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While the snow may have stopped before the sun went down Wednesday, powdery and slick conditions have caused traffic woes throughout Sumter County, and it doesn't seem it will let up before … more
All non-essential Sumter County government offices will close at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 due to inclement winter weather. Decisions on Thursday work schedules will be made “late today or … more
Like many Southerners of a certain age, William E. "Bill" Dufford, 91, grew up in the Jim Crow era realizing only gradually that there was something not fair or just about segregation.His journey "from segregationist to … more
It's that time of year when we are all gung-ho about making positive changes. Whether it is to be more organized, start exercising, save money, lose weight or adopt healthier habits, we all want to make it a permanent change for the better. Yet, … more
Though the season of giving is over, there is still another way to give back to the community and help thy neighbor by donating real Christmas trees for the annual Grinding of the Greens at Dillon Park. The event that provides free mulch for the … more
A great snowy egret fishes at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens in December as a nearby turtle basks in the late afternoon sunshine. MELANIE SMITH / THE SUMTER ITEM more
With below-freezing temperatures staying throughout the night, locals should take care to protect their homes from unwanted water damage caused by frozen pipes. Homeowners should leave pipes dripping if the temperature will be below freezing for … more
Dig out your snow pants and get a snowman carrot nose ready because the tri-county area could see the first snowfall of the year this afternoon through this evening. "You're going to be on the edge of this system, so I do think you're going to … more
He's not your stereotypical car salesman and has a unique meet-and-greet technique that helps him build a personal relationship with customers and remember most people's names. He's not flashy, but instead many consider him down to earth and … more
Imagine not having heat until you can save up to $400 for a propane delivery, and you will identify a common plight for some low-income residents in our area, according to Kevin Howell, Crisis Relief Ministry director at Sumter United … more
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