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Sumter Fire Department continues tradition as it moves to new home, headquarters

Sumter Fire Department firefighters took part in a national tradition as they pushed their newest apparatus into the new garage at the department's new headquarters on North Lafayette Drive Wednesday afternoon. The new headquarters building - one … more

Sumter school officials, Realtors air new direction, programs

Working together and selling together was the theme of Sumter School District's first-ever Realtors Luncheon held Wednesday at Cherryvale Elementary School. Interim Superintendent Debbie Hamm facilitated the midday event, which drew 41 area real … more

Sumter native gives up NFL cheerleading for her faith

Faith is something that a lot of people carry with them everywhere they go, including a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader who was allegedly singled out for refusing to take God out of her life for the sake of the team. Though she moved a lot … more

Crown Laundry hiring for various positions

A new industrial-type laundry processing facility that opened in November in Bishopville is still seeking to fill positions at its warehouse/plant. Tamiko Singleton, human resources manager at Crown Healthcare Laundry in the Interstate 20 … more

Friends of Swan Lake to discuss arboretum accreditation at meeting

The Friends of Swan Lake invite the public to attend their annual spring meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Swan Lake Visitors Center. The nonprofit has been working with the Swan Lake-Iris Gardens staff since 2001 to support the … more

Sumter letter carriers hope to Stamp Out Hunger with your help

By now, most area postal customers have received the blue plastic grocery bags designated for contributions to the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger drive. Even if you didn't get one, you can still contribute nonperishable … more

Board receives update on Sumter sheriff's office

Sumter County Sheriff's Office Community Relations Citizen's Advisory Board heard a presentation regarding a local child support payment initiative and future plans for the agency during its meeting on April 30 at North HOPE Center. Lt. Nina … more

USC Sumter students celebrate graduation

USC Sumter saw a record 114 students walk across the stage Wednesday morning at Patriot Hall during its 2018 commencement ceremony. Chris McKinney, executive director of Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, addressed the graduates, their … more

Suspect in Sumter man's shooting death curses at judge, spits at bond hearing

The first appearance hearing for Anthony Dustin Dill, who is accused of helping hide the body of a 31-year-old Sumter man, ended sooner than expected when he left the courtroom shouting obscenities … more

Manning manufacturer to invest $5.2M, add 31 jobs

A manufacturer in Clarendon County is expanding.  Meritor, a global supplier of drivetrain and braking systems, is investing $5.2 million in machinery and equipment and adding 31 jobs at its … more

Concert to benefit 'Feed My Starving Children'

A benefit concert at Mayesville Presbyterian Church will kick off the Sumter Feed My Starving Children charity endeavor at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is by a cash donation in any amount to FMSC. A diverse program of vocal and instrumental music by … more

Sumter Purple Heart elects new commander

PHOTO SUBMITTED Sumter's Gen. George L. Mabry Jr. Chapter 817 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart recently elected a new chapter commander. Pictured is outgoing Commander Dave Nesbitt, right, turning the gavel over to new Chapter Commander … more

Celebrate women's health

Women are truly a powerful influence within their homes, friendship circles and communities. Their habits and attitudes about their health can impact those around them and especially the generations that follow them. May is Women's Health Month and … more

Sumter County Republican Party hears from candidates

Members of the Sumter County Republican Party were given an idea of who they could support during the primary and general elections this year during the group's regular meeting Thursday. That evening, party members heard from Gov. Henry McMaster, … more

April was a 'fairly unremarkable month' in Sumter, meteorologist says

After experiencing swings from normal, historical weather patterns and near record-breaking temperatures at times during the first three months of this year, one may consider April in Sumter County a letdown. National Weather Service … more

2 inmates injured in Lee Correctional riot sue for negligence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two inmates injured in a deadly South Carolina prison riot are accusing state officials of negligence in failing to hire, train or monitor enough officers to maintain … more

5th suspect in killing of Sumter man turns himself in

The fifth suspect facing charges in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old Sumter man turned himself in Tuesday after the sheriff’s office and media circulated his wanted … more

Sumter High students visit sheriff's office

Gayle Richburg's class from Sumter High School visited the Sumter County Sheriff's Office on May 1. From left are Tyrone Cain, Jociah Heyward, Justin Pringle, Tayvon Spears, Perrin Moten, Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis, Robin … more

City of Sumter calls special meeting to discuss '19 budget

Sumter City Council will hold a special called meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Fire Training Facility on McCrays Mill Road. The agenda states the meeting will be a workshop to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019. more

Sumter County Council to hold budget workshop today

Sumter County Council will have a budget workshop at 5 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., where it will discuss the county's 2019 fiscal year budget including general funds … more
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