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Americus-Sumter drops final regular season home match to Brookstone - The next time the Americus-Sumter Panthers take their home field for a game, it will be in the opening round of the GHSA Class AAAA State Playoffs. On Friday night, the Panthers played their final home contest of the regular season, falling 5-2 to the Brookstone Cougars. - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Democrats to remove Bethune from House 64 primary - SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Democratic Party says it is taking steps to remove Willie Lee Bethune from the June House District 64 primary after his conviction for Medicaid fraud. - Tue, 15 Apr 2014

Exhibit explores ties between actress, Fort Sumter - CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A new exhibit in Charleston explores the connections between the city, Fort Sumter and "Gone with the Wind" Actress Alicia Rhett. Rhett, who died earlier this year at the age of 98, was a Charleston artist who played the role of India Wilkes in ... - Sun, 13 Apr 2014

Americus-Sumter head football coach and athletic director Reginald Mitchell resigns - Americus-Sumter County High School is in the market for a new head football coach and athletic director following the unexpected resignation of Reginald Mitchell earlier this week. According to Americus-Sumter High School South Campus Principal Kimothy Hadley, Mitchell informed him that he was stepping down as head football coach and athletic director earlier this week. On Thursday night, the ... - Fri, 11 Apr 2014

Time stands still in Sumter after clocks break - Time appears to be standing still in Sumter, where the clocks on the city's Opera House tower have been stuck at 12 o'clock for much of this month. - Tue, 15 Apr 2014

Georgia Power visits Sumter Elementary - Sumter County Elementary School welcomed Kim Weaver as she returned to present third-graders with lessons from Georgia Power. - Mon, 14 Apr 2014

Sumter moms bond over children's disabilities - SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Two Sumter mothers have bonded over children with developmental disabilities in the 20-plus years they've known each other. Nancy Gardenhire's son, John E. Gardenhire Jr., whom everyone calls "LJ" for "Little John," has cerebral palsy. - Sun, 30 Mar 2014

LEAP awarded grant from Sumter EMC Foundation - The Sumter Electric Membership Corporation (SEMC) Foundation Inc. awarded a grant in the amount of $5,000 to LEAP (Learning for Everyone Avenue to Progress). Proceeds from the grant will be used to help improve adult literacy in Sumter County. - Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Americus-Sumter netters sweep AAAAA Lee County - Facing a program from a larger classification can sometimes be an intimidating test. On Wednesday evening on their home court, however, the Americus-Sumter Lady Panther and Panther tennis teams were unfazed by their Class AAAAA Lee County opponents. Following a 3-2 win in the girl’s match, Americus-Sumter completed the doubleheader sweep by downing the Trojans 5-0 in the boys contest. - Fri, 28 Mar 2014

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Special locator helps Sumter girl from being lost - The State - Originally funded by the Pilot Club of Sumter and Sumter-Palmetto Rotary Club, the LoJack SafetyNet Personal Locator Unit, or PLU as it is often referred to, is designed for individuals with cognitive conditions who tend to wander. Kelli has what is ... - Mon, 14 Apr 2014

Horse ejected in crash on I-75 in Sumter County - Bay News 9 - Crews are trying to assess the injuries a horse suffered when it was ejected from its trailer in a crash on I-75 in Sumter County Thursday. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of the interstate, north of Exit 314 (County Road 48). One lane north ...Horse thrown from trailer in crash - Daily Commercial - Thu, 10 Apr 2014

Exhibit explores ties between actress, Fort Sumter - Washington Times - An exhibit opening on Sunday at the Fort Sumter Visitor Center in downtown Charleston focuses on Rhett, her family history in Charleston and their ties to Fort Sumter. The exhibit features items from the collections of Fort Sumter and the Charleston ... - Sun, 13 Apr 2014

Americus-Sumter head football coach and athletic director Reginald Mitchell ... - Americus Times-Recorder - AMERICUS — Americus-Sumter County High School is in the market for a new head football coach and athletic director following the unexpected resignation of Reginald Mitchell earlier this week. According to Americus-Sumter High School South Campus ... - Fri, 11 Apr 2014

West Forsyth's Hepler resigns to take job in Florida; hires, changes made at ... - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) - Reggie Mitchell has resigned at Americus-Sumter after one season, saying it wasn't the right fit, according to the WALB in Albany. Americus-Sumter was 4-6 last season with its third coach in three seasons. The team has had only two winning seasons ... - Tue, 15 Apr 2014

Democrats to remove Bethune from House 64 primary - Charleston Post Courier - SUMTER, S.C. -- The South Carolina Democratic Party says it is taking steps to remove Willie Lee Bethune from the June House District 64 primary after his conviction for Medicaid fraud. The Sumter Item reported Tuesday that Party Chairman Jaime ... - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Sumter's Rural/Metro upgrades call system - Daily Commercial - Rural/Metro Ambulance Service in Sumter County recently went live with a full secondary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in the county's 911 communication center. Most primary PSAPs can locate landline callers, but secondary PSAPs can locate ... - Mon, 14 Apr 2014

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