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Sumter officials urge you to protect yourself from the high heat

With summer in full effect, people need to take extra care when trying to beat the heat while also trying to enjoy the great outdoors. Though this time of year may be the perfect opportunity to enjoy the pool or get a nice tan, the sun can be … more

From Nuremberg to Alcolu: Daughter of lawyer who prosecuted Nazis and whom Tom Hanks played in ‘Bridge of Spies’ makes a donation to Sumter’s Jewish History Center

Mary Ellen Donovan Fuller remembers her family being picketed throughout her unusual childhood, but she did not realize it was unusual until later in life. Fuller, who lives in Alcolu in Clarendon County, made a donation on behalf of her father … more

Bubba's Diner closes, owners vow to open again in Sumter

June 12 turned out to be a tough day for Bubba Rabon in more ways than one. As a candidate for the District 2 seat on Sumter County Council, Rabon lost a tight Republican primary race to incumbent Artie Baker, who achieved 51.4 percent of the … more

Motorcyclist killed in collision with car on Sumter County road

A motorcyclist was killed in a wreck Saturday afternoon when the vehicle was struck by a car at the intersection of Pinewood and Cains Mill roads. The wreck happened about 3 p.m. when the 2010 … more

Chicken lovers flock to suddenly reopened Sumter Church's Chicken

One thing was for sure this week: Sumterites love their Church's — that's Church's Chicken. The fast food restaurant — known for its hand-battered chicken and sweet honey-butter … more

Guild show opens soon at Sumter County Gallery of Art

One of the year's most highly anticipated exhibitions opens Thursday with a 5:30-7:30 p.m. reception when the annual Sumter Artists' Guild Show at the Sumter County Gallery of Art presents work by some of the area's best artists. The show features … more

Sumter's Broad Street resurfacing project expected to be finished by July 4

As motorists drive up and down Broad Street, they have no doubt seen - and felt - the work that is taking place to resurface and improve the roadway for both drivers and pedestrians. Construction crews are working to complete one of the Sumter … more

Sumter United Ministries expanding shelter options

A local nonprofit ministry is about to expand its homeless shelter options in the area. Sumter United Ministries is set to begin construction on five small, temporary or transitional housing units on its property at 36 S. Artillery … more

Sumter groups join United Way Day of Action at soup kitchen

In an effort to give back to the community during United Way Day of Action, the local branch of the organization and other organizations partnered with Emmanuel Soup Kitchen to provide meals to dozens of people on Thursday. Day of Action is an … more

Sumter County man, 21, faces 4 attempted murder charges after 'multiple rounds' fired into home

A 21-year-old man faces four counts of attempted murder after he was arrested this week in connection to multiple rounds being shot into a residence near the city. Ronnie Dewayne Smith, of Camden … more

Booms heard near Shaw Thursday were from EOD training

If you heard or felt any loud booms near Shaw Air Force Base this morning, do not worry. The explosive ordinance disposal team was conducting detonation training between 9:15 and 10 a.m. with an … more

New Arby's opens on McCrays Mill Road in Sumter

Arby's shift manager Dalexus Dingle, left, hands customer Boyce Hodge his food order Wednesday during the new restaurant's first day of business at 1954 McCrays Mill Road. Stay tuned for more … more

There is a real connection between the brain and gut

Has a certain situation ever given you butterflies or made you feel sick to your stomach? That is because your stomach is sensitive to emotions such as anger, fear, excitement and anxiety. The brain and the gut have a close relationship, … more

Front Porch Junkies will come to downtown Sumter

Heading into its second week, city of Sumter's Fourth Friday Concert Series will feature local band Front Porch Junkies, which will perform its original songs for a crowd of familiar faces as the event returns to Main Street this year. The band, … more

Sumter city budget passes with no tax hike

Sumter City Council approved second and final reading of the city’s 2019 fiscal year budget. Balanced at $67,218,077, this the 11th consecutive budget without a millage increase, according … more

Former Sumter High principal remembered as top educator

An “outstanding leader” and “a man of integrity” are just a few words that friends and colleagues used to describe longtime Sumter High School educator and principal Bobby … more

Sumter City Council to receive 2017 audit report on Thursday

Sumter City Council will hold a special called meeting at noon Thursday in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to receive an audit report for the 2016-17 fiscal year. more

2 arrested for gunfire incidents in south Sumter

Two men were arrested Wednesday morning in connection to a series of incidents involving gunfire in the Cedar Avenue, Webb Street and Flamingo Road areas, according to officials. Quintez Latroy … more

Sumter native now counselor at camp for kids with cancer after attending as child

When Sarah Grace Jarecki was just 7 years old, she began feeling sick while attending a basketball camp. Her mother expected it was a virus and took Sarah Grace to her pediatrician. The family quickly was referred to the Children's Center for … more

Absentee voting opens today; last day is Monday

In-house, electronic absentee voting for the primary runoffs will open at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. today in Sumter County Voter Registration and Election office, Room 114, first floor of the historic Sumter County Courthouse, 141 N. Main … more
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