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Sumter cancels celebration

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — The city of Sumter had planned to join the Air Force and Army from Shaw Air Force Base to hold their annual street festival along the town's Main Street, but the event was cancelled after bad weather hit the area.

Deadly Shooting in Lexington County

Authorities say a 64-year-old Lexington County man is dead after he was shot while answering his front door. Sheriff James Metts said Leon Justice was shot about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the doorway of the Gaston home where he was renting a room.

APNewsBreak: Zais asks for speedy hearing on money

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina schools chief Mick Zais has asked for a speedy hearing on the U.S. Department of Education's decision to withhold $36 million from the state as a punishment for not spending enough on special education in 2009-10.

Local Community Gets Empowerment

Dozens of residents in the Lyons street and Gonzales Gardens neighborhood open a new community empowerment center that is helping them build a safer and healthier place to live.

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