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city (1990 pop. 41,943), seat of Sumter co., central S.C.; founded 1785, inc. 1845. It is the commercial, processing, and shipping center of a timber and agricultural region. Chief crops are tobacco and cotton; livestock, grain, peanuts, and sorghum are also important. Industrial systems, textiles, hand tools, processed meats, and forest products are among the city's manufactures. Of interest are the tombs of Revolutionary War Gen. Thomas SumterSumter, Thomas,
1734–1832, American Revolutionary officer, b. near Charlottesville, Va. He served with Edward Braddock (1755) and John Forbes (1758) in their expeditions against Fort Duquesne in the French and Indian War, and later he fought against the Cherokee.
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 and of Joel PoinsettPoinsett, Joel Roberts
, 1779–1851, American diplomat and politician, b. Charleston, S.C. In 1810 he was sent as a special commissioner to South America to investigate political conditions of the countries struggling for independence.
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, for whom the poinsettia is named. Swan Lake Iris Gardens, with its numerous species of swans and Japanese irises, attracts many visitors. Morris College and a campus of the Univ. of South Carolina are in the city. Shaw Air Force Base is to the west. Nearby is Poinsett State Park.
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Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon, Florence, and Orangeburg counties, as well as parts of Kershaw, Richland, and Lexington counties.
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The free tuition will be available to qualifying students from Clarendon, Sumter, Lee and Kershaw counties.
Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT) on Wednesday announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Sumter, South Carolina, that will nearly triple the square footage.
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We're trying to find the best way to find success in each student in the district," said Hagerty, who is also a part-time professor at the University of South Carolina Sumter and the College of Charleston.
To investigate how the environment shapes stream fish distributions, we examined darter utilization of different microhabitats in Sicolocco Creek, a small tributary of the Sucarnoochee River flowing primarily through pasturelands in central Sumter County Alabama.
In doing so, the research focuses on the nation's largest hazardous waste landfill facility that is located in Sumter County, Alabama.
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4 million lb/yr of resin capacity at its Sumter plant.
Information on the prior status of Hollomon's position at Sumter Cabinet was not available at press time.
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