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Diamond Rio to play Sunday at Sumter Opera House

Grammy-award- winning Diamond Rio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. In addition to a Grammy, the vocalists have won Group of the Year four times from the Country Music Association and two Top Vocal Group awards … more

Sumter fireworks show left some asking 'what happened?'

At least some Sumterites who took in Saturday's Fireworks in the Park at Dillon Park said they left a little disappointed by the length of the show. By some spectators' estimates, the fireworks lasted all of … more

Horticulture expert wants to help Sumter gardeners

With yard work in full bloom this summer and local gardeners putting in extra work because of the heat, at least one local man is excited to share his knowledge of gardening after joining Sumter County Clemson Extension Office as consumer … more

Man wearing "I love Jesus" hat sought in Sumter store robbery

A man wearing an "I love Jesus" hat is accused of straying from the path of righteousness for allegedly stealing $60 worth of undergarments from a store on Monday afternoon. The store cashier told responding officers she saw about six packs of … more

Summerton police officer to be laid to rest Friday

SUMMERTON - Hundreds of law enforcement officers will lay one of their own to rest Friday morning after an early Monday morning accident on Interstate 95 claimed the life of a Summerton police officer. Carl Winford Wiggins, 63, was killed around … more

Fourth of July Closings: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions are closed today. GOVERNMENT - All federal, state and local government offices are closed today. The U.S. Postal Service is also closed. UTILITIES - Black River Electric Coop. and Farmers Telephone … more

Clarendon judge to decide Coroner Mock's lawsuit

MANNING - Lawyers from Columbia, Kingstree and Manning filed into Clarendon County Courthouse on Tuesday morning for an injunction hearing that will determine if LaNette Samuels-Cooper's name can remain on the November ballot as the Democratic … more

'When all signs point to same direction' to help others: Sumter woman helped with final notice

After traveling recently and navigating the subway in a major city, one thought became evident to me: When all signs are clear and understandable, it becomes easy to go in the right direction. As Crisis Relief Ministry director at Sumter United … more

Win a customized golf cart, support Crime Stoppers

In appreciation of its assistance in investigations by offering rewards for information, the Sumter Police Department and two local organizations are sponsoring a fundraiser to give back to Sumter Crime Stoppers by holding a raffle for a customized … more

Why I Serve: U.S. Army veteran continues to serve with Sumter's 1st food truck

Why I Serve is a new series in partnership with With These Hands Natural Gourmet Foods. Each month will bring you a glimpse into the life of a different military service member stationed at Shaw Air Force Base. To start the series, we're introducing … more

Local restaurant owner turns over complaint to insurance company

A local restaurant owner with a clean track record has turned over a customer's complaint about finding a dead roach in his food to his insurance company to handle with the patron. Earl Wilson, owner of KFC at 1014 Broad St., said he met with the … more

Stitches of Love Ministry, Swan Lake Quilt Guild donate quilts

Members of the Stitches of Love Ministry and Swan Lake Quilt Guild donated quilts to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office on June 14. Deputies and victim advocates give the quilts to victims such as those who lose their home in a … more

Fourth of July Closings: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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

Sumter to test hydrants on Thursday

Freedom and fireworks: Sumter city, county put on July 4 celebration show at Dillon Park

Fireworks blasted off at Dillon Park on Saturday night to kick off early July 4 celebrations in Sumter County. Families and friends gathered at the park to see the show, which could also be viewed at nearby lots and areas. Sumter County Recreation … more

Sumter business leaders not surprised by mill denial

Local business leaders who serve on the advisory finance committee of Sumter School District Board of Trustees say they weren't surprised last week when Sumter County Council voted down the district's millage request and think the district still has … more

Summerton police officer killed in I-95 wreck Monday

NORTH SANTEE — A part-time police officer with the Town of Summerton was killed in an early Monday morning accident. Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock identified the victim … more

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
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