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Auditions open for SLT's holiday classic show

Sumter Little Theatre is holding auditions for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the theater classroom. "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" is a holiday tradition in Sumter. The play follows the outrageous … more

Sumter School Board Finance Committee to discuss year-end standing

Sumter School Board's advisory Finance Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. A district spokeswoman distributed the agenda for the meeting on Tuesday. Committee … more

Outside law enforcement agency seeks info on 'former or current' Clarendon employee

MANNING - Manning City Council's attorneys Boykin and Davis will be turning over information they gathered on a "former or current" employee to an outside law enforcement agency. In a special called council meeting at 4 p.m. Friday, Manning City … more

Personal influences revealed in art exhibit

The two current Sumter Gallery of Art exhibits offer interesting observations on artistic vision and technique. Though there are many differences in the two shows, there is a common sense of commitment to pieces that reveal personal convictions and … more

School board postpones meeting until Sept. 17

Due to the impending inclement weather, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees postponed its board meeting that was scheduled for Monday night. According to a district spokeswoman, the board meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. … more

Your attitude about exercise will affect health improvements

Research repeatedly supports that exercise brings about mental, physical, psychological and emotional benefits. Exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on stress, mood, anxiety, depression and cognitive function. While requiring someone … more

A forum on the future: Sumter luncheon thanks career forum participants, looks ahead to next year

It was both a big "thank you" and a "how can we make it better" on Wednesday at the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce's Career Forum Luncheon. The Chamber's Education Committee hosted the luncheon at the University of South Carolina Sumter to … more

Lease agreements set path for more growth in downtown Sumter

Sumter City Council approved two lease agreements that will assist local businesses and gave first reading of an ordinance that will encourage future development in the growing downtown area during its meeting on Tuesday. SCETV lease agreement … more

Sumter man, 49, charged with possession of stolen shoes

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 49-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly possessing three pairs of Jordan tennis shoes that were reportedly stolen. Mack Paul, of U.S. 521 South, is … more

Keep an eye on Florence: Schools, state government to close as storm barrels toward Carolinas

While the exact intensity and amount of wind, rain and other effects are not yet clear, it seems likely that Hurricane Florence will impact Sumter County later this week. Florence was upgraded to a Category 4-strength hurricane Monday, which is … more

Shaw airmen, Falcons to participate in air-to-air combat training exercise

Shaw Air Force Base will send about 17 F-16 Fighting Falcons and 230 airmen to Nevada at the end of the month for a combat training exercise. The airmen from the 20th Fighter Wing's 77th Fighter Squadron are scheduled to participate in a Red Flag … more

Sumter's Home Chapter DAR donates Constitution Week posters

Sumter's Home Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, represented by Constitution Week Chairwoman and Secretary Linda Hawkins and Regent Katherine Barrett, presented a Constitution Week poster to each of Sumter School District's school media … more

Sumter businessman finds gem in his work

John Copeland said he has always been a businessman and found his niche with jewelry almost four decades ago. Copeland, owner/operator of Jewelry Wholesale, started his Sumter jewelry store in 1980 in a small shop on Broad Street. The business … more

Documents don't match reason for Manning chief's firing

MANNING - A July 11 letter that was hand-delivered to then-Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer terminating his employment sheds new light on several issues the city Public Safety Committee listed as reasons for firing the 25-year law enforcement … more

BREAKING: Manning City Council votes to uphold Shaffer's firing

MANNING – Manning City Council is currently in a public special called meeting to decide whether to reinstate Blair Shaffer as the city's police chief or uphold a committee vote made last month … more

FLORENCE: Know what to do if a traffic signal is not working

With power out or flickering in parts of town, drivers may encounter traffic signals that aren't working correctly.According to a tweet from the S.C. Department of Public Safety, if you encounter an … more

Palmetto Health urges lawnmower safety for children

SUBMITTED It's finally summertime, which means the sun is out longer and you have more time to work in your yard. Summertime also means children are out of school, and they may be helping you with the yard work. Palmetto Health wants … more

Capping off 71 years at Rogers: Radiator shop closes after decades in Sumter

In some ways, it's like turning the page on history. Rogers Radiator Works Inc., formerly at 426 E. Liberty St., and once king of the hill in Sumter and the surrounding region as a radiator repair shop, officially closed up shop last … more

Camden man faces 15 to life for Lee County firearm arrest

A 30-year-old Camden man entered a guilty plea in federal court for a firearm charge on Thursday for allegedly possessing a handgun in Lee County in 2017 despite prior felony convictions. Evidence presented at Darrin Paul George's hearing … more

Sales tax-free holiday starts Friday in Sumter

Friday is the first Friday in August, and that means it's the start of the state's annual tax-free weekend, which lasts through midnight Sunday night. Each year at this time, South Carolina … more
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