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Board gets update on assessments

Christine Carnes, Sumter School District coordinator of gifted education, gave an update to the school board Monday on the assessment tools the district is using to track students' progress. The meeting was held at Crestwood High School. Carnes …

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CCTC joins consortium dedicated to advancing men of color

Central Carolina Technical College has joined the Minority Male Community College Collaborative's National Consortium on College Men of Color, the first consortium dedicated specifically to advancing the success of men of color in community …
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Donate your unwanted vehicle to a good cause

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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Sumter Chapter of National Federation of Blind to meet

The Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina will meet at 7 p.m. today at Shiloh-Randolph Manor, 125 W. Bartlette St. Lee and Laura Colclough-James will speak. The 2016 king or queen will be crowned for the Sumter …
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Feb. 7, 2016

Marriage Licenses - Cedric Lydell Anderson and Shanika Nicole Leonard - Christopher Julius Kolb and Jennifer Carolyn Geiser - Ephraim Washington and Schenickqua Amige Moore, both of Orangeburg - Harvin Frierson Jr. of Manning and Sylvia …
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2 arrested for unlawful conduct toward child

Parents of a 9-week-old infant were each charged Saturday with unlawful conduct toward a child after the infant suffered multiple fractures. Alicia Nicole Anderson, 20, and Adam Justin Little, 22, both of 28 Highland Ave., were being held …
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Health care fines press millennials

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Obama's health care law. Fines for being uninsured rise sharply in 2016 - …

Investors use index funds to try to beat the market

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't try to beat the market. The adage got pounded for years into investors, and many began to live by it. After seeing so many investments fail to keep up with the Standard & Poor's 500 index, investors put their money instead …
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Feb. 10, 2016

SUMTER COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION / ELECTION COMMISSION Thursday, 5:30 p.m., registration / election office, 141 N. Main St.
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Feb. 10, 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 - Wednesday, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - Sunday, …