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Joy Prom in Sumter gives big night to those with disabilities

People from all walks of the Sumter community came together on Friday to host the annual Joy Prom for students and adults with disabilities. The event, which was held at The O'Donnell House in downtown Sumter, is a partnership between a handful … more

Sumter school board moves up April meeting dates

Due to board member schedule conflicts, Sumter School District has moved up the date for its next Board of Trustees meeting.  The district's scheduled April board meeting will occur on April … more

Guild show opens soon at Sumter County Gallery of Art

One of the year's most highly anticipated exhibitions opens Thursday with a 5:30-7:30 p.m. reception when the annual Sumter Artists' Guild Show at the Sumter County Gallery of Art presents work by some of the area's best artists. The show features … more

Families celebrate Earth Day at Swan Lake

In the spirit of starting anew with the spring, Sumterites celebrated the eighth-annual Earth Day event, recognizing the importance of protecting Mother Earth, at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens on Saturday. "We've got to protect our Earth," said Lynn … more

Shaw EOD team training on Friday

Any booming noises heard this morning through the early afternoon are likely due to Air Force training. Shaw Air Force Base's Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team will be training at Poinsett … more

Nonprofit holding free probate law workshop in Sumter

The Network Organization of Women Inc. will be hosting a free probate law workshop for Sumter County residents on Monday, April 30, at Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St., from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event, which is being put on by the … more

'From which I came': U.S. Congressman, civil rights activist James Clyburn honored with portrait in Mayesville

A photo of Mary McLeod Bethune sits higher on the wall than any other frame in U.S. Congressman James Clyburn's office in Washington D.C. It's there to remind the U.S. representative for South Carolina's 6th District of where he came from and how … more

Shaw EOD team training with detonations Thursday morning

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team at Shaw Air Force Base is training today from 10:30-11:30 a.m., according to the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office. Detonations will take place at … more

Road closure required for Deep Creek bridge work

According to a news release from Republic Contracting Corp. of Columbia, work will soon begin replacing the bridge over Deep Creek on U.S. 521, Greeleyville Highway. The road will be closed completely at the bridge site, which is near 5308 … more

Arrest made in Lake Marion homicide of Sumter man

A suspect has been arrested in Richland County in relation to a body that was found in Lake Marion on April 25, Sumter law enforcement officials said. A murder warrant was taken out for Stephen … more

Barbecue for a good cause: First-ever cook-off and car show benefits Sumter County Sheriff's Office

Smokey barbecue smothered the hot summer air at the Sumter County Fairgrounds on Saturday as bite-sized cups of meat were handed out to be judged all day. A total of 26 cookers made 3,000 pounds of Boston butt for the first-ever Hot Pursuit BBQ … more

Sumter County Library welcomes summer with a pop of color

Some of Sumter's youngest scholars started their summer vacation with a bang, literally, as they watched a man get into a 6-foot balloon and pop it to escape at the Sumter County Library's main building Friday morning. Jungle Jim, a balloon artist, … more

Millwood Elementary students raise $13,000 in pledges

PHOTOS PROVIDED Millwood Elementary School students participated in their first Fun Run. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade attempted to run 35 laps around a small track to raise money to purchase new stage curtains and a portable PA … more

Sumter woman dies after single vehicle wreck

A Sumter woman was killed as a result of a single vehicle wreck on Boulevard Road on Saturday. Robin Nicole Davis, 31, of Jordan Street in Sumter, was pronounced dead at Palmetto Health Tuomey, … more

Sumter's Broad Street resurfacing project expected to be finished by July 4

As motorists drive up and down Broad Street, they have no doubt seen - and felt - the work that is taking place to resurface and improve the roadway for both drivers and pedestrians. Construction crews are working to complete one of the Sumter … more

Mt. Franklin Foods employee has fingers amputated in accident

An employee at a manufacturing plant in Sumter County was injured by a machine on Wednesday, officials confirmed. A 26-year-old man had four of his fingers cut off in an incident on April 25 at … more

1 house destroyed, 1 damaged by Sumter kitchen fire

One house was destroyed and another sustained exterior damage after a stove fire got out of hand at a residence on Meehan Street on Sunday afternoon. Sumter Fire Department received the call at 4:45 p.m., and firefighters arrived at the residence … more

Sumter United Ministries expanding shelter options

A local nonprofit ministry is about to expand its homeless shelter options in the area. Sumter United Ministries is set to begin construction on five small, temporary or transitional housing units on its property at 36 S. Artillery … more

Palmetto Health Tuomey: Clean out your medicine cabinet

SUBMITTED Spring cleaning - it's a rite of passage as temperatures begin to heat up and the season starts to change. Palmetto Health Tuomey would like to remind community members to add your medicine cabinet, kitchen cupboard or whereever you … more

Sumter Historic committee to review downtown building plan

Sumter Historic Preservation Design Review Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. today in Sumter City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 12 N. Main St., to consider a request to install glass doors and an awning on the pedestrian alley … more
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