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Sumter group misses goal, still collects Operation Christmas Child boxes by the thousands

The regional coordinator for an annual Christmas project to send shoeboxes filled with gifts to children overseas is pleased with this year's effort and new volunteers who contributed, even though the area fell short of its collection goal. Jill Harvell, regional collection center coordinator for Op

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Study: USC Sumter No. 2 two-year college in South Carolina

A leading college rankings organization recently ranked University of South Carolina Sumter as the No. 2 community college, or two-year college, in the state and No. 23 overall in the U.S. for this school year. Niche, an online educational institutional data company, released its 2018 College Rankin

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Ways that Sumter residents can safely enjoy the holiday

With lengthy to-do lists and two days to prepare a meal for the entire family, many people can expect to see the storm before the calm this Thanksgiving holiday. While this may not be the first rodeo for many families, there are a few tips that can help ensure everyone can safely enjoy the holiday a


Sumter turkey grower is a bird lover of a different breed

150,000 - number of heavy toms grown in a typical year at Newman Family Farm 100 - Pounds of feed necessary, over a 20-week period, for a tom to reach full-size, at 40 pounds 3 - Number of rotations, or flocks, of 50,000 turkeys each that Newman grows in a typical year 2 - Number of brooders for b


Fire department warns of phone scam

Sumter Fire Chief Karl Ford wants to alert the public to a phone scam in which callers posing as employees of the local fire department are soliciting donations. The department does not solicit donations by phone, Ford said. Anyone who receives a call should contact the Sumter Police Department at (

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Ginger is fun-loving, loves to chase cat toys

Ginger, right, is a housebroken 8-month-old American short hair. She gets along great with other cats, children and even dogs. She is friendly, active and fun-loving. She loves to chase cat toys. Ginger would make a wonderful addition to any family situation. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Gu

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'Our hearts were in disbelief' - Federal judge's stay of execution not only obstacle in Stone's case

The Dec. 1 execution of Bobby Wayne Stone, 52, who was sentenced to death for killing a Sumter County sergeant in 1996, has been delayed in response to a court order from his attorneys, but the order was not the only thing keeping what would be the first execution in South Carolina in six years from

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Penny is sweet, loving to everyone

Penny is sweet and loving to everyone she meets. She gets along well with other dogs but needs a home without cats. She walks nicely on leash. Penny is a medium-sized girl, who weighs 48 pounds. She is in kennel 24 at Sumter Animal Control. Call the Animal Control adoption coordinator at (803) 774-3


The Boca Raton Tribune is Ready!

The 341st Edition of The Boca Raton Tribune is ready! Have you been able to pick yours up yet in one of our paper boxes? If not, don’t worry, we got all the great content here in our e-version of the newspaper! The 341st Edition of The Boca Raton Tribune is ready! Have you been able to pick yours up

BOCARATONTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-24 16:41:04

Tri-County Animal Rescue Assist 87 Cats and Dogs in Hoarder House Rescue Operation

Boca Raton's Tri-County Animal Rescue was among twelve rescue groups from all over the U.S. assembled to rescue eighty-seven animals found living in an hoarder house in Vernon, FL. Dubbed the "Great Pyrenees Rescue," as seventy-two of the animals were Great Pyrenees dogs, the cats and dogs found on

BOCARATONTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-24 20:41:11

Tim Gallwey to Host Inner Game Conference in Orlando

Tim Gallwey, the creator of the Inner Game coaching method, is hosting a three-day conference in Orlando, starting with a pre-conference event on Nov. 30. The pre-conference event, called "One Night with Tim Gallwey," begins at 7 p.m. at the Orlando Science Center. It precedes the main conference wh

BOCARATONTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-24 19:07:03

FAU Honors Local Veterans With Flag Pole Dedication

A new flag pole now sits in front of the Student Union on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus. FAU Student Government, with help from the FAU Military and Veterans Affairs Office, worked together to find the ideal spot on campus to honor FAU's military and veteran students, as well as lo

BOCARATONTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-24 21:00:42

Three PBSC Employees Win Bravo Awards

Two faculty and one staff member received Palm Beach State College's Bravo Award at the annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony this morning in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. Professors Suzanne Duff and Allen Webber and Interim Student Learning Center Manager Wesley Wells were sele

BOCARATONTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-24 17:20:25

Crime continues to climb in Boca Raton, bucking state trends

BOCA RATON - Crime, mostly non-violent, is on the rise in Boca Raton, recent statistics from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reveal. There was an 8 percent increase in crime between January and June of this year, compared to the same time last year, according to a semi-annual report releas


Rollover car crash into an I-95 pond kills two men

Two men were killed in a rollover crash early Thursday afternoon after their car crashed off Interstate 95 in Deerfield Beach, authorities said. The car, a Honda, was traveling north on the highway with two men inside near Hillsboro Boulevard when it ran off the road and crashed into a pond around 1

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-11-23 21:40:00

Jewish Community Center provides Thanksgiving meals, hospitality

Thanks to Jewish Family Services and the Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton, volunteers made sure no one was alone for Thanksgiving, providing a warm meal among friends. Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistribu

WPTV - 2017-11-24 11:40:01

'Night Zero' screening held at county courthouse

WAYNESBURG - A large crowd gathered at the Greene County Courthouse on Nov. 17 for a special screening of a horror movie that features scenes that were filmed in downtown Waynesburg in August. And for those who attended the screening, it was indeed a real scream. The film, titled "Night Zero" - whic

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-11-24 07:00:00

Area school districts awarded Safe Schools Grants

Eight school districts in the 32nd Senatorial District - including that serves Greene County - have been awarded just over $224,000 in state grants to fund programs, security-related equipment and personnel that address school safety and violence through Pennsylvania's Safe Schools Initiative Target

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-11-24 07:00:00

Garden Club hosts 'Cookie Walk'

The Town and Country Garden Club sponsored the 14th annual "Cookie Walk" fundraiser, which was held recently at the Carmichaels Activity Center. The fundraiser is held annually to support the club's Scholarship Fund. On a brisk recent Sunday afternoon, the aroma of homemade soup and fresh coffee gre

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-11-24 07:00:00

Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle Campaign

In this file photo, Sister Audrey, director of the Salvation Army center in Greene County, prepares one of the collection stands for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign begins the day after Thanksgiving and ends on Dec. 23. WAYNESBURG - That ringing in your ears you hear toda

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2017-11-24 07:00:00