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Finding the right fit: 2 Central Carolina Technical College grads get flexibility, opportunity at Kaydon

Two people, a generation apart and coming from vastly different backgrounds, are now friends working on the same team at a local company and earning great incomes - mostly just because they both share the power of determination. Kodie Bird, 27, … more

Clarendon bike plant BCA will add 65 jobs with expansion

A leading Clarendon County manufacturer has outgrown its Manning facility and will expand to add 65 jobs in Summerton. Bicycle Corporation of America, a maker of bicycle product lines for Walmart, Target and other retail outlets, based in … more

$5,000 reward offered for information in Sumter man's death

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that can help authorities make an arrest and bring some solace to the family and friends of Chester “Rock” Stavis, who died of an … more

Senior Kappa Affairs chairman appointed

Kenneth L. Benjamin, vice polemarch of the Bishopville/Manning/Shaw AFB Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., has been appointed the Senior Kappa Affairs chairman for the Southeastern Province, according to a news … more

Bishopville's Wheeler named Liberty Fellow

Rep. Will Wheeler, D-Bishopville, and partner of Jennings and Jennings, P.A., is one of 21 new Liberty Fellows, according to a news release from Liberty Fellowship. Liberty Fellowship is a statewide leadership initiative … more

CCTC massage therapy student clinic is now taking appointments

Central Carolina Technical College's massage therapy student clinic schedule is open for online scheduling for appointments for spring semester beginning Jan. 15, 2019. Please read over the following reminders carefully … more

Sumter students remember Dr. Carl Whetsell with tree in his honor

The fifth-grade art students in Tonya Durant's class were excited about decorating Christmas ornaments in memory of Dr. Carl G. Whetsell. Lemira Elementary School partnered with the Tuomey Foundation to decorate a Christmas tree for the 17th-annual … more

Morris College becomes Purple Heart college

Sumter's Purple Heart Chapter 817 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart designated Morris College as a Purple Heart College during a ceremony Dec. 3 at the college's O.R. Reuben Chapel. Chapter Commander Harry Thompson presented Morris … more

Crowndale waterline repairs to be made on Dec. 11

The City of Sumter will be making repairs to the waterlines in the Crowndale Subdivision on Dec. 11. There will be a service interruption to customers during this work, but work will be completed the same day. The immediate area may experience some … more

Catch The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Sunday at Opera House

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra brings its holiday concert to the Sumter Opera House at 4 p.m. Sunday. Comprising mainly musicians from the South, the orchestra's style is similar to that of the late Frank Sinatra, but with their own unique … more

Morris College's free chorale Christmas concert today

FROM STAFF REPORTS Morris College will present its annual chorale Christmas concert at 6 p.m. today in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. The concert will begin with a candlelight procession of the Christmas carol titled "What Child is This?" Featured … more

Person of interest faces charges in shootings

A man sought in connection with multiple shootings, one of them fatal, and two acquaintances were apprehended Thursday night as city police continue their investigation into recent shootings. The three suspects - Kalvin D. Epps, 21, of South … more

New Sumter School Board member's motion on agenda

A new trustee's failed attempt to make a motion at last month's regularly scheduled board meeting on restructuring board committees is a highlighted item at this month's regular Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' meeting set for … more

I photographed the president; George H.W. Bush visits Sumter in 91

It has always been the center of the universe to those who leave or travel and run into Sumterites all over the world, but Sumter may have been buzzing the most on March 17, 1991. Presidential candidates have been here. Top U.S. Air Force … more

Sumter inmate found unconscious on Thursday has died

A Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center inmate was pronounced dead Saturday morning after he was found unconscious Thursday morning, according to Sumter County Sheriff's Office.According to an immediate family member, Daniel Browder Jr., 38, was in a … more

Sumter inmate found unconscious on Thursday has died

A Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center inmate was pronounced dead Saturday morning after he was found unconscious Thursday morning, according to Sumter County Sheriff's Office. According to an … more

Missing Sumter man found, receiving treatment

Sumter police and family members are asking for the public's help to locate a man who suffers from a condition that could warrant urgent medical attention.Stephen Milligan, 29, of Birkdale Circle … more

Probiotics: Risk or benefit?

The market for promoting probiotics has exploded over the years. In fact, it has grown at such a fast rate that science hasn't been able to keep up. Although there is a gap between what we have been told and what experts are finding out, scientists … more

Singers needed for 'Messiah'

FROM STAFF REPORTS Singers are needed to participate in the chorus for Handel's Classic "Messiah" to be performed at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at Trinity United Methodist Church. Directors Charles Haraway and Walter "Chuck" Wilson will … more

Getting thrifty through a family journey

What started off as a hobby has turned into a career for Rodney and Stacey Lloyd with This-N-That Thrift Store. After years of buying secondhand clothes and other household goods from yard sales and flea markets and then selling them on eBay, the … more
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