Local
463 results total, viewing 121 - 140

Sumter United Ministries collects more than 300 turkeys for boxes

It was a day full of fun, fellowship, thankfulness, turkeys and all the "fixins" at Sumter United Ministries. After collecting more than 300 turkeys in the past few weeks in its annual "Operation: Giving Thanks" program, United Ministries … more

Revamped Sumter school board to select officers

After the election news has cleared the air and candidate signs have been removed from seemingly every street corner, Sumter School District's revamped Board of Trustees will have its first meeting Monday. The five newly elected trustees on the … more

Sumter County coroner identifies man found in stream as 31-year-old who was reported missing

*UPDATE 2:35 p.m.: The deceased individual found in a waterway near Dicks and Rast streets Wednesday morning has been identified as Chester "Rock" Stavis who was reported missing two days … more

Help a neighbor in Sumter this holiday season

Lend someone a helping hand this holiday season. The following are just a few of the needs in our community. If your nonprofit organization would like to be included on this list, email needs to pressrelease@theitem.com. Cram-A-Cruiser Toy … more

Plastic surgeon joins Palmetto Health USC-Medical Group on Palmetto Health Tuomey campus

Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is pleased to welcome Emily G. Clark, M.D., to the Palmetto Health Tuomey campus. Clark is a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction and body … more

Thanksgiving Schedule: Wednesday, Nov. 21

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed Thursday. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed Thursday and Friday: state government offices; City of Sumter offices; Sumter County offices; Clarendon County offices; City of Manning … more

Fireside Fund donations help keep elderly Sumter cancer patient warm

As the temperatures dropped recently, requests for heating assistance have already increased at the Crisis Relief Ministry of Sumter United Ministries. Kevin Howell, crisis relief director, said the ministry's season is just beginning - having … more

Morris College holds Thanksgiving parade

PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM Main Street was lined with families and Sumterites Saturday who came out to see the annual Morris College Fall Festival and Thanksgiving parade. Beginning on Harvin and Bartlette streets downtown by Central … more

Sumter's Millwood Elementary students, staff share what they're thankful for

We asked Millwood Elementary School students and staff what they are most thankful for this year and their favorite holiday food and wanted to share their answers with our readers. Happy Thanksgiving. Paisley Osteen, kindergarten food: … more

Sumter police, family seek help in locating missing man

Family members and Sumter police need the communities help to find Chester "Rock" Stavis.Stavis, 31, was last seen Thursday leaving his home in the 100 block of Albert Spears Drive.Family members … more

Sheriff's office to sell barbecue plates Wednesday

Sumter County Sheriff's Office will be selling barbecue plates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday to raise money for the local Toys for Tots. The $7 plate includes barbecue, green beans, baked beans, corn, a slice of pound cake and a slice of … more

City of Sumter to perform hydrant tests, water main repairs

The City of Sumter will perform fire hydrant flow tests on South Pike West and Cormier Drive between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Water customers in the surrounding area may experience temporary discolored water. Repair on the … more

Show appreciation to Shaw military members with homemade cookies

For the past 25 years, Sumter residents have been expressing their gratitude and wishing a happy Christmas to service members at Shaw Air Force Base in a sweet way. Though the program started and is still sponsored by the nonprofit Sumter … more

Downtown Sumter Oktoberfest raises $40K for Sumter United Ministries

Danielle Thompson presents a check to Mark Champagne of Sumter United Ministries for $40,000 from Oktoberfest held in September in downtown Sumter. The annual event was sponsored by Thompson's companies with all proceeds going to United … more

500 adoptions and counting: Judge McFaddin reaches case number milestone after 10 years of service

"Your child is my No. 500th child," Judge George McFaddin Jr. told the Mason family about 16-month-old Elizabeth after her adoption was finalized Monday afternoon. This day is about people like the Masons who give themselves and give back, he … more

Family, finally: Adoption Day introduces 24 kids to forever homes

Three days before Thanksgiving, 19 families officially welcomed in 24 children during the 10th year of Adoption Day at Sumter County Judicial Center on Monday. Since its start in 2008, more than 500 children have been adopted into their forever … more

Thanksgiving Schedule: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed Thursday. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed Thursday and Friday: state government offices; City of Sumter offices; Sumter County offices; Clarendon County offices; City of Manning … more

Sumter law enforcement: Vehicle break-ins increase during holiday season

Thieves and burglars find Christmas comes early and more often as vehicle break-ins tend to increase during the holiday season. Rain, cold and darkness does not stop a thief for capitalizing on a … more

Bates Middle School teachers win Voya Unsung Heroes grant

Bates Middle School teachers Cindy Seckel, Jermaine White, James Crawley, Iasha Lee and Donald Amis were recently named winners of a $2,000 grant as part of the Voya Unsung Heroes awards competition. Through the Voya Unsung Heroes … more

Thanksgiving Schedule: Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed Thursday. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed Thursday and Friday: state government offices; City of Sumter offices; Sumter County offices; Clarendon County offices; City of Manning … more
« Prev | 1 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 24 | Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 90 days.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.