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Police press conference: Reward offered for Sumter man missing since August

Anyone with information about Brailey’s disappearance should call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or call Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-274-6372.

The disappearance of Tommy Brailey, a 52-year-old man who was last seen at a Sumter bar at the end of August, is proving to be a puzzling case for investigators. He reportedly planned to attend a football game the week after he was last seen, and his family and law enforcement close to the case seem to think his absence was not his intention.

Since he has been missing, Brailey’s family has maintained he is someone who always checks in. An impromptu news conference at the Sumter Police Department on Monday helped solidify that point.

Lt. Charles Banghart, an investigator with the department, said Brailey, described by multiple family members as an avid sports fan, had already purchased tickets to the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers game

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Police press conference: Reward offered for Sumter man missing …

Anyone with information about Brailey’s disappearance should call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or call Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-274-6372.

The disappearance of Tommy Brailey, a 52-year-old man who was last seen at a Sumter bar at the end of August, is proving to be a puzzling case for investigators. He reportedly planned to attend a football game the week after he was last seen, and his family and law enforcement close to the case seem to think his absence was not his intention.

Since he has been missing, Brailey’s family has maintained he is someone who always checks in. An impromptu news conference at the Sumter Police Department on Monday helped solidify that point.

Lt. Charles Banghart, an investigator with the department, said Brailey, described by multiple family members as an avid sports fan, had already purchased tickets to the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers game

Read more at: http://www.theitem.com/stories/family-law-enforcement-still-puzzled-by-52-year-old-mans-disappearance,298618

Sumter man charged with possessing, distributing child pornography

A Sumter man was arrested on child pornography charges, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s office.

Ricky Leroy Singer, Jr., 34, faces seven charges connected to the exploitation of a minor, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson said in a news release, which stated Singer possessed and distributed multiple files of child pornography.

Singer was arrested on Oct. 5, after investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to Wilson’s office.

Singer has been charged with second degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and six counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Wilson’s office.

If convicted, each charge is a felony that carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence, according to Wilson’s office, which will prosecute the case against Singer.

Singer was held in the Sumter County Detention Center on a $70,000 bond.

Read more at: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article178086151.html

Upcoming events in Lake and Sumter counties

SUNDAY

BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, grits, bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, French toast, omelettes, coffee tea and juice. Open to the public. Cost is $6.50. Add $1 for omelettes. Call 352-483-3327.
WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests welcome. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail.com or go to amvets2006.com.
CLOSER: At 2:30 p.m. at Moonlight Players’ Warehouse Theater, 735 W. Minneola Ave. in Clermont. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children and students. Call 352-319-1116 for reservations.
THE PRODUCERS: At 2 p.m. at Bay Street Players Historic Theater, 109 N. Bay St. in Eustis. Tickets are $21 and $11 for students with ID. Call 352-357-7777 or go to baystreetplayers.org.
THE MUSIC MAN: At 2 p.m. at IceHouse Theatre,

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Upcoming events in Lake and Sumter counties – News – Daily …

SUNDAY

BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, grits, bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, French toast, omelettes, coffee tea and juice. Open to the public. Cost is $6.50. Add $1 for omelettes. Call 352-483-3327.
WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests welcome. Call 352-323-8750, email amvetspost2006@gmail.com or go to amvets2006.com.
CLOSER: At 2:30 p.m. at Moonlight Players’ Warehouse Theater, 735 W. Minneola Ave. in Clermont. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children and students. Call 352-319-1116 for reservations.
THE PRODUCERS: At 2 p.m. at Bay Street Players Historic Theater, 109 N. Bay St. in Eustis. Tickets are $21 and $11 for students with ID. Call 352-357-7777 or go to baystreetplayers.org.
THE MUSIC MAN: At 2 p.m. at IceHouse Theatre,

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Upcoming entertainment in Lake and Sumter counties

THURSDAY, JULY 20

FUNDRAISER: From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LRMC Hospital, 600 E. Dixie Ave. in Leesburg. Merchandise from Donnelly Euro Footwear of Mt. Dora. Credit and debit cards accepted. Email Eleanorboul@aol.com for information.

KARAOKE CONTEST: From 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 17 at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mt Dora. Everyone welcome. With cash prizes. Dinner available. Call 352-483-3327 or go to amvetspost1992.org.

LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692.

CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at

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