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8 Lakewood High students arrested after fight

Eight Lakewood High School students have been charged with disturbing schools for allegedly taking part in a "large group fight" in the student parking lot last week. The fight, which started … more

Lose weight or build muscle - why choose?

It's an all-too-common belief that you have to lose weight first before building muscle. When specifically talking about losing weight, many programs restrict strength training or even any type of exercise altogether. The reason for this is that … more

Lee School District to hold Teacher Recruitment Fair

Lee County School District will hold its Teacher Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at Lee County School District, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. The district will be recruiting for all teacher positions and will conduct … more

Anticipated Sumter road projects getting closer to starting

Lafayette Diamond and other highly anticipated road improvement projects are getting closer to the starting line, according to Sumter City-County Planning Department Director George McGregor. The Lafayette Diamond project is a lot closer to … more

Sumter police chief speaks to school board

Sumter's police chief says the issue of school safety related to potential shootings is an emerging issue that must be dealt with proactively by local law enforcement working in association with schools. Chief Russell Roark spoke to the Sumter … more

Canning Sumter's litter problem

Seeing all the litter - everything from cigarette butts and discarded plastic bottles to shoes, tires and mattresses - in Sumter County makes Erika Williams want to cuss. Williams, the communications and strategic initiatives manager for Sumter … more

Students from Canada skip spring break to help others in Sumter

Twelve university students and two staff members rode a bus for 800 miles - much of it through snow, rain and fog - last week to spend their spring break working construction in Sumter. The Brock University students seemed … more

World Day of Prayer service planned by Sumter women's group

Church Women United of the Sumter Area is inviting the public to observe World Day of Prayer on Thursday at St. James United Methodist Church. The service, themed "all God's creation is very good," will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the church at 720 … more

Shaw MQ-9 Reaper squadron activates, appoints commander

Shaw Air Force Base's newest addition, the MQ-9 Reaper group, is activating its 50th Attack Squadron this morning and holding an assumption of command ceremony. Col. Joseph Campo, commander of the 432nd Operations Group at Creech Air Force Base … more

Committee to receive annual update from Sumter County Sheriff Dennis

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider:- Third and final reading of an ordinance to amend the county zoning and development … more

Harlem Rockets return to Sumter for fundraiser

Lace up your sneakers, grab your children and head out to a basketball game - if you're lucky, you might get to play. The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition in Sumter will host a comedy basketball game fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at Lakewood High … more

Sumter group adopts S.C. road safety goals

With one day to spare, Sumter Urban Area Transportation Study approved a motion to adopt safety performance measure goals established by South Carolina Department of Transportation, which will be used to evaluate the success of Sumter County's … more

Fireside Fund helps pay electrical bill for Sumter client undergoing chemo

In a shortened holiday week last week, Sumter United Ministries continued to have large crowds of residents in legitimate danger of losing their heat and electricity, according to Crisis Relief Ministry Director Kevin Howell. Fireside Fund … more

Palmetto Health Tuomey leaders eyeing future

COLUMBIA - In the constantly changing health care services industry with ever-increasing costs to do business, it was a move for the better. That's the way Palmetto Health Tuomey Chief Operating Officer Dr. Michelle Logan-Owens described the … more

Restaurant inspections for Sumter, Lee, Clarendon: Feb. 12-25

SUMTER COUNTY Baker’s Sweets 1089-D Alive Drive, Sumter Date: 02/15/18 Type: Follow-up Score: A   Bojangles #054 1038 Broad St., Sumter Date: … more

School safety, online reporting system before Sumter school board

After at least three reported threats or pranks of impending violence in the district's schools in the last week, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will discuss school safety, among other topics, at Monday's regularly scheduled … more

Sumter Litter Alliance public meeting Monday

The Sumter Litter Alliance will hold a public meeting on Monday to discuss the details of the group's organization and its efforts to clean up Sumter County. The meeting will be held at Swan Lake Visitors Center, 822 W. Liberty St., at 5:30 p.m., … more

New fingerprint scanning device will help Sumter coroner ID bodies faster

Working for the Sumter County Coroner's Office is no easy task by the job description alone. And the job can be much more difficult if the deceased is without ID or unrecognizable. Though the coroner's office can't prevent that, staff will be … more

Historic Sumter structures to get revived

"Good riddance" is what Grady Locklear, chairman of the Historic Preservation Design Review Committee, said after the group approved the demolition of a building that has been an eyesore along East Canal Street for many years. On Thursday, the … more

Clemson Extension holding stormwater management conference on March 13

COLUMBIA - The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service is holding its first stormwater pond management conference in the Midlands area on March 13. Numerous neighborhood lakes and retention ponds broke during the October … more
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