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700 men flock to First Baptist Sumter's Wild Game Night for food, faith

After a year of collecting wild game and planning and 12 hours of cooking, roasting, smoking, grilling, frying and simmering, about 700 plates were piled high with food for about 700 men within 30 minutes. First Baptist Church Sumter held its … more

Sumter School District board chairman wants to slow down consolidation process

After community members said they were opposed to a district consolidation proposal and brought up other issues - such as bus transportation challenges - currently facing schools, the chairman of … more

Rafting Creek-Hillcrest consolidation withdrawn from proposal

After obtaining information on extensive work necessary to upgrade one district middle school to accommodate elementary school students, Sumter School District’s interim superintendent is … more

Volunteers clean up trash in downtown Sumter, ask others to help

With growing concerns regarding litter, the city of Sumter held a community event on Saturday where residents were encouraged to come out and pick up litter downtown. Clean-up efforts were focused in the Central Business District area, bordered by … more

Lincoln Alumni to honor activist-lawyer

The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Society will celebrate the life and service of the first black woman to practice law in Sumter. A special forum for Women's History Month will recognize the contributions of the late Dorothy Vermelle … more

Sumter pianist receives highest rating in division

PHOTO PROVIDED Sumter pianist Leann Pomichalek, 14, received the highest rating of One Plus, as well as Honorable Mention, for the entire Region II Midlands Division of the S.C. Piano Festival Association Competition held March 17 at the … more

Sumter dads, students, gardeners help beautify Willow Drive Elementary

A few of Sumter's most knowledgeable gardeners along with local fathers and students started another phase of upgrading Willow Drive Elementary School's atrium during the Dads' Spring Workday on Saturday. The workday was a partnership between the … more

Lee County School District names director of personnel

Tiniece Javis has been named director of personnel for Lee County School District effective March 19. Javis most recently served as dean of Richland One Middle College in Columbia. According to a news release from Lee County School District, the … more

Rembert community is opposed to Sumter School District proposal

REMBERT - Same proposal. Same questions and concerns. Just larger audience and more vocal. That about summed up Sumter School District's sixth and last in a series of public meetings, for now, on a school consolidation proposal here Sunday night … more

Rabon files for Sumter District 2 county council seat

For the first time since 2010, there will be a June Republican primary this year for the District 2 seat on Sumter County Council. That's confirmed after Bubba Rabon filed recently with Sumter County Election Commission to contest incumbent Artie … more

New Sumter facility at Patriot Park to benefit students, public

Anyone visiting Patriot Park in the past few months may have noticed the construction of a new facility that will benefit local students and residents who want to learn from or just enjoy the nature Sumter has to offer.The construction of Patriot … more

20th SFS honors retiring MWDs

Standing on a stage in front of their wingmen at Shaw Air Force Base, two 20th Security Forces Squadron Airmen received recognition for dedicated service to the United States Air Force, totaling nearly 90 percent of their lives, or 154 years - dog … more

Busing, construction renovations highlight 4th Sumter school consolidation session

DALZELL - Busing concerns, having construction renovations completed on time, and what would happen to closed schools were key discussion items from community members at Thursday's public meeting on a draft school consolidation proposal held here at … more

College chairman: Canty not being considered for Morris presidency

The Rev. Ralph Canty isn't being considered any longer for the Morris College president position. The chairman of the college's board of trustees, the Rev. Mack Hines of Florence County, made the announcement last week. Canty never actually … more

Hundreds turn out for local foods

At least 650 people enjoyed locally grown produce and fresh-picked ingredients combined to make unique and classic dishes during the fifth-annual Farm to Table event on Thursday at Sumter County Civic Center. Hosted by Sumter Rotary Club, the … more

Sumter lawnmower expert offers tips to get your lawnmower ready for spring

The grass is greener - and longer - on the other side of winter. Just as any car or home appliance, it is important to follow the right steps and care guidelines when starting up a lawnmower after months of inactivity. There are a handful of tips … more

Neutrals are still trending in Sumter for kitchen paint color schemes

Spring cleaning often is synonymous with subtracting. Get rid of old clothes. Throw away. The time when winter wears off can also welcome adding a new look to your kitchen, and the simplest form of that is a new coat of paint in a new shade. … more

Sumter woman teaches DIY home hacks for organization

Forget spring cleaning. Think, instead, of spring organizing. And if you're going to think of spring organizing, you can't forget about Sandi Davis. The Sumter County resident has been professionally home organizing since 2004, and she says while … more

Planning ahead is essential for Sumter Historic District homeowners

If you are one of the fortunate few Sumterites to make your home in the heart of the shady, stately historic residential district around Memorial Park near downtown, you are probably already aware that changes to the exterior of your home may … more
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