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Restaurant news: Food grades in Sumter County

Following are the food grades for Sumter businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in the last 10 days. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Burger King #1122, 1132 … more

Labor Day Schedule: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3: federal government offices; state government offices; U.S. Postal Service; City of Sumter offices; Sumter … more

'Petticoat Affair' topic at Sumter Genealogical Society meeting

Historian and University of South Carolina Professor Emerita Patricia McNeely returns Monday to address the Sumter County Genealogical Society and guests on the topic "Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun and the Petticoat Affair," also the title of her … more

Sumter City Council to consider final reading of burn ordinance

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City County Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Second and final reading of an ordinance related to the recovery of collection costs as part of … more

Judge denies bond for man charged with shooting Sumter teen

Bond for Byron Lyons was denied during a first appearance hearing at Sumter County Detention Center on Friday in connection with the shooting of a teen earlier this week. At the request of Sumter County investigators, Magistrate Judge Larry … more

The latest: Tropical Storm Michael making its mark in Sumter (PHOTOS)

Sumter residents woke Thursday morning to rain and increasing wind as what is now Tropical Storm Michael heads into South Carolina. Here is the latest information you need to know about the storm and … more

The Sumter Item to publish section on midterm election

As the Midterm General Election is approaching, where voters will be asked to decide who will represent them at local, state and national levels, The Sumter Item is preparing a complete guide to the election for readers. Vote 2018 will run as a … more

Sumter School Board may make selection on search firm Monday

Academic achievement and programs highlight the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' regular monthly meeting on Monday, along with the potential selection of a superintendent search consulting firm. A district spokeswoman … more

Superintendent search consulting firm to address school board Monday

After recently selecting a search consulting firm to help in finding its next full-time superintendent, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will hear from that firm Monday at its next regularly scheduled meeting. A district spokeswoman … more

Family Medicine in Bishopville will welcome new patients

FROM STAFF REPORTS Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is opening a new practice in Bishopville today according to a news release from Palmetto Health. Bishopville Family Medicine, 116 Hospital Square in Bishopville, will provide general health … more

City of Sumter sued by family injured from truck hitting McCrays Mill house

Though no one has been charged after a City of Sumter vehicle crashed through a house off McCrays Mill Road in November, the homeowners are waiting the outcome of another case after filing a lawsuit against the city and other entities for … more

Trinity UMC presents duo pianists

Annette Matthews and Eddie Huss are well-known talented pianists, who have performed widely. In Sumter, music lovers anticipate their duo-piano concerts with enthusiasm. Trinity United Methodist Church will present the longtime friends in concert at … more

Conquering fear: Sumter woman's doctors gave her 6 months to live. 60 years ago.

Within a couple weeks of getting her master’s degree, Eliza Black was told she would never be able to lift her arms to hang clothes on the line again. If she survived. The 86-year-old breast … more

Find unique holiday items at Sumter's Art in the House

With cooler fall temperatures comes the 11th-annual Art in the House. The large Southern home at 110 Church St. will host 16 local artists offering their work for sale Thursday through … more

'New' R.E. Davis hosts open house for Sumter parents, students

These days newness surrounds the R.E. Davis campus on Eastern School Road in the eastern rural portion of Sumter County. It's not only a new school year, but it's also almost like a restart with a new school. With the consolidation of Mayewood … more

Don't miss local talent in Sumter Little Theatre's 'Little Shop of Horrors'

If you are looking for something to brighten your life, the Sumter Little Theatre production "Little Shop of Horrors" may be just what you need. Opening night's crowd rewarded the actors with plenty of laughter and applause. It is local little … more

Sumter American Legion Fair schedule and information to know before you go

SUMTER AMERICAN LEGION FAIR SCHEDULE Today - Gates open to the public, 4 p.m. - All exhibits on display, 4-10 p.m. - Beef show confirmation, 4 p.m. - Beef show judging, 6 p.m. - Midway closes, midnight Friday - Gates open … more

New character-based program aims to improve Sumter students' behavior

What are the characteristics of a good leader? That's a question many adults ponder each day. Now, elementary school students in five Sumter School District schools are learning those qualities as part of a new character education-based program … more

Pinewood waste site has no issues from Hurricane Florence crossing S.C.

With much less rainfall and wind than forecasted from Hurricane Florence, federal regulators had little concern at the Pinewood hazardous waste dump during the weekend. Rob Kerr, a Charleston-based attorney who oversees management of the 279-acre … more

Sumter police officer knows, worked with, all seven victims shot, one fatally, in Florence

A piece of black fabric cut through the middle with a blue line was wrapped horizontally around the police officer badge. His badge placed him at Sumter Police Department, but his mind was in Florence County with six of his former co-workers and the … more
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