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Crestwood High School baseball coach: 'We were doing it for Josh'

It was a night of number ones for all the wrong reasons. The baseball game at Crestwood High School on Tuesday was not a bottom of the ninth, bases loaded type of situation. More like a top of the first, one on base. 11. It was the final home … more

Feeling good: Jordan likes where Manning-Santee sits entering American Legion season

Manning-Santee Post 68 got off to a quick start in the 2017 American Legion baseball season, winning five of its first six games. However, it ended the year on a very downward slide by losing its final 10 games to finish with a 5-11 … more

Church Women United holding national prayer call on Saturday

Church Women United, a national movement of Christian women, is hosting the “Let the Children Come National Prayer Call” on Saturday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. as part of its Week of Action Call … more

Sumter fireworks show left some asking 'what happened?'

At least some Sumterites who took in Saturday's Fireworks in the Park at Dillon Park said they left a little disappointed by the length of the show. By some spectators' estimates, the fireworks lasted all of … more

Sumter County deputies searching for woman missing since last year

A 37-year-old woman who was last seen more than a year ago remains at large, and Sumter authorities are still hoping to find her. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from … more

Air Force implements new parental leave policy

WASHINGTON - In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Air Force announced an expansion to its parental leave policy on non-chargeable leave entitlements after the birth or adoption of a child. Previously, … more

Horticulture expert wants to help Sumter gardeners

With yard work in full bloom this summer and local gardeners putting in extra work because of the heat, at least one local man is excited to share his knowledge of gardening after joining Sumter County Clemson Extension Office as consumer … more

'Attitude is contagious': Sumter 3-day professional development conference focuses on teachers

bout 500 attendees have descended upon Lakewood High School and downtown Sumter this week for Sumter School District's first-ever professional development conference. That total consists of about 420 district teachers and administrators for whom … more

Motown tribute, face-off comes to Sumter's Patriot Hall

The Kings & Queen of Motown will bring their tribute show to Patriot Hall on Saturday night with 90 non-stop minutes featuring the best of Motown. The 7:30 p.m. performance of more than 50 years of rhythm and blues will pay tribute to such groups … more

Man wearing "I love Jesus" hat sought in Sumter store robbery

A man wearing an "I love Jesus" hat is accused of straying from the path of righteousness for allegedly stealing $60 worth of undergarments from a store on Monday afternoon. The store cashier told responding officers she saw about six packs of … more

Democrats want their U.S. House candidate out over 1973 abuse

COLUMBIA (AP) - The head of the South Carolina Democratic Party is asking one of its leading U.S. House candidates to withdraw from the race after his ex-wife said he beat her according to their 1973 divorce records. Archie Parnell did not deny … more

Help needed in locating 15-year-old Sumter runaway

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating 15-year-old Akasha Wilson-El. Akasha was last seen at her Lois Lane home in Sumter about 10:30 p.m. Friday. It is … more

Sumter man charged for possessing stolen trailer

Matthew Steve Ard, 31, of Ramsey Road, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with receiving stolen goods for allegedly possessing a trailer that was reportedly stolen from a contruction company some … more

Sumter City Council to consider final vote on food trucks

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: • Second and final reading of an ordinance to amend portions of the … more

Sumter School District valedictorians credit parents, teachers for success

Sumter School District's three high school valedictorians come from very different backgrounds and are headed in different directions upon graduation, but all note the support of parents and teachers has been essential in their road to … more

Sumter leaders break ground on Veterans Park

If all goes as planned, the next ceremony held at the Mabry Memorial, which will be for Veterans Day, will also mark the opening of a new use of the space. Leaders from Sumter held a groundbreaking at the memorial on U.S. 378 next to Shaw Air … more

Annual South Sumter Park Memorial Day fish fry joins black veterans, community

Amid, and despite, a downpour Monday morning, batches of fish were still fried, songs of joy and praise were still sung and veterans were still honored at an annual Memorial Day event at South Sumter Park. The annual get-together is usually held … more

Sumter County Gallery of Art opens 2 exhibits

Sumter County Gallery of Art will open two exhibitions on Thursday with a 5:30-to-7:30 p.m. reception for contemporary artists Shanequa Gay and Lorna Ruth Galloway. Atlanta native Gay has received accolades for her advocacy … more

Estimated 47,000 attend Sumter's Iris Festival as weather cooperates

It was a mix of some things old, some things new and about everything in between at Sumter's showcase Iris Festival at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens last weekend. And because Mother Nature cooperated and held off the rain for most of it, a good time was … more

Your attitude about exercise will affect health improvements

Research repeatedly supports that exercise brings about mental, physical, psychological and emotional benefits. Exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on stress, mood, anxiety, depression and cognitive function. While requiring someone … more
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