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Fill your belly with shrimp, help raise funds for museum Thursday

Sumterites are asked to bring a big appetite for all-you-can-eat shrimp at the 2018 Sumter County Museum's Shrimp Feast from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the museum, 122 N. Washington St. Each spring, the event draws hundreds of people to the … more

Sheep shearer sheds light on daily farm life at Old McCaskill's

He has been shearing sheep since 1986 (for the public. He learned when he was 15 at the farm where he worked.) He may be an inch shorter than when he was 20, but he can still get through 150 in a day. Chuck Costner, a sheriff's deputy in North … more

Water line repairs, flow tests planned

The City of Sumter will be making repairs to the waterlines in the Mayesville East Subdivision. This work is to be completed on Wednesday. There will be service interruptions to customers during this work. The immediate area may experience some red … more

Turn in unwanted prescription drugs

Sumterites and area residents can get rid of their old or unwanted prescription pills in a safe and reliable way this weekend. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is participating in the DEA National Takeback Initiative on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 … more

Sumter man facing sexual conduct with a minor charges escapes arrest

A Sumter man facing charges of sexual conduct with a minor is wanted after he escaped an attempt to arrest him following a Family Court hearing last week. John Paul Rogers, 38, who sometimes … more

Sumter Volunteers and city honor those who give their time for others

Once a year, members of churches and schools in Sumter County take baking cookies to the next level. On Thursday, they, along with other community volunteers, were honored for their efforts. The annual volunteers picnic hosted by Sumter … more

Waterline repairs, hydrant tests set for mid-week

The City of Sumter will be making repairs to the waterlines in the Mayesville East Subdivision on Wednesday. There will be service interruptions to customers during this work. The immediate area may experience some red water during this period as … more

Rotary club is holding its annual Vidalia onion sale

The Rotary Club of Sumter-Palmetto is taking pre-orders for its annual Vidalia onion sale, which is set for May 9-12 from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily and until noon on Saturday. The sale will be on Wesmark Boulevard next to Miss Libby's School of … more

Financial update, demographics report before Sumter school board

A financial update and demographics study report top the list of items coming before Sumter School District's Board of Trustees on Monday at its next meeting at the district office. A district spokesperson distributed the agenda for the upcoming … more

Soybean farmers in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon sitting on edge

There has been plenty of discussion in the last couple weeks about how tough tariff talk between the U.S. and China could greatly impact Midwestern farmers, especially after the Chinese proposed a 25 percent tariff on imports of U.S. … more

Sumter police arrest 3, seize 6,000 heroin injections worth $60,000, other drugs in months-long sting

Three men have been arrested after an investigation that lasted several months, resulting in the seizure of pills and enough heroin to supply an estimated 6,000 injections, officials said. The … more

Shaw EOD team training on Friday

Any booming noises heard this morning through the early afternoon are likely due to Air Force training. Shaw Air Force Base's Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team will be training at Poinsett … 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 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

'I'm sorry to the family': Parents of slain Crestwood High student, suspected shooter devastated at first appearance hearing

Though only one person died during a shooting on Sunday, the lives of six young people will likely be cut short, leaving multiple families grieving. The first appearance hearing for Jaelon Jackson, 21, who is accused of fatally shooting … more

Sumter School District demographics study shows 10-year enrollment decline

Describing it as confirmation of what he and the interim superintendent have been seeing, Sumter School District's chief financial officer detailed a recently completed county demographics study to the school board's Facilities Committee on … more

Bringing learning to LIFE at Alice Drive Middle School

If you go by the idiom "a picture is worth a thousand words," then the images these gadgets produce "are worth a thousand and then some." They are Alice Drive Middle School's new virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, and they are … more

12-year-old Cherryvale boy found safe after missing since Monday

A 12-year-old Furman Middle School student who had been missing since Monday afternoon has been found safe, officials confirmed. Stay tuned here for more information as it becomes available. more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office looking for missing teen

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating 15-year-old Zyarriah Myers, who is thought to have run away with the young man shown in the photo. Zyarriah was last seen … more

Crestwood High School baseball coach: 'We were doing it for Josh'

It was a night of number ones for all the wrong reasons. The baseball game at Crestwood High School on Tuesday was not a bottom of the ninth, bases loaded type of situation. More like a top of the first, one on base. 11. It was the final home … more
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