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High school graduate recognized for faith, works

St. Anne and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church recently recognized one of its young members for participating in a statewide youth evangelism team aimed at ministering to other young members of the Catholic church. Danielle Owen, 18, a senior at St. … more

Sumter group warns high-tech vaping devices appeal to underage smokers

Electronic cigarettes have quickly evolved from a product that looked like old-fashioned tobacco cigarettes to sleek, new products that are attracting pre-teens and teens to try them. One of the most popular brands of electronic cigarettes is … more

Wilson Hall seniors set volunteerism, AP records

For Wilson Hall's Class of 2018, Thursday marked a special occasion: It was graduation day. Before sending off this year's senior class at the commencement ceremony, school officials noted various milestones set by this year's group. According … more

Unofficial national holiday celebrates doughnuts

There are plenty of unofficial national holidays dedicated to food, and today is no different. National Doughnut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of June. The day was started in 1938 in recognition of Salvation Army volunteers … more

Shaw EOD team training with detonations Thursday morning

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team at Shaw Air Force Base is training today from 10:30-11:30 a.m., according to the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office. Detonations will take place at … more

Car stolen during pizza delivery, 3 male suspects sought

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about three male suspects who allegedly stole a pizza delivery vehicle and threatened to kill the driver during a delivery in Dalzell on Tuesday afternoon. The delivery driver took the pizza … more

Shaw: ARCENT general died of natural causes

An investigation into the death Sunday of a Shaw Air Force Base Army general determined he died of natural causes while running around Lake Murray near Lexington, according to a news release from Shaw. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. … more

Sumter native wanted in killing of Horry County man

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of two homicide suspects, one of whom is a Sumter native, for the death of an Horry County man and the injury of another … more

Sumter artist receives award at Piccolo Spoleto

Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg presented Sumter artist Carole Carberry an honorable mention award for her works exhibited in Marion Square during Piccolo Spoleto. Carberry, who works primarily in watercolor, has been juried into the Outdoor … more

Move more to improve your health

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, most Americans do not get enough exercise on a regular basis. In fact, only about 15 percent of Americans are regularly active. Physical inactivity is a rapidly growing public health problem that … more

Former Lincoln High School classmates celebrate 65th reunion

Friends and classmates often get together for a sleepover and to reminisce, but one group of former high school peers who did so on Tuesday have grandchildren who were their age when they met. The Class of 1953 celebrated its 65th anniversary of … more

Read more, dream bigger: Sumter’s 2nd Ben Carson Reading Room opens at Manchester Elementary

PINEWOOD - School administrators and donors hope a new, special library at Manchester Elementary School will help youth in this rural community of Sumter County think and dream big. On Tuesday, local leaders and school officials held a grand … more

Trinity UMC presents choral masterpieces

The Trinity United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will present its 9th concert at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at St. Philip's Church in Charleston. For those who can't … more

8 traffic deaths reported during holiday weekend

by staff reports Memorial Day leaves South Carolinians with more to think about after eight deaths, a preliminary number, were reported during the 78-hour travel period during the holiday weekend, according to the S.C. Department of Public … more

$25,000 winning ticket sold at Sumter store

Mozingos Grocery, 3350 N. Main St., was the site of a $25,000 a Year for Life winning ticket. Last night's ticket matched the first five numbers drawn in Monday's drawing. The winner will decide between $25,000 a year for life or a one-time cash … more

Operation Summer Salvation returns for 3rd year

Operation Summer Salvation, a local initiative to provide new air conditioners to some of the community's most vulnerable members, has returned for the summer and could expand to more areas of the state.Started in 2016, the initiative is organized … more

Investigation underway after Shaw general's death Sunday

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister died Sunday while on transition leave in Lake Murray according to a news release from U.S. Army Central and Third Army Public Affairs Office. The cause of his death is under … more

Thousands enjoy 78th Sumter Iris Festival

Event organizers estimated about 47,000 people attended the annual Iris Festival, which included 146 vendors selling everything from juice to plants and soap. The festival began Thursday with Taste at the Gardens, and the rain forecast for the … more

State group recognizes Thomas Sumter Academy as its 1st school certified for STEAM learning

REMBERT - As today's economy and the future job market continue to emphasize science, technology and math skills, Thomas Sumter Academy is keeping up with the times. On Thursday, the South Carolina Independent School Association recognized the … more

Annual South Sumter Park Memorial Day fish fry joins black veterans, community

Amid, and despite, a downpour Monday morning, batches of fish were still fried, songs of joy and praise were still sung and veterans were still honored at an annual Memorial Day event at South Sumter Park. The annual get-together is usually held … more
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