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Youth Academy continues to strive to help children and families in need in Sumter and Williamsburg counties as the holiday season nears. Executive Director Daphne Boston recently decided to host a winter festival, complete with games and prizes, …
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Officials urge safety during cold weather

Sumter residents have endured some unseasonably frosty temperatures this week with overnight lows dipping to almost 20 degrees. Tuesday and Wednesday saw near-record lows, as temperatures fell to 25 and 21 degrees on those nights, …
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Do something worthwhile with your spare time ... volunteer

Hospice Care of Sumter LLC is in need of volunteers in Sumter and surrounding counties. Opportunities available for you to use your time and talents to be of assistance include reading, musical talents, companionship, light housekeeping, etc. …
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Are you or someone you know a Purple Heart recipient?

The General George L. Mabry Jr. Chapter 817 Military Order of the Purple Heart will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Elks Lodge, 1100 W. Liberty St. All Purple Heart recipients are invited. Call (803) 506-3120. Get a free 4x6 picture of your little …
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Nov. 16, 2014

Marriage Licenses - William Joshua Bruton and Tia Cheri Anderson - Melvin Wright and Janie Louise Wactor, both of Dalzell - Willie Mood Parker and Marilyn Rena Withers of Charlotte, North Carolina - Andrew Casper Leneau and Twanna Eliane …
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Numerous guns stole

STOLEN PROPERTY A 12-gauge shotgun, 9mm pistol and .22-caliber rifle were reportedly stolen from a home in the 1800 block of East Brewington Road before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. A mini bike valued at $700 was reported stolen from a storage shed …
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Store aims to serve Sumter with ‘unique gifts at reasonable prices’

Sweet & Unique offers more than cakes. "A lot of people think we're a bakery, and we've discussed offering fresh snacks, sealed and ready for pickup," Jennifer Russell said. "Whether it's food …

U.S. Chamber renews Sumter's 4-Star ranking

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced last week that it has awarded the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce a continuation of its 4-Star level of accreditation, a designation that only 74 of the country's 7,000 chambers have reached. The U.S. …
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Nov. 20, 2014

CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 Today, 7:30 p.m., district office, Turbeville TUOMEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BOARD Monday, noon, Tuomey SANTEE WATEREE RTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, 6 p.m., 129 S. Harvin St. For special …
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Nov. 19, 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, …