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Sumter Citadel alumni share praise for new college president

Given its military roots, proximity to Charleston and other factors, Sumter is home to more than "a few good men," who are alumni of The Citadel. According to The Citadel Alumni Society, there are currently 226 Citadel alumni who are Sumter … more

Sumter flood prevention ordinance could save money for homeowners

Sumter City Council approved first reading of an ordinance to update the city's flood damage prevention ordinance on Tuesday which could, over time, save more money for homeowners with flood insurance. Ordinance makes city safer, saves homeowners … more

Quote of the week

"I want to study dinosaurs a lot because in the future, I kinda want to be a paleontologist, but I just started thinking about other things, but I still want to be a paleontologist, but, um, if I can't get to paleontologist, I'll just grow up to be … more

Sumter planning commission in favor of increasing locations for schools

Sumter City-County Planning Commission voted to recommend approvals of requests that would benefit two property owners in their endeavors for residential and educational projects. Rezoning will open land to residential development Agenda Item: … more

Crestwood High alumnus named local St. Leo University director

A former Crestwood High School graduate is returning to Sumter for a college-level director position. In a news release Thursday, Saint Leo University announced that Terrance Gilmore has recently been named as director of the university's Shaw … more

Keeping it in the family: Shaw pilot appointed father's old F-16

An Air Force major walks down the flight line of Canon Air Force Base, New Mexico, making his way toward his F-16CJ Fighting Falcon, aircraft 90830. As he climbs into the cockpit of the jet affectionately known as the Viper, he mentally prepares … more

Historic preservation committee to meet Thursday

Sumter Historic Preservation Design Review Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Review approval for the installation of a 6-foot white vinyl privacy … more

Shaw medic provides off-duty care to wreck victims

A husband and wife who were injured in a car wreck in Sumter County recently were lucky to find a helping hand from a trained Air Force EMT. Senior Airman Chris Aubuchon was driving home from Shaw Air Force Base after work around 11 p.m. one … more

Make better choices for healthier kids this school year

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States. For the first time in history, American children could have a shorter lifespan than their parents. The rates have tripled since 1980, making it the most common chronic childhood … more

Ousted Clarendon County coroner candidate files again

A special filing period closed Tuesday for a new primary that will be held, if necessary, for Clarendon County coroner, and it appears those involved are experiencing d j vu as the same two people who ran in June filed again. Clarendon County … more

Manning Police Department seeks assistance in identifying robbery suspect

MANNING — Manning Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a man who walked into the Manning Walmart on Tuesday afternoon, grabbed a cash register drawer and fled the store in 10 … more

Commission to consider restaurant rebuild

Sumter City-County Planning Commission will meet at 3 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - A request to rezone 2.45 acres at 2800 Dock Road from general commercial and agricultural conservation … more

2nd Sumter Rite Aid closing

Sumter's second Rite Aid is closing soon. The pharmacy at the Rite Aid store, 375 Pinewood Road, is closing Thursday, and the front of the store with general merchandise will remain open until early September, a store official said … more

Lee County bridge replacements starting Sept. 10

Replacement of two bridges in Lee County will begin in September, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Two bridges on S-31-53 (Tram Road) near Bishopville are both structurally … more

Alice Drive flow tests scheduled for Thursday

The City of Sumter Fire Department will flow a hydrant in the Palmetto Point Apartments on Alice Drive for fire flow testing, and the City of Sumter will perform fire hydrant flow tests on Alice Drive between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday. Water … more

Banquet to raise funds for Sumter women's facility

The Sumter Behavioral Health Services Women's Residential Facility will be hosting its annual banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Love Covenant RAUCH Banquet Room, 245 Oswego Road, Sumter. The speaker for the evening festivities will be Rep. Wendy … more

Sumter SPCA reaches out to Drake

Sumter SPCA seems to be advertising to rapper Drake in its sign on Saturday. Drake sings "In My Feelings," in which he asks if Kiki loves him. The shelter has dozens of pets available for adoption. Sumter SPCA is at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) … more

Ex-school employee sues Sumter district for $5M

A former Sumter School District employee accused last year in at least one anonymous letter of misuse of programmatic funds has filed a lawsuit against the district and others in an employment case. Paul Porter, an attorney with Cromer, Babb, … more

Clients gain long-term perspective of hope from Sumter Crisis Relief Ministry

As the brunt of August's high temperatures makes you feel like you could fry an egg on the sidewalk and sends people running for shade, it's easy to equate the financial assistance we provide toward electric bills during the summer as simply … more

Train together to fight together: Exercise Steppe Eagle builds bonds, armies between USARCENT and coalition forces

By the time the five different national anthems finished playing in a gym at the South Carolina Army National Guard's McCrady Training Center at Fort Jackson, the soldiers had gained more than military operations training. They had gained knowledge … more
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