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Trump-backed McMaster, Democrat Smith vie for SC governor

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The time has come for South Carolina voters to decide if they will give Gov. Henry McMaster a full term in the office he's held for nearly two years, as he goes head-to-head … more

Local group The By Name Project gives back to Sumter community

The By Name Project is helping give back to the Sumter community by providing food and clothes to those who need it. "On the first and third Saturdays (of every month), for a couple hours, we have meals made, with tents set up in the park (next … more

Sumter City Council to consider purchase of garbage truck, loader at today's meeting

Sumter City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Second and final reading of an ordinance to annex 11.29 acres at 1495 Camden … more

Sumter tribe will celebrate heritage at Saturday festival

The Sumter Tribe of Cheraw Indians will celebrate and share its heritage Saturday with the third of its Native American Indian Festivals. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. members of the tribe invite the public to learn about their culture and heritage … more

A screaming good time tasting wine at Sumter Senior Services' Sip and Scream downtown

People were shrieking with laughter as they strolled the streets of downtown Sumter two days after Halloween for Sumter Senior Services' annual Sip and Stroll, renamed Sip and Scream this year. Wine testers ate hors d'oeuvres, mingled and toured … more

Brothers, who grew up in Sumter, gather for World Series Game 2 at Fenway

When the Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League Championship Series to punch their tickets to the World Series, Justin Cappelmann texted his younger brothers, Tripp and Tyler, to offer congratulations. You see, Justin, who is 42 years old, … more

Midterm election turnout numbers turning up across Sumter

Amid the busy final day of absentee voting on Monday, Sumter County's top elections official offered pointers for voters to avoid lengthy lines at precincts in today's General Midterm Election. Pat Jefferson, director of Sumter County Voter … more

Midterm Election 2018: What to bring, how to vote in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

WHAT TO BRING Polls are open in South Carolina for the General Midterm Election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to … more

Midterm Election 2018: List of precincts in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

SUMTER COUNTY Rembert – Rembert Fire Station, 7045 Post Office St., Rembert, SC 29128 Horatio – Horatio Fire Station, 7720 Sumter Landing Road, Horatio, SC 29062 Hillcrest … more

Clyburn reverses on Parnell Monday night fish fry in Sumter

After initially planning to appear at the final campaign event tonight in Sumter of Archie Parnell, Rep. Jim Clyburn will not be in attendance. A news release from the Parnell team last week said … more

Palmetto Health opens new surgical trauma unit

Palmetto Health has opened its new Raymond P.H. Bynoe, M.D. Surgical Trauma Unit. The new unit, named after prominent trauma surgeon Raymond P.H. Bynoe, M.D., who led the Trauma Team at Palmetto … more

Palmetto Health Tuomey named Power Partner

"Connection is why we're here. Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued and when they derive strength from the relationship." - Bren Brown, writer / … more

SC Blue Mobile Retail Center rolls into Sumter Nov. 5-10 for insurance enrollment

FROM STAFF REPORTS With this year's enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act ending Dec. 15, BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina will have its SC Blue Mobile Retail Center in Sumter from Nov. 5 to 10, from 9 a.m. … more

Staggers to speak at Vision in Progress meeting on Wednesday

The Sumter community is asked to join Vision in Progress as it wraps up its 2018 year with a meeting that will feature guest speaker Leroy Staggers, president of Morris College. VIP will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the James E. Clyburn … more

Veterans Day ceremony in Clarendon to honor 13 killed in Vietnam

MANNING - Twelve Clarendon County soldiers and one airman who were killed in action during the Vietnam War will be honored for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. when crosses bearing their names will be unveiled on the Clarendon County … more

K-9 named after fallen Sumter trooper Parker

Thirteen years after a state trooper's death in the line of duty, his fellow officers are continuing to remember him after South Carolina Department of Public Safety named seven of its newest K-9s after fallen officers, including Sumter native … more

Homegrown benefits Sounds of Grace

PHOTOS BY CHRIS MOORE / THE SUMTER ITEM On Thursday, Palmetto Health Tuomey presented Homegrown at the Sumter Opera House. The event, a fundraiser for The Sounds of Grace music ministry, featured local musicians who performed a wide variety of … more

Sumter police think multiple shootings, including one fatal, could be related

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that could assist Sumter police officers in identifying and arresting those involved in the shooting death of a 54-year-old man on Tuesday … more

Leukemia cancer benefit set for Saturday at Johnson's Bootcamp

A leukemia cancer benefit for Jarama Johnson will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at Johnson's Bootcamp & Personal Training of Sumter, 1150 Old W. Liberty St. The benefit will feature a drop-in style workout, where participants can come and go as … more

Brookdale residents celebrate with little visitors

Brookdale Sumter Senior Living residents hand out candy to little princesses, space explorers and other characters on Halloween at the facility. PHOTOS PROVIDED more
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