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2 Sumter, handful of state Representatives want Trump to apologize

Two Sumter legislators announced their support of a proposed resolution asking for an apology from President Donald Trump. State Reps. Robert Ridgeway, D-Manning, and David Weeks, D-Sumter, signed onto House Resolution 4619, which expresses … more

Laurence Manning students inducted into Beta Club

The following students were inducted into the Laurence Manning Academy Beta Club: Evan Hunter Ardis, Christian Dennis Bachand, William T. H. Barrineau, Rollin Grace Barwick, Jadyn Rose Bell, Kinsey … more

McLeod Hospice expands to Sumter, Clarendon

McLeod Hospice is has announced its expansion of hospice care to patients and families living in Clarendon and Sumter counties. The McLeod Hospice team is led by Associate Medical Director Robert Eagerton. The doctor has more than 10 years of … more

A return to normalcy at Shaw, nation: Government shutdown reopens after 3 days

While day-to-day operations throughout Sumter County were largely unscathed by the federal government shutting down for three days amid Congressional dysfunction on passing a spending measure, Shaw Air Force Base did see some affects … more

Poinsett State Park to hold painting event Monday for MLK Day of Service

A state park in Sumter County is among those throughout the state to participate in the National Day of Service on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteers at Poinsett State Park in western Sumter County can paint historic Civil … more

Sumter County Council to consider budget change for spillway gates

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 an ordinance to amend the county's 2017-18 budget to include the … more

Sumter school board approves consultants for population, facilities studies

Two independent consultants were approved Monday to conduct studies that could impact the future of smaller, low-enrollment schools in the district. After returning from executive session at its … more

Bishopville mobile home destroyed by fire on Monday

A house was destroyed in a fire early Monday morning in Bishopville, officials said. The mobile home on River Birch Road was fully involved when Lee County Fire Department units arrived just before 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Chief Mike Bedenbaugh … more

Florence man, 63, arrested for attacking girlfriend over incident from decades ago

A Florence County man, 63, was arrested by Sumter County deputies after he allegedly attacked his live-in girlfriend over an issue that happened decades earlier while on their way home from Columbia on Friday. John W. DeWitt Jr. is charged with … more

SCANG fighters honor hero with flyover

SUBMITTED A pair of F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base provided military flyover honors for Vietnam War hero retired Col. Norman P. Huggins, … more

SCAL encourages Sumterites to join Memorial Park Walk

FROM STAFF REPORTS Sumter County Active Lifestyles, a local nonprofit organization, is recognizing February as National Heart Month and encouraging the public to get out and walk. SCAL, whose mission is to "Enhance and Enrich the Sumter area … more

Easter Bunny returns to Swan Lake for egg hunt

Spring is here, and with it comes the Easter Bunny. He has once again accepted Sumter Recreation Department's request to hide eggs for the community's children ages 2 to 12. He'll be hiding eggs and greeting children from 10 a.m. until around noon … more

Red Cross holding volunteer training in Sumter

The American Red Cross is looking for members of the Sumter County community who want to be trained to help their neighbors when disaster strikes. During a two-day Disaster Responder Boot Camp on Friday and Saturday, volunteers will learn the … more

Future Sumter voters celebrate Presidents Day with parade

Children at First Presbyterian Church celebrated Presidents Day by attending an annual parade on West Calhoun Street. Children made paper hats and "future voter" buttons and interacted with Sumter … more

Phone scammers threatening fake fines for missed Sumter County jury duty

Sumter County officials are warning residents of a phone scam demanding information and threatening a fine for missing jury duty. Sumter County Clerk of Court Jamie Campbell and Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said numerous residents have … more

Lee County firefighters battle 2 this week

Two fires in Lee County this week started inside an AC/heating unit, something fire officials say is common during cold winter months and something of which homeowners should remain aware. Lee County Fire Department personnel responded to a house … more

Inmate stabbed in Turbeville Correctional Institution

An inmate was stabbed during a fight in Turbeville Correctional Institution Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The man was stabbed by another inmate during an "altercation," according to South … more

Two men arrested in South Sumter killing

Two men have been charged in the Jan. 13 shooting death of Jarvis Rush, whose body was found on the ground on East Newberry Street about 10:30 that morning. Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested … more

Sumter County Library grant funds new STEM classes

Sumter County Library's summer reading program is one well-known benefit for the area's youth, but the library's services to young people extend much further.The latest program, STEM Adventures, funded by a prestigious … more

WINTER STORM GRAYSON: Sumter public schools canceled Thursday, closures continue to be announced

All non-essential Sumter County government offices will close at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 due to inclement winter weather. Decisions on Thursday work schedules will be made “late today or … more
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