Making the world a better place: CART Fund founder, Sumter's Jewish History Center visionary Ackerman remembered for goodwill

Roger Ackerman was always smiling. With so much to remember the longtime Sumterite by, from local philanthropic and leadership support to Sumter's cultural and historical organizations to the creation of a fundraiser that impacts medical research …
Studio Sumter

Sumter Today: We get a look inside Sumter's new public safety complex

For today's show, we're getting a tour of the new public safety complex that is now the home of Sumter Police Department and Fire Department headquarters. A lot of the features in the buildings help …

State news
Clemson graduate is 1st black deputy director at Johnson Space Center HOUSTON (AP) - Young Vanessa Wyche sat hunched over a piece of paper, drawing the childish outline of a U.S. president in crayon for a class assignment. The Houston Chronicle reports when it came time to shade in the two-dimensional man's face, …
Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas; death toll at 5 NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of people living near North Carolina's rising rivers were ordered evacuated Saturday as hurricane-turned-tropical storm Florence practically parked itself over land …
Florence's deluge testing South Carolina infrastructure COLUMBIA (AP) — The torrential rains from Florence will test South Carolina's infrastructure, which failed under historic flooding in 2015.The devastating 2015 floods contributed to 19 deaths …
Clemson Extension: Protect wells prior to flooding from Florence With possible flooding in the path of Hurricane Florence, Clemson Extension is advising residents who rely on well water to protect that water source, even if they plan to evacuate. Clemson Extension is offering a fact sheet titled "How to …
Death from West Nile virus reported in South Carolina GREENVILLE (AP) — South Carolina health officials say the first death in the state from the West Nile virus has been reported in Greenville County. The Department of Health and Environmental …
Nation/world
Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Emergency workers delivered truckloads of food and water to Wilmington, a city of 120,000 people mostly cut off from the rest of North Carolina by Florence's still-rising floodwaters, as helicopters and boats pulled people from …

Driving lesson ends in belly flop
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. - A driving lesson went off the deep end in Maryland when authorities say the car jumped a curb, crashed through a fence and landed in a swimming pool. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer tells The …
Amazon launches small business shop
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon wants you to shop small. The online retailer launched a new section of its site Monday called Amazon Storefronts, which only lists products sold by small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. The company says smaller …
Police: U.S. border agent confesses to 4 killings LAREDO, Texas (AP) - A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who confessed to killing four women and assaulting a fifth who managed to escape remained in jail Monday, police said in court records. Juan David Ortiz is being held in Laredo on $2.5 million …
Hope of finding survivors fades in Philippines
ITOGON, Philippines (AP) - Dozens of people thought buried in a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines probably did not survive, a mayor said Monday, although rescuers kept digging through mud and debris covering a chapel where …
Obituaries
EMMA POLK BRAILSFORD Emma Polk Brailsford was born on Dec. 22, 1936, to the late William Sr. and Rosa Lee Polk. She departed this earthly life on Sept. 7, 2018, at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Emma was …
BERTHA F. PEARSON Bertha Felder Pearson, 91, died on Aug. 31, 2018, at Sister Emmanuel Hospital in Miami. Born on May 15, 1927, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Sarah Williams Felder. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will …
RENA D. STUCKEY Rena Dinkins Stuckey, 86, entered eternal rest on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born on March 26, 1932, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Cornelia Parker Dinkins. There are many special people in …
CYNTHIA SCOTT DINGLE SUMMERTON - Cynthia Scott Dingle, age 40, wife of Eric Dingle, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital, Charleston. Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of Rebecca Scott …
CATHY G. NORTHCUTT Cathy Lynn Geddings Northcutt, 59, died on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Funeral services will be announced by Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, (803) 775-9386.
Celebrations
Moseses celebrate 50 years Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Moses of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 27, 2018, with their children and grandchildren. A dinner was given in their honor by their three children and their spouses: Frank Jr. and Tracy Moses, …
Faith
Jesus is not anxious about the storm you are facing He was tired. It had been a long day with the crowds, teaching them truths about Kingdom life. If you've ever taught from sunup to sundown, you know how exhausting it can be. The crowd was so large, he even had to get in a boat so he could get some …
Church News: Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday - Giveaway from 8 a.m. until noon. * Sunday, Sept. 30 - Missionary worship Sunday at 10 a.m. Minister Michelle Spann Robinson will speak. Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 …
Mormons let go of tradition, receive mission calls online SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The days of young Mormons anxiously waiting for letters to arrive in the mailbox telling them where they will serve their missions are over, the latest tradition fading away under the march of technology. The Church of Jesus …
Taking a break ... "It's not you," she said, "It's me." Something in her tone, her lowered eyes, and her shift in the chair told him it was a lie; it was definitely him. "Are you breaking up with me?" he asked. "It's not really a break up, it's more like taking …
Pets for adoption
Harley is a playful boy, loves attention

Harley, a 1-year-old Labrador retriever mix, is a sweet, friendly, active and playful boy. He is great with other dogs and children. Harley loves attention and would make a super new family buddy. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. …

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Weddings
Trammell-Reach CHARLESTON - Lauren Elizabeth Trammell of Mount Pleasant and William Daniel "Dan" Reach of Greenville were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at St. Luke's Chapel on the grounds of MUSC. Pastor Geoff Reppard of Seacoast Church …
McCarthy-Wallach LANDRUM - Mary Margaret McCarthy and Patrick James Wallach were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel. A reception followed at The Cabin at Mountain Park. The bride is the daughter of Suzanne …
Green-Williams PAWLEYS ISLAND - Montgomery Ford Williams and James Ecton Green Jr., both of Nashville, Tennessee, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Pawleys Island Chapel. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Theophilus Darius …
Cook-Cummings Erin Lee Ann Cook and Jeffrey Burgess Cummings, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at LinRan Farm in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lee Cook and the granddaughter of Mrs. JoAnn …
Scott-Warr CHARLESTON - Mary Rachel Scott of Spartanburg and Lewis Hartwell Warr of Columbia were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Summerall Chapel, The Citadel. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ray Scott of Sumter …
Engagements
Ortmann-Hart Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chandler Ortmann of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Ortmann, to James Michael Hart of Columbia, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Wayne Hart of Tyrone, Georgia. The bride-elect is the …
King-Neisler Mr. and Mrs. Calvin King of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Denise King of Sumter, to Cameron Neisler of Norwalk, Connecticut, son of Anton Neisler of Cary, North Carolina, and Debra Neisler of Charlotte, North …
Rackley-Fernandes Mr. and Mrs. Tim Rackley of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Rackley of Charleston, to Roldão Bueno Fernandes Neto of Charleston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leocarlos Fernandes of …
Sigler-Hithe Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sigler of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexus Leara Sigler of Columbia, to Jodecy Marcel Hithe of Georgetown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hithe of Columbia. The bride-elect graduated from Central Carolina …
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Unique menu benefits Sumter Green

Thursday night brings the most eclectic menu available in Sumter to Nettles Building and grounds at University of South Carolina Sumter. When Sumter Green Fall Feast sets up for the one-night-only …

Reflections

Wilson helped create opportunities for children

Reflections remembers the contributions of Emma Wilson to the field of education. This daughter of slaves incorporated her desire for knowledge to create institutions of learning to benefit those around her. She spent the majority of her life …

Yesteryear
Twin pilots in basic training; Lowcountry unit deactivated 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 April 8 - April 14 - In France, it was difficult to distinguish between the DeLeiris twins, and cadet tactical officers at Shaw Field are having the same trouble. You can imagine what trouble German pilots will have when …
Crowson gives record blood donations; aviator has no plane to fly in the Air Force 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 April 1 - April 7 - A total of $37,342.21 has been raised in Sumter County's Red Cross War Fund drive, K. E. Ward, director, announced. The campaign closed officially yesterday, and Mr. Ward said that the campaign …
4 swimmers break records; Parnell takes over at Rec Dept. 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 March 25 - 31 - The Santee-Cooper project is demonstrating its efficiency as a flood-control factor in the present rainy season, and indications are that it could care for twice as much water as now is being handled by the …