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POLICE BLOTTER: 19-year-olds arrested in fanny pack, $800 theft

CHARGES Marcus Hakeem Battles, 19, of Camden Road, and Jerime Shyheed Tindal, 19, of Brohum Camp Road in Wedgefield, were arrested on Thursday and charged with strong armed robbery for allegedly taking a fanny pack containing $800 and an S.C. … more

5th suspect in killing of Sumter man turns himself in

The fifth suspect facing charges in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old Sumter man turned himself in Tuesday after the sheriff’s office and media circulated his wanted … more

Budget and millage priorities before Sumter school board

Next school year's budget again headlines the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' upcoming meeting, set for Monday night at Chestnut Oaks Middle School, 1200 Oswego Road. A district spokesperson distributed the agenda to the … more

Sumter to remember those lost in Holocaust

Temple Sinai, Sumter County Museum and the City of Sumter invite the public to commemorate the approximately six million Jews who died in the Holocaust, primarily at the hands of Nazi Germany, with a special Yom HaShoah program on Sunday. To … more

Concert to benefit 'Feed My Starving Children'

A benefit concert at Mayesville Presbyterian Church will kick off the Sumter Feed My Starving Children charity endeavor at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is by a cash donation in any amount to FMSC. A diverse program of vocal and instrumental music by … more

Sumter School District Teacher of Year to attend Supreme Court program

Sumter School District's reigning Teacher of the Year, Zach Lowe, who was also a top-five finalist for state Teacher of the Year, has been selected for another special honor. Lowe, a sixth- and eighth-grade social studies teacher at Mayewood … more

There is a real connection between the brain and gut

Has a certain situation ever given you butterflies or made you feel sick to your stomach? That is because your stomach is sensitive to emotions such as anger, fear, excitement and anxiety. The brain and the gut have a close relationship, … more

U.S. Highway 521 closed due to wreck between tractor trailers

A wreck involving two tractor trailers has closed U.S. Hwy. 521 near Rembert Friday afternoon. Law enforcement units are currently on scene at the highway in front of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church … more

Fire damages contents in Lafayette Drive warehouse

A fire erupted in a South Sumter warehouse off U.S. Hwy. 15 South Friday afternoon. Employees working inside the warehouse on East Bee Street off the intersection with S. Lafayette Drive near … more

American Legion motorcycle ride benefits children of fallen, disabled vets

The American Legion Riders of South Carolina recently completed their eighth-annual statewide American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund Benefit Ride. The annual ride, which included more than 90 motorcycles and 130 riders and passengers taking part … more

CCTC grads turn tassels to new chapter

The caps and gowns may have all been navy blue with gold, but the ages, faces and degrees under them were as varied as Sumter County itself. About 700 students graduated from Central Carolina Technical College on Friday at Sumter County Civic … more

Helping mothers is Sumter woman's passion

The road to motherhood is not the same for everyone, and some women need guidance and encouragement to find the path that works for them. "A lot of our moms are scared when they come to us," said Kristin Hallal, director of Sumter Pregnancy … more

Next year's budget before Sumter school board

In the midst of budgeting for next school year, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet Monday for a called budget planning session with district staff. A district spokesperson sent out an agenda for Monday's meeting on Friday … more

Sumter City council meeting canceled

Sumter City Council's regular meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday is canceled because of a lack of agenda items. more

Sumter church will host leadership summit again this summer

A renowned, world-class leadership training event is available again right in Sumter’s backyard as one local church will serve as a satellite location for the two-day simulcast event held … more

Roll up your sleeves in May to donate blood

A handful of opportunities are coming for Sumterites and area residents to donate blood and platelets to meet needs of patients in emergency situations. The American Red Cross uses blood, platelet and plasma donations to help ensure blood is … more

Sumter Purple Heart elects new commander

PHOTO SUBMITTED Sumter's Gen. George L. Mabry Jr. Chapter 817 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart recently elected a new chapter commander. Pictured is outgoing Commander Dave Nesbitt, right, turning the gavel over to new Chapter Commander … more

Sumter Chamber of Commerce names People of the Year at annual gala

Just yards from construction cones on an old Main Street that is getting a facelift, Sumter's business leaders, community members, educators and industrial top dogs gathered to celebrate their year that was.Sumter has come a long way in the last 10, … more

Celebrate women's health

Women are truly a powerful influence within their homes, friendship circles and communities. Their habits and attitudes about their health can impact those around them and especially the generations that follow them. May is Women's Health Month and … more

Downtown opens at night for Microbrew Festival

One of spring's most popular events returns to downtown Sumter Friday, May 11, with more venues to visit, more craft beers to sample, hors d'oeuvres and a variety of music. The Downtown Sumter Microbrew Festival will be from 6 to 9 p.m. The event … more
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