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Church Women United holding national prayer call on Saturday

Church Women United, a national movement of Christian women, is hosting the “Let the Children Come National Prayer Call” on Saturday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. as part of its Week of Action Call … more

Sumter fireworks show left some asking 'what happened?'

At least some Sumterites who took in Saturday's Fireworks in the Park at Dillon Park said they left a little disappointed by the length of the show. By some spectators' estimates, the fireworks lasted all of … more

Bradford watermelons harvested ahead of Hurricane Florence

Like any businessman and homeowner in Sumter County this week, Nat Bradford of Bradford Family Watermelon spent Friday finishing preparations for Hurricane Florence. The farmer located northeast of … more

Sumter County deputies searching for woman missing since last year

A 37-year-old woman who was last seen more than a year ago remains at large, and Sumter authorities are still hoping to find her. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from … more

Family's donation of land to allow expansion of Birnie HOPE center

Visitors to Birnie HOPE Center will enjoy more room at the site after a family donated about half an acre on West Oakland Avenue to the city. According to plans presented during a dedication ceremony Tuesday morning, Ladson Grove - the dedicated … more

Run for the books in 13th Forrest Ray 5K

Saturday marks the 13th year for the Forrest Ray 5K sponsored by the Friends of the Sumter County Library. Also called the Run for the Books, the race follows a course through downtown and Sumter's historic district, beginning and ending at the … more

Sumter Police Department: Finish preparations for Tropical Storm Florence, stay inside

As wind speeds continue to pick up, Sumter Police Department urges residents to wrap up last minute preparations and return to shelter before winds reach tropical-storm-force … more

Horticulture expert wants to help Sumter gardeners

With yard work in full bloom this summer and local gardeners putting in extra work because of the heat, at least one local man is excited to share his knowledge of gardening after joining Sumter County Clemson Extension Office as consumer … more

Manning Police Department seeks assistance in identifying robbery suspect

MANNING — Manning Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a man who walked into the Manning Walmart on Tuesday afternoon, grabbed a cash register drawer and fled the store in 10 … more

Sumter hardware store outfits the National Guard for Florence

The commander on duty for the Sumter operations center of the S.C. National Guard and an assistant were seen shopping in the shoe section at Simpson Hardware on Friday afternoon. Lt. Col. Adrian … more

Updated feed: Florence crawls through South Carolina toward Sumter

Stay tuned at this feed throughout the day as we continue to update it with information on Florence and her impacts in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties and the surrounding Carolinas. 3 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 16 While flash flooding and major river flooding is still expected … more

Man wearing "I love Jesus" hat sought in Sumter store robbery

A man wearing an "I love Jesus" hat is accused of straying from the path of righteousness for allegedly stealing $60 worth of undergarments from a store on Monday afternoon. The store cashier told responding officers she saw about six packs of … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office seeks location of man accused of sexual assault of child

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on Steven Galloway, 24, who is wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a child on July 18.Galloway is described as a black man, with black hair, … more

Man dies after shooting at Sumter County auto repair shop

One man is dead after he was shot at an auto repair shop on South Pike East about 4:30 p.m. today.Ken Bell, public information officer for Sumter County Sheriff's Office, said he did not have … more

Business news: Sumter's new Tru by Hilton hotel is first in state

Tru by Hilton is now open for business on Broad Street next to Buffalo Wild Wings. The mid-scale hotel is the first of its brand that Hilton Worldwide has opened in South Carolina. Where: 2607 Broad St., Sumter Availability: 90 … more

Authorities identify suspect in fatal shooting at Sumter County auto shop

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of man at an auto repair shop on Saturday afternoon.Investigators think the suspect, 38-year-old Demetrius … more

Sumter man charged for possessing stolen trailer

Matthew Steve Ard, 31, of Ramsey Road, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with receiving stolen goods for allegedly possessing a trailer that was reportedly stolen from a contruction company some … more

Sumter City Council to consider final vote on food trucks

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: • Second and final reading of an ordinance to amend portions of the … more

School renovations, bond resolution on Sumter School District's agenda

After Sumter School Board members who serve on its advisory Finance Committee received a preliminary June 30, 2018, financial report on Thursday, the full board will consider other matters at its next scheduled meeting Monday. A district … more

County council to consider final reading of flood ordinance

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider: - Third and final reading of an ordinance to amend portions of the county's flood … more
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