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S.C. joins 4 other states in speed enforcement campaign

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety will join five Southeastern states for Operation Southern Shield to try to reduce speeding and speed-related collisions, which, in some instances, result in death. The campaign began July 15 and will go … more

Was the Manning police chief legally fired? To be determined.

In a full-circle round of voting Monday night centering around the firing of Blair Shaffer as Manning's police chief, a 4-1 vote by Manning City Council to disband all the city's committees, … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office charges Rembert man for March burglary

A 39-year-old Rembert man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly breaking into a house and attempting to harm two people inside in March. A news release from Sumter County Sheriff’s Office … more

Spartanburg man, 32, charged for assaulting woman in Sumter County

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Spartanburg man on Monday after he allegedly threatened a woman with a weapon and physically assaulted her. According to warrants issued on June 28, … more

Brookdale Senior Living, Agape Hospice, to host hydration seminar for Sumter's seniors

It’s essential to drink plenty of water during the summer as dehydration is one of the most common hazards of hot and humid weather for seniors. To help the older members of society stay … more

Sumter City Council to consider final vote on food trucks

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: • Second and final reading of an ordinance to amend portions of the … more

Sumter Little Theatre announces 2018-19 season

A thought-provoking drama by one of America's most beloved playwrights opens Sumter Little Theatre's 2018-19 season on Aug. 23. In rehearsal now for almost three weeks, "Fences," by the late August Wilson, explores the effects of racism on family … more

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
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