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Fourth of July Schedule: Sunday, July 1, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Wednesday, July 4: federal government offices; state government offices; U.S. Postal Service; City of Sumter offices; … more

Support local artists at this year's show

A number of years ago there was a quirky western called "Support Your Local Sheriff." This is the time of year for an even more important admonition: "Support your local artists." This year's Sumter Artists' Guild Show offers a great variety of … more

Science meets the wild West at Sumter library

Children helped conduct science experiments and learned more about the world around them while listening to an engaging story about the wild West during a performance by Doug Holley with ScienceTellers … more

Sumter school board adopts $131.8M budget

After the big news earlier in the week of Sumter County Council voting down its millage increase request to help achieve some bigger-picture goals, Sumter School Board unanimously adopted its balanced $131.8 million budget Thursday night after a … more

Sumter officials share tips for having a fun, safe July 4

Independence Day is right around the corner, and as that day is one to remember, people should take caution when lighting fireworks and cooking on the grill to make those memories good for years to come. Take the time to read the instructions for … more

Political newcomer says he's running for Sumter school board Area 3

He's an outsider in the political realm, but Sumter native Josh Coleman says - given his passion for local education - he's announcing his candidacy now for the Area 3 seat on Sumter School District's Board of Trustees. He said he wants to bring … more

Sumter DHEC, DSS bomb threat suspect ID'd, charged

After a second bomb threat in three days to the same public facility on Friday morning, police arrested and charged a Sumter man late Friday. In a Saturday news release, the Sumter Police Department said it collected information leading to the … more

Church Women United holding national prayer call on Saturday

Church Women United, a national movement of Christian women, is hosting the “Let the Children Come National Prayer Call” on Saturday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. as part of its Week of Action Call … more

Why we're journalists: Thoughts after the Annapolis newspaper shooting

Our newsroom, as I’m sure newsrooms throughout the country, was a little on edge on Friday. We ran a story about another mass shooting in our paper. This one was different. It was one that … more

Sumter police respond to another bomb threat Friday at DHEC, DSS building downtown

Sumter police are responding to another threat at the building that houses the Sumter branch of the Department of Health and Environmental Control and Department of Social Services … more

Sumter Little Theatre to offer camp for elementary students

For the first time in several years, Sumter Little Theatre will offer its Summer Stages Youth Theatre Camp for elementary school-age students. The two-week program will begin on Monday, July 9, and run from 9 a.m. until noon through July 20. SLT … more

Sumter Behavorial Health Services warns of dangers of water recreation with alcohol

With summer in full swing and the Independence Day holiday being celebrated by many this weekend, it is important to remember the dangers of combining water activities and alcohol. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, … more

Fourth of July Schedule: Friday, June 29, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Wednesday, July 4: federal government offices; state government offices; U.S. Postal Service; City of Sumter offices; … more

Fireworks in the Park returns to Sumter

Sumter will host its annual Fireworks in the Park on Saturday at Dillon Park to commemorate Independence Day. The fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m., according to Phil Parnell, Sumter County's Recreation and Parks director. Parnell said the … more

Sumter deputies lead massive multi-agency I-95 sweep that nets 81 pounds of pot, thousands in forged checks, cash, drugs, weapons, dogs

A multi-day, multi-agency sweep in Sumter County for illegal substances, contraband and stolen weapons netted 81 pounds of marijuana, $64,000 in forged checks, a dozen weapons, $17,670 worth of … more

Sumter man arrested on 15 child porn charges

A Sumter man has been arrested on 15 charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. The S.C. Attorney General's Office announced Thursday the arrest of Danny Eric Hope in a news … more

Don't live life off balance

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. However, it isn't just the older adults that need to worry about losing their balance. It can be anyone who takes prescription medications. Prescription medications … more

Military Order of the Purple Heart holds cookout for veterans

PHOTO PROVIDED The General George L. Mabry Jr. Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart conducted a cookout earlier this month to honor veterans in the Sumter area. The event was held at … more

Fourth of July Schedule: Thursday, June 28, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Wednesday, July 4: federal government offices; state government offices; U.S. Postal Service; City of Sumter offices; … more

Spots open for Extension outdoor summer camp

Do you want to learn about plants and animals native to Sumter, as well as water quality? Clemson Extension 4-H20 Camp for youth ages 9-14 will be held July 10-12 for 20 interested students. Participants will attend a fun, interactive camp from 9 … more
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