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Fraternal Order of Police holding BBQ dinner in Sumter

The Fraternal Order of Police is holding a free barbecue dinner for all law enforcement officers and retirees on Saturday, June 30, at The Restaurant at Second Mill, 1100 W. Liberty St. The 7 p.m. dinner will serve as a chance for people to learn … more

Program asks for AC units for elderly, disabled in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon

Because of the overwhelming response to last year's initiative to supply the elderly and disabled with 5000 BTU air-conditioner units, Clean Slate Reentry Program, in cooperation with other area nonprofits and public agencies, … more

Do you know the U.S. flag? Take this quiz ahead of Sumter Flag Day ceremonies

Thursday is officially Flag Day in the United States. The day is typically celebrated on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the American flag on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. At 6 p.m. Thursday, American … more

Sumter County Council holds off on school district mill increase request

Sumter County Council has more time to mull over Sumter School District's request for a 5.48-mill increase after voting unanimously to remove the item from its agenda while it still waits for the district to answer questions posed by council members … more

BD $150M investment, 125 new jobs proposal approved

Becton, Dickinson and Co. will be investing millions of dollars into its Sumter facility and creating more full-time jobs now that Sumter County Council approved final reading of an ordinance to authorize a fee in lieu of tax and incentive agreement … more

Baker beats Bubba to stay in Sumter County District 2 seat

Though the race for Sumter County District 2 was heated as polling results came in from the eight respective precincts, incumbent Artie Baker and Bubba Rabon, the two leading candidates, ended the … more

Sumter County Council chairman McCain retains seat in primary

Sumter County Council District 6 Councilman Jim McCain is all set to be a shoo-in for the general election in November after coming out on top during the primary election Tuesday … more

Sumterite Parnell gets 5th District Democratic nomination despite past abuse

Sumter native Archie Parnell's decision to stay in the race proved beneficial — at least through Tuesday. Parnell easily won the U.S. House of Representatives' District 5 Democratic primary … more

Clarendon, Sumter Rep. Ridgeway rides to win in primary

For statewide seats, incumbent state Rep. Robert Ridgeway, D-Manning, defeated Mitch Ellerby in the State House of Representatives District 64 Democratic primary race.  According to … more

ELECTION 2018: James wins school board seat by 14 votes; other Lee County primary results

Voters in Lee County turned out to the polls for primaries on Tuesday to decide who will be their party’s representatives on the ballot in November. Primary ballots in Lee featured seven … more

ELECTION 2018: Coroner Bucky Mock loses, council incumbents win; other Clarendon County primary results

Voters in Clarendon County turned out to the polls for primaries on Tuesday to decide who will be their party’s representatives on the ballot in November. Primary ballots in Clarendon … more

ELECTION 2018: Sumter County primary results

Voters in Sumter County turned out to the polls for primaries on Tuesday to decide who will be their party’s representatives on the ballot in November. Primary ballots in Sumter featured … more

Sumter County Library welcomes summer with a pop of color

Some of Sumter's youngest scholars started their summer vacation with a bang, literally, as they watched a man get into a 6-foot balloon and pop it to escape at the Sumter County Library's main building Friday morning. Jungle Jim, a balloon artist, … more

1 house destroyed, 1 damaged by Sumter kitchen fire

One house was destroyed and another sustained exterior damage after a stove fire got out of hand at a residence on Meehan Street on Sunday afternoon. Sumter Fire Department received the call at 4:45 p.m., and firefighters arrived at the residence … more

Sumter County Council to consider Sumter School District mill increase request

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 a 5.48-mill increase request from Sumter School District before considering third and … more

2 Sumter churches among 28 in S.C. that may have to vacate property after Supreme Court denies request

After the U.S. Supreme Court denied a state church district's petition for a hearing Monday, it is unknown what the future may hold for two local congregations' properties. The Rev. Marcus Kaiser, rector of Church of the Holy Comforter, 213 N. … more

Shaw AFB's F-16 Viper Demo Team performs for squadron vets

Children, families and veterans of the 77th and 79th Fighter Squadrons visited Shaw Air Force Base on Friday for an F-16 Viper Demonstration Team performance. The event was part of a centennial reunion, where former members of the 20th Fighter … more

World championship Double Dutch returns to Sumter County Civic Center

The American Double Dutch League World Championship returns to Sumter County Civic Center this week for the 18th year. It's also the 45th World Championship for the competition by the best Double Dutch rope jumpers from around the world. Sumter … more

The Class of 2018: Sumter High School graduation

Sumter High School seniors graduated Saturday morning at Memorial Stadium. Friends and family packed the stands, cheering on their loved ones. more

The Class of 2018: Lakewood High School graduation

Lakewood High School held its graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Sumter County Civic Center. Friends and family packed the bleachers to see their loved ones walk across the stage and turn … more
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