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Shaw Air Force Base airman shot at event

A 22-year-old airman stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter was one of three people who were shot in Columbia's Five Points early Sunday. Airman 1st Class Anfernee Kirkland, an armament technician assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance … more

Sumter School District bus crash sends 36 to Tuomey

The driver of a dark-colored car who fled the scene after rear-ending a Sumter School District bus Monday morning on Pinewood Road is wanted by the police department in connection to the crash that sent 35 students and the bus driver to Palmetto … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office now assisting in Rembert hit-and-run cases

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is assisting South Carolina Highway Patrol in the investigation of three fatal hit-and-runs in Rembert, the oldest having occurred in 2015, and officials are asking the public to provide any information they may have … more

Sumter native Finney running for 3rd term as solicitor

Ernest "Chip" Finney III, Third Circuit solicitor, is running for re-election after serving two consecutive terms in office. A Sumter native, Finney, 61, has been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1981 and has practiced law in the Midlands … more

Children find skeletal remains in Sumter woods

An autopsy to identify skeletal remains discovered in a wooded area off a dirt road near Dillon Park and Crystal Lakes Golf Course on Sunday could turn out to be related to a local missing … more

Troopers investigate 3 hit-and-runs in Rembert

South Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking information that could lead to arrests involving three fatal hit-and-runs in an 8-mile area in Rembert in 2015, 2017 and 2018. - Elizabeth Lewis, 53, was struck by a vehicle while lying in the roadway on … more

3rd suspect arrested in shooting of Sumter 7-year-old

The third of three suspects wanted in connection with what is now being described as a drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old Sumter boy has been arrested. An anonymous tipster told authorities where Rodney Jermaine Burgess, 33, was hiding after … more

Sumter parent charged for assaulting daughter's 7-year-old classmate, two teachers over thrown pencils

A mother has been charged with assault for allegedly striking a 7-year-old girl in the face and pushing two Sumter School District teachers at her daughter's elementary school.  Cheneathia … more

3 wanted in Sunday shooting in Sumter

Sumter Police Department needs the public’s help in locating three of four suspects involved in a shooting this past weekend that left one man injured. One suspect, Willie Terrel Peeples, … more

Sumter woman turns self in after commenting on article about being wanted for boy's shooting on Item's Facebook page

One of the two suspects who had warrants for their arrest in connection with the shooting of a 7-year-old Sumter boy joined a third suspect in jail. Kimberly Denise Burgess, 30, of Sandy Run Drive in Sumter, turned herself in Tuesday morning … more

Dalzell woman arrested in exploitation of an adult

According to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Amber Gail Johnson, 7 Lombardi Court, Dalzell, has been charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult. According to the warrant, between June 1 and Dec. 4, 2017, in … more

1 charged, 2 at large after 7-year-old Sumter boy shot in leg

One woman has been arrested and two suspects remain at large after a 7-year-old boy was shot in the leg during an incident inside a house on Broad Street in Sumter County. The child was reportedly … more

It's been 1 year. Has anyone seen Barbara Nave?

Barbara Nave was last seen in February 2017 at her Tondaleia Drive property. She had just returned to Sumter from Savannah, Georgia, where she celebrated her 80th birthday with family. Reportedly, she last made contact with other people on Feb. 9 … more

Men arrested after wrong-number text to Sumter County deputy for marijuana sale

Everyone fears sending those dreaded wrong-numbers texts, but one suspected drug dealer should have double-checked before hitting send to a number he thought was a customer. Wrong number. It was a … more

3 charged in Sumter for multi-state burglary ring

Three South Carolina men were arrested on Interstate 95 in Sumter County in what is being described as a multi-state burglary ring when thousands of dollars in cash, stolen items and burglarizing … more

8 Lakewood High students arrested after fight

Eight Lakewood High School students have been charged with disturbing schools for allegedly taking part in a "large group fight" in the student parking lot last week. The fight, which started … more

Sumter police arrest father, daughter who allegedly attacked 2 others

CHARGES Sumter Police Department arrested three suspects - including a father and daughter - who allegedly attacked two people outside a Broad Street restaurant on Feb. 18. Michael Delorme, 42, his daughter, Makaela Delorme, 19, and Nicholas … more

Inmate who shot deputy in face killed in Lee Correctional Institution

An inmate who was serving 45 years for shooting a sheriff's deputy in the face was killed in a Lee County prison during a fight with another inmate on Thursday, state prison officials said. Robert … more

Crestwood High student specifies teachers, student to kill in anonymous note

Yet another school in Sumter County has been on the receiving end of a rumor, prank or threat of potential violence since a deadly mass shooting at a high school in Florida.An anonymous note was … more

Florence man, 63, arrested for attacking girlfriend over incident from decades ago

A Florence County man, 63, was arrested by Sumter County deputies after he allegedly attacked his live-in girlfriend over an issue that happened decades earlier while on their way home from Columbia on Friday. John W. DeWitt Jr. is charged with … more
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