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USC Sumter exhibits showcase array of artists

Three current exhibits at USC Sumter provide an interesting variety of media, composition and objectives, stressing the creative process that makes art interesting and expressive. All three are free, open to the public during university hours and … more

Recreation department announces Summer Enrichment Program

The Sumter County Recreation Department will begin accepting registration for its 2018 Summer Enrichment Program on Tuesday, May 29. Daily activities will take place at 16 sites in the city and county where the program will be held. Recreation … more

Sumter police use Narcan for first time to revive man from heroin overdose

A 24-year-old man was saved from a life-threatening heroin overdose because of the quick action of two residents and a Sumter Police officer equipped with an opioid overdose antidote. Officers … more

Memorial Day closings and schedule changes in Sumter: May 24, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday, May 28. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Monday, May 28: federal government offices; state government offices; U.S. Postal Service; City of Sumter offices; Sumter … more

Trinity UMC presents choral masterpieces

The Trinity United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will present its 9th concert at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at St. Philip's Church in Charleston. For those who can't … more

Sumter Civic Dance Company presents diverse concert Friday, Saturday

The Sumter Civic Dance Company welcomes spring with "The Greatest Show," a lively, colorful concert of various forms of dance performed by some of the area's finest young dancers. The concert will be presented at Patriot Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday and … more

2 inmates injured in Lee Correctional riot sue for negligence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two inmates injured in a deadly South Carolina prison riot are accusing state officials of negligence in failing to hire, train or monitor enough officers to maintain … more

8 traffic deaths reported during holiday weekend

by staff reports Memorial Day leaves South Carolinians with more to think about after eight deaths, a preliminary number, were reported during the 78-hour travel period during the holiday weekend, according to the S.C. Department of Public … more

Celebrate Carolina Day

On June 28, 1776, British ships sailed into Charleston harbor and opened fire on a tiny fort on Sullivan's Island. The infamous "shots heard 'round the world" had been fired a little over a year … more

Irmo man, 40, killed in crash in Rembert

An autopsy for James Lancaster, of Arbor Springs Drive, Irmo, will be scheduled for a later date in Newberry. Next of kin have been notified. South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the … more

$25,000 winning ticket sold at Sumter store

Mozingos Grocery, 3350 N. Main St., was the site of a $25,000 a Year for Life winning ticket. Last night's ticket matched the first five numbers drawn in Monday's drawing. The winner will decide between $25,000 a year for life or a one-time cash … more

Why motivation isn't enough to reach your health goals

How motivated are you today to lose weight, quit smoking or start a new diet and exercise program? If you have already started, are you as motivated now as you were yesterday, last week or even last year? Why not? What has changed? "I need to get … more

Help Sumter nonprofits during Midlands Gives

Charitable giving is needed and welcomed by nonprofits in Sumter County, across South Carolina and throughout the nation and world any day of the year, but this May Day will present residents of the Midlands with a unique opportunity to start or … more

Operation Summer Salvation returns for 3rd year

Operation Summer Salvation, a local initiative to provide new air conditioners to some of the community's most vulnerable members, has returned for the summer and could expand to more areas of the state.Started in 2016, the initiative is organized … more

Widow of 'Emanuel 9' pastor will speak at Sumter Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

Held in conjunction with National Day of Prayer observance, the annual Sumter Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be Thursday morning at Alice Drive Baptist Church. The national observance is held annually on the first Thursday of May, inviting people … more

Investigation underway after Shaw general's death Sunday

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister died Sunday while on transition leave in Lake Murray according to a news release from U.S. Army Central and Third Army Public Affairs Office. The cause of his death is under … more

Thousands enjoy 78th Sumter Iris Festival

Event organizers estimated about 47,000 people attended the annual Iris Festival, which included 146 vendors selling everything from juice to plants and soap. The festival began Thursday with Taste at the Gardens, and the rain forecast for the … more

State group recognizes Thomas Sumter Academy as its 1st school certified for STEAM learning

REMBERT - As today's economy and the future job market continue to emphasize science, technology and math skills, Thomas Sumter Academy is keeping up with the times. On Thursday, the South Carolina Independent School Association recognized the … more

Sumter native departs USS Anchorage

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Williams-Church / Special to The Sumter Item Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, Rear Admiral Cedric Pringle, a native of Sumter, returns a salute as he prepares to depart … more

Sumter Gallery of Art offers 6 weeks of fun

Sumter County Gallery of Art, 421 N. Main St., will hold six weeks of Summer Art Camp from June 11-Aug. 3. Call (803) 775-0543 to register. Week 1, June 11-15 - 9 a.m. to noon - 3D Insect Art with Alison Smith (4-7 years old); Fun in the … more
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