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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

Pinewood waste site has no issues from Hurricane Florence crossing S.C.

With much less rainfall and wind than forecasted from Hurricane Florence, federal regulators had little concern at the Pinewood hazardous waste dump during the weekend. Rob Kerr, a Charleston-based attorney who oversees management of the 279-acre … more

Sumter County exploring purchase of different medical response vehicle to remedy ambulance break-downs

Sumter County Council approved a possible solution to an unanticipated ambulance shortage and discussed giving more authority to code enforcement officers to deal with dishonest residential contractors during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. … more

'The community was very well-protected': Sumter 1st responders help with downed trees; residents were prepared for hurricane’s effects

If Hurricane Florence had brought more harm to Sumter during the weekend, the fire department would have been ready. Sumter Fire Department Battalion Chief Joey Duggan said there was no major flooding in the county, largely because the city and … more

Proposed ordinance would allow Sumter codes enforcement officers to issue summons for shoddy work

Sumter County Council discussed giving more authority to code enforcement officers to deal with dishonest residential contractors during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Reading: First of … more

Sumter, Lee, Clarendon under severe thunderstorm warning with 70-mph gusts

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for central Sumter County, southeastern Lee County and northern Clarendon County until Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:15 p.m. The National Weather … more

Suspect reportedly shoots Sumter man point blank in stomach

A Sumter man who is a convicted felon has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with an incident that left a victim shot point blank in the stomach. Vito Videll Wright, 42, … more

Statewide burning ban lifted for all South Carolina counties

South Carolina Forestry Commission lifted the statewide burning ban, issued on Wednesday, this morning. The ban was issued because of limited availability of statewide firefighting resources and … more

FEMA announces disaster assistance for South Carolina

Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance is available to South Carolina governments and organizations affected by Florence after President Donald Trump approved … more

Updated feed: Florence leaves heavy rains, road closures in South Carolina

Though Hurricane Florence has moved on from South Carolina, it left behind inches of rain that continue to fall, causing major flooding in northeastern parts of the state.South Carolina Department of … more
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