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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

Trekking the AT: Retired Pocalla Springs Sumter art teacher completes entire Appalachian Trail

A Pinewood resident got to do something not a lot of people get to do in their lifetime: hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Paul Wilkinson started on March 18 at Springer Mountain, Georgia, and finished at Mount Katahdin at Baxter State Park in … more

Sumter County man charged with pointing a firearm at multiple people

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 26-year-old man on Sunday for allegedly pointing a firearm at multiple people in the previous month. According to a news release, Kelly Lynn Sheesley … more

Journey tribute to rock Sumter

There are only a very few tickets remaining for the Aug. 18 concert at Sumter Opera House by Resurrection - A Journey Tribute. The band is widely recognized as one of the finest tribute bands around. Founded in 2014, the band's tribute focuses on … more

9-year-old boy drowns at Pocalla Swamp

A Sumter family is grieving after a child drowned while playing with friends at Pocalla Swamp off Burkett Drive on Wednesday afternoon.  Reports indicate five boys, ranging in age from 7 to … more

CCTC pins 93 during ceremonies at Sumter Opera House

Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned nine massage therapists, 13 medical assistants, 10 medical record coders, 43 nurses, two patient care technicians, seven pharmacy technicians and nine surgical … more

Sumter woman wants to start support group for LGBTIQ individuals

Allyson Pierce feels fortunate in many ways. Although she faces some backlash since her transition from male to female, Pierce - not her real name - has seen much support. A professional in the field of technology, she said her employers and … more

Promote healthy blood pressure with small changes

In 2017, the new blood pressure guidelines were released which included changes in classification categories and a reduction in what level constitutes hypertension. The guidelines classified cardiovascular disease risk factors as modifiable and … more

Clarendon 3 leads tri-county area on career readiness test

Clarendon School District 3 students based in Turbeville scored the highest in the tri-county region on a new career readiness assessment that also includes a soft skills component, according to state Department of Education test results released … more

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Reading Program Breakfast set for Oct. 20 in Sumter

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Zeta Omega Chapter, will host its Annual Reading Program Breakfast from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 320 W. Fulton … more

Sumter High students walk against domestic violence downtown

A group of purple-clad teenagers forewent one of their two weekend sleep-in days to walk for a good cause on Saturday. Sumter High School's International Baccalaureate program held its 12th-annual Walk Against Domestic Violence to end a … more

Sumter Ministry helps after crisis with financial help, food

Volunteers with Sumter United Ministries' food pantry do not do client interviews unless the person is only in need of food, so volunteers at The Lord's Cupboard don't know the total impact the ministry has on a family. When we bring the wagon of … more

Clarendon, state Democratic parties ask judge to reconsider ruling on Samuels-Cooper

As Clarendon County voters and state election officials are looking ahead to a special election to find a new candidate for coroner after a judge's ruling disqualified the primary winner from taking … more

Sumter Summer of Caring always a success for many reasons

The Sumter Item's Summer of Caring campaign is perfectly named. The summer season causes us to think about cookouts, swimming, the beach and having fun. But equally as important, this campaign shifts our focus to caring for people and provides a … more

Downtown Sumter eSTEAM festival plans to give you a boost

In an effort to follow suit with larger cities in the state that have hosted large, outdoor festivals to build awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers, local economic development officials will host a similar festival … more

New recruitment strategies help Sumter School District fill teacher vacancies

Newly implemented recruitment strategies and offering new academic programs helped Sumter School District significantly lower its classroom teacher vacancy total for the start of the new school year. Chief Human Resources Officer John Kuomus and … more

Sumter County Council continues code enforcement discussion

Sumter County Council continued its discussion of giving selected code enforcement officers the authority to issue courtesy summons during its meeting on Tuesday. Members question the need of zoning officials in code enforcement Reading: … more

Manning woman dies in wreck with 17-year-old

SUMMERTON - A 32-year-old Manning woman died Tuesday morning from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle wreck earlier in the day, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock. "Allison Billups was transported to McLeod Clarendon by … more

Manning residents enjoy Farm to Table

MANNING - The Land, Parker and Welch courtyard was transformed into a beautiful dining venue for Tuesday's Farm to Table celebration, a part of this year's Main Street Manning's annual meeting. Brunson's Nursery converted the law firm's back … more
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