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Shaw airman ID'd as driver killed in Sunday crash

A 24-year-old airman stationed at Shaw Air Force Base has been identified as the driver killed in a wreck Sunday morning. Senior Airman Trevor Moheit, who was assigned to the 20th Equipment … more

Celebrate Carolina Day

On June 28, 1776, British ships sailed into Charleston harbor and opened fire on a tiny fort on Sullivan's Island. The infamous "shots heard 'round the world" had been fired a little over a year … more

'A light unto the world': Artist tells story behind drawings of young Holocaust victims at Sumter's Jewish History Center

Mary Burkett thinks she is "as far from an artist as you can possibly get." Despite that claim, the Columbia native and creator of the "Beloved: Children of the Holocaust" exhibit has been giving a lesson in humanity at multiple museums and … more

2 killed in weekend wrecks in Sumter

Two people were killed in separate wrecks in Sumter County during the weekend. A 28-year-old woman from Pinewood was pronounced dead on scene after her car struck a utility pole early Saturday morning on Bethel Church Road. Jessica Dubose was … more

7 ways Sumter residents can prep for hurricane season

This past Friday marked the official beginning of the forecasted active 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, and agencies across the nation are urging preparedness and safety before, during and after any storm. Coming just months after what Clemson … more

Help needed in locating 15-year-old Sumter runaway

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating 15-year-old Akasha Wilson-El. Akasha was last seen at her Lois Lane home in Sumter about 10:30 p.m. Friday. It is … more

Sumter man calm after winning $25K a year for life

A Sumter man who recently won $25,000 a year for life remained calm when he found out he bought a winning ticket. The ticket sold at Mozingos Grocery on North Main Street matched the first five numbers in Monday's Lucky for Life drawing. They … more

Best of Sumter celebration banquet will be Tuesday

The Sumter Item's first-ever Best of Sumter red carpet event is fast approaching, and there are a limited number of tickets available to the public. The red-carpet-style event will start at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at La Piazza in downtown Sumter. An … more

Sumter man's disappearance still a mystery decades later

Unlike the number of years that have accumulated since Richard Gary's disappearance in 1994, Sumter County Sheriff's Office has been able to collect very little information and evidence since the investigation started nearly 24 years ago. Gary, … more

SCDOT to hold meeting on possible Bishopville truck route

South Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on Thursday in Lee County to consider preliminary alternative corridors for a proposed Bishopville truck route. An informal drop-in meeting from 5-7 p.m. in the … more

NBSC sign change coming later this month in tri-county

Four National Bank of South Carolina branch locations in Sumter and one each in Manning and Bishopville will soon get a facelift as the bank transitions its signage and other legal branding to its parent company's name. Since January, Synovus has … more

Service academy nomination applications open

A United States senator who represents South Carolina is now accepting applications for service academy nominations. Candidates interested in attending one of the four service academies - U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force … more

Stretching their legs at Swan Lake

Young Canada geese relax May 26 at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens before the Iris Festival began that day. more

Sumter County woman, 28, dies in single vehicle wreck early Saturday morning

A Pinewood woman, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene of a single vehicle wreck on Bethel Church Road after her car struck a utility pole early Saturday morning. Jessica Dubose, driving a 2000 … more

3 teens arrested in Dalzell pizza delivery vehicle carjacking from neighbor's residence

Three teenagers, the youngest being 14, were arrested in connection with the carjacking of a pizza delivery driver's vehicle from the street in Dalzell where one of the suspects lives. After one … more

Farmers market vouchers available for low-income seniors in tri-county

A federal grant program is returning this summer to Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties to help low-income seniors get access to fresh, nutritious produce and, in the process, support South Carolina's small farmers. The seasonal Senior Farmers … more

High school graduate recognized for faith, works

St. Anne and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church recently recognized one of its young members for participating in a statewide youth evangelism team aimed at ministering to other young members of the Catholic church. Danielle Owen, 18, a senior at St. … more

Sumter group warns high-tech vaping devices appeal to underage smokers

Electronic cigarettes have quickly evolved from a product that looked like old-fashioned tobacco cigarettes to sleek, new products that are attracting pre-teens and teens to try them. One of the most popular brands of electronic cigarettes is … more

Wilson Hall seniors set volunteerism, AP records

For Wilson Hall's Class of 2018, Thursday marked a special occasion: It was graduation day. Before sending off this year's senior class at the commencement ceremony, school officials noted various milestones set by this year's group. According … more

Unofficial national holiday celebrates doughnuts

There are plenty of unofficial national holidays dedicated to food, and today is no different. National Doughnut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of June. The day was started in 1938 in recognition of Salvation Army volunteers … more
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