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Help Sumter nonprofits during Midlands Gives

Charitable giving is needed and welcomed by nonprofits in Sumter County, across South Carolina and throughout the nation and world any day of the year, but this May Day will present residents of the Midlands with a unique opportunity to start or … more

Operation Summer Salvation returns for 3rd year

Operation Summer Salvation, a local initiative to provide new air conditioners to some of the community's most vulnerable members, has returned for the summer and could expand to more areas of the state.Started in 2016, the initiative is organized … more

Widow of 'Emanuel 9' pastor will speak at Sumter Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

Held in conjunction with National Day of Prayer observance, the annual Sumter Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be Thursday morning at Alice Drive Baptist Church. The national observance is held annually on the first Thursday of May, inviting people … more

Investigation underway after Shaw general's death Sunday

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister died Sunday while on transition leave in Lake Murray according to a news release from U.S. Army Central and Third Army Public Affairs Office. The cause of his death is under … more

Thousands enjoy 78th Sumter Iris Festival

Event organizers estimated about 47,000 people attended the annual Iris Festival, which included 146 vendors selling everything from juice to plants and soap. The festival began Thursday with Taste at the Gardens, and the rain forecast for the … more

State group recognizes Thomas Sumter Academy as its 1st school certified for STEAM learning

REMBERT - As today's economy and the future job market continue to emphasize science, technology and math skills, Thomas Sumter Academy is keeping up with the times. On Thursday, the South Carolina Independent School Association recognized the … more

Back to the '80s: REACH showcases Sumter School District's talented

They've explored Motown, the Beatles' era and several other themes in years past, but this summer, students in Sumter School District's Reinforcing and Expanding Artistic and Creative Horizons program have been examining the 1980s - when none of … more

Sumter Gallery of Art offers 6 weeks of fun

Sumter County Gallery of Art, 421 N. Main St., will hold six weeks of Summer Art Camp from June 11-Aug. 3. Call (803) 775-0543 to register. Week 1, June 11-15 - 9 a.m. to noon - 3D Insect Art with Alison Smith (4-7 years old); Fun in the … more

Keep active, entertained at the Sumter Y this summer

Sumter Y, 510 Miller Road, has numerous activities to keep children engaged and having fun this summer. Fun Factory Fun Factory provides a safe, nurturing environment to learn, grow and thrive. Weekly activities revolve around themes that … more

Sumter County budget, Project Bulldog still going strong

Sumter County Council approved second reading of its 2019 fiscal year budget, with balanced general funds of $52,752,483 million, and furthered plans for Project Bulldog during its meeting on Tuesday. The budget ordinance also includes a request … more

Used Alcolu car dealership, church give car to deserving member

On Mother's Day, a local car dealership and church teamed up to share blessings and give a car to a member of the congregation who could offer more to her community than she already does with a new set of wheels. "God compelled me to give a car … more

2 arrested for gunfire incidents in south Sumter

Two men were arrested Wednesday morning in connection to a series of incidents involving gunfire in the Cedar Avenue, Webb Street and Flamingo Road areas, according to officials. Quintez Latroy … more

Sumter School Board's Finance Committee meets Wednesday

The advisory Finance Committee of Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. A district spokeswoman distributed a meeting agenda on Monday morning. The committee … more

Hillcrest Middle School hosts spring showcase

Hillcrest Middle School hosted its first Spring Showcase on Thursday. Families were invited to come grab a bite to eat and catch up with teachers, all while checking out special projects and experiments in math, science, social studies and English … more

Music, origami, crafts and more at Sumter County Library during break from school

Don't forget to visit the three branches of the Sumter County Library this summer. Each branch is offering alot more than reading material. Numerous activities are available for children of all ages, and the programs are all free. - Performance: … more

Police searching for man, 71, who went missing en route to Sumter YMCA

Sumter police are searching for a 71-year-old man who went missing Monday while he was en route to the Sumter Family YMCA on Miller Road. Andrew Paul Boyle, of Foxcroft Circle, left his home about … more

Long journey home: Flag travels thousands of miles before flying at Sumter's new Public Safety Complex

Members of Sumter Police Department's Honor Guard raised a U.S. flag at the agency's new location on North Lafayette Drive in recognition of Flag Day on Thursday. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 in commemoration of the adoption of the U.S. flag … more

Sumter City Council reviews use of annual block grant funding

Sumter City Council's evening of public hearings began with a breakdown of how the city used its Community Development Block Grant funds, issued by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, between April 2017 and March 2018. According to … more

Beacon Cinemas shares summer kid movie lineup

GTC Beacon Cinemas will once again offer its Summer Kid Show Series at its theaters in Wesmark Plaza, 1121 Broad St. Movies will be shown on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in June and July and will start promptly at 10 a.m. Doors will open at 9:15 … more

Sumter music club announces scholarship winners

The Woman's Afternoon Music Club has announced the winners of its annual music scholarship competition held April 22 at First Presbyterian Church. Adjudicator was Jim Mills, a retired music educator and director of the Sumter Community Concert … more
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