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Hillcrest is state finalist with mobile app project

DALZELL - This isn't your grandfather's middle-school science class. Or your father's. Or the one you may have taken 10 years ago. Given continual rapid technological advances - and the fact that children today are so much into that technology - …

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Guild donates more quilts for emergency victims

For the second year, the Swan Lake Quilt Guild delivered 27 quilts to Sumter County Sheriff's Office to be used by deputies and victim advocates when they respond to emergency calls. The guild - with about 42 members - was started in 2001 and …
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2 being treated for gunshot wounds in Sumter

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two men in their early 20s sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds while reportedly walking near the intersection of Short Street and Carolina Avenue about 1:30 p.m. on …
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RONALD L. DENNING

SUMMERTON - Ronald Lewis Denning, 67, husband of Margie Susan Smith Denning, died on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born on Jan. 16, 1950, in Burlington, Iowa, he was a son of the late Edward William Denning and Amelia Marie …

EDWARD MICKENS

Edward Mickens, 49, husband of Sarah Retter Wells Mickens, died on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. He was a son of the late Robert Player and Daisy Mae Gamble Mickens. Funeral services for Mr. Micknes will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at Walker Gamble …
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Learning on the fly

With six graduating seniors,Will Epps knew he would be losing a great deal from his Laurence Manning Academy boys basketball team that went 26-8 and reached the quarterfinal round of the SCISA 3A state playoffs. It went a littler farther than …

LMA girls hope to build on 4-4 start

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity girls basketball team is off to a 4-4 start, and that makes first year head coach Gary Bennett happy. "I think we're doing a little bit better than people expected," Bennett said. "Considering that we've won …
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Trump sunk U.S. presidency to unplumbed depths

WASHINGTON - The first time ended badly, so when, 156 years later, Alabamians were incited to again try secession, this time from the national consensus that America is a pretty nice place, they said: No. No, that is, to rubbish like …
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Comet loves with her whole heart

Comet is one of those dogs who loves with her whole heart. Quiet and gentle, she is content to snuggle next to you on a couch and look at you adoringly. This young girl is smart. In just a few minutes, with the help of some treats, she got the …