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Palmetto Health opens new surgical trauma unit

Palmetto Health has opened its new Raymond P.H. Bynoe, M.D. Surgical Trauma Unit. The new unit, named after prominent trauma surgeon Raymond P.H. Bynoe, M.D., who led the Trauma Team at Palmetto … more

Palmetto Health Tuomey named Power Partner

"Connection is why we're here. Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued and when they derive strength from the relationship." - Bren Brown, writer / … more

SC Blue Mobile Retail Center rolls into Sumter Nov. 5-10 for insurance enrollment

FROM STAFF REPORTS With this year's enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act ending Dec. 15, BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina will have its SC Blue Mobile Retail Center in Sumter from Nov. 5 to 10, from 9 a.m. … more

Staggers to speak at Vision in Progress meeting on Wednesday

The Sumter community is asked to join Vision in Progress as it wraps up its 2018 year with a meeting that will feature guest speaker Leroy Staggers, president of Morris College. VIP will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the James E. Clyburn … more

Veterans Day ceremony in Clarendon to honor 13 killed in Vietnam

MANNING - Twelve Clarendon County soldiers and one airman who were killed in action during the Vietnam War will be honored for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. when crosses bearing their names will be unveiled on the Clarendon County … more

K-9 named after fallen Sumter trooper Parker

Thirteen years after a state trooper's death in the line of duty, his fellow officers are continuing to remember him after South Carolina Department of Public Safety named seven of its newest K-9s after fallen officers, including Sumter native … more

Homegrown benefits Sounds of Grace

PHOTOS BY CHRIS MOORE / THE SUMTER ITEM On Thursday, Palmetto Health Tuomey presented Homegrown at the Sumter Opera House. The event, a fundraiser for The Sounds of Grace music ministry, featured local musicians who performed a wide variety of … more

Sumter police think multiple shootings, including one fatal, could be related

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that could assist Sumter police officers in identifying and arresting those involved in the shooting death of a 54-year-old man on Tuesday … more

Leukemia cancer benefit set for Saturday at Johnson's Bootcamp

A leukemia cancer benefit for Jarama Johnson will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at Johnson's Bootcamp & Personal Training of Sumter, 1150 Old W. Liberty St. The benefit will feature a drop-in style workout, where participants can come and go as … more

Brookdale residents celebrate with little visitors

Brookdale Sumter Senior Living residents hand out candy to little princesses, space explorers and other characters on Halloween at the facility. PHOTOS PROVIDED more

Ninjas, monsters and more meet Sumter superheroes during Trunk or Treat

PHOTOS BY ADRIENNE SARVIS / THE SUMTER ITEM Children spent time with Sumter's hometown heroes during the First Responders' Trunk or Treat at Crosswell Park on Wednesday. The evening was filled with candy, music, lights and very few frights. more

Bowman will continue on in Sumter school board race

Saying her comments Sunday about another candidate "were not nice" and "a mistake" on her part, Barbara Bowman is asking everyone again to accept her apology. She also said she will continue on with her race for the Area 1 seat on Sumter School … more

3 arrested, 1 on the lam in connection to Sumter Pawn robbery

Law officials have arrested three men and are searching for another in connection to the Oct. 5 armed robbery at Sumter Pawn Shop on Broad Street.Dominique J. Bowman, 23, of Peace Avenue; Jordan K. … more

Sumter man charged with shoplifting for allegedly stealing food from Family Dollar

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested a Sumter man Wednesday for allegedly stealing food from the Family Dollar on U.S. 15 South one week prior.William D. Childers, 29, of Timmerman Street, is … more

Sumter school board candidates get one last shot

Before next week's election, at-large candidates vying for two seats on the nine-member Sumter School Board participated in another meet-the-candidates forum Tuesday. Five of the eight candidates took to the stage at Central Carolina Technical … more

This is Halloween at USC Sumter's carnival

USC Sumter held a Halloween carnival the night before the holiday to bring the community together in a safe space that still allowed kids to have fun and go trick-or-treating with trunk or treat booths, activities and family fun. About 50 student … more

12 Crestwood students presented Golden Apple

PHOTO PROVIDED Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce celebrated 12 Crestwood High School students Thursday with the presentation of the Golden Apple Award for their integrity and strong moral character. Each student received a certificate containing … more

Mayesville Breast Cancer Walk

PHOTOS PROVIDED St. Mark United Methodist Church served as host for the Mayesville Area Community Coalition's 11th-annual Breast Cancer Walk. Sashes were presented to cancer survivors, families came out to walk together, and a free brunch was … more

Aging can't be stopped, but you can slow it down

More people are living past the age of 65 than ever before, approximately 48 million. That number is expected to double by 2060. Now, it is more important than ever to understand the care the human body needs to support active aging through proper … more

Sumter police seek location of man who may have information about fatal drive-by shooting

Sumter Police Department is investigating after a man was fatally shot Tuesday night on South Salem Street.After 10:15 p.m., police responded to reports that a person was a shot, according Tonyia … more
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