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A group of five current and former Morris College students filed a lawsuit against the college this week for mold infestation in the student dormitories on campus. A copy of the class action suit … more
On Nov. 27, 1839, Angelica Singleton of Sumter County married Abram Van Buren, the eldest son of President Martin Van Buren. The president was a widower and Angelica, who has been called "the Jackie Kennedy of the … more
The South Carolina Waterfowl Association, 1234 Kinnette Trail Road, Pinewood, will receive a $27,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation according to a foundation announcement. The grant is among nearly $500,000 the foundation is granting to … more
With less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, Sumter United Ministries still needs more than 60 turkeys or hams for their Thanksgiving meal drive SUM Executive Director Mark Champagne said late Thursday morning. Each Thanksgiving, Champagne … more
With the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant - ISIL, also referred to as ISIS - now pushed out of major urban areas in Iraq and Syria, Brig. Gen. Matthew Isler, assistant deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, says the air campaign in … more
Christian teaching says when God lays something on your heart to do, you do it - no matter the cost - and trust Him with the results. Members at Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 5420 Black River Road, will testify to that. In late August … more
Local mothers received an encouraging message from a former state senator during Muffins with Mom, an event hosted by Head Start to honor students' mothers. The Head Start program, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is offered … more
The 20th Fighter Wing inspector general team is scheduled to conduct a major accident response exercise at Shaw Air Force Base on Friday. The exercise will test airmen’s ability to respond to a … more
American Book Fest has named a nonfiction anthology published by author and editor Sandy Richardson a finalist in The 2017 Best Book Awards. Richardson, a Sumter native and resident, compiled and edited the anthology titled "His Mother: Women Write … more
Author, historian and University of South Carolina Professor Emerita Patricia G. McNeely will present a program on "the lost Confederate gold" at Monday's meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical … more
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