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Sumter High students walk against domestic violence downtown

A group of purple-clad teenagers forewent one of their two weekend sleep-in days to walk for a good cause on Saturday. Sumter High School's International Baccalaureate program held its 12th-annual Walk Against Domestic Violence to end a … more

Middle school volleyball tourney set for today

The Sumter Middle School Conference volleyball tournament will be held on Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. at Sumter High School. Second seed Bates will meet No. 7 R.E. Davis, No. 3 Ebenezer will face No. 6 Chestnut Oaks and fourth seed Hillcrest … more

Church Women United Salad Luncheon rescheduled for Oct. 27 in Sumter

Church Women United Salad Luncheon has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Enrichment Center, 325 W. Fulton St. Tickets purchased for the Sept. 22 luncheon, which was canceled, … more

Sumter City Council to consider annexations

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - First reading of an ordinance to annex, by 100 percent annexation petition, approximately 11.29 … more

Restaurant news: Sumter County food grades for Oct. 4-12

Following are the food grades for Sumter businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Oct. 4-12. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Arby's #15, 1954 McCrays Mill … more

Get your tickets to find out Sumter 20 Under 40 winners

Tickets for the 2018-19 Young Professionals Under 40 winners reveal and social networking event are available to the public for anyone who wants to meet some of the most engaging, impactful and up-and-coming professionals in Sumter, Lee and … more

Weeklong Fall for the Arts continues Tuesday in Sumter

As Sumter County falls for the arts this week, some local dancers and art appreciators will be leaping with joy as they watch a performance by Ailey II, one of the most celebrated dance companies in the country. This is the second time Ailey II … more

Carolina Backcountry Harvest returns to Sumter County Museum

The Sumter County Museum held its Carolina Backcountry Harvest event on Saturday to teach adults and children alike what it was like to live in the Sumter … more

Sumter school board to hold special called meeting Monday

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting on Monday at the district office. A district spokeswoman distributed an agenda on Friday. After opening remarks, the trustees will enter into executive session … more

Celebrate Halloween all month long in Sumter with haunted houses, trick or treat

As the scariest month of the year continues, Halloween enthusiasts can participate in some of the following Halloween festivities in and around Sumter to get all of the candy, screams and scares they can bear. SPOOKY ENTERTAINMENT USC Sumter … more

Sumter County now allowing appointment of code enforcement officers

Sumter County Council passed an ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday that allows code enforcement officers to be appointed. Reading: Third Agenda item: An ordinance to authorize the appointment … more

Sumter County Council continues code enforcement discussion

Sumter County Council continued its discussion of giving selected code enforcement officers the authority to issue courtesy summons during its meeting on Tuesday. Members question the need of zoning officials in code enforcement Reading: … more

Confederate pensioner is topic at Monday meeting of Sumter Genealogical Society

The story of a local African-American Confederate pensioner will be the topic at Monday's meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society. The society and guests will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church, 912 Haynsworth St., to hear … more

Your feet reveal your health

Our quality of life is dependent on our ability to function and perform daily activities. For many of us, daily activities require us to be on our feet to get from one place to the next. When our feet hurt or we have foot problems, it is difficult … more

Carolina Backcountry returns to Sumter County Museum Saturday

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTO Royce Barham, then 7, fires off a flintlock pistol with the help of Frank Holloway during a past Carolina Backcountry event at Sumter County Museum. The Carolina Backcountry Harvest returns this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 … more

Sumter United Ministries will add tiny houses, new shelter

Sumter United Ministries is expected to add five tiny houses to its shelter ministry in an effort to better assist people who need to transition to living independently. Initial design plans for the tiny house project were given approval during … more

Sumter escapes major damage from Hurricane Michael

It seems, once again, that Sumter County was spared from potential heavy hurricane damage. While Michael put itself in the history books as the third-most-powerful hurricane on record to hit the U.S. mainland as it flattened Mexico Beach, … more

Spend next week with Fall for the Arts in Sumter

There's something happening every day during the 2018 Fall for the Arts. The weeklong event presented by the Sumter County Cultural Commission starts at 7 p.m. Monday with the HeART of America Concert, a tribute to the United States by Sumter … more

Returning to normal: Sumter, Lee, Clarendon schools, other organizations to open Friday

Here is a list of what will be open on Friday, Oct. 12 after Hurricane Michael has left Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties. All Clarendon School District 2 schools will be open Friday. Laurence … more

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Reading Program Breakfast set for Oct. 20 in Sumter

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Zeta Omega Chapter, will host its Annual Reading Program Breakfast from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 320 W. Fulton … more
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