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Palmetto Health Tuomey expands to increase accessibility

No one has time to be sick, and people don't want to spend time waiting around to see a provider when they feel bad. To help meet the need for fast care in Sumter, … more

Ceremonial cannon rounds to be fired at Shaw during ceremony

Soldiers from U.S. Army Central command are scheduled to fire multiple ceremonial cannon rounds on Thursday and Friday. The soldiers will fire three rounds between 10 a.m. and noon on Thursday and 2 and 3 p.m. Friday. The firings are part of a … more

2 burned, 1 critically, in Cherryvale stove fire

Two adults were injured, one with critical burns, when their stove caught fire in Cherryvale on Sunday. An alarm was received at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday for a fire in the 4000 block of Eleanor Drive in the community off Broad Street near Shaw Air … more

South Carolina group warns parents of secondhand smoke dangers

January is almost over, but it isn't too late to remind parents and grandparents that it is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Most women work hard to protect themselves and their unborn child during pregnancy by … more

Johnny's Garden not damaged after car fire

Anyone who may have been in the market for a healthy smoothie or juice for lunch on Monday may have been prevented from doing so by a scene of smoke and flames. A vehicle erupted with fire in the parking lot in front of Johnny's Garden Juice Bar, … more

Family of 8 displaced by house fire in South Sumter

A family of eight has been displaced after an electrical fire damaged their South Sumter home on Monday. Eight Sumter Fire Department personnel responded to the 1,200-square-foot residence in the 1200 block of Coffey Street just before noon on … more

Historian, activist will speak at Sumter library

Sumter County Library will begin its observance of Black History Month with a presentation by George E. Frierson III on "Heroes and Unsung Heroes, Men of Courage and Power" on Saturday, Feb. 10. The 3 p.m. program in the … more

Welcome to the neighborhood: New Walmart opens on Pinewood Road

Pinewood and McCrays Mill area residents now have a new place to buy their groceries and fuel up, and this new store also has an option not found at the company's other locations in Sumter County. The new Walmart Neighborhood Market that opens … more

Sumter superintendent to add new purchasing rules for district administrators

In a move to increase transparency, Sumter School District's acting Superintendent Debbie Hamm has agreed to include new rules for administrators in the district's purchasing policy. District Board of Trustee and Finance Committee Chairman Johnny … more

Man pleads guilty in 2016 Sumter gun store robbery

The owner of Tony's Guns and Police Supply is relieved to know one of the suspects who broke into his business and stole $20,000 in handguns in 2016 pleaded guilty to federal charges last week. … more

Sumter family displaced after unattended cooking fire

Two adults and one child are displaced from their Gion Street apartment after a fire - caused by an unattended pot on the stove - broke out about 1:50 p.m. on Monday. American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the family - a … more

Goodbye, Chief: Funeral held for former Shaw fire chief

Family, friends, fellow Air Force officers and firefighters of all types gathered in Sumter on Saturday to pay tribute to the life and career of Chief Don Spitzer, the longest-serving fire chief in Department of Defense history. A Sumter resident … more

Sumter United Ministries helps retired couple keep their heat on through donations

The continued support of donations to The Fireside Fund enables the Crisis Relief Ministry of Sumter United Ministries to assist with emergency heat requests, according to Director Kevin Howell. Howell described how an older couple in their 70s … more

12 remain hospitalized in Sumter with flu

More people are being hospitalized with the flu in Sumter County as the illness continues to spread throughout the country. As of Monday, Palmetto Health Tuomey had 12 people admitted with the flu, including one infant, according to Katie Geer, … more

Sumter inmates to help pick up litter in new program

Sumter County inmates are now helping curb Sumter's litter problem, and residents who also want to help will have the opportunity to hear what one group is doing to fight litter. The Sumter Litter Alliance will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. … more

To be truly poor is to lack hope

The great Clarence Jordan founded Koinonia Farms in Americus, Georgia, in the age of segregation. He dreamed of a Biblical community that was racially integrated, a common purse was shared and the only thing that mattered was being a child of God … more

Clarendon council to hear audit on Monday

Clarendon County Council will hold a special called meeting on Monday at 9 a.m., during which Lori Salley of McGregor & Co. LLP will present the county's Fiscal Year End 2017 audit report. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers in the … more

SCISA Regional Spelling Bee winners

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School placed first in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee held Wednesday at Wilson Hall. Three of the students will go on to the state competition on Feb. 21: E. Rodriguez, fourth grade; J. Puccinelli, … more

Finance Committee recommendation before Sumter School District's Board of Trustees

A recommendation from the board's advisory Finance Committee and other committee reports headline the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' meeting scheduled for Monday. A district staff member distributed the agenda to the media … more

'Dream Team' to profile Sumter success stories on Wednesday

A community group formed with the desire to help others will showcase several "success stories" of people in Sumter and the surrounding area who have transitioned from unemployment to employment during the last two years on Wednesday at Thompson … more
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