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Palmetto Health offers free opportunities for you to get healthy

Palmetto Health's Community Health team offers numerous ways for Sumterites to live healthily. "Through free monthly mobile clinics, Take 5 health screenings at the hospital and participation in … more

A perfect day for PIZZA: Deals in Sumter for National Pizza Day

Today marks what may be one of the most popular and most celebrated national holidays 'round the United States - National Pizza Day. Like any other made-up "official" national holiday, it's an excuse to grab a slice (or four), ask your boss to … more

Man, 37, charged with sexual assault on 8-year-old girl that spanned two years

A 37-year-old Sumter man was arrested on Wednesday on charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor after the elementary-aged victim came forward to report the abuse that is thought to have spanned … more

Sumter native serves in Navy's TOPGUN program

FALLON, Nevada - In Nevada's high desert is the Navy's premiere tactical air warfare training center, home to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development … more

Lee School District to hold Teacher Recruitment Fair

Lee County School District will hold its Teacher Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at Lee County School District, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. The district will be recruiting for all teacher positions and will conduct … more

'I'm sorry to the family': Parents of slain Crestwood High student, suspected shooter devastated at first appearance hearing

Though only one person died during a shooting on Sunday, the lives of six young people will likely be cut short, leaving multiple families grieving. The first appearance hearing for Jaelon Jackson, 21, who is accused of fatally shooting … more

Sumter First Church of the Nazarene to hold fundraiser on Saturday

Sumter First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 Patriot Parkway, Sumter, will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the church. Funds from the event will be used to help build a church in Haiti in … more

Sumter School District demographics study shows 10-year enrollment decline

Describing it as confirmation of what he and the interim superintendent have been seeing, Sumter School District's chief financial officer detailed a recently completed county demographics study to the school board's Facilities Committee on … more

Anticipated Sumter road projects getting closer to starting

Lafayette Diamond and other highly anticipated road improvement projects are getting closer to the starting line, according to Sumter City-County Planning Department Director George McGregor. The Lafayette Diamond project is a lot closer to … more

Elks celebrate 150 years

Sumter Elks Lodge 855 has joined with more than 2,000 lodges nationwide in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the BPOE - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. While the original Elks lodge was founded in 1868 in New York City, the Sumter lodge … more

Bringing learning to LIFE at Alice Drive Middle School

If you go by the idiom "a picture is worth a thousand words," then the images these gadgets produce "are worth a thousand and then some." They are Alice Drive Middle School's new virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, and they are … more

Sumter police chief speaks to school board

Sumter's police chief says the issue of school safety related to potential shootings is an emerging issue that must be dealt with proactively by local law enforcement working in association with schools. Chief Russell Roark spoke to the Sumter … more

Canning Sumter's litter problem

Seeing all the litter - everything from cigarette butts and discarded plastic bottles to shoes, tires and mattresses - in Sumter County makes Erika Williams want to cuss. Williams, the communications and strategic initiatives manager for Sumter … more

Sumter lawnmower expert offers tips to get your lawnmower ready for spring

The grass is greener - and longer - on the other side of winter. Just as any car or home appliance, it is important to follow the right steps and care guidelines when starting up a lawnmower after months of inactivity. There are a handful of tips … more

Students from Canada skip spring break to help others in Sumter

Twelve university students and two staff members rode a bus for 800 miles - much of it through snow, rain and fog - last week to spend their spring break working construction in Sumter. The Brock University students seemed … more

Restaurant inspections for Sumter, Lee, Clarendon: Feb. 26-March 11

Following are the restaurant inspections performed between Jan. 8 and 14, 2018 in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon on counties by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control … more

Neutrals are still trending in Sumter for kitchen paint color schemes

Spring cleaning often is synonymous with subtracting. Get rid of old clothes. Throw away. The time when winter wears off can also welcome adding a new look to your kitchen, and the simplest form of that is a new coat of paint in a new shade. … more

Gala-vanting for a good cause: Sumter Disabilities Benefits Gala raises money for adults with special needs

On a picture-perfect and sunny spring evening in downtown Sumter, amid tuxedos, live music and wine tastings, one group dedicated to increasing quality of life for adults with disabilities leaped more than $40,000 toward its goal. The Sumter … more

Family displaced after Sunday home fire in Sumter

A family of four has been displaced from their downtown area home after a small electrical fire Sunday afternoon. Sumter Fire Department released an incident report on the blaze Monday. The electrical fire started and was contained to a bedroom … more

City performing hydrant tests on White Tail Circle

The City of Sumter will perform fire hydrant flow tests on White Tail Circle between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Water customers in the surrounding area may experience temporary discolored water. Please direct any questions or … more
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