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USC Sumter professor earns an innovation teaching grant

A University of South Carolina Sumter instructor has been awarded an innovative teaching grant by the USC system for continuous quality improvement in coursework. The USC Center for Teaching Excellence awarded a total of 14 such grants to system … more

Michalik not running for re-election to Sumter School District Board

With a relatively light agenda, the biggest news from Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' meeting Monday might actually have been afterward when Vice Chairwoman Karen Michalik said she would not be seeking re-election in … more

CCTC president to serve as a moderator at conference

Central Carolina Technical College President Michael Mikota has been selected as a panel session moderator for an upcoming annual statewide workforce development conference. Mikota will moderate a session titled Building the Pipeline by Changing … more

'The community was very well-protected': Sumter 1st responders help with downed trees; residents were prepared for hurricane’s effects

If Hurricane Florence had brought more harm to Sumter during the weekend, the fire department would have been ready. Sumter Fire Department Battalion Chief Joey Duggan said there was no major flooding in the county, largely because the city and … more

Indoor gun range coming to Sumter

What started out about four years ago as a small group's dream for an indoor firearms range in Sumter is now coming to reality. Husband-and-wife team Robert and Megan Richards on Friday discussed the construction process for opening Ricochet … more

Proposed ordinance would allow Sumter codes enforcement officers to issue summons for shoddy work

Sumter County Council discussed giving more authority to code enforcement officers to deal with dishonest residential contractors during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Reading: First of … more

Sumter City Council to consider contract for Manning Avenue project

Sumter City Council will meet at 1 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Second and final reading of an ordinance to rezone .30 acres at 702 N. Main St. from residential-6 to … more

Free Zumba in the Park event will be held Friday night at USC Sumter

Have fun while focusing on your health with friends and neighbors during Zumba in the Park, hosted by Palmetto Health and University of South Carolina Sumter. The free event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at USC Sumter, 200 Miller Road, … more

Tuesday's Sumter Item delivery delayed due to Hurricane Florence

The delivery driver bringing the Tuesday paper is stuck due to dramatic flooding and road closures in North Carolina. We will get your Tuesday Sumter Item to you as soon as we can. You can read … more

Manning faces Lexington with playoff hopes on the line

With a 2-0 victory over Hartsville Post 53 on Friday, the Manning-Santee Post 68 American Legion baseball team put itself in a position to finish in the top four in League III and make the state playoffs. M-S still has plenty of work to do to … more

Tornado warning issued for Sumter, Clarendon counties

A tornado warning is in effect in Sumter and Clarendon counties until 5 p.m. Monday, and the area remains under a flood advisory. According to the National Weather Service, at 4:43 p.m., a severe … more

Community health center seeks to expand in Sumter

Another Sumter health care provider is seeking to expand its local operations, but this one has hit a snag along the way. Similar to Sumter Family Health Center, 1278 N. Lafayette Drive, Sandhills Medical Foundation, at 425 N. Salem Ave., is a … more

Sumter School Board Finance Committee to meet Wednesday

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees’ advisory Finance Committee is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday. A district spokeswoman distributed a meeting agenda late … more

Elloree man, 63, dies in wreck in Sumter County

On Friday, July 6, 2018, Mr. Michael Varnes, 63, of Elloree was pronounced dead at Palmetto Health Tuomey, from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident on I95 North in Sumter County. South … more

Sumter father dies from injuries sustained in fire

Lorenzo Gutierrez of Sumter died Sunday, Aug. 5, from injuries he sustained in a house fire on July 28 according to a news release from Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker. The 36-year-old father … more

Building a bridge: Sumter County Sheriff's Office's youth conference connects law enforcement, community

More than a decade into operating its Boys and Girls Youth Inc. summer program, Sumter County Sheriff's Office continued to build connections with Sumter's youth this weekend during two excitement- and education-filled days. The program … more

Shaw training on Thursday will include increased noise

The 20th Medical Group will conduct combat skills training from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. The training will test the ability of airmen to perform essential duties in a simulated combat … more

Sumter man charged with burglary for Mayesville break-in

On Thursday, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office charged a man, 58, with burglary for allegedly kicking in a door during an apparent break-in on Aug. 1. John Wesley Moses, of Jerry Street, is … more

Sumter School District announces 3 make-up days from Hurricane Florence

Sumter School District has announced three make-up dates for school days missed last week as a result of Hurricane Florence. Interim Superintendent Debbie Hamm said at Monday night’s school … more
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