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If one Sumter County lawmaker has his way, public schools may start earlier next year. District 36 State Sen. Kevin Johnson introduced legislation to this year's South Carolina General Assembly that would allow school boards to choose an opening … more
Bishopville's newest Main Street shop is shining silver, pearl and porcelain. The Silver Pearl has been open for business since December, but Tuesday marked a special occasion when both namesakes of the collectibles and antiques gift shop were on … more
A 7-year-old boy was seriously injured in a hit-and-run Wednesday evening, officials said. South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said the boy was struck in the roadway and that the … more
Investigators are seeking information on a New Year's Day fireworks celebration in Sumter that turned tragic when someone shot a roman candle from a car that ignited a home and severely injured a … more
BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15: federal government offices; state government offices; U.S. Postal Service; City of Sumter offices; Sumter … more
Joseph Angus Matheson Jr. of Camden will be the presenter at Monday's meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society. His topic for the 7:30 p.m. meeting at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church, 912 … more
Through competitive auditions, 37 students from Crestwood, Lakewood and Sumter high schools earned spots on the S.C. All-State Chorus. Sumter School District Board of Trustees recognized these outstanding students at its meeting on Monday after … more
The roads once made treacherous because of snow and ice remain a hassle because of added deterioration after days of moisture and freezing temperatures. Since the snow, county public works has not been able to keep up with its maintenance of dirt … more
Sumter County received an unmodified opinion - clean audit - for its 2017 financial reporting and was applauded by the auditing company, Webster Roger LLP, for turning in its financial report months earlier than in past years. According to the … more
The first week of January 2018 in Sumter won't just be remembered for New Year's Eve parties and college football bowl games. According to the National Weather Service in Columbia, Sumter County set a new record last week with seven consecutive … more
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