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Sumter native, Wilson Hall alum was on downed plane flying from South Carolina coast

Search efforts have been suspended for a downed aircraft that went missing about 110 miles east of Charleston on Thursday, carrying a Joseph Allbritton Jr., a Sumter native and Wilson Hall … more

Coast Guard suspends search for downed plane

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a downed aircraft that went missing about 110 miles east of Charleston on Thursday. A Sumter man is thought to be one of the passengers. … more

Sumter man searching for living kidney donor

Denny Stevens, a local Sumter man who is originally from Lucknow, needs your help. Stevens needs a kidney transplant and is willing to take on any possible donors. "A transplant would offer me more freedom and the ability to live a long-term … more

100,001 treats: Alice Drive Baptist Church hosts annual Family Fall Festival in Sumter

Hundreds of children filled their candy coffers for the season and donned their best costumes during Alice Drive Baptist Church's annual Family Fall Festival Thursday evening. Family Fall Festival started in 2011, said ADBC lead pastor Clay … more

State SAT scores beat national average, Clarendon 3 has highest scores in region

South Carolina public school students who graduated from high school last spring outperformed the national average on the SAT college entrance exam by 15 points, according to scores released by the College Board on Thursday. The 22,141 public … more

Sumter man could be on missing plane

A Sumter native is thought to be on an aircraft that went missing about 110 miles east of Charleston on Thursday. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center notified Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders of a "civilian aircraft emergency at 11:33 … more

4 fires Friday in Sumter result in 1 injury

Four house fires Friday night in Sumter County resulted in damages, losses and one injury. Sumter Fire Department Battalion Chief Joey Duggan said the blazes affected two single-family homes, a mobile home and one business office. The first … more

Sumter's Parnell pledges support to veterans

A son of a U.S. Air Force veteran who served at Shaw Air Force Base, Archie Parnell pledges to do more for veterans if he's elected to Congress. Parnell, a Sumter resident and the Democratic … more

71-year-old woman killed in single-car wreck on I-95 in Manning

MANNING — A 71-year-old Florida woman died Thursday morning from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95 earlier that day. Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock said Friday morning … more

Sumter man thought to be on missing plane off Charleston

A Sumter native is thought to be on an aircraft that went missing about 110 miles east of Charleston Thursday. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center notified Coast Guard 7th District … more

Don't let others define health and happiness for your life

"I don't like the way I look. I don't like the way I feel. I would be happier 'if only I could lose weight' or 'if only I could wear a certain size.'" At some point in your life, you may have said these words to yourself. When we speak or even … more

Rock stars of the lines: Sumter-based linemen travel to Georgia to help after Hurricane Michael

It is often heard after a natural disaster ravages a city that "we will rebuild." The faces of those declarations are often of local and national officials and law enforcement leaders, confident and inspiring, or of the men, women and children … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office advisory board to meet in Cherryvale Monday

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office’s Citizen Community Relation Advisory Board will from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Cherryvale Community Center, 4340 Confederate Road. Speakers include … more

Sumter police seek identity of alleged utility trailer thieves

Sumter Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying three men captured on video surveillance during the alleged theft of a utility trailer from a business on Oct. 16. The … more

Jammed election field sets sights on Sumter school board area seats

In addition to the two at-large seats on the Nov. 6 ballot, four area seats on the Sumter School Board are up for grabs in the upcoming election.Twelve of the 13 area-seat candidates took to the … more

Safely dispose of medications with Sumter law enforcement

Gather your expired and unused prescription drugs, and help law enforcement in Sumter in the fight against drug abuse by disposing of medications to law agency offices for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. Sumter County Sheriff's … more

Readying Swan Lake for Fantasy of Lights

MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM It takes more than overnight to string one million lights on trees, bushes and walls all over Swan Lake-Iris Gardens. The City of Sumter is getting ready for the Fantasy of Lights to illuminate the park on Dec. 1 … more

The price of faith: Coin collector shares biblical connections at Sumter Coin Show

hat is the value of a coin? For most, that is dictated by what it can be used to buy. For others, a coin's value is measured by its ability to link the present to the past, as is the case for ancient coin collector Tom Wood, who uses coins to … more

6 vying for at-large Sumter School Board seats discuss superintendent, safety, teacher pay at forum

The two at-large seats on Sumter School District Board of Trustees have drawn interest ever since the county's legislative delegation added the positions in the spring of 2017 after the district's financial crisis from fiscal 2016. In July 2017, … more

Women of Excellence to be honored 31 recognized by Social Justice Consortium

The 11th Annual Women of Excellence recognition program will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday in the Parish Hall of the Church of the Holy Comforter, 213 N. Main St. The event sponsored by the Social Justice Consortium is held annually to recognize … more
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