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Support local artists at this year's show

A number of years ago there was a quirky western called "Support Your Local Sheriff." This is the time of year for an even more important admonition: "Support your local artists." This year's Sumter Artists' Guild Show offers a great variety of … 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

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

USC Sumter exhibits showcase array of artists

Three current exhibits at USC Sumter provide an interesting variety of media, composition and objectives, stressing the creative process that makes art interesting and expressive. All three are free, open to the public during university hours and … more

Recreation department announces Summer Enrichment Program

The Sumter County Recreation Department will begin accepting registration for its 2018 Summer Enrichment Program on Tuesday, May 29. Daily activities will take place at 16 sites in the city and county where the program will be held. Recreation … more

Sumter police use Narcan for first time to revive man from heroin overdose

A 24-year-old man was saved from a life-threatening heroin overdose because of the quick action of two residents and a Sumter Police officer equipped with an opioid overdose antidote. Officers … more

Memorial Day closings and schedule changes in Sumter: May 24, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday, May 28. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Monday, May 28: federal government offices; state government offices; U.S. Postal Service; City of Sumter offices; Sumter … more

Trinity UMC presents choral masterpieces

The Trinity United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will present its 9th concert at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at St. Philip's Church in Charleston. For those who can't … more

Science meets the wild West at Sumter library

Children helped conduct science experiments and learned more about the world around them while listening to an engaging story about the wild West during a performance by Doug Holley with ScienceTellers … more

Sumter Civic Dance Company presents diverse concert Friday, Saturday

The Sumter Civic Dance Company welcomes spring with "The Greatest Show," a lively, colorful concert of various forms of dance performed by some of the area's finest young dancers. The concert will be presented at Patriot Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday and … more

2 inmates injured in Lee Correctional riot sue for negligence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two inmates injured in a deadly South Carolina prison riot are accusing state officials of negligence in failing to hire, train or monitor enough officers to maintain … more

8 traffic deaths reported during holiday weekend

by staff reports Memorial Day leaves South Carolinians with more to think about after eight deaths, a preliminary number, were reported during the 78-hour travel period during the holiday weekend, according to the S.C. Department of Public … more

Celebrate Carolina Day

On June 28, 1776, British ships sailed into Charleston harbor and opened fire on a tiny fort on Sullivan's Island. The infamous "shots heard 'round the world" had been fired a little over a year … more

$25,000 winning ticket sold at Sumter store

Mozingos Grocery, 3350 N. Main St., was the site of a $25,000 a Year for Life winning ticket. Last night's ticket matched the first five numbers drawn in Monday's drawing. The winner will decide between $25,000 a year for life or a one-time cash … more
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