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Sumter school board meeting scheduled for Monday

On its first day returning from its two-week summer break on Monday, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will hold its July monthly board meeting tomorrow. A district spokeswoman distributed the agenda for the meeting on Friday, which … more

This is NOT marijuana: Sumter farmer 1 of first 20 selected to grow industrial hemp for state research

Farmers typically want a sure thing and don't take risks, but he's taking one. He's Nat Bradford of the Bradford Family Farm/Bradford Watermelon Co., and he's one of just 20 farmers in the state selected for a pilot program this year to grow … more

Reporting the missing in Sumter County: 6 things to know

"The sooner, the better" is a phrase that can be applied to numerous situations. And when it comes to reporting someone missing, being swift to act could make all the difference. Though the search may not be extensive in some cases, reporting … more

Sumter man charged for shooting at relatives and infant

A 26-year-old Sumter man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder and is accused of shooting at multiple family members, including a relative who was holding an infant. Steven … more

June in Sumter was hotter, drier than average but not record breaking

June was somewhat hotter than normal in Sumter County and the state, and we can expect similar trends for the rest of July. National Weather Service Meteorologist Doug Anderson, based in Columbia, reviewed June data and a 30-day outlook for July … more

169th Fighter Wing deploys about 300 to Southwest Asia

McENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE - The South Carolina Air National Guard deployed approximately 300 airmen and nearly a dozen F-16 Block 52 Fighting Falcon fighter jets to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Southwest Asia, this week for about four … more

Revised Sumter jail contract expands sheriff's authority

Sumter County Council approved third and final reading of a revised contract between Sumter and Lee counties regarding Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center and gave second reading to permit feather flags on commercial property at its meeting on … more

Woman arrested in theft of nearly $4,000 in items

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a 28-year-old woman on Wednesday for allegedly taking $3,966 worth of items from a location in the 1000 block of Waterway Drive on July 1. Brittany Denise England, of Waverly Drive, is charged with grand … more

Democratic Party chair running for Sumter school board seat

Filing for non-partisan seats on Sumter School District Board of Trustees and Sumter City Council begins Monday, and Sumter County Democratic Party Chairwoman Barbara Bowman said she is ready to file for the school board race. Bowman spoke … more

Sumter raises more than $11,000 for Crime Stoppers with golf cart raffle

The Sumter community helped raise about $12,000 for Sumter Crime Stoppers through a raffle where one lucky donor was given a customized golf cart provided by East Coast Scooters. Crime Stoppers has been instrumental in local investigations as it … more

Manning police chief fired, interim sworn in

MANNING - A Manning resident and retired South Carolina Highway Patrol captain, Anthony K. Grice, has been sworn in as Manning's interim police chief officer after Blair Shaffer, who served as … more

Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer fired

The police chief for the City of Manning has been fired. An announcement of the decision was released Thursday afternoon, in which Manning Mayor Julia Nelson said the Public Safety Committee … more

Sumter woman arrested for theft of nearly $4,000 worth of items

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a 28-year-old woman on Wednesday for allegedly taking $3,966 worth of items from a location in the 1000 block of Waterway Drive on July 1. Brittany Denise … more

One Sumter Community, Lutheran churches to facilitate race discussions

One Sumter Community group invites Sumterites to engage in discussions about race and religion during a unifying event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the University of South Carolina Sumter Nettles Building Auditorium, 200 Miller … more

Sumter veterans group shows its appreciation to council with gift

Sumter County Council received a gift from Sumter County Veterans Association and considered first readings to facilitate the expansion of a local business on Myrtle Beach Highway and the establishment of a cemetery along Thomas Sumter Highway … more

Sumter Gears Up for Learning with annual school supplies campaign

A local nonprofit ministry organization wants to help all public school students in Sumter County start the new year on the right foot and with necessary school supplies in hand. Sumter United Ministries kicked off its annual Gear Up for Learning … more

Police searching for man, 71, who went missing en route to Sumter YMCA

Sumter police are searching for a 71-year-old man who went missing Monday while he was en route to the Sumter Family YMCA on Miller Road. Andrew Paul Boyle, of Foxcroft Circle, left his home about … more

Your attitude about exercise will affect health improvements

Research repeatedly supports that exercise brings about mental, physical, psychological and emotional benefits. Exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on stress, mood, anxiety, depression and cognitive function. While requiring someone … more

Shaw airmen, Falcons to participate in air-to-air combat training exercise

Shaw Air Force Base will send about 17 F-16 Fighting Falcons and 230 airmen to Nevada at the end of the month for a combat training exercise. The airmen from the 20th Fighter Wing's 77th Fighter Squadron are scheduled to participate in a Red Flag … more

Palmetto Health urges lawnmower safety for children

SUBMITTED It's finally summertime, which means the sun is out longer and you have more time to work in your yard. Summertime also means children are out of school, and they may be helping you with the yard work. Palmetto Health wants … more
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