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Sumter City Council to receive 2017 audit report on Thursday

Sumter City Council will hold a special called meeting at noon Thursday in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to receive an audit report for the 2016-17 fiscal year. more

April was a 'fairly unremarkable month' in Sumter, meteorologist says

After experiencing swings from normal, historical weather patterns and near record-breaking temperatures at times during the first three months of this year, one may consider April in Sumter County a letdown. National Weather Service … more

Teach your children the love of reading over the summer

Reading is a passion for many people. But even avid readers may not know just how far back their love of reading stretches. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children who find pleasure in reading have the potential to become … more

Rules of the road: South Carolina highway patrolman debunks popular driving myths

Many drivers may think they know it all when it comes to the rules of the road, but what is true and what is legend can sometimes cross the yellow line. Before taking that road trip this summer, it can't hurt to brush up on traffic regulations to … more

2 killed in weekend wrecks in Sumter

Two people were killed in separate wrecks in Sumter County during the weekend. A 28-year-old woman from Pinewood was pronounced dead on scene after her car struck a utility pole early Saturday morning on Bethel Church Road. Jessica Dubose was … more

Sumter's Celebrate Recovery program helps with more than addiction

Anyone who is struggling with an addiction and is ready to make a change for the better can find support by attending weekly meetings with Celebrate Recovery. Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based, 12-step program that applies the teachings of … more

Don't forget to protect your eyes from the sun's rays this summer

Blue skies and ample sunshine help make summer special. Come summer, many people spend more time enjoying recreational pursuits, and everything seems a bit more laid back. Even though people may take a more relaxed attitude in summer, the … more

7 ways Sumter residents can prep for hurricane season

This past Friday marked the official beginning of the forecasted active 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, and agencies across the nation are urging preparedness and safety before, during and after any storm. Coming just months after what Clemson … more

Here is who will be on your ballot Tuesday in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

As the primary elections for national, state and local positions draws nearer, voters have to come to a conclusion on Tuesday about who they want to represent their party on the ticket. Below is a list of candidates - including Q&A answers for … more

Children can have fun, prevent learning loss over school break

Summer vacation presents an opportunity for students to enjoy an extended break from the classroom. While this respite from routine may be a welcome change to youngsters, teachers frequently lament that valuable educational lessons seem to be … more

'Sir, I assume command.' Shaw welcomes new commander O'Malley, says goodbye to Lasica

Of all the photos and artifacts in the 20th Fighter Wing's new commander's new office, an old photo is his favorite. The photo is of his father, a former maintenance officer who was stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in the '60s, throwing Col. … more

Sumter native Parnell regrouping for 5th District November general election

After handily winning the Democratic primary nomination Tuesday for South Carolina's 5th Congressional district, Sumter native Archie Parnell says he wants people to look him in the eye and fairly assess him for the U.S. House of Representatives … more

Hamm: Raising achievement, teacher talent were Sumter school district's budget goals

Increasing student achievement, attracting and retaining teachers, and building a more positive culture in the district were key aspects that administration tried to address in building Sumter School District's budget for next fiscal … more

Free activities offered at Harvin Clarendon County Library this summer

Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St., Manning, will offer special programs and activities during the months of June and July. All programs and activities are free, but seating space and craft supplies are available on a first-come, … more

Lasica awarded Legion of Merit with Shaw exit

Col. Daniel T. Lasica may be on his way to Aviano Air Base in Italy, where he and his family relocated this week as he accepted a promotion to command the 31st Fighter Wing there, but Shaw Air Force Base did not have him leave without recognizing … more

Sumter's Holy Comforter priest: 'God is not wringing His hands about this'

The priest of a local parish said he's not extremely worried if his congregation loses its right to property it has held for more than a century after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a state church district's petition for a hearing on … more

Missy Corrigan : Fuel your activities with a proper meal plan

Many of us like to plan for the future, vacations or even just the weekdays. Creating a food plan to match your activity should be no different. However, creating a meal plan for a workout may not be a priority. But if you are putting effort in to … more

Cinema Series is back at Sumter Opera House

The Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., is bringing back its Summer Cinema Series with an all new lineup of movies. Showtimes are 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Admission is $1. Concessions are also available for purchase. Please … more

Bishopville police offering reward for body camera lost in struggle with suspect

Bishopville Police Department is asking for the public's help in returning a body camera that an officer lost during a struggle with a suspect about two weeks ago. Capt. Michael McInville said the officer had a physical struggle with a suspect … more
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