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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

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

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

$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

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

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

Annual South Sumter Park Memorial Day fish fry joins black veterans, community

Amid, and despite, a downpour Monday morning, batches of fish were still fried, songs of joy and praise were still sung and veterans were still honored at an annual Memorial Day event at South Sumter Park. The annual get-together is usually held … more

Feeling good: Jordan likes where Manning-Santee sits entering American Legion season

Manning-Santee Post 68 got off to a quick start in the 2017 American Legion baseball season, winning five of its first six games. However, it ended the year on a very downward slide by losing its final 10 games to finish with a 5-11 … more

Sumter leaders break ground on Veterans Park

If all goes as planned, the next ceremony held at the Mabry Memorial, which will be for Veterans Day, will also mark the opening of a new use of the space. Leaders from Sumter held a groundbreaking at the memorial on U.S. 378 next to Shaw Air … more

Estimated 47,000 attend Sumter's Iris Festival as weather cooperates

It was a mix of some things old, some things new and about everything in between at Sumter's showcase Iris Festival at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens last weekend. And because Mother Nature cooperated and held off the rain for most of it, a good time was … more

Sumter marks Memorial Day with ceremony honoring those who made ultimate sacrifice

A chair sat empty to the podium's left. Behind it, a "flag for everyone." Throughout Sumter County, 4,500 more American flags fluttered in the rain in 42 cemeteries. City, county and state officials from Sumter County joined Shaw Air Force Base, … more

Shooting group receives grant for indoor range

The Sumter County Chapter of The Well Armed Woman - an organization aimed at educating, training and empowering female gun owners - received a $3,721.85 grant from the National Rifle Association to purchase supplies that will allow its members to … more

New book tells true stories of S.C.

Like most Southern states, South Carolina has many storytellers. In their newly released anthology, Sandy Richardson and Susan Doherty Osteen have compiled and edited more than two dozen true stories, written by S.C. natives, residents and former … more

Sumter under flash flood watch for Memorial Day

Sumter County is under a flash flood watch through Memorial Day evening as heavy rains from Subtropical Storm Alberto could cause flooding across most of South Carolina. The National Weather … more

Memorial Day Schedule: May 27, 2018

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

Don't miss out on a fun evening with SLT's 'La Cage aux Folles'

This weekend is filled with Iris Festival events. If you are interested in fun and feel-good entertainment, Sumter Little Theatre's current production "La Cage aux Folles" very ably directed by Carmela Bryan is an excellent choice. You may have seen … more

Private sector firms donate $35K to Sumter School District

As part of a continual effort to support Sumter School District, local private investors made a contribution Thursday to support the district's upcoming teacher professional development conference.Greg Thompson, a member of the Sumter Smarter Growth … more
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