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Forum gives 4 Sumter students educators scholarships

Sumter School District's Teacher Forum awarded four high school seniors who desire to be future educators with college scholarship awards at its Celebration of Excellence event on Monday night at Crestwood High School. Lakewood High School's … more

Sumter High School JROTC wins state drill meet

McENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE - Sumter High School took home the top prize at a statewide JROTC drill meet, and another high school represented Sumter well by coming in second. The sound of cadence calls and marching filled the air Saturday … more

Working for success: Student in inaugural CCTC program gets one year free while working in industry

While many of her friends growing up in Cuba enjoyed playing with dolls inside, Yadira Viera liked wrenches and hammers and being in the garage with Dad on the weekends. He was a car mechanic by trade and operated his shop business from home. … more

Diamond Rio to play Sunday at Sumter Opera House

Grammy-award- winning Diamond Rio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. In addition to a Grammy, the vocalists have won Group of the Year four times from the Country Music Association and two Top Vocal Group awards … more

Sumter nonprofits benefit from Midlands Gives

Five Sumter County nonprofits raised almost $10,000 in a 24-hour online fundraiser that supported 372 organizations throughout the Midlands on Tuesday. Sumter County Museum, Sumter Habitat for Humanity, SC Run for the Fallen, Freedom Rings Rescue … more

Former Shaw's 20th Fighter Wing commander promoted

A former commander of the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter is likely about to become the Air Force's head of the war against terrorism in the Middle East. Maj. Gen. Joseph Guastella Jr. was nominated on Tuesday for his third … more

Widow of Emanuel 9 pastor shares message of grace, unity at Sumter Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

"A lady of grace, humility and integrity" could be the best words to describe Jennifer Pinckney. Pinckney spoke Thursday at the Sumter Mayor's Prayer Breakfast held at Alice Drive Baptist Church. The annual event in the city is held in … more

'Charity starts at home': Sidewalk Cafe owner holds block party to help homeless shelters

There are many ways to make a difference in a community, and Tracy Fleming, owner of Sidewalk Cafe, is using one platform to reinforce a charitable movement. On Saturday, Sidewalk Cafe held its first block party on South Main to become familiar … more

Brookdale Senior Living, Agape Hospice, to host hydration seminar for Sumter's seniors

It’s essential to drink plenty of water during the summer as dehydration is one of the most common hazards of hot and humid weather for seniors. To help the older members of society stay … more

Spartanburg man, 32, charged for assaulting woman in Sumter County

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Spartanburg man on Monday after he allegedly threatened a woman with a weapon and physically assaulted her. According to warrants issued on June 28, … more

Mayesville festival to honor Mary McLeod Bethune's legacy

The town of Mayesville may take up a small part of the map, but the ones running it are planning to take it over in a big way this weekend, and the festivities start today with a massive football star. The 2018 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy … more

Shaw airman ID'd as driver killed in Sunday crash

A 24-year-old airman stationed at Shaw Air Force Base has been identified as the driver killed in a wreck Sunday morning. Senior Airman Trevor Moheit, who was assigned to the 20th Equipment … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office charges Rembert man for March burglary

A 39-year-old Rembert man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly breaking into a house and attempting to harm two people inside in March. A news release from Sumter County Sheriff’s Office … more

Cause of death released for 7 inmates killed in Lee Correctional Institution riot

The manner and cause of death for the seven Lee Correctional Institution inmates who were killed during the nation's largest prison riot in a quarter-century has been released. Lee County Coroner … more

Follow up: Sumter City Council's May 15 meeting

Sumter City Council approved first reading of a request regarding the development of mini-warehouse storage off Constitution Drive during its meeting on May 15. Council also approved first reading … more

Small changes can make older adults live better

Adults 50 years and older currently make up more than 30 percent of the U.S. population and will soon represent 45 percent of all Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that adults 50 and older have a 70 percent chance of … more

Sumter County Council to consider Sumter School District millage increase request

Sumter County Council will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to continue its discussion … more

City council to consider final vote on food trucks today

Sumter City Council will meet today at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Second and final reading of an ordinance to amend portions of the city's zoning and development standards to make food … more

Sumter School District to host first professional development conference

In an effort to enhance the professionalism of the district's teachers and show their appreciation to them, Sumter educational and economic development leaders will be hosting an inaugural professional development conference this summer. Jade … more

Sumter-based Merchant Iron Works to expand, create new jobs

A Sumter-based manufacturer is expanding and creating 27 new jobs. Merchant Iron Works, 3215 Beulah Cuttino Road, announced today its making a $2.5 million capital investment into its facility and … more
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