today, meet and greet at Ebenezer Middle School gymnasium with music to bring back memories with DJ James Windham; 6 p.m. Saturday, …
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Aug. 21, 2016

Marriage Licenses - William Leonard Harris and Kristina Michelle Blevins - Long Si Le and Thao Thi Phuong Tran - Kenneth Davis Orr and Jacki Reynolds - James Dean Cascio and Tori Alexandra Murphy, both of Mayesville - Nickolas Aaron …
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Sumter Police Department seeking identity of armed robbery suspect

from staff reports Officers with Sumter Police Department are working to identify a man who robbed a Lafayette Drive business on Tuesday night. According to a news release from the police department, a man with his face partially covered and …
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Making extra mortgage payments can pay off, but should you do it?

It's a strategy that crosses the mind of many borrowers when they take on a home loan: Make an extra mortgage payment or two every year, and save tens of thousands of dollars in interest. The move can shave off costs for a home loan and ensure …

More small businesses focusing on mobile tech

NEW YORK (AP) - GreenPal CEO Bryan Clayton came to realize he had to scrap his company's $90,000 website. The business aims to link homeowners with lawn care companies, but its software wasn't equipped to easily handle requests from mobile users, …
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Aug. 25, 2016

SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Today, 7:30 a.m., Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 32 E. Calhoun St.
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Aug. 24, 2016

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 - …