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Board holding special called meeting tonight

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting tonight to discuss various matters, including personnel, in executive session, which is not open to the public. A district staff member distributed the agenda for the … more

Sumter School Board meeting tonight at SHS

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. March 12 at Sumter High School's Commons Area, 2580 McCrays Mill Road. more

Author-historian to discuss S.C. soldiers in Civil War

Author and historian Herbert "Bing" Chambers will be the guest speaker at Monday's meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society. During the 7:30 p.m. meeting at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church, he will discuss his three books on the Civil … more

17-year-old Crestwood High football, baseball player fatally shot near downtown Sumter

Sumter Police Department is investigating the death of a 17-year-old man after he was found with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment complex on Peach Street Sunday afternoon.Sumter County Coroner … more

Sumter School District's Hamm will be board member for Scouts

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands has announced the election of nine new members to its 22-member board of directors serving a 22-county jurisdiction. Debbie Hamm, acting superintendent of Sumter School District, was among those … more

Two more community sessions added for Sumter school consolidation proposal

Sumter School District has added two more Community Conversation Sessions to gather additional public input on the administration's draft consolidation proposal, which was unveiled Monday night. A district spokesperson released information … more

7 inmates killed, 17 injured in multi-housing unit riot at Lee Correctional Institution

State law enforcement is responding to a situation at Lee Correctional Institution Sunday night. Jeff Taillon, communications director for the South Carolina Department of Corrections, said the … more

Sumter's Robbie Baker: 'Nobody wants to see the coroner'

Though he was elected to a position dealing with Sumter residents after death, Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker wants to assure the community that he is just another person out doing his job. Being the coroner is possibly one of the least … more

Sumter School District holding open enrollment period through Feb. 23

Sumter School District is again holding an open enrollment period for families to choose the school their children will attend next year as long as space is available. The district released information on the program last week, which is an effort … more

Children find skeletal remains in Sumter woods

An autopsy to identify skeletal remains discovered in a wooded area off a dirt road near Dillon Park and Crystal Lakes Golf Course on Sunday could turn out to be related to a local missing … more

Gas pump skimmer devices found at Sumter businesses

Criminals can be out in the open or more subtle, and the Sumter Police Department is warning residents of a device that may not be obvious that can jeopardize your finances and personal … more

National Walkout Day could bring consequences for Sumter participants

Sumter School District students planning to participate in National Walkout Day on Wednesday could face disciplinary action according to the district code of conduct if they leave class. In a … more

Brookdale veterans honored

PHOTOS BY ADRIENNE SARVIS / THE SUMTER ITEM Buddy Hauser, maintenance employee at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions Sumter, Wilson Hall Road, presents U.S. Army veteran James Amerson and U.S. Air … more

Was March colder than February in Sumter?

If you're into numbers and statistics, you probably speculated it could happen. After experiencing its second-warmest February on record this year dating back to 1930 at 56.3 degrees, Sumter County saw an average daily temperature decrease of 6.3 … more

USC Sumter hosts French film series

University of South Carolina Sumter's Division of Arts and Letters began the return of an annual French-language film series on Monday night at Nettles Auditorium. The college also distributed a news release Monday on the series, which continues … more

Active threat exercise held today at Shaw AFB

The 20th Fighter Wing and Sumter community police, fire and ambulatory services are scheduled to conduct an active threat exercise at the 20th Medical Group clinic, Shaw Air Force Base, on Friday. Base patrons can expect increased traffic, … more

Meet your local farmers at USC Sumter's annual market

The second year of the Farmers Market at University of South Carolina Sumter started off with a bang after some vendors sold out of items because of the large crowd of customers. The market is open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and features a … more

BREAKING: Sumter school board votes to close two schools

In a 5-3 vote on Tuesday night, Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees passed the district administration’s revised proposal to close Mayewood Middle School and F.J. DeLaine … more

Remember to rest when muscles are sore from exercise

Whether you are still going strong with your resolution to exercise or just beginning an exercise program, the goal should be the same, to make gains without putting yourself out for a few days. With reality weight-loss shows putting participants … more

3 wanted in Sunday shooting in Sumter

Sumter Police Department needs the public’s help in locating three of four suspects involved in a shooting this past weekend that left one man injured. One suspect, Willie Terrel Peeples, … more
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