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For the past two years, cotton farmers and gin owners have suffered through two down seasons, first because of the floods in October 2015 and then because of Hurricane Matthew in 2016. This year, cotton farmers in the area have rebounded, … more
Two Sumter School District administrators are getting an inside look at how education policy is developed in the state and also seeing best practices at work in public education through a state fellowship … more
CLEMSON - The second-most-prolific mountain bear-hunting season in South Carolina history and more frequent encounters with the animals along the state's roads reflect a rising bear population and increasing habitat encroachment, Clemson University … more
DALZELL - This isn't your grandfather's middle-school science class. Or your father's. Or the one you may have taken 10 years ago. Given continual rapid technological advances - and the fact that children today are so much into that technology - … more
Community United Effort, an organization based in North Carolina that is dedicated to assisting families of missing people, made a stop at Sumter County Sheriff's Office near the end of its annual On the Road to Remember tour on Friday. CUE was … more
Because of current rapid technological innovation and continual changes in workforce requirements, members of the Sumter County Legislative Delegation say they think Sumter School District's upcoming superintendent search represents a "monumental" … more
PHOTOS PROVIDED Sumter County Sheriff's Office held its 5th-annual Elizabeth Foxworth Helping Hands project on Saturday. The project, named after Senior Cpl. Elizabeth Foxworth, who died of natural causes in December 2012, raised more than $1,050 … more
BRUCE MILLS / THE SUMTER ITEM Kingsbury Elementary School fourth-graders Deondrae Slater, left, and Lukas Lucente work on their laptops in the school's library last week. more
Officers responded to an assault after 3 p.m. on Christmas Day when an argument between two family members led to the stabbing of one according to a news release from Sumter Police Department. The … more
A crew finishes the removal of the tennis courts at Memorial Park off North Salem Avenue in Sumter's downtown residential area. The area is slated to become an open, grassy lawn, according to City of Sumter's plan approved at October's meeting of … more
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