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It's not rocket science at Alice Drive Elementary

It was both "one small step for man" and "one giant leap for mankind" for an all-girl team Wednesday at Alice Drive Middle School - to borrow from astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous one-liner when he first walked on the moon. In front of an …

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Facebook wants you to see less of us. Here's how to keep The Sumter Item in your feed.

Facebook is about to shift focus away from what’s going on in your community by letting less local news stories on you News Feed. We think local news is important. And necessary. So, …
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Sumter man arrested in connection to shooting into vehicle

Bond was denied for a 25-year-old Sumter man who allegedly threatened a close family member with a firearm and fired shots into the family member's vehicle in December. Shaquille Marique Leneau, of Jessamine Trail, is accused of assaulting a …
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BARBARA A. ADAMS

Barbara Ann Nelson Adams, 54, wife of John Kennedy Adams, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Continue Care Hospital at Palmetto Baptist, Columbia. Funeral services for Mrs. Adams will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clarendon School District One …

MICHAEL PRESCOTT

Michael Prescott, aka DJ Roller Coaster, was born on Oct. 26, 1961, in New York, New York, to the late Susan Prescott Lee. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Brunson, and grandparents, James and Hallie Prescott. He departed this life …
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On and off the field

The Sumter Touchdown Club Presented by FTC held its season-ending banquet on Thursday at Central Carolina Technical College. The club used the platform to honor local high school football players for their achievements on the field and in the …
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Mr. President, stop attacking the free press

Editor's note: John McCain, a Republican, represents Arizona in the U.S. Senate. This column originally ran in The Washington Post on Jan. 16. After leaving office, President Ronald Reagan created the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to recognize …
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Pippey is smart, people-focused

Pippey is a young girl who lost her home through no fault of her own. She is already spayed and it seems that she has had some house training as well. She gets along with other dogs and would do well with an active family. She is smart and …