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Author Eric Jerome Dickey discusses work, career transition

20 April 2014 - 6:00am
Before gracing Sumterites with his presence at Sumter Mall last week, author Eric Jerome Dickey spoke with The Sumter Item about his latest book, "A Wanted Woman," his writing process and odd encounte
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Renewed penny tax process reaches next step Tuesday

20 April 2014 - 6:00am
The ongoing process to renew a countywide penny sales tax for another year may enter a new stage Tuesday.
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Local churches worship together for Lent

20 April 2014 - 6:00am
For the past week, many churches have been preparing for the crowds of people that flock to the chapels and cathedrals to celebrate Easter Sunday. The local United Methodists churches decided to prepa
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Don't use age as an excuse to stick to unhealthy habits

20 April 2014 - 6:00am
Many say they are too old to make changes or too old to be as healthy as they once were. Using age to justify the unwillingness to put forth the effort to change is nothing more than an excuse.
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Lee school board will meet Monday

20 April 2014 - 6:00am
The Lee County School District Board of Trustees will have its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Quadplex at the District Administration Complex at 310 Roland St.
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Man charged with dealing marijuana

20 April 2014 - 6:00am
A 28-year-old Sumter man was arrested Wednesday after the Sumter Police Department received information that he has been selling drugs from within his home.
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City partners with United Ministries to help water customers

20 April 2014 - 6:00am
If you live in the city and need help with your water bill, you may soon be in luck.
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Focusing on the Scripture

20 April 2014 - 6:00am
Today marks a special occasion on the Christian calendar.
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British expat loves job with Sumter EMS

19 April 2014 - 6:00am
Craig Hunt doesn't immediately stand out from the other paramedics with Sumter Emergency Medical Services, until he opens his mouth.
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'Friends' gather for AIDS task force fundraiser

19 April 2014 - 6:00am
With people hugging, chatting and laughing, it was truly a gathering of friends.
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Returning to society with service in mind

19 April 2014 - 6:00am
Wearing blue shirts emblazoned with the word "SHOCK," a group of 20 young men ages 17 to 29 graduated Thursday from the Shock Incarceration Program at Wateree River Correctional Institution off S.C. 2
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More jobs wanted means higher jobless rate for Sumter

19 April 2014 - 6:00am
Sumter County's unemployment rate climbed in March as more people returned to the labor force looking for work, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce reported Friday.
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Business owners, leaders still split on guns in bars

19 April 2014 - 6:00am
Scott Alfred isn't sure of the wisdom of allowing guns in bars, based on personal experience.
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Inmates embrace their service club

19 April 2014 - 6:00am
Among the guests at Thursday's graduation ceremony was Sumter Salvation Army Maj. Robby Robbins, who was there to accept the proceeds of a food drive conducted by the newly formed Rotaract Club of the
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Digging to close Alice Drive for 2 days

19 April 2014 - 6:00am
The latest stage in the Alice Drive road-widening project will cause some drivers a longer commute next week.
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Words and music

18 April 2014 - 6:00am
Sumter native Rob Crosby will bring two of his friends and fellow singer-songwriters to town Saturday, April 26, when Sumter Opera House presents Rob Crosby & Writers in the Round. Crosby, Brett J
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District proposes millage increase

18 April 2014 - 6:00am
Sumter School District is proposing a 2-mill property tax increase for the 2014-15 school year, according to the draft budget recently presented to the board of trustees.
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Firefighters get new rescue tools

18 April 2014 - 6:00am
If you're pinned inside a wrecked car, the last thing you're likely to notice is what kind of rescue tool a firefighter is using to cut you out. But the firefighter operating that tool likely will not
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'Epitome of evil'

18 April 2014 - 6:00am
Gary Dargan was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus five years that will run concurrent as the jury found him guilty of murder in the 2012 shooting death of Mario Carrbarus Scott after four days
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Draft county budget still needs new millage figures

18 April 2014 - 6:00am
Sumter County Council got its first look at next year's budget on Thursday, the beginning of a two-month process of closing a projected $900,000 gap between incoming revenue and county expenses. But c
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