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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

Feeling good: Jordan likes where Manning-Santee sits entering American Legion season

Manning-Santee Post 68 got off to a quick start in the 2017 American Legion baseball season, winning five of its first six games. However, it ended the year on a very downward slide by losing its final 10 games to finish with a 5-11 … more

Air Force implements new parental leave policy

WASHINGTON - In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Air Force announced an expansion to its parental leave policy on non-chargeable leave entitlements after the birth or adoption of a child. Previously, … more

'Attitude is contagious': Sumter 3-day professional development conference focuses on teachers

bout 500 attendees have descended upon Lakewood High School and downtown Sumter this week for Sumter School District's first-ever professional development conference. That total consists of about 420 district teachers and administrators for whom … more

Motown tribute, face-off comes to Sumter's Patriot Hall

The Kings & Queen of Motown will bring their tribute show to Patriot Hall on Saturday night with 90 non-stop minutes featuring the best of Motown. The 7:30 p.m. performance of more than 50 years of rhythm and blues will pay tribute to such groups … more

Democrats want their U.S. House candidate out over 1973 abuse

COLUMBIA (AP) - The head of the South Carolina Democratic Party is asking one of its leading U.S. House candidates to withdraw from the race after his ex-wife said he beat her according to their 1973 divorce records. Archie Parnell did not deny … more

Help needed in locating 15-year-old Sumter runaway

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating 15-year-old Akasha Wilson-El. Akasha was last seen at her Lois Lane home in Sumter about 10:30 p.m. Friday. It is … 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

Sumter School District valedictorians credit parents, teachers for success

Sumter School District's three high school valedictorians come from very different backgrounds and are headed in different directions upon graduation, but all note the support of parents and teachers has been essential in their road to … more

Sumter leaders break ground on Veterans Park

If all goes as planned, the next ceremony held at the Mabry Memorial, which will be for Veterans Day, will also mark the opening of a new use of the space. Leaders from Sumter held a groundbreaking at the memorial on U.S. 378 next to Shaw Air … 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

Annual South Sumter Park Memorial Day fish fry joins black veterans, community

Amid, and despite, a downpour Monday morning, batches of fish were still fried, songs of joy and praise were still sung and veterans were still honored at an annual Memorial Day event at South Sumter Park. The annual get-together is usually held … 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

Sumter County Gallery of Art opens 2 exhibits

Sumter County Gallery of Art will open two exhibitions on Thursday with a 5:30-to-7:30 p.m. reception for contemporary artists Shanequa Gay and Lorna Ruth Galloway. Atlanta native Gay has received accolades for her advocacy … more

Estimated 47,000 attend Sumter's Iris Festival as weather cooperates

It was a mix of some things old, some things new and about everything in between at Sumter's showcase Iris Festival at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens last weekend. And because Mother Nature cooperated and held off the rain for most of it, a good time was … more

Hyatt already proving to be a draw to downtown Sumter

The pieces started being envisioned 13 years ago, and while each is needed to complete the puzzle, the one that was placed Thursday afternoon in downtown Sumter may be the most connected one yet. With the cut of a ribbon in front of 18 N. Main … more

Sumter marks Memorial Day with ceremony honoring those who made ultimate sacrifice

A chair sat empty to the podium's left. Behind it, a "flag for everyone." Throughout Sumter County, 4,500 more American flags fluttered in the rain in 42 cemeteries. City, county and state officials from Sumter County joined Shaw Air Force Base, … 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

Fill your belly with shrimp, help raise funds for museum Thursday

Sumterites are asked to bring a big appetite for all-you-can-eat shrimp at the 2018 Sumter County Museum's Shrimp Feast from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the museum, 122 N. Washington St. Each spring, the event draws hundreds of people to the … more
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