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Sumter man's disappearance still a mystery decades later

Unlike the number of years that have accumulated since Richard Gary's disappearance in 1994, Sumter County Sheriff's Office has been able to collect very little information and evidence since the investigation started nearly 24 years ago. Gary, … more

SCDOT to hold meeting on possible Bishopville truck route

South Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on Thursday in Lee County to consider preliminary alternative corridors for a proposed Bishopville truck route. An informal drop-in meeting from 5-7 p.m. in the … more

NBSC sign change coming later this month in tri-county

Four National Bank of South Carolina branch locations in Sumter and one each in Manning and Bishopville will soon get a facelift as the bank transitions its signage and other legal branding to its parent company's name. Since January, Synovus has … more

Service academy nomination applications open

A United States senator who represents South Carolina is now accepting applications for service academy nominations. Candidates interested in attending one of the four service academies - U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force … more

Stretching their legs at Swan Lake

Young Canada geese relax May 26 at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens before the Iris Festival began that day. more

Sumter County woman, 28, dies in single vehicle wreck early Saturday morning

A Pinewood woman, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene of a single vehicle wreck on Bethel Church Road after her car struck a utility pole early Saturday morning. Jessica Dubose, driving a 2000 … more

3 teens arrested in Dalzell pizza delivery vehicle carjacking from neighbor's residence

Three teenagers, the youngest being 14, were arrested in connection with the carjacking of a pizza delivery driver's vehicle from the street in Dalzell where one of the suspects lives. After one … more

Farmers market vouchers available for low-income seniors in tri-county

A federal grant program is returning this summer to Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties to help low-income seniors get access to fresh, nutritious produce and, in the process, support South Carolina's small farmers. The seasonal Senior Farmers … more

High school graduate recognized for faith, works

St. Anne and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church recently recognized one of its young members for participating in a statewide youth evangelism team aimed at ministering to other young members of the Catholic church. Danielle Owen, 18, a senior at St. … more

Sumter group warns high-tech vaping devices appeal to underage smokers

Electronic cigarettes have quickly evolved from a product that looked like old-fashioned tobacco cigarettes to sleek, new products that are attracting pre-teens and teens to try them. One of the most popular brands of electronic cigarettes is … more

Wilson Hall seniors set volunteerism, AP records

For Wilson Hall's Class of 2018, Thursday marked a special occasion: It was graduation day. Before sending off this year's senior class at the commencement ceremony, school officials noted various milestones set by this year's group. According … more

Unofficial national holiday celebrates doughnuts

There are plenty of unofficial national holidays dedicated to food, and today is no different. National Doughnut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of June. The day was started in 1938 in recognition of Salvation Army volunteers … more

Shaw EOD team training with detonations Thursday morning

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team at Shaw Air Force Base is training today from 10:30-11:30 a.m., according to the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office. Detonations will take place at … more

Car stolen during pizza delivery, 3 male suspects sought

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about three male suspects who allegedly stole a pizza delivery vehicle and threatened to kill the driver during a delivery in Dalzell on Tuesday afternoon. The delivery driver took the pizza … more

Shaw: ARCENT general died of natural causes

An investigation into the death Sunday of a Shaw Air Force Base Army general determined he died of natural causes while running around Lake Murray near Lexington, according to a news release from Shaw. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. … more

Sumter native wanted in killing of Horry County man

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of two homicide suspects, one of whom is a Sumter native, for the death of an Horry County man and the injury of another … more

Sumter artist receives award at Piccolo Spoleto

Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg presented Sumter artist Carole Carberry an honorable mention award for her works exhibited in Marion Square during Piccolo Spoleto. Carberry, who works primarily in watercolor, has been juried into the Outdoor … more

Move more to improve your health

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, most Americans do not get enough exercise on a regular basis. In fact, only about 15 percent of Americans are regularly active. Physical inactivity is a rapidly growing public health problem that … more

Former Lincoln High School classmates celebrate 65th reunion

Friends and classmates often get together for a sleepover and to reminisce, but one group of former high school peers who did so on Tuesday have grandchildren who were their age when they met. The Class of 1953 celebrated its 65th anniversary of … more

Read more, dream bigger: Sumter’s 2nd Ben Carson Reading Room opens at Manchester Elementary

PINEWOOD - School administrators and donors hope a new, special library at Manchester Elementary School will help youth in this rural community of Sumter County think and dream big. On Tuesday, local leaders and school officials held a grand … more
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