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Rotary club opens Vidalia onion sales booth

Sumter-Palmetto Rotary Club has opened a booth on Wesmark Boulevard to sell Vidalia onions, a 20-year tradition for the service club. Barry Reynolds, fundraiser chairman for the club, said he ordered 22,900 pounds of the onions that will be sold …

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General Assembly passes farm aid bill

A bill that would set up a $40 million farm aid fund to provide grants of as much as $100,000 to South Carolina farmers who suffered losses from the 2015 floods has been passed by overwhelming majorities of both houses of the South Carolina General …
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Summer Youth Employment applications being accepted

The City of Sumter will accept applications for its Summer Youth Employment Programs through May 6. Students ages 14-15 will work in city government and students age 16 through high school will work in the Co-Op Program for local businesses. …
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Sumter NAACP to hold youth council election

The Sumter Branch NAACP's Youth Council Election will be held 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 7, at the Sumter Branch NAACP office, 741 Bultman Drive. The Campbell Soup friends lunch group will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Golden …
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April 24, 2016

Marriage Licenses - Anthony Cameron Segarra of Melbourne, Florida, and Jozie Cillin Herrera - Chris Mack and Crystal Nicole McLeod - Tan Trung Nguyen of Panama City, Florida, and Dana Elizabeth Poston - Ryan Dean Hayes of Shaw Air Force …
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Sheriff's office deputies no longer seeking truck

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is no longer searching for a red truck that was previously reported to have been involved in an alleged sexual assault on Tindal Road on April 26.
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Students get peek inside Sumter BD plant

Sumter's Becton-Dickinson Plant Manager Kevin Johnson outlined a plan to more than 30 eighth-grade students Monday that showed how they could use their high school years to propel themselves to making more than $50,000 a year by the time they're 20 …

Medicare aims to foster critical care talks with doctors

Medicare wants more doctors and patients to talk about the tough care decisions that must be made if a person becomes seriously ill or incapacitated. The federal entity, which covers health care for people over age 65, has started reimbursing …
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May 4, 2016

TOWN OF LYNCHBURG PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 4 p.m., town hall
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May 4, 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, …