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Pinewood hydrants to be tested in April

The Pinewood Fire Department will be testing water hydrants in the town of Pinewood during April. more

Norman makes 1st visit to USARCENT at Shaw

One of Sumter County's two congressmen in the U.S. House of Representatives visited the U.S. Army Central headquarters on Friday for the first time since taking office in June. U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, who represents South Carolina's 5th District, … more

Group holding free domestic violence seminar on April 14 in Sumter

A tri-county women's group is coming to Sumter County next week to hold a seminar and fashion show aimed to promote awareness and prevention of domestic violence. The focus of The Total Woman Teaching Series' The Total Woman Seminar and Spring … more

Part of Main Street closed through April 17

According to Sumter Police Department, a section of Main Street from Hampton Avenue to Liberty Street will be closed because of downtown construction through April 17. Public parking is available at Liberty and Harvin streets, behind the Sumter … more

Thompson Duo returns to Mayesville for concert series

Brothers Shaw Thompson and Robin Thompson return to Mayesville Presbyterian Church Sunday for a performance of sacred songs, spirituals, arias and Broadway songs, as the church continues its popular Sundays at 4:00 Concert Series. Offered as a gift … more

Sumter man pleads to distributing child porn

A 46-year-old Sumter man pleaded guilty on Monday to distributing child pornography images that were shared online between states and internationally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement noticed that Marlin Russell Derk posted child … more

Horsing around at Camden's annual Carolina Cup

The Carolina Cup raced into Camden during the weekend, with thousands coming out to the historic Springdale Race Course to pitch a tailgate tent, find their box seats and explore vendor tents amid a schedule of races throughout the breezy, chilly … more

A hoppin' good time at Swan Lake's annual egg hunt

It was a day for kids, families and firsts on Saturday morning at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens with Sumter County Recreation Department's annual Easter egg hunt. About 200 people attended the event, which featured plenty of sunshine despite … more

Sumter sheriff's office seeks help ID'ing armed robbery suspect

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking the identity of a man who robbed Young's Convenience Store, in the 3000 block of U.S. 15 South, and verbally threatened the life of the clerk about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. A report states the suspect - a … more

Sumter school board moves up April meeting dates

Due to board member schedule conflicts, Sumter School District has moved up the date for its next Board of Trustees meeting.  The district's scheduled April board meeting will occur on April … more

Sumter officials optimistic on 'Opportunity Zone' program

In a business environment where every dollar counts, Sumter and Lee County officials are hopeful a new federal tax incentive program will help spur industrial and commercial development in their … more

Staggers to become president of Morris College

Morris College’s interim president can remove the word “interim” from his title. A media alert from the college Friday said Morris’ Board of Trustees named Interim … more

Behind bars but building a future: GED, other programs at Sumter jail aim to reduce recidivism

Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center is partnering with local agencies and businesses to offer GED, Work- Keys, carpentry and other programs to inmates in an attempt to reduce … more

Sumter United Ministries in 'urgent need' of food

Sumter United Ministries food pantry, The Lord's Cupboard, is in urgent need of food items. All donations help Sumter County residents in need. Please drop off all donations at 36 S. Artillery Drive between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. If you … more

Officials optimistic on 'Opportunity Zone' program

In a business environment where every dollar counts, Sumter and Lee County officials are hopeful a new federal tax incentive program will help spur industrial and commercial development in their communities by companies. Created in part by U.S. … more

Man faces DUI, drug charges after crashing car into Sumter home

A 23-year-old Sumter man faces charges after the car he was driving crashed into a Wise Drive home Friday night, according to police. Joseph Carter Outlaw, 23, of 4267 N. Lake Cherryvale Drive, was charged with driving under the influence, … more

Gala-vanting for a good cause: Sumter Disabilities Benefits Gala raises money for adults with special needs

On a picture-perfect and sunny spring evening in downtown Sumter, amid tuxedos, live music and wine tastings, one group dedicated to increasing quality of life for adults with disabilities leaped more than $40,000 toward its goal. The Sumter … more

Tuomey's Cookin' for Babies to raise money for March of Dimes

Come sample great food for a great cause during Palmetto Health Tuomey's eighth-annual Cookin' for Babies event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Heath Pavilion at Swan Lake-Iris … more

Morris College dedicates building to $10M donor

In recognizing the Rev. Solomon Jackson Jr. at a worship service and dedication Thursday, Morris College Board of Trustees Chairman the Rev. Mack Hines described there are three different kind of people. "I can proudly say this man whom we are … more

2 Sumter businesses will move and rebuild

Sumter City-County Planning Commission recommended approval of two major site plans for Sumter Casket Co. and McLaughlin Ford as both businesses prepare to relocate and rebuild. Sumter County Council approved the sale of 15 acres of county-owned … more
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