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World Day of Prayer service planned by Sumter women's group

Church Women United of the Sumter Area is inviting the public to observe World Day of Prayer on Thursday at St. James United Methodist Church. The service, themed "all God's creation is very good," will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the church at 720 … more

Keep kids safe from Christmas toy mishaps

FROM McLEOD SAFE KIDS "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," and everywhere we go we see new toys that our children want. During the holiday season, and all year long, make sure you don't put your child at an increased risk for … more

Lee County students given one-hour delay to start school Tuesday

Lee County School District will operate on a one-hour delay for students on Tuesday, Jan. 9, including bus routes, due to continued cold weather overnight and through the morning. All teachers and … more

Zoning appeals board member to run for Sumter City Council

A member of the Sumter City-County Board of Zoning Appeals wants to continue his efforts to improve the local quality of life and business environment in his hometown by running for office on a larger stage. Colin Davis recently announced he is … more

Shaw MQ-9 Reaper squadron activates, appoints commander

Shaw Air Force Base's newest addition, the MQ-9 Reaper group, is activating its 50th Attack Squadron this morning and holding an assumption of command ceremony. Col. Joseph Campo, commander of the 432nd Operations Group at Creech Air Force Base … more

Sumter won't pick up trash on Christmas but will Saturday

The City of Sumter will not collect household garbage or recyclables on Christmas Day. Residents with Monday garbage and recycling service will have pickup on Saturday, Dec. 23. Residents are asked to have their roll cart and recycling bin at the … more

Committee to receive annual update from Sumter County Sheriff Dennis

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider:- Third and final reading of an ordinance to amend the county zoning and development … more

Christmas comes to John K. Crosswell Home for Children

PHOTOS PROVIDED The O'Donnell House was the venue for John K. Crosswell Home for Children's Christmas dinner held Tuesday night. The event, held each year at The O'Donnell House owned by Wayne and … more

Harlem Rockets return to Sumter for fundraiser

Lace up your sneakers, grab your children and head out to a basketball game - if you're lucky, you might get to play. The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition in Sumter will host a comedy basketball game fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at Lakewood High … more

Coroner records increase in Sumter opioid overdoses

In his annual address to Sumter County Council on Tuesday, county coroner Robbie Baker gave a report on the deaths he and his staff have investigated, including six confirmed opioid overdoses. The amount of opioid deaths in Sumter County are … more

Sumter school board approves consultants for population, facilities studies

Two independent consultants were approved Monday to conduct studies that could impact the future of smaller, low-enrollment schools in the district. After returning from executive session at its … more

Sumter group adopts S.C. road safety goals

With one day to spare, Sumter Urban Area Transportation Study approved a motion to adopt safety performance measure goals established by South Carolina Department of Transportation, which will be used to evaluate the success of Sumter County's … more

5 generations of women gather in Sumter

Coleen McCoy Reyling, a longtime Sumterite, is shown with her generations of women in her family, including her twin great-great grandchildren, Langston and Lyles Shaw. Reyling is the historian at her church, Bethel United Methodist Church, where … more

Fireside Fund helps pay electrical bill for Sumter client undergoing chemo

In a shortened holiday week last week, Sumter United Ministries continued to have large crowds of residents in legitimate danger of losing their heat and electricity, according to Crisis Relief Ministry Director Kevin Howell. Fireside Fund … more

Sumter school board's Finance Committee to meet Monday

The advisory Finance Committee of Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting on Monday at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. As is normally the case at … more

Palmetto Health Tuomey leaders eyeing future

COLUMBIA - In the constantly changing health care services industry with ever-increasing costs to do business, it was a move for the better. That's the way Palmetto Health Tuomey Chief Operating Officer Dr. Michelle Logan-Owens described the … more

City councilmen concerned about recent killings, litter

During Sumter City Council reports at its last meeting of the year on Tuesday, Councilman Calvin Hastie said he is concerned with the recent shootings in the city and county. Those incidents shine a bad light on Sumter, he said. Officials need … more

Finally in their forever homes in Sumter

For some children, the latest toy on the market will not be the best gift they received this year - especially the 48 children who went home with their forever families in South Carolina during Adoption Day on Wednesday. One of those children was … more

District 9 Officials Tournament begins Thursday at LCHS

The District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament begins on Thursday at the Lee Central High School gymnasium in Bishopville. Play on Thursday begins at 11 a.m. with seven games on the schedule. The final one is a boys game scheduled to … more

Women's guild holding coat, clothing giveaway

The Women's Guild of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic Church will hold a coat and clothing giveaway on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Anne location, 216 E. Liberty St. These items were donated by and to the parish for this purpose. … more
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