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Looking for a holiday event? Look no further

The holiday season has begun, and here are a few events within a short drive of Sumter. To have your event included, please send your information to pressrelease@theitem.com. The Jingle Bell Market will be held Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 15-18, at The … more

Sumter man's shooting death 'seems so unreal'

So often when tragedy strikes, most people in the community only read the victim's name in the newspaper or hear it on TV and soon enough move onto the next headline. But those who are no longer with us are much more than a name and the … more

Carolina Backcountry Harvest returns to Sumter County Museum

The Sumter County Museum held its Carolina Backcountry Harvest event on Saturday to teach adults and children alike what it was like to live in the Sumter … more

Safely dispose of medications with Sumter law enforcement

Gather your expired and unused prescription drugs, and help law enforcement in Sumter in the fight against drug abuse by disposing of medications to law agency offices for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. Sumter County Sheriff's … more

Manning City Council's agenda violates FOIA

MANNING — A public hearing amending Manning’s district regulations pertaining to educational services will be held during Manning’s City Council meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. … more

USC Sumter Alumni Association to celebrate 'Bigger Wednesday'

The USC Sumter Alumni Association will host Bigger Wednesday on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in celebration of the USC-Clemson football game. "It's usually called Big Wednesday, but this year it's called Bigger Wednesday because it's the 25th … more

Readying Swan Lake for Fantasy of Lights

MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM It takes more than overnight to string one million lights on trees, bushes and walls all over Swan Lake-Iris Gardens. The City of Sumter is getting ready for the Fantasy of Lights to illuminate the park on Dec. 1 … more

Sumter United Ministries collecting frozen turkeys for holiday dinner boxes

Sumter United Ministries will be collecting frozen turkeys from now until Nov. 16 for its Giving Thanks dinner boxes program to help those in need of a warm holiday dinner. The emergency services nonprofit will be distributing them on Nov. … more

Sumter City Council approves resolution, ordinance regarding debt collection

Sumter City Council approved an ordinance and resolution pertaining to how the city collects delinquent fees, such as late water and sewer fees, during its meeting on Tuesday. City makes state … more

A picnic full of pride and patriotism at Shaw Air Force Base

Bring together the Sumter community with about 1,000 personnel from Shaw Air Force Base, mix in 1,200 hamburgers, 1,200 hot dogs, 1,200 bags of chips, more than 3,000 cookies and more than enough beans, slaw and sunshine to go around, and what do … more

Sumter County man, 22, charged with two counts of indecent exposure

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 22-year-old man on Wednesday for allegedly exposing himself in public, twice.Bryce D. Williams, of Mood Avenue, is charged with two counts of indecent … more

Sumter Family Health Center gets renamed Tandem Health

Effective Monday, another large health care provider in Sumter underwent a name change and rebranding. Sumter Family Health Center, a multi-site private, nonprofit community health center, has changed its name to Tandem Health. The rebranding … more

Exercise improves more than your muscles

Exercise is great for the body, mind and spirit, but how does exercise improve health and help prevent disease? Researchers are looking at the body's molecular responses both during and after exercise and trying to understand exactly why exercise … more

Sumter organization receives $285,000 to battle opioid crisis

Tandem Health is one of more than 1,000 health centers and other organizations in the country to receive a portion of federal funding - from a total of nearly $396 million - to combat the opioid crisis that is affecting communities across the … more

Getting thrifty through a family journey

What started off as a hobby has turned into a career for Rodney and Stacey Lloyd with This-N-That Thrift Store. After years of buying secondhand clothes and other household goods from yard sales and flea markets and then selling them on eBay, the … more

Sumter, Lee, Clarendon under severe thunderstorm warning with 70-mph gusts

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for central Sumter County, southeastern Lee County and northern Clarendon County until Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:15 p.m. The National Weather … more

Sumter School board interviews 4 search consulting firms

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees interviewed four superintendent search consulting firms in executive session on Tuesday night at a special called meeting at the district office. After the interviews, the board returned to open session … more

The price of faith: Coin collector shares biblical connections at Sumter Coin Show

hat is the value of a coin? For most, that is dictated by what it can be used to buy. For others, a coin's value is measured by its ability to link the present to the past, as is the case for ancient coin collector Tom Wood, who uses coins to … more

Help someone else in Sumter this Christmas season

Lend someone a helping hand this holiday season. The following are just a few of the needs in our community. If your nonprofit organization would like to be included on this list, email needs to pressrelease@theitem.com. Cram-A-Cruiser Toy … more

Enjoy the Living Christmas Story, Morris College Christmas concert and more

The holiday season has begun, and here are a few events within a short drive of Sumter. To have your event included, please send your information to pressrelease@theitem.com. Join the journey at Trinity United Methodist Church, 226 W. Liberty … more
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