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169th Fighter Wing deploys about 300 to Southwest Asia

McENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE - The South Carolina Air National Guard deployed approximately 300 airmen and nearly a dozen F-16 Block 52 Fighting Falcon fighter jets to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Southwest Asia, this week for about four … more

Flood advisory issued in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

A flood advisory remains under effect in much of Sumter County and portions of Lee and Clarendon counties through 10 p.m. Tuesday as heavy rains, thunder and lightning pass through the … more

Class in Sumter offers free car care training for young girls

A free basic car care maintenance class will be offered on Saturday for girls age 13-19 for the first 40 who register. Car Care and Repair and the Girl Scouts of Sumter are hosting the class, which will feature certified technicians who will lead … more

Absentee voting open Monday through Friday

The Sumter County Voter Registration and Election Office, 141 N. Main St., room 113, is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday for absentee voting. more

Shaw AFB's F-16 Viper Demo Team performs for squadron vets

Children, families and veterans of the 77th and 79th Fighter Squadrons visited Shaw Air Force Base on Friday for an F-16 Viper Demonstration Team performance. The event was part of a centennial reunion, where former members of the 20th Fighter … more

CCTC's nursing program ranked No. 7 in state this year

Decades of hard work and planning appear to be paying dividends for Central Carolina Technical College's nursing program. In the last decade, the college's health sciences division has opened a new, multi-million-dollar facility in downtown … more

Don't live life off balance

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. However, it isn't just the older adults that need to worry about losing their balance. It can be anyone who takes prescription medications. Prescription medications … more

World championship Double Dutch returns to Sumter County Civic Center

The American Double Dutch League World Championship returns to Sumter County Civic Center this week for the 18th year. It's also the 45th World Championship for the competition by the best Double Dutch rope jumpers from around the world. Sumter … more

Military Order of the Purple Heart holds cookout for veterans

PHOTO PROVIDED The General George L. Mabry Jr. Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart conducted a cookout earlier this month to honor veterans in the Sumter area. The event was held at … more

Revised Sumter jail contract expands sheriff's authority

Sumter County Council approved third and final reading of a revised contract between Sumter and Lee counties regarding Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center and gave second reading to permit feather flags on commercial property at its meeting on … more

Sheriff's office citizen advisory board to meet

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office will hold its quarterly meeting for its Citizen Community Relations Advisory Board on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the North HOPE Center, 904 N. Main St. Joe Perry will discuss Sumter County's communications … more

United Way expands baby care simulation program

Teenagers in Sumter County and the surrounding area now have the opportunity to learn what it is like to care for a child in (almost) real time. United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties recently purchased five new state-of-the-art … more

Sumter Young Life holding spring jubilee today

Sumter Young Life's third annual Spring Jubilee is set for today at 2 p.m. at Lodebar Farm, 1501 Martinville Church Road. The non-denominational nonprofit that aims to provide strong, positive influences in the lives of young people hosts the … more

Woman arrested in theft of nearly $4,000 in items

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a 28-year-old woman on Wednesday for allegedly taking $3,966 worth of items from a location in the 1000 block of Waterway Drive on July 1. Brittany Denise England, of Waverly Drive, is charged with grand … more

Sumter County Council to hold first budget workshop

Sumter County Council will meet at 5 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., for its first budget workshop regarding the county's general fund for fiscal year 2018. more

Democratic Party chair running for Sumter school board seat

Filing for non-partisan seats on Sumter School District Board of Trustees and Sumter City Council begins Monday, and Sumter County Democratic Party Chairwoman Barbara Bowman said she is ready to file for the school board race. Bowman spoke … more

1st Presbyterian Church in Sumter presents special service

First Presbyterian Church invites the community to the church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for a service presented by the music ministry. Joni Brown, director of the music ministry, compared the service to the church's annual Lessons and Carols service … more

Sumter artist wins at ArtFields

Victoria Hagner, a member of Sumter Artists Guild, took top prize recently as the People's Choice 3-D winner at ArtFields, a weeklong Southeastern artist festival held in Lake City. More than 400 artists from 12 … more

Sumter Little Theatre presents musical comedy

Sumter Little Theatre will end its 2017-18 season with the multiple award-winning musical comedy "La Cage aux Folles," opening Thursday. The play, with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is based on the 1973 play by Jean … more

Missing Sumter man found safe

Rufus Kistler McCoy, 61, who was earlier reported missing, has been found safe in Columbia. more
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