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Rubble and debris from the warehouse that burned to the ground in Sumter on Friday is on fire again. The structure on Hauser Street at the Lafayette Bridge, owned by Hodge Distribution & … more
An Audi sedan crashed into the front of Alice Drive Elementary School Sunday morning. more
Sumter School District School Board Recognition Month Sumter School District will join districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month. The theme "Superheroes for Public Education" highlights the unique … more
Special to The Sumter ItemSumter Gallery of Art's current exhibits Laura Spong "Once in a Green Moon" and the Sumter Artists' Guild Winners provide a rewarding start to art in the new year. To paraphrase Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," … more
The Sumter community said goodbye to Luns C. Richardson - the longest-serving president of Morris College, who died on Saturday, Jan. 13. Richardson - the ninth president of Sumter's local historically black college - is recognized as being one … more
If 7 a.m. on Sunday morning had a sound, it would be that of a starter pistol because between the time my family of five wakes and the time we break the threshold of church is basically a sprint. On paper, the process is simple: wake, eat, dress … more
Sumter School District's Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Monday night has been postponed until Monday, Jan. 29. A district staff member notified the media of the change on Friday about noon. The trustees' second meeting of each month … more
Friday was one of those days the Sumter Fire Department plans for in its motto. Hours after fighting a gigantic warehouse fire on Hauser Street at the Lafayette Bridge just south of downtown Sumter, firefighters - both volunteer and career - were … more
As the city of Sumter saw Friday, fires can affect more than just those who live in a burning home, and one worldwide nonprofit disaster-relief organization was on hand for two vastly different situations. Even though the early morning warehouse … more
Sumter Fire Department used about one million gallons of water to combat a fire at an approximately 200,000-square-foot warehouse on Hauser Street as the structure burned to the ground early Friday. Firefighters were called to the building - … more
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