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Troopers say a 75-year-old woman was driving under the influence when she slammed into a tractor from behind, killing the driver. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said Elaine Maggs was … more
Traveling on New Year's Eve, one of the deadliest holidays involving drunken driving, can dramatically change the start of 2018 if the proper precautions are not taken. At a time when a safe ride home is just a few taps away by cellphone, many … more
FROM STAFF REPORTS The Sumter County Cultural Commission still has sub-grants available for the 2017-18 fiscal year, Executive Director Melanie Colclough announced this week. The commission itself was awarded a grant for the year from the South … more
Sumter Fire Department units fought two separate mobile home fires on Thursday that displaced families in each, including one family of five whose residence was destroyed. Fire was showing from outside the structure on Reedroman Road in east … more
"By seniors for seniors" is the operating principle for classes and other activities at Shepherd's Center of Sumter, Executive Director Jeanette Roveri-Smith said Thursday. The center offers its Adventures in Learning program in three annual … more
It seems everyone escaped injury after shots were fired during a basketball game at Berea Seventh-Day Adventist Church gym about 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, officials said. The purpose of the church's basketball ministry, pastor Michael Miller said, … more
With the countdown to the new year beginning tonight, The Sumter Item has been looking back at the stories you, our readers, clicked on the most at theitem.com throughout 2017. On Friday, we showed Nos. 6-10 of the top … more
Belly up, beer lovers of Sumter. Get your New Year's resolutions out of the way early because, starting sometime in 2018, a brewery is scheduled to open downtown. The city cannot yet disclose the name or owner of the brewery, Downtown Development … more
The Sumter Item's Micah Green is in New Orleans covering Clemson before and while they face off against Alabama on Monday night for chance to go to the national championship game next week in … more
BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Monday: federal government offices; U.S. Postal Service; state government offices; City of Sumter offices; Sumter County offices; City … more
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