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2 Sumter churches among 28 in S.C. that may have to vacate property after Supreme Court denies request

After the U.S. Supreme Court denied a state church district's petition for a hearing Monday, it is unknown what the future may hold for two local congregations' properties. The Rev. Marcus Kaiser, rector of Church of the Holy Comforter, 213 N. … more

Shaw AFB's F-16 Viper Demo Team performs for squadron vets

Children, families and veterans of the 77th and 79th Fighter Squadrons visited Shaw Air Force Base on Friday for an F-16 Viper Demonstration Team performance. The event was part of a centennial reunion, where former members of the 20th Fighter … more

World championship Double Dutch returns to Sumter County Civic Center

The American Double Dutch League World Championship returns to Sumter County Civic Center this week for the 18th year. It's also the 45th World Championship for the competition by the best Double Dutch rope jumpers from around the world. Sumter … more

The Class of 2018: Sumter High School graduation

Sumter High School seniors graduated Saturday morning at Memorial Stadium. Friends and family packed the stands, cheering on their loved ones. more

The Class of 2018: Lakewood High School graduation

Lakewood High School held its graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Sumter County Civic Center. Friends and family packed the bleachers to see their loved ones walk across the stage and turn … more

The Class of 2018: Crestwood High School graduation

Crestwood High School graduated its seniors on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Sumter County Civic Center. Friends and family packed the stands to cheer on their loved ones and celebrate their milestone. more

The Class of 2018: Sumter County Career and Technology Center

Sumter County Career and Technology Center program participants graduated on Thursday at the Sumter County Civic Center. Family and friends packed the seats to cheer on their loved ones and celebrate … more

ELECTION 2018: Know your precinct and polling location for Tuesday's primaries in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

Following are the precincts and polling information for Tuesday's primary elections. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you do not know your precinct or have your voter card, go to … more

Sumter County Sheriff's Office advisory board to tour jail

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Community Relations Citizen’s Advisory Board will hold a make-up meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center, 1250 Winkles Road, … more

Sumter school board's special called meeting Monday will be mostly executive session

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. A district spokesperson distributed an … more

2 Shaw airmen honored for saving 88 lives

In an hours-long firefight in Afghanistan where two American soldiers were killed in the offset, the remaining 88 American and coalition troops credit their lives to two Shaw Air Force Base F-16 fighter pilots. Capts. John J. Nygard and Salvador … more

New deputy commander welcomed to, promoted at U.S. Army Central

U.S. Army Central's new deputy commanding general has more than a new home and base to get used to. He also has a new title and rank attached to his name. A ceremony on Thursday morning at USARCENT's Patton Hall on Shaw Air Force Base both … more

Here is who will be on your ballot Tuesday in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

As the primary elections for national, state and local positions draws nearer, voters have to come to a conclusion on Tuesday about who they want to represent their party on the ticket. Below is a list of candidates - including Q&A answers for … more

'Sir, I assume command.' Shaw welcomes new commander O'Malley, says goodbye to Lasica

Of all the photos and artifacts in the 20th Fighter Wing's new commander's new office, an old photo is his favorite. The photo is of his father, a former maintenance officer who was stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in the '60s, throwing Col. … more

Lasica awarded Legion of Merit with Shaw exit

Col. Daniel T. Lasica may be on his way to Aviano Air Base in Italy, where he and his family relocated this week as he accepted a promotion to command the 31st Fighter Wing there, but Shaw Air Force Base did not have him leave without recognizing … more

U.S. Highway 521 closed due to wreck between tractor trailers

A wreck involving two tractor trailers has closed U.S. Hwy. 521 near Rembert Friday afternoon. Law enforcement units are currently on scene at the highway in front of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church … more

Sumter United Way program director recognized

A statewide organization that works to prevent teen pregnancy awarded a Sumter County program director its most distinguished award. Melanie Dees, program director at United Way Diamonds, received the Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention … more

Blood, platelet donations are still needed during summer

As families head out on road trips for their long-awaited summer vacations, many potential donors may not have time to give essential blood and platelets for patients. The Red Cross is now giving extra incentives for people to donate, according … more

Lakewood High grad soars despite hardships

A Lakewood High School senior showed that his will to do well in school is much stronger than his reading disability after he received more than nine recognitions, including six scholarships, during Class Day on Wednesday. One of those … more

Clemson's 'Making It Grow' gardening show crew wins 4 Telly Awards for 2018

SUMTER - The Emmy Award-winning "Making It Grow" gardening show has more Telly Awards to add to its slate of accolades. Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service's Amanda McNulty, Sean Flynn and the rest of the crew of "Making It Grow" … more
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