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Video surveillance from a reported break-in at a Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Sumter County on late Saturday night appears to show three men using sledge hammers and crow bars to force their way … more
If your holiday revelry extends to having a drink at a local bar and then hopping in the driver's seat for "just a quick drive home," troopers and law enforcement will be looking for you. The … more
MANNING (AP) — Troopers say a 75-year-old woman was driving under the influence when she slammed into a tractor from behind, killing the driver. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said Elaine … more
U.S. Homeland Security personnel were seen at a residence in the west side of Sumter County last week, The Sumter Item has confirmed. Though no arrests resulted that day, the newspaper received an email from a resident of the Wintergreen … more
A Sumter mother is asking the public to look past her daughter's flaws as she and her family continue to search for Stacy Renee Lester, who has been missing for eight years. Stacy lived a high-risk lifestyle, but she was more than her addiction, … more
A 68-year-old woman died and a 71-year-old man sustained burns to more than 90 percent of his body during an early morning house fire on Franklin Street Thursday morning. Eva Harvin was found on … more
Sumter School District will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 3, because of the extremely cold temperatures and the threat of worsening weather. The district announced in a news … more
According to tweets by South Carolina Department of Corrections, law enforcement including SLED responded to an isolated incident at Turbeville Correctional Center earlier today. The tweet stated the … more
After nine years of searching for answers and the death of the incident's sole witness, Sumter County Sheriff's Office investigators are still hopeful that the 2008 killing of Jerventez D. Wilson will be resolved. Wilson, 24, a substitute teacher … more
Sumter has seen a spike in vehicle break-ins this year, and Sumter Police Department noticed a trend in possibly why those crimes have occurred. There has been a 36 percent increase in the number of vehicles broken into compared to this time last … more
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