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ELECTION 2018: Know your precinct and polling location for Tuesday's primaries in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

Following are the precincts and polling information for Tuesday's primary elections. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you do not know your precinct or have your voter card, go to … more

Regional director to address 2018 USC Sumter graduates

The new director of a regional agency charged with improving quality of life in Sumter and surrounding counties, who previously had a distinguished military career, will be the commencement speaker for University of South … more

Sumter letter carriers hope to Stamp Out Hunger with your help

By now, most area postal customers have received the blue plastic grocery bags designated for contributions to the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger drive. Even if you didn't get one, you can still contribute nonperishable … more

Rafting Creek-Hillcrest consolidation withdrawn from proposal

After obtaining information on extensive work necessary to upgrade one district middle school to accommodate elementary school students, Sumter School District’s interim superintendent is … more

Yarn Explosion will cover Sumter Cultural Center grounds

Sumter has had a few "yarn bombings," lampposts or telephone poles partially covered in knitted or crocheted fabric by some anonymous person or persons. But now in progress is a yarn bombing event so … more

Sumter City Council to meet Tuesday

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider first reading of an ordinance to annex 8.21 acres of land at 1501 Camden Highway … more

Shaw: ARCENT general died of natural causes

An investigation into the death Sunday of a Shaw Air Force Base Army general determined he died of natural causes while running around Lake Murray near Lexington, according to a news release from Shaw. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. … more

Safe Kids Sumter County decorate for Pinwheels for Prevention

PHOTOS PROVIDED As part of the Children's Trust of South Carolina campaign to prevent child abuse in the state, Safe Kids Sumter County has decorated "The Hill" at Palmetto Health Tuomey with colorful pinwheels. The pinwheels are a symbol of … more

Fire in the hole!

As the wind steadily blew and the branches rustled, airmen assigned to Shaw Air Force Base prepared for a "fire in the hole!" Boom! Sound filled the air, a shock wave pierced through their chests, and a black cloud rose in the distance in a matter … more

Suspect in Sumter man's shooting death curses at judge, spits at bond hearing

The first appearance hearing for Anthony Dustin Dill, who is accused of helping hide the body of a 31-year-old Sumter man, ended sooner than expected when he left the courtroom shouting obscenities … more

Affordable senior housing complex coming to Sumter in '19

One local residential builder thinks a new courtyard-style, affordable housing apartment complex for seniors on Wise Drive next to ALDI grocery store will be a win for Sumter. Evergreen Villas, which will consist of 49 two-bedroom units at 101 N. … more

Sumter native wanted in killing of Horry County man

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of two homicide suspects, one of whom is a Sumter native, for the death of an Horry County man and the injury of another … more

Board receives update on Sumter sheriff's office

Sumter County Sheriff's Office Community Relations Citizen's Advisory Board heard a presentation regarding a local child support payment initiative and future plans for the agency during its meeting on April 30 at North HOPE Center. Lt. Nina … more

Sumter first responder, law enforcement snaps photo, helps out at right place, right time

A Sumter County Sheriff's Office deputy is surprised by the attention he has received for a random good deed he thinks is no big deal. The deputy, Lt. Trevor Brown with Sumter County Sheriff's Office, was photographed helping Lorenzo Lynch, … more

Sumter artist receives award at Piccolo Spoleto

Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg presented Sumter artist Carole Carberry an honorable mention award for her works exhibited in Marion Square during Piccolo Spoleto. Carberry, who works primarily in watercolor, has been juried into the Outdoor … more

New McCrays Mill Road Arby's opens Wednesday

A new Arby's fast food restaurant will open on Wednesday on McCrays Mill Road. The Arby's - at 1954 McCrays Mill Road - will officially open at 10 a.m., according to Earl Wilson, franchisee and operator of the new eatery. Construction on the … more

Police week events to benefit Sumter law enforcement

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three upcoming events will benefit Sumter law enforcement and other related agencies for National Police Week. Golf tournament The 2018 National Police Week Golf Tournament is set for Monday, May 14, at Sunset Country … more

Sumter County Job Fair aims to grow workforce

Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, in coordination with SC Works and other business partners, will host a Sumter County Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at Sumter County Civic Center, 700 W. Liberty St. From 9 to … more

Helping one father at a time in Sumter

Like most things in life, it may take more than one try to get the best results. The staff and fathers involved with the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition know that. The Fatherhood Coalition is specifically structured to assist fathers improve all … more

It's sneezing season in Sumter, but the yellow stuff isn't what causes your spring allergies

Spring brings forth many wonderful things to people from nature with its warmer temperatures, but there is at least one unwelcome companion each year - pollen. Those who struggle with seasonal allergies suffer this time of year from symptoms such … more
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