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Turbeville restaurant fails inspection for dead roaches in kitchen

A Turbeville restaurant failed its most recent food inspection for having dead cockroaches throughout the kitchen. Old Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 1665 Main St., Turbeville, received a 74 percent on its Feb. 28 retail food establishment inspection … more

Driver still hospitalized after wreck at Alice Drive Elementary

An Audi sedan crashed into the front of Alice Drive Elementary School Sunday morning. more

Company to launch solar projects in Lee County at $100M

Lee County is entering the new, high-tech, clean energy production realm with the announcement Wednesday of a major capital investment by a solar energy facilities developer, according to officials. Southern Current, based out of Charleston, will … more

Restaurant inspections for Sumter, Lee, Clarendon: Feb. 12-25

SUMTER COUNTY Baker’s Sweets 1089-D Alive Drive, Sumter Date: 02/15/18 Type: Follow-up Score: A   Bojangles #054 1038 Broad St., Sumter Date: … more

Sumter School District proposes closing three schools

Each would be consolidated into another larger nearby rural school more

Dr. Luns C. Richardson dies at his home in Hartsville

Memorial services for Dr. Luns C. Richardson, president emeritus of Morris College, will be held on Friday and Saturday in Sumter and Hartsville, respectively. Richardson, 89, died on Saturday, … more

Small crowd mostly opposes Sumter School District consolidation proposal

A relatively small but boisterous crowd of community members mostly voiced their displeasure Thursday night with a district consolidation proposal that would close three low-enrollment schools in … more

The latest on Winter Storm Grayson: Roads throughout Sumter County backed up, cars getting stuck on ice, snow

While the snow may have stopped before the sun went down Wednesday, powdery and slick conditions have caused traffic woes throughout Sumter County, and it doesn't seem it will let up before … more

2 Sumter men plead guilty to selling cocaine as heroin

Two Sumter men face decades in prison for firearm and drug charges that include selling crack cocaine veiled as heroin. Brandon Leroid Cummings, 27, is guilty of possession with intent to … more

Camden man could face life in jail if deemed career criminal

A Camden man pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court to charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Senior U.S. District Judge … more

Canning Sumter's litter problem

Seeing all the litter - everything from cigarette butts and discarded plastic bottles to shoes, tires and mattresses - in Sumter County makes Erika Williams want to cuss. Williams, the communications and strategic initiatives manager for Sumter … more

Cherryvale woman steals, wrecks Sumter County patrol car, two more

A 21-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after she wrecked three vehicles — including a sheriff's deputy patrol car that she stole while she was being detained — during early … more

8 Lakewood High students arrested after fight

Eight Lakewood High School students have been charged with disturbing schools for allegedly taking part in a "large group fight" in the student parking lot last week. The fight, which started … more

Fire burns massive warehouse on 400,000-square-foot property in Sumter

Firefighters are battling a massive warehouse fire in Sumter that has been raging since 4 a.m.   It’s way too early to tell what started the blaze that has destroyed a … more

Restaurant inspections for Sumter, Lee, Clarendon: Jan. 29-Feb. 11

Following are the restaurant inspections performed between Jan. 8 and 14, 2018 in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon on counties by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control … more

Park your appetite at Sumter's Untapped food truck, craft beer fest

For anyone who hates delicious, made-to-order food of myriad cuisines and does not like refreshing, locally brewed craft beer, read no further. For the rest of us, mark your calendar for Saturday, March 3, and prepare your palate for the … more

Warehouse in Sumter reignites on Monday afternoon

Rubble and debris from the warehouse that burned to the ground in Sumter on Friday is on fire again. The structure on Hauser Street at the Lafayette Bridge, owned by Hodge Distribution & … more

Surveillance footage shows South Sumter Piggly Wiggly break-in

Video surveillance from a reported break-in at a Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Sumter County on late Saturday night appears to show three men using sledge hammers and crow bars to force their way … more

Blaze at Hodge Sumter warehouse causes $2M in damage

Sumter Fire Department used about one million gallons of water to combat a fire at an approximately 200,000-square-foot warehouse on Hauser Street as the structure burned to the ground early Friday. Firefighters were called to the building - … more

Man jumps from window to avoid Sumter apartment fire

A man was airlifted to Joseph M. Still Burn Center by helicopter after he sustained second-degree burns to 30 percent of his body while escaping a kitchen fire Sunday afternoon. The fire started … more
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