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10 Sumter schools pursuing STEM certification

Following the success of Alice Drive Middle School in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, nine other schools in Sumter School District are now pursuing a highly regarded national certification in STEM for the first time. Lori Smith, … more

List of Hurricane Michael closures and cancellations for Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

Following is a list, which is being updated as new information comes in, of all closures and cancellations related to Hurricane Michael in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties. If you have a closure or … more

Sumter City Council to consider annexations

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - First reading of an ordinance to annex, by 100 percent annexation petition, approximately 11.29 … more

Palmetto Health, Greenville Health System to reveal new parent name, logo

Tuomey will undergo another name change soon — sort of. For decades, the hospital was named Tuomey Regional Medical Center before officially changing its name to Palmetto Health Tuomey a few years ago when … more

Judge says winner of coroner's race won't be on ballot

The judge who ruled earlier this month that LaNette Samuels-Cooper is not qualified to be a coroner in Clarendon County and South Carolina answered a request to clarify his ruling and said Monday she … more

Bates Middle School holds STEM Night

The goal of Bates Middle School's NASA Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Parents Night on Thursday was to teach students more about subjects such as physics and engineering to help them understand why they are important. "I'm … more

Restaurant news: Sumter County food grades for Oct. 4-12

Following are the food grades for Sumter businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Oct. 4-12. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Arby's #15, 1954 McCrays Mill … more

Labor Day Schedule: Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018

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

Tips could save lives in Sumter this summer

While there are countless tips encouraging parents to remember to check the back seat when traveling with small children, vulnerable adults and animals during the summer, knowing the lasting effects go past the loss of life could be the best … more

Get your tickets to find out Sumter 20 Under 40 winners

Tickets for the 2018-19 Young Professionals Under 40 winners reveal and social networking event are available to the public for anyone who wants to meet some of the most engaging, impactful and up-and-coming professionals in Sumter, Lee and … more

Suspect reportedly shoots Sumter man point blank in stomach

A Sumter man who is a convicted felon has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with an incident that left a victim shot point blank in the stomach. Vito Videll Wright, 42, … more

S.C. Gov. McMaster: Farmers lost $125 million in storm

The Office of the Governor has released its preliminary damage assessment caused by Hurricane Florence in South Carolina. In a letter Gov. Henry McMaster sent to South Carolina's congressional delegation requesting their continued support and as … more

Suspect wanted for questioning about church theft

Deputies in Sumter County are searching for a man wanted in connection with a theft from a church on Sunday. The suspect is wanted for questioning after a man drove up to St. Paul AME Church on … more

Sumter, Lee, Clarendon retailers to be more competitive, but questions remain

Area retailers will be more competitive with remote online retailers, given a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow states to charge sales taxes for online purchases, but the magnitude of the impact for retailers isn't clearly known yet, says … more

It takes a community: Sumter police, fire departments visit neighborhoods for National Night Out

In the spirit of strengthening relationships with law enforcement, residents hung out with Sumter's first responders for an evening of communication and fun during the annual celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday. People all over the … more

Concert set for Music Man's Lee County departure, Sumter arrival

Thomas "Terry" Slater, also known as the Music Man, has taught music in Lee County for 32 years. Now, he's moving to Sumter County, and his former students think it's only right to put on a show in his honor.New Zion AME Church in Bishopville will … more

Shelters opening in Sumter, Lee to safeguard against Hurricane Michael (UPDATED THURSDAY)

Emergency shelters are continuing to open throughout Wednesday across the Palmetto S.C. Region of the American Red Cross’s service area in anticipation of Hurricane Michael, including one in … more

Fall Feast's unique menu to benefit Sumter Green

Thursday night brings the most eclectic menu available in Sumter to Nettles Building and grounds at University of South Carolina Sumter. When Sumter Green Fall Feast sets up for the one-night-only event, friends and neighbors gather to socialize, … more

Historical tour tells of Sumter Cemetery's famous inhabitants

If you've ever wondered who's buried here in Sumter, now's your chance to find out. Dearly Departed Tours will be giving lantern-led "Echoes from the Past Tours of Sumter Cemetery," which is located at 700 W. Oakland Ave., with period-dressed … more

Volunteers needed for litter cleanup at Pack's Landing Sept. 15

FROM STAFF REPORTS Join Keep Sumter Beautiful for the 2018 River Sweep / Beach Sweep at Pack's Landing, 9890 Pack's Landing Road, Pinewood, on Lake Marion at 9 a.m. on Sept. 15. According to Clemson Cooperative Extension, Beach Sweep / River … more
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