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USC Sumter's effort focuses on scholar program

After sending out a record number of letters this fall to high school seniors who qualify for a free two-year tuition program at the school and setting an all-time high attendance at the annual award event Tuesday, University of South Carolina …

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Military installation leaders highlight funding needs

Military officials briefed state and community leaders on the effects of Base Realignment and Closure, federal government sequestration and budget cuts that could affect local military installations during a meeting Friday at University of South …

Woman charged with attempted murder after cutting friend with knife

Sumter County Sheriff's Office charged a 53-year old woman with attempted murder after she allegedly cut another woman in the leg with a knife on Thursday evening. According to an incident report from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Loretta Black …
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Volunteer opportunities available

Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospice is in need of volunteers. A hospice volunteer application can be found online at www.palmettohealth.org/giving/volunteer-programs/homecare-and-hospice volunteers . Hospice volunteers are an integral part of the …
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Sumter Christmas Parade to be held today

The Evening Optimist Club's annual Sumter Christmas Parade will be held at 2 p.m. today on Main Street. This year's theme is "Christmas Miracles." The parade will begin at the corner of North Main and Dubose streets and proceed southward on Main to …
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Dec. 4, 2016

Marriage Licenses - James Allen Richardson of Manning and Kristen Elizabeth Atchison - Luke Francis Baer and Kylie Nicole Kendrick - Russell Oral Beam Jr. and Sindy Michelle Rickard - Jamaar Deon Haynes and Melanie Soleil Robinson, both …
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Woman charged with attempted murder after cutting friend with knife

Sumter County Sheriff's Office charged a 53-year old woman with attempted murder after she allegedly cut another woman in the leg with a knife on Thursday evening. According to an incident report from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Loretta Black …
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Fallas offers clothing at discount prices

Fallas District Manager Charlene Penland has 16 stores in her territory, including seven in North Carolina, five in Georgia and three in South Carolina. When she was told the company was going to open a new store in her territory, and it turned …

U.S. businesses cheer overtime ruling; many already upped pay

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Businesses around the country on Wednesday cheered a court decision blocking the Obama administration's sweeping new overtime rules, but many had already raised salaries or ordered …
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Dec. 4, 2016

SANTEE-LYNCHES REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, 7 p.m., Santee-Lynches Board Room, 36 W. Liberty St. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS BOARD MEETING Monday, 5:30 p.m., Sumter Sheriff's Office conference room SUMTER …
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Dec. 1, 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 - …