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Sumter first responder, law enforcement snaps photo, helps out at right place, right time

A Sumter County Sheriff's Office deputy is surprised by the attention he has received for a random good deed he thinks is no big deal. The deputy, Lt. Trevor Brown with Sumter County Sheriff's Office, was photographed helping Lorenzo Lynch, … more

Sumter County Job Fair aims to grow workforce

Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, in coordination with SC Works and other business partners, will host a Sumter County Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at Sumter County Civic Center, 700 W. Liberty St. From 9 to … more

Double SNAP dollars with Healthy Bucks program

The incentive program that allows SC SNAP recipients to double their SNAP dollars to purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets or from participating farmers returns this summer to 20 counties including Sumter and … more

Joy Prom in Sumter gives big night to those with disabilities

People from all walks of the Sumter community came together on Friday to host the annual Joy Prom for students and adults with disabilities. The event, which was held at The O'Donnell House in downtown Sumter, is a partnership between a handful … more

'From which I came': U.S. Congressman, civil rights activist James Clyburn honored with portrait in Mayesville

A photo of Mary McLeod Bethune sits higher on the wall than any other frame in U.S. Congressman James Clyburn's office in Washington D.C. It's there to remind the U.S. representative for South Carolina's 6th District of where he came from and how … more

Barbecue for a good cause: First-ever cook-off and car show benefits Sumter County Sheriff's Office

Smokey barbecue smothered the hot summer air at the Sumter County Fairgrounds on Saturday as bite-sized cups of meat were handed out to be judged all day. A total of 26 cookers made 3,000 pounds of Boston butt for the first-ever Hot Pursuit BBQ … more

Sumter Police Week Prayer Breakfast set for Tuesday

The 2018 Police Week Prayer Breakfast, hosted by Sumter County Sheriff's Office and Sumter Police Department, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Holy Comforter, 213 N. Main … more

Sumter City Council to meet Tuesday

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider first reading of an ordinance to annex 8.21 acres of land at 1501 Camden Highway … more

Hyatt already proving to be a draw to downtown Sumter

The pieces started being envisioned 13 years ago, and while each is needed to complete the puzzle, the one that was placed Thursday afternoon in downtown Sumter may be the most connected one yet. With the cut of a ribbon in front of 18 N. Main … more

POLICE BLOTTER: 19-year-olds arrested in fanny pack, $800 theft

CHARGES Marcus Hakeem Battles, 19, of Camden Road, and Jerime Shyheed Tindal, 19, of Brohum Camp Road in Wedgefield, were arrested on Thursday and charged with strong armed robbery for allegedly taking a fanny pack containing $800 and an S.C. … more

Budget and millage priorities before Sumter school board

Next school year's budget again headlines the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' upcoming meeting, set for Monday night at Chestnut Oaks Middle School, 1200 Oswego Road. A district spokesperson distributed the agenda to the … more

Sumter School District Teacher of Year to attend Supreme Court program

Sumter School District's reigning Teacher of the Year, Zach Lowe, who was also a top-five finalist for state Teacher of the Year, has been selected for another special honor. Lowe, a sixth- and eighth-grade social studies teacher at Mayewood … more

CCTC grads turn tassels to new chapter

The caps and gowns may have all been navy blue with gold, but the ages, faces and degrees under them were as varied as Sumter County itself. About 700 students graduated from Central Carolina Technical College on Friday at Sumter County Civic … more

Helping mothers is Sumter woman's passion

The road to motherhood is not the same for everyone, and some women need guidance and encouragement to find the path that works for them. "A lot of our moms are scared when they come to us," said Kristin Hallal, director of Sumter Pregnancy … more

Sumter church will host leadership summit again this summer

A renowned, world-class leadership training event is available again right in Sumter’s backyard as one local church will serve as a satellite location for the two-day simulcast event held … more

Lee Correctional officer arrested for assault and battery on inmate

A correctional officer at Lee Correctional Institution has been arrested following an incident involving an "excessive use of force," a state prison official said. Antonio Lavar Burns, of … more

Spend a spring Sumter day in the backcountry

Step back into simpler, but hard-working, times during Saturday's Carolina Backcountry Springtime program. The authentic homestead will be filled with costumed Sumter County Museum staff and volunteers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to demonstrate how … more

Wilson Hall 4th-grader helps put bullying awareness, safety in Sumter spotlight

One fourth-grader is making strides in promoting school safety at her own private school and throughout Sumter County, from preventing bullying to fencing in campuses, and she even has the attention of the mayor. Madison Grace Hansen wrote a … more

Sumter Fire Department continues tradition as it moves to new home, headquarters

Sumter Fire Department firefighters took part in a national tradition as they pushed their newest apparatus into the new garage at the department's new headquarters on North Lafayette Drive Wednesday afternoon. The new headquarters building - one … more

Sumter school officials, Realtors air new direction, programs

Working together and selling together was the theme of Sumter School District's first-ever Realtors Luncheon held Wednesday at Cherryvale Elementary School. Interim Superintendent Debbie Hamm facilitated the midday event, which drew 41 area real … more
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