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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

Sumter man, 26, killed in Lee County motorcycle crash

A 26-year-old Sumter man was killed this weekend when his motorcycle crashed in Lee County. Marquis Lee Lewis, who would have turned 27 next week, died from injuries sustained during a single-vehicle wreck on S.C. 441/Woodrow Road at 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

Sumter County Council to hold public hearings for road transfers

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider: - Second reading of three of an ordinance to amend the county's flood damage … more

Sumter Family Fun Days give youth a positive outlet

Sumter's youth are learning to play softball and tennis at South Sumter Park on Thursdays during Sumter Family Fun Days, a summer community event. The event, open to the public, introduces children to the fundamentals of sports. Children are … more

Linran Farm offers plenty for all occasions as new Sumter event venue

In 2010, Randy and Linda Stokes' niece decided she wanted to have her wedding on the front lawn outside her aunt and uncle's white, two-story, scenic, small plantation-style home on S.C. 76, just outside the city limits of Sumter. The Stokes' … more

Restaurant news: Sumter food grade inspections

The following restaurants and food service establishments were inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control within the past 10 days. A "C" grade is failing. A Plus Store, 1768 Pinewood Drive, Sumter: … more

Oktoberfest brings Germany to Sumter

PHOTOS BY KAYLA ROBINS / THE SUMTER ITEM Downtown Sumter's Main Street traveled to Germany on Saturday for Oktoberfest. Hamptons put on the annual festival and street party to raise money for … more

Palmetto Voices to present 12th free concert

The Palmetto Voices Spiritual Ensemble will present its 12th-annual free concert in Sumter at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church. The concert comes three weeks after several of the vocalists performed in the 14th Annual Festival … more

Seats still available for leadership summit at Sumter church

Looking to improve your leadership skills? Seating is still available for this week's renowned, world-class leadership training event that will be available at one local church. Mark Partin, administrative pastor of Alice Drive Baptist Church, … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office continues search for man suspected of sexual assault with a minor

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is still looking for a 24-year-old man who is accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a minor on July 18.Steven Galloway — who is known to frequent the Dalzell … more

Local businessman remembered as a gentle spirit

One family continues to cherish and share the memories of a beloved husband and father who was known throughout Sumter as a man who had a knack for making people look and feel their best. Stanley Welch, owner of Stanley Welch Clothiers - one of … more

S.C. governor recognizes Sumter agencies for smoke alarm initiative

Sumter Fire Department and American Red Cross Sumter were recently recognized at the governor's mansion in Columbia for joint efforts to install free smoke alarms throughout the county. The two agencies were among several in the state that were … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrests man, woman for alleged attempt to sell stolen property

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman and man on Wednesday for allegedly making plans to sell stolen property.Shari Lynn Tisdale, 56, of 60 Haley Ave., and Brandon Lin Burgess, 31, of 1025 … more

Sheriff: Sumter auto shop shooting suspect is a sovereign citizen

A Moorish sovereign citizen with a combative past against law enforcement is suspected in a fatal shooting of a man at a Sumter County auto repair shop, and authorities are warning he is considered … more

Clarendon School Districts 1, 3 may consolidate services

A new state law is requiring 13 small school districts, including two in Clarendon County, to consolidate services in some fashion if they aren't doing so already with neighboring districts. Becky Bean with the South Carolina School Boards … more

Extra performances added for SLT's 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Every element in Sumter Little Theatre's "Little Shop of Horrors" is on track to make it one of SLT's best, the show's director said. In fact, the theater has added an extra weekend of performances "because we want everyone to have a chance to … more

Sumter deputies write e-tickets during traffic campaign

Sumter County Sheriff's Office, along with other local, neighboring and state law enforcement agencies, issued approximately $40,000 in fines during the second Saturday traffic violation saturation campaign to correct poor driving habits and crack … more

Sumter Board of Realtors to host fair housing event

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the Sumter Board of Realtors will host a community-wide awareness event on Saturday. DiverCity Day will focus on making the public aware of various opportunities in area housing and … more
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