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  1. Escaped fugitive in Sumter County capturedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | WIS-TV Columbia

    According to Sheriff Anthony Dennis, Marcus Montrell Garner was taken into custody just before 6 p.m. after making his way near North Main Street and Jerry Street. Residents in Sumter County tell WIS that authorities warned them to stay indoors as they tracked down Garner.

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  2. Man in Handcuffs Gets Away from DeputiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Man in Handcuffs Gets Away from Deputies Columbia, SC - A man briefly has escaped custody from the Sumter County Sheriff's Department Tuesday afternoon. The suspect was being Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1pc5JwH Officers say 28-year-old Marcus Montrell Garner had been placed under arrest in connection with a rash of burglaries in Sumter and Lee Counties.

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  3. Hugo's inland damage more powerful in SumterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | WIS-TV Columbia

    ... like a war zone," Creech said. While most of the state had suffered in some way, the degree of damage in Sumter County took many by surprise. The area is, after all, a hundred miles from the coast where Hugo made land. Even some weather experts ...

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  4. Body Recovered of Missing Sumter ManRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Body Recovered of Missing Sumter Man Authorities have recovered the body of a Sumter man that was reported missing midday Friday. Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1unMrrn Sumter County Sheriff deputies say they were searching for the man when they came upon his personal items near an area where he regularly fishes.

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  5. Authorities searching for missing Wedgefield woman diagnosed with schizophrenia, paranoiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 | WIS-TV Columbia

    ... ar Way in Wedgefield. If you have any additional information that may help locate Ehrhardt, please contact the Sumter County Sheriff's Office at 803-436-2000.

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  6. SLED chief: Keep agents' access to death recordsRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | The Star

    ... and therefore fall under privacy provisions of the open records law. The Sumter Item newspaper had sued Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock because he refused to release the autopsy report of 25-year-old Aaron Jacobs, who was shot by police in ...

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  7. SLED chief urges legislators to keep records open for agentsRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

    ... and therefore fall under privacy provisions of the open records law. The Sumter Item newspaper had sued Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock because he refused to release the autopsy report of 25-year-old Aaron Jacobs, who was shot by police in ...

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  8. Purple Purses throughout Sumter Co. bring attention to domestic violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | WIS-TV Columbia

    ... Center ranks South Carolina as the second worst state in the nation when it comes to violence against women. Sumter County ranks third in the state for domestic violence. The YWCA of the Upper Lowlands is the only shelter for victims of domestic ...

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  9. Photo Gallery: September 2014 MugshotsRead the original story

    Monday Sep 8 | WIS-TV Columbia

    ... into two very different things. Throughout the rest of the month you will see purple scattered throughout Sumter County. The YWCA of the Upper Lowlands has been chosen by the Allstate Foundation to participate in the Purple Purse Challenge, Former ...

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  10. Troopers investigate deadly Sumter Co. motorcycle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a person on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Sunday afternoon in Sumter County.

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  11. Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Sumter CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 7 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Sumter County The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a motorcycle collision Sunday afternoon.

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  12. Sumter Building Fire Leaves $100K in DamagesRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 7 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    ... investigation into a fire that caused $100,000 worth of damage to a building in downtown Sumter has ended. The Sumter County Fire Department received a call at approximately 11:30 a.m. Friday that smoke was coming from the Santee-Lynches Regional ...

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  13. Sumter County deputies ask for help finding man wanted on drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Sumter County Sheriff's deputies are asking the public for help finding a man wanted on arrest warrants for more than a dozen drug charges. 55-year-old Jesse Dean Smith's last known address is 2385 Trinity Road in Lynchburg.

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  14. S.C. woman charged in alleged nursing home abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | The Aiken Standard

    ... A 71-year-old man told deputies Lawson allegedly abandoned him nude from the waist down in a wheelchair. Sumter County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Robert Burnish says Lawson is no longer employed at the home. It wasn't immediately clear whether she has ...

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  15. Summerton woman charged in alleged nursing home abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | Post and Courier

    ... A 71-year-old man told deputies Lawson allegedly abandoned him nude from the waist down in a wheelchair. Sumter County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Robert Burnish says Lawson is no longer employed at the home. It wasn't immediately clear whether she has ...

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  16. Woman charged in alleged Sumter nursing home abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | WIS-TV Columbia

    ... A 71-year-old man told deputies Lawson allegedly abandoned him nude from the waist down in a wheelchair. Sumter County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Robert Burnish says Lawson is no longer employed at the home. It wasn't immediately clear whether she has ...

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  17. Lawmakers consider changes to criminal records expungement processRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | Post and Courier

    ... "We recognize what a barrier having this record is to getting back into society and being able to get a job." Sumter County Solicitor Ernest "Chip" Finney said criminal records could prevent people who committed offenses 10 or 15 years ago from ...

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  18. Missing Sumter Man Found AliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Missing Sumter Man Found Alive A missing Sumter County man has been found alive, police reported late Tuesday afternoon.

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  19. Man wanted in Sumter County for assault on sleeping womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | WIS-TV Columbia

    In May, a woman told deputies she left a party and pulled over to the side of the road because she had too much to drink and fell asleep.

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  20. Apex Tool Group to expand Sumter County employmentRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | GwdToday.com

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Apex Tool Group, LLC, a leading manufacturer of power and hand tools with more than 30 brands, is expanding its Sumter County workforce, adding between 150 and 200 jobs by the end of 2015.

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