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Sumter Gears Up for Learning with annual school supplies campaign

A local nonprofit ministry organization wants to help all public school students in Sumter County start the new year on the right foot and with necessary school supplies in hand. Sumter United Ministries kicked off its annual Gear Up for Learning … more

Police searching for man, 71, who went missing en route to Sumter YMCA

Sumter police are searching for a 71-year-old man who went missing Monday while he was en route to the Sumter Family YMCA on Miller Road. Andrew Paul Boyle, of Foxcroft Circle, left his home about … more

Your attitude about exercise will affect health improvements

Research repeatedly supports that exercise brings about mental, physical, psychological and emotional benefits. Exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on stress, mood, anxiety, depression and cognitive function. While requiring someone … more

Shaw airmen, Falcons to participate in air-to-air combat training exercise

Shaw Air Force Base will send about 17 F-16 Fighting Falcons and 230 airmen to Nevada at the end of the month for a combat training exercise. The airmen from the 20th Fighter Wing's 77th Fighter Squadron are scheduled to participate in a Red Flag … more

Palmetto Health urges lawnmower safety for children

SUBMITTED It's finally summertime, which means the sun is out longer and you have more time to work in your yard. Summertime also means children are out of school, and they may be helping you with the yard work. Palmetto Health wants … more

Getting that last little bit

Max the Labrador retriever enjoys some cool watermelon on a hot day in Sumter recently. If you are wondering if it is OK for a dog to eat watermelon, the answer is yes according to the American Kennel Club. The club suggests taking a few precautions … more

ARCENT warrant officers corps celebrates 100 years

A lot can happen in 100 years. A century ago, the United States was embroiled in the throes of the Great War, and it was during this conflict the Army created the rank of warrant officer. U.S. Army Central's small band of warrant officers from … more

Woman grateful after beginning recovery 'journey' at Sumter shelter

Very recently, we - at Sumter United Ministries' emergency shelter - had a client we will call "Joanna." Joanna came to us after living the life of a millionaire. She was the chief operating officer of a health care administration company and … more

Sumter man charged for possessing stolen trailer

Matthew Steve Ard, 31, of Ramsey Road, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with receiving stolen goods for allegedly possessing a trailer that was reportedly stolen from a contruction company some … more

Sumter County deputies searching for woman missing since last year

A 37-year-old woman who was last seen more than a year ago remains at large, and Sumter authorities are still hoping to find her. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from … more

Sumter Police Department seeks help in locating burglary suspect

Sumter Police Department needs the community's help in locating a man who is suspected of taking $800 worth of yard equipment and other tools from Burgess Do It Center on Dingle Street on June … more

Sumter County Council to consider final reading of revised jail contract

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider: Third and final reading of an ordinance to approve … more

Two Manning women charged in June 24 assault in Sumter County

According to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Nekeia Nicola Dingle, 36, of Dickson Street in Manning, and Martina Denise Pearson, 31, of Meagen Lane in Manning, were both arrested … more

Mayesville man, 43, charged with kidnapping, other charges, according to Sumter County Sheriff's Office

Jonathan Chadwick Geddings, 43, of Jessamyn Road in Mayesville, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly assaulting a woman and threatening to kill her if she let a residence on Jessamyn Road in … more

Pearl(s) of wisdom: Bishopville's internationally famed topiary artist knows a thing or two about more than "cutting bushes"

"You don't get attention by doing what everyone else is doing." I felt wary at first of talking too much about Pearl Fryar’s age. I’m not sure I’d like it if our positions … more

July 4 week brings emergency blood shortage

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage after a difficult week for donations over the Independence Day holiday. A handful of upcoming blood drives are scheduled for the Sumter area, and all eligible blood donors for all … more

Flow tests set for Wednesday, Thursday

The City of Sumter will perform fire hydrant flow tests on Moseley Drive, Rast Street and Musket Trail in Sumter and North Main Street in Mayesville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Water customers in the surrounding area may … more

Pinewood man dies in crash close to home

PINEWOOD - A 39-year-old Pinewood man died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle wreck on Elliott Road, less than a half-mile from his home."Leland Lagare Green died at the scene from blunt-force trauma," Clarendon County … more

Images of Sumter deputies helping Crestwood grad go viral

A recent Crestwood High School graduate probably did not expect to happily see blue lights and sirens drive toward him as he was about to miss his graduation ceremony, and the officers who helped him … more

U. S. Marshals, New Haven Police offering $30K reward for murder suspect

United States Marshals and the New Haven Police Department in Connecticut are offering a combined reward of $30,000 leading to the arrest of a man who has ties to South Carolina and is wanted in … more
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