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Crestwood High School baseball coach: 'We were doing it for Josh'

It was a night of number ones for all the wrong reasons. The baseball game at Crestwood High School on Tuesday was not a bottom of the ninth, bases loaded type of situation. More like a top of the first, one on base. 11. It was the final home … more

Sumter City Council to consider $6 million bond

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider first reading of an ordinance to issue a bond not to … more

Free health screenings for eligible women

Eligible women will have an opportunity to receive free breast, cervical and cardiovascular screenings on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at North HOPE Center, 904 N. Main St. Two health screening vans from Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer … more

No sit ups required for a stronger core

Sit-ups were once the king of exercises for stronger abs and a trim waistline. But now, plank exercises are the gold standard for strengthening the abdominals as well as the core. Rather than just strengthening one set of muscles, core exercises … more

Remember state forests at tax time

FROM STAFF REPORTS The South Carolina Forestry Commission is encouraging residents to make a charitable contribution to the S.C. State Forests Fund on their tax returns. Taxpayers have the opportunity to support the five state forests - … more

Sumter High freshman uses pageant platform to feed hungry children

A local high-schooler is using her platform as a pageant winner to bring awareness about food-insecure elementary school students in South Carolina. The goal is to decrease the number of food-insecure children in Sumter and throughout the state, … more

School safety, online reporting system before Sumter school board

After at least three reported threats or pranks of impending violence in the district's schools in the last week, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will discuss school safety, among other topics, at Monday's regularly scheduled … more

Clemson Extension: Controlled burns benefit our forests

The weather in South Carolina in March can be characterized as crisp, cool and perfect for a controlled burn. That's why it's fitting that Gov. Henry McMaster has proclaimed March 2018 Prescribed Fire Awareness Month.Prescribed … more

Sumter Litter Alliance public meeting Monday

The Sumter Litter Alliance will hold a public meeting on Monday to discuss the details of the group's organization and its efforts to clean up Sumter County. The meeting will be held at Swan Lake Visitors Center, 822 W. Liberty St., at 5:30 p.m., … more

Rabon files for Sumter District 2 county council seat

For the first time since 2010, there will be a June Republican primary this year for the District 2 seat on Sumter County Council. That's confirmed after Bubba Rabon filed recently with Sumter County Election Commission to contest incumbent Artie … more

Bishopville man, 61, arrested for arson of Lee County woods

A 61-year-old Bishopville man was arrested on Jan. 25 on a charges of arson for reportedly setting fire to forestland in Lee County. An eyewitness told a Lee County Fire Department firefighter she … more

Opioid crisis is topic of LWV meeting on March 12

The League of Women Voters of Sumter County will hold a community meeting on the opioid crisis at 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Central Carolina Technical College, Health Science Building, 133 N. Main … more

New Sumter facility at Patriot Park to benefit students, public

Anyone visiting Patriot Park in the past few months may have noticed the construction of a new facility that will benefit local students and residents who want to learn from or just enjoy the nature Sumter has to offer.The construction of Patriot … more

Skeletal remains identified as Sumter man missing from hospital since September

The skeletal remains found off a dirt road behind Crystal Lakes Golf Course on March 11 have been identified as Michael Joseph Thomson, 55, who was reported missing after he walked out of Palmetto … more

April blood donors eligible for $1,000 gift card drawing

The American Red Cross is holding a series of blood drives in April, which is National Volunteer Month, as a simple way for those who are short on time to make a life-changing difference. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for … more

Dalzell man, 82, killed in crash on Hwy. 378 in Sumter

An 82-year-old Dalzell man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 378 on Thursday, officials said. Reginald Bouyea was driving west on Hwy. 378 near U.S. Hwy. 527 about 4:45 p.m. on … more

High Hills Elementary expected to be open on Friday

A Sumter elementary school on Shaw Air Force Base was closed Thursday due to a power outage. After an underground electrical wire shorted and damaged a transformer that provides power to High … more

Celebrate comic books, fantasy and science fiction Saturday in Camden

Cosplayers will converge on Camden this weekend for a Comic Con festival that passersby won't have to croon their necks to see. Camden Comic Con will be held at Camden Shrine Club, 1381 Kershaw Highway, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Comic … more

New S.C. driver's licenses now available

South Carolina residents can now get new driver's licenses and identification cards they will eventually need to meet federal ID requirements for boarding a commercial plane or visiting a military base. Gov. Henry McMaster and South Carolina … more

20th SFS honors retiring MWDs

Standing on a stage in front of their wingmen at Shaw Air Force Base, two 20th Security Forces Squadron Airmen received recognition for dedicated service to the United States Air Force, totaling nearly 90 percent of their lives, or 154 years - dog … more
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