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USC Sumter professor earns an innovation teaching grant

A University of South Carolina Sumter instructor has been awarded an innovative teaching grant by the USC system for continuous quality improvement in coursework. The USC Center for Teaching Excellence awarded a total of 14 such grants to system … more

Indoor gun range coming to Sumter

What started out about four years ago as a small group's dream for an indoor firearms range in Sumter is now coming to reality. Husband-and-wife team Robert and Megan Richards on Friday discussed the construction process for opening Ricochet … more

Free Zumba in the Park event will be held Friday night at USC Sumter

Have fun while focusing on your health with friends and neighbors during Zumba in the Park, hosted by Palmetto Health and University of South Carolina Sumter. The free event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at USC Sumter, 200 Miller Road, … more

Elloree man, 63, dies in wreck in Sumter County

On Friday, July 6, 2018, Mr. Michael Varnes, 63, of Elloree was pronounced dead at Palmetto Health Tuomey, from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident on I95 North in Sumter County. South … more

Downtown Sumter Rite Aid will close soon, official says

The Rite Aid store on Washington Street in downtown Sumter will be closing soon. Mega-retailer Walgreens officially began purchasing about 2,000 Rite Aids across the U.S. last fall and it said at the time it would be closing some Rite Aids to … more

Sumter School District to conduct 'swap' again

Sumter School District will again perform a "millage rate swap" this year to the benefit of all taxpayers in the county and also its own general fund balance. At its regular board meeting last week, the district's board of trustees unanimously … more

Missy Corrigan : Fuel your activities with a proper meal plan

Many of us like to plan for the future, vacations or even just the weekdays. Creating a food plan to match your activity should be no different. However, creating a meal plan for a workout may not be a priority. But if you are putting effort in to … more

Bishopville police offering reward for body camera lost in struggle with suspect

Bishopville Police Department is asking for the public's help in returning a body camera that an officer lost during a struggle with a suspect about two weeks ago. Capt. Michael McInville said the officer had a physical struggle with a suspect … more

Diamond Rio to play Sunday at Sumter Opera House

Grammy-award- winning Diamond Rio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. In addition to a Grammy, the vocalists have won Group of the Year four times from the Country Music Association and two Top Vocal Group awards … more

Sumter fireworks show left some asking 'what happened?'

At least some Sumterites who took in Saturday's Fireworks in the Park at Dillon Park said they left a little disappointed by the length of the show. By some spectators' estimates, the fireworks lasted all of … more

Horticulture expert wants to help Sumter gardeners

With yard work in full bloom this summer and local gardeners putting in extra work because of the heat, at least one local man is excited to share his knowledge of gardening after joining Sumter County Clemson Extension Office as consumer … more

Man wearing "I love Jesus" hat sought in Sumter store robbery

A man wearing an "I love Jesus" hat is accused of straying from the path of righteousness for allegedly stealing $60 worth of undergarments from a store on Monday afternoon. The store cashier told responding officers she saw about six packs of … more

Summerton police officer to be laid to rest Friday

SUMMERTON - Hundreds of law enforcement officers will lay one of their own to rest Friday morning after an early Monday morning accident on Interstate 95 claimed the life of a Summerton police officer. Carl Winford Wiggins, 63, was killed around … more

Fourth of July Closings: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions are closed today. GOVERNMENT - All federal, state and local government offices are closed today. The U.S. Postal Service is also closed. UTILITIES - Black River Electric Coop. and Farmers Telephone … more

Clarendon judge to decide Coroner Mock's lawsuit

MANNING - Lawyers from Columbia, Kingstree and Manning filed into Clarendon County Courthouse on Tuesday morning for an injunction hearing that will determine if LaNette Samuels-Cooper's name can remain on the November ballot as the Democratic … more

'When all signs point to same direction' to help others: Sumter woman helped with final notice

After traveling recently and navigating the subway in a major city, one thought became evident to me: When all signs are clear and understandable, it becomes easy to go in the right direction. As Crisis Relief Ministry director at Sumter United … more

Win a customized golf cart, support Crime Stoppers

In appreciation of its assistance in investigations by offering rewards for information, the Sumter Police Department and two local organizations are sponsoring a fundraiser to give back to Sumter Crime Stoppers by holding a raffle for a customized … more
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