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Red Cross offering $5 gift card for blood donations

With the end of school and beginning of summer vacations fast approaching, one nonprofit is calling for continued donations of blood and platelets to help save lives. The American Red Cross, which relies on volunteer donors to give blood, sees a … more

Palmetto Health, Safe Kids offer tips to keep children safe in and around water

FROM PALMETTO HEALTH Summer is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends at the beach, lake or pool. Unfortunately, every year approximately 800 children under the age of 14 die due to drowning accidents. Palmetto Health … more

2018 Iris Festival Pageant winners

PHOTO PROVIDED The 2018 Iris Festival Pageant was held Saturday at Sumter High School auditorium. This year's winners are: Baby Miss - Davis Allen of Bennettsville; Tiny Miss - Ryleigh Windham of Sumter; Wee Miss - Tatum McAlhaney of Aiken (not … more

Sumter officials say be aware of holiday hazards

As Sumterites prepare the car or grill to celebrate Memorial Day this weekend, Sumter's first responder agencies want the public to be cautious of their actions and the actions of others. About 1.7 million Carolinians are expected to be on the … more

Follow up: Sumter City Council's May 15 meeting

Sumter City Council approved first reading of a request regarding the development of mini-warehouse storage off Constitution Drive during its meeting on May 15. Council also approved first reading … more

Recreation department announces Summer Enrichment Program

The Sumter County Recreation Department will begin accepting registration for its 2018 Summer Enrichment Program on Tuesday, May 29. Daily activities will take place at 16 sites in the city and county where the program will be held. Recreation … more

Memorial Day closings and schedule changes in Sumter: May 24, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday, May 28. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Monday, May 28: federal government offices; state government offices; U.S. Postal Service; City of Sumter offices; Sumter … more

Sumter County budget, Project Bulldog still going strong

Sumter County Council approved second reading of its 2019 fiscal year budget, with balanced general funds of $52,752,483 million, and furthered plans for Project Bulldog during its meeting on Tuesday. The budget ordinance also includes a request … more

Used Alcolu car dealership, church give car to deserving member

On Mother's Day, a local car dealership and church teamed up to share blessings and give a car to a member of the congregation who could offer more to her community than she already does with a new set of wheels. "God compelled me to give a car … more

'Pirates!' take over Kingsbury Elementary for spring musical

Kingsbury Elementary School saved the best PTA meeting for last. This year's spring musical titled "Pirates!" was a show-stopper. The set was designed by art teacher Sylvester Hickmon and featured an enormous pirate ship that engulfed the entire … more

Sumter private-business owners back tax increase for school district

Local private-business owners who serve on Sumter School District's advisory Finance Committee say they are fully behind the district's proposed budget for next year and mill increase request it plans to ask Sumter County Council for next … more

Here's your 78th Sumter Iris Festival schedule and map

Blooming flowers, increasing heat and longer, brighter days are the signal in Sumter of the city's most well-known event. It's Sumter's oldest and largest festival. It brings thousands of people from … more

Rules of the road: South Carolina highway patrolman debunks popular driving myths

Many drivers may think they know it all when it comes to the rules of the road, but what is true and what is legend can sometimes cross the yellow line. Before taking that road trip this summer, it can't hurt to brush up on traffic regulations to … more

Democrats want their U.S. House candidate out over 1973 abuse

COLUMBIA (AP) - The head of the South Carolina Democratic Party is asking one of its leading U.S. House candidates to withdraw from the race after his ex-wife said he beat her according to their 1973 divorce records. Archie Parnell did not deny … more

Sumter School District valedictorians credit parents, teachers for success

Sumter School District's three high school valedictorians come from very different backgrounds and are headed in different directions upon graduation, but all note the support of parents and teachers has been essential in their road to … more

Closures and schedule changes in Sumter for Memorial Day

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday, May 28. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Monday, May 28: federal government offices; state government offices; U.S. … more

Pinewood public meeting on water system upgrades set for Thursday

Pinewood, Rimini and Panola residents are invited to a public meeting to learn more about a federal grant project that is expanding the water system in the area. The meeting will be on Thursday at 6 p.m. at … more

Red Cross Palmetto SC Region sends 2 to Texas after shooting

Two disaster-trained volunteers from the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross have been sent to Texas to help victims and families affected by the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School. A 17-year-old student of the … more

Speed up recovery physically, mentally

When injury occurs and you are sidelined from your regular routine, it is too easy to sit back and wait for a full recovery. Experiencing injury not only takes a toll on you physically, but also psychologically. While rest is good, you don't want … more

Mayesville remembers the 'mother of education'

Though Saturday started with a gloomy overcast sky, the sun came out just in time for the parade during the 2018 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Festival in Mayesville. The festival, held on the anniversary of Bethune's death, was started in her … more
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