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Pearl(s) of wisdom: Bishopville's internationally famed topiary artist knows a thing or two about more than "cutting bushes"

"You don't get attention by doing what everyone else is doing." I felt wary at first of talking too much about Pearl Fryar’s age. I’m not sure I’d like it if our positions … more

July 4 week brings emergency blood shortage

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage after a difficult week for donations over the Independence Day holiday. A handful of upcoming blood drives are scheduled for the Sumter area, and all eligible blood donors for all … more

Flow tests set for Wednesday, Thursday

The City of Sumter will perform fire hydrant flow tests on Moseley Drive, Rast Street and Musket Trail in Sumter and North Main Street in Mayesville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Water customers in the surrounding area may … more

Pinewood man dies in crash close to home

PINEWOOD - A 39-year-old Pinewood man died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle wreck on Elliott Road, less than a half-mile from his home."Leland Lagare Green died at the scene from blunt-force trauma," Clarendon County … more

Images of Sumter deputies helping Crestwood grad go viral

A recent Crestwood High School graduate probably did not expect to happily see blue lights and sirens drive toward him as he was about to miss his graduation ceremony, and the officers who helped him … more

U. S. Marshals, New Haven Police offering $30K reward for murder suspect

United States Marshals and the New Haven Police Department in Connecticut are offering a combined reward of $30,000 leading to the arrest of a man who has ties to South Carolina and is wanted in … more

Sumter teen found safe after not arriving home Sunday

Police said Monday evening via social media that a teenager who did not make it home after spending time with family in Sumter has been found and is safe with a family member. Christopher … more

Sumter family shares story of son's death from amoeba following lake trip

Though summer is the time to relax and let go of a few of life's stresses, people should not let their guard down when at the lake, or even in their backyard, when warm freshwater is around. Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that is commonly found in … more

Not everyone dislikes the heat: Children enjoy Sumter Aquatics Center

PHOTOS BY RHONDA BARRICK / THE SUMTER ITEM Families continue to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday on Thursday at the City of Sumter Aquatics Center, 1115 S. Lafayette Drive. The center, complete with an open sliding tube and wade pool, is the … more

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
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