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Help make Bethune museum better

Sumter News from The Item - 5 July 2014 - 6:00am
As the Mary McLeod Bethune Museum Development Association moves forward, members want your input.
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Take time to see gallery's 'ephemeral' video exhibition

Sumter News from The Item - 5 July 2014 - 6:00am
If you still cling to the adage "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," perhaps you can accept that you can at least introduce him to new situations.
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No injuries in standoff

Sumter News from The Item - 5 July 2014 - 6:00am
A 90-minute standoff in the Sumter historic district Thursday night between police and an allegedly armed 46-year-old man ended with the suspect being taken into custody outside his home on Harby Stre
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Woman, 21, dies in boat collision

Sumter News from The Item - 5 July 2014 - 6:00am
LAKE MARION - A Sumter woman is dead after a Friday morning boating wreck on Lake Marion, marking the fifth fatality responded to by Clarendon County emergency workers on the lake since Memorial Day.
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McGill wants to have quick impact

Sumter News from The Item - 5 July 2014 - 6:00am
The seniors enjoying a pre-Fourth of July meal at Sumter Senior Services got a surprise visit from the lieutenant governor.
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Longtime banker says young people are key part of Sumter's future

Sumter News from The Item - 5 July 2014 - 6:00am
During his career of more than 40 years as a banker in the Sumter community, Robert N. "Bobby" Boykin has seen multiple efforts to try to improve the area's economy. Some efforts have worked better th
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Woman, 21, dies in boating wreck

Sumter News from The Item - 4 July 2014 - 10:30am
LAKE MARION -- A Sumter woman is dead after a Friday morning boating wreck on Lake Marion.
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3 wanted for $6K in shoplifted items

Sumter News from The Item - 4 July 2014 - 9:29am
Police are searching for three Columbia-area men thought to be responsible for a shoplifting incident on Thursday.
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Watch out this summer for more teens on the road

Sumter News from The Item - 3 July 2014 - 6:00am
For many teenagers, the summer months bring more opportunities for sleeping in, socializing, sports and outdoor activity. And with quite a bit of free time on their hands, some of them try their hands
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Air Force operations disrupted by outage

Sumter News from The Item - 3 July 2014 - 6:00am
Airmen at Shaw Air Force Base were without power most of the day Wednesday after an early morning transformer failure.
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Fireworks still largely unrestricted

Sumter News from The Item - 3 July 2014 - 6:00am
South Carolina and the Sumter area have few restrictions on how local revelers can use fireworks. But Sumter Fire Marshal Robbie Rickard is cautioning fireworks users to "use common sense."
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Take a 'selfie' with a snake?

Sumter News from The Item - 3 July 2014 - 6:00am
Looking for fun and family friendly activities this Fourth of July? Poinsett State Park will be open on our nation's birthday, and in addition to the fishing, hiking, biking and swimming that Poinsett
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2 charged with child sex crimes

Sumter News from The Item - 3 July 2014 - 6:00am
Two men have been charged with child sex crimes after reportedly engaging in the activities Tuesday.
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Camp encourages kids to enjoy science

Sumter News from The Item - 3 July 2014 - 6:00am
USC Sumter's science camp continues to grow and encourage local youth to become interested in science and technology. After a few years of hosting the camp, the university had to turn down participant
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Draw closer to God while you wait through mundane times

Sumter News from The Item - 3 July 2014 - 6:00am
When a skilled potter sets about creating an earthen vessel, he or she must follow a specific process. The medium must be pulled from the earth, milled and filtered until usable clay emerges. The clay
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Churches switch official statuses

Sumter News from The Item - 3 July 2014 - 6:00am
While there has been a slight change in the designation, the parishioners of St. Mary Catholic Church in Summerton and Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Manning will see little difference in the day
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You're invited to New Zion festivities

Sumter News from The Item - 3 July 2014 - 6:00am
For the past 18 years, the small community of New Zion has celebrated the Fourth of July with a holiday parade, a patriotic program and a fireworks show worthy of a much larger town.
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ER: ‘Wild West of health care’ field

Sumter News from The Item - 3 July 2014 - 6:00am
If someone grabs hold of Tonya McClellan's ponytail, she knows what to do. As a clinical coordinator with 16 years' experience working in hospital emergency rooms, she's been trained not only in how t
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