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Sumter man claims $1M lottery ticket from Broad Street store

A Sumter man is thinking of ways to spend his $1M winnings. According to a news release from S.C. Education Lottery, the man purchased the winning tickets from the American Grocery and Liquor … more

Tame your sweet tooth for overall better health

Sugar is a commonly used food that causes weight gain, promotes premature aging and can take a devastating toll on your overall health. Recent research shows that the largest factor in chronic disease and obesity is sugar. Because sugar is very … more

Wilson Hall senior, youngest member of S.C. State Guard called to Florence response

Is he still a kid or already an adult? After just a few minutes talking with Wilson Hall senior Luke Kinney, you might wonder. Yes, he's 18 years old, still in high school, 5 feet 11.5 inches and 145 pounds - "on a good day," he says. But … more

Sumter City Council approves $25,000 for teen life skills program

Sumter City Council voted to commit $25,000 for a program that will benefit local teens and voted in favor of allowing schools in commercially zoned districts during its meeting on Tuesday. Council commits $25,000 for teen success … more

New Sumter Public Safety Complex opens doors

A few months after settling into the Public Safety Complex on North Lafayette Drive, Sumter Police Department and Sumter Fire Department personnel invited residents into their new digs on Tuesday to see how their vote on the 2014 Capital Penny Sales … more

Sumter School District official: New achievement plan helped increase test scores

Sumter School District officials attribute increased test scores last school year to a new student achievement plan put in place about a year ago and say they think more growth will follow this year because of new academic programs now in many of … more

Sumter church collecting supplies for Hurricane Florence victims

The Bethesda Church of God in Sumter is collecting supplies this week and delivering them to areas affected by Hurricane Florence. “Our choice destination is Wilmington (North Carolina), but it … more

Sumter's Schwedler named top 50 economic developer for 2018

Jay Schwedler, president and CEO of Sumter Economic Development and TheLINK, which also represents Lee County, was recently named one of the top 50 economic developers in North America for 2018. The honor was given by Consultant Connect, a … more

12th-annual Sumter Art in the Park set for Saturday

The Heart of Sumter Neighborhood Association will welcome fall with the 12th annual Art in the Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Park. More than 80 artists and crafters will display and sell their work in the largest of the events yet, … more

Sumter church's salad luncheon postponed

The Church Women United Annual Salad Luncheon scheduled for Sept. 22 at St. James Lutheran Church has been postponed until further notice. Already purchased tickets will be accepted at the future … more

Making the world a better place: CART Fund founder, Sumter's Jewish History Center visionary Ackerman remembered for goodwill

Roger Ackerman was always smiling. With so much to remember the longtime Sumterite by, from local philanthropic and leadership support to Sumter's cultural and historical organizations to the creation of a fundraiser that impacts medical research … more

Sumter home destroyed by fire after lightning strike

One house was destroyed Monday evening when it caught fire after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm as remnants of Hurricane Florence finally left the Carolinas. The roof of a 3,000-square-foot single-story home on Breezy Bay Lane in … more

Florence is gone, but flooding remains concern through week

About 30 people have been evacuated from Black Creek as of Tuesday morning to a shelter at Darlington Middle School, according to Florence County Emergency Management Director Dusty Owens, and Center … more

Sumter School District announces 3 make-up days from Hurricane Florence

Sumter School District has announced three make-up dates for school days missed last week as a result of Hurricane Florence. Interim Superintendent Debbie Hamm said at Monday night’s school … more

Sumter School Board Finance Committee to meet Wednesday

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees’ advisory Finance Committee is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday. A district spokeswoman distributed a meeting agenda late … more

Tuesday's Sumter Item delivery delayed due to Hurricane Florence

The delivery driver bringing the Tuesday paper is stuck due to dramatic flooding and road closures in North Carolina. We will get your Tuesday Sumter Item to you as soon as we can. You can read … more

Fall Feast's unique menu to benefit Sumter Green

Thursday night brings the most eclectic menu available in Sumter to Nettles Building and grounds at University of South Carolina Sumter. When Sumter Green Fall Feast sets up for the one-night-only event, friends and neighbors gather to socialize, … more

Pedestrian killed in Lee County collision

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a Lee County fatality after a 62-year-old woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking in a roadway on Sunday evening. SCHP Lance Cpl. David Jones said the pedestrian - identified as Sheila … more

Restaurant news: Food grades in Sumter County

Following are the food grades for Sumter businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in the last 10 days. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Burger King #1122, 1132 … more

Sumter City Council to consider final reading of burn ordinance

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City County Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Second and final reading of an ordinance related to the recovery of collection costs as part of … more
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