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Friday is deadline to apply for absentee by mail ballot

The deadline to apply for an absentee by mail ballot for the June 12 primary is on Friday. Sumter County Voter Registration and Elections office is now open for absentee voting from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday in Room 114, first floor of … more

Married couple arrested after 80 grams of meth, heroin found in pillow

A married couple was arrested in Sumter on drug charges recently after an incident that involved reports of a firearm being pointed at a neighbor led to the discovery of 80 grams of … more

FEMA awards more than $4M for Hurricane Irma recovery

South Carolina will receive more than $4 million in federal funding for Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Monday the South Carolina Office of the Adjutant General was awarded a grant for … more

Sumter DHEC, DSS bomb threat suspect ID'd, charged

After a second bomb threat in three days to the same public facility on Friday morning, police arrested and charged a Sumter man late Friday. In a Saturday news release, the Sumter Police Department said it collected information leading to the … more

Mayesville Presbyterian Church holding hymn festival on April 29

Mayesville Presbyterian Church will continue its tradition of offering a hymn festival for the community on Sunday, April 29. The 4 p.m. festival at the church is aimed at those who enjoy singing hymns, which choir director and organist Tammy … more

Sumter native Lewis Brice to perform at Carolina Country Music Fest on Saturday

Lewis Brice is in Nashville this week, attending the CMA (Country Music Awards) Fest, but he'll take a brief break from the festival to perform Saturday at the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place, … more

Sumter Habitat for Humanity needs veteran

A nonprofit that builds homes for low-income families and residents is planning to build its first house specifically for a veteran, and the group needs to find the future homeowner after the prospective family withdrew from the program. Sumter … more

Sumter Ballroom Dance Club holding open house on Sunday

When asked about dancing, a typical response from adults is, "I've got two left feet." However, members of the Sumter Ballroom Dance Club don't agree. They think most people can learn enough … more

Sumter school board's special called meeting Monday will be mostly executive session

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. A district spokesperson distributed an … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office advisory board to tour jail

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Community Relations Citizen’s Advisory Board will hold a make-up meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center, 1250 Winkles Road, … more

Sumter County man, 21, faces 4 attempted murder charges after 'multiple rounds' fired into home

A 21-year-old man faces four counts of attempted murder after he was arrested this week in connection to multiple rounds being shot into a residence near the city. Ronnie Dewayne Smith, of Camden … more

Sumter Rotary Club names Rotarian of the Year

Shelly Lundberg, center, received The Sumter Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year Award on Monday. She is joined by club president Johnathan Zimpleman, right, and former two-time recipient Charles "Chuck" Fienning. The award is presented to those … more

Shaw to perform detonation training Wednesday morning

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team at Shaw Air Force Base is training today from 9:30-11:30 a.m., officials said. Two detonations will take place on the base between that time, so anyone who … more

Crown Laundry hiring for various positions

A new industrial-type laundry processing facility that opened in November in Bishopville is still seeking to fill positions at its warehouse/plant. Tamiko Singleton, human resources manager at Crown Healthcare Laundry in the Interstate 20 … more

ELECTION 2018: Primary runoff election results for Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

Here are the results for the races affect  Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties: Governor (Republican) Henry McMaster (incumbent):  51.64% | 17,567 votes John Warren: 48.36% | 16,449 … more

18-year-old arrested in connection to runaway Sumter teen girl

The man with whom a 15-year-old girl Sumter ran away last week has been charged in connection to the search for the girl. Michael Trevon King, 18, of Concord Circle, was arrested on Wednesday … more

Trump-backed McMaster wins South Carolina governor primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of Donald Trump's earliest and strongest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, survived an unusually tough challenge from a political newcomer on Tuesday, … more

Car stolen during pizza delivery, 3 male suspects sought

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about three male suspects who allegedly stole a pizza delivery vehicle and threatened to kill the driver during a delivery in Dalzell on Tuesday afternoon. The delivery driver took the pizza … more

Friends of Swan Lake to discuss arboretum accreditation at meeting

The Friends of Swan Lake invite the public to attend their annual spring meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Swan Lake Visitors Center. The nonprofit has been working with the Swan Lake-Iris Gardens staff since 2001 to support the … more

ELECTION 2018: Know your precinct and polling location for Tuesday's primaries in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

Following are the precincts and polling information for Tuesday's primary elections. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you do not know your precinct or have your voter card, go to … more
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