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Make better choices for healthier kids this school year

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States. For the first time in history, American children could have a shorter lifespan than their parents. The rates have tripled since 1980, making it the most common chronic childhood … more

Sumter free medical clinic wants to grow

It might be one of the better-kept secrets in Sumter. Imagine a free medical clinic with licensed local providers, nurses and a pharmacist on hand for primary health care needs for adults who are … more

Sumter, Clarendon schools to reopen Monday after Florence closures

All Sumter School District schools and offices will reopen on Monday, September 17, now that Gov. Henry McMaster has lifted the order for school closures due to Hurricane Florence, according to … more

Saturday's Oktoberfest to benefit Sumter United Ministries

Hamptons will present Sumter's largest Main Street party - Oktoberfest - for the ninth year on Saturday. All things German - costumes, dancing, food, beer and music - will be celebrated. The Happy Musicians will provide music from 5 to 9 p.m., when … more

Sunday's feed: Florence leaves her mark on the Carolinas as Sumter begins return to normalcy

Stay tuned at this feed throughout the day as we continue to update it with information on Florence and her impacts in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties and the surrounding Carolinas. 8:50 … more

Updated feed: Florence leaves heavy rains, road closures in South Carolina

Though Hurricane Florence has moved on from South Carolina, it left behind inches of rain that continue to fall, causing major flooding in northeastern parts of the state.South Carolina Department of … more

Ousted Clarendon County coroner candidate files again

A special filing period closed Tuesday for a new primary that will be held, if necessary, for Clarendon County coroner, and it appears those involved are experiencing d j vu as the same two people who ran in June filed again. Clarendon County … more

Sumter American Legion Fair schedule announced through Sunday

SUMTER COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE Today - Gates open to the public, 4 p.m. - All exhibits on display, 4-10 p.m. - Sheep and goat show, 6 p.m. - Midway closes, midnight Thursday - Gates open to the public, 4 p.m. - All exhibits on … more

Pinewood man killed in single-vehicle wreck

MANNING – A 73-year-old Pinewood man was killed Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle wreck at Alex Harvin Highway and Rev. J.W. Carter Road, south of Manning, according to Clarendon County … more

FEMA announces disaster assistance for South Carolina

Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance is available to South Carolina governments and organizations affected by Florence after President Donald Trump approved … more

Linginfelter, Hunter file for at-large Sumter school board seats

A military veteran turned Sumter Realtor and a retired, life-long educator have thrown their names into the hat for the two at-large seats on Sumter School District's Board of Trustees. Jay Linginfelter and Lloyd Hunter filed last week for the … more

The breakfast of local heroes

PHOTOS PROVIDED Employees of Sumter Fire Department, Sumter County Sheriff's Office and Sumter Police Department and other first-responder agencies shared a meal with residents and staff of Brookdale Senior Living Solutions on Tuesday during the … more

Statewide burning ban lifted for all South Carolina counties

South Carolina Forestry Commission lifted the statewide burning ban, issued on Wednesday, this morning. The ban was issued because of limited availability of statewide firefighting resources and … more

The latest: Sumter schools, government offices closed Thursday as Hurricane Michael heads into Georgia

Hurricane Michael is a major hurricane sitting as a Category 4 with maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour, the most powerful storm on record to ever strike the stretch of the Florida … more

Man charged with attempted murder for causing wreck on Sumter County road

A Sumter County man is facing two counts of attempted murder for allegedly striking a vehicle with his own on Thursday, according to county officials. Leroy Cockerill Jr., 27, is accused of … more

Instead of focusing on cutting calories, eat less processed foods

"You are what you eat. You are when you eat. Eat this one food every day. Never eat this particular food again." Most of us hear this from experts on social media giving tips to help lose weight or prevent weight gain. While we may focus on making … more

Sumter pizza delivery woman allegedly sexually assaulted during armed robbery by 19-year-old

Sumter Police Department arrested a man alleged to be responsible for a string of targeted armed robberies of pizza delivery drivers after he reportedly robbed and sexually assaulted a female driver … more

Shaw Air Force Base evacuating F-16s ahead of Hurricane Michael

Shaw Air Force base is now operating at a Hurricane Condition 2 (HURCON 2), which indicates destructive winds are possible within 24 hours, and has evacuated its F-16 CM Fighting Falcon aircraft in … more

Church Women United Salad Luncheon rescheduled for Oct. 27 in Sumter

Church Women United Salad Luncheon has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Enrichment Center, 325 W. Fulton St. Tickets purchased for the Sept. 22 luncheon, which was canceled, … more

Red Cross needs blood donations after storm

The American Red Cross is one of the fixtures of disaster response worldwide. Its volunteers have been providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected by Hurricane Florence as impacts continue to add up, but one area of the Red Cross' efforts … more
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