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Sumter Master Gardeners will sell plants, share knowledge

Sumter Master Gardeners will once again set up at the entrance to the Bland Gardens side of Swan Lake this weekend during Iris Festival to sell beautiful Japanese iris they have grown, along with a variety of plants grown in the individual gardens … more

Area students excel in SCISA Science Fair

SUBMITTED BY SCISA Area students were recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony at the 2018 South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair recently held at Sumter County Civic Center. Heaven Trinity … more

Crestwood students hold safety forum with legislators

After 14 students and three staff members were killed on Feb. 14 at a Parkland, Florida, high school in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, a pair of student leaders at Crestwood High School decided there needed to be more local … more

Sumter man faces new drug charges while out on bond

A Sumter man who was out on bond after being arrested twice in the last six months is back behind bars on two handfuls of drugs charges. Jaquan Johnman Wells, 21, of Poinsett Drive, was taken into … more

Absentee voting open Monday through Friday

The Sumter County Voter Registration and Election Office, 141 N. Main St., room 113, is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday for absentee voting. more

Sumter Young Life holding spring jubilee today

Sumter Young Life's third annual Spring Jubilee is set for today at 2 p.m. at Lodebar Farm, 1501 Martinville Church Road. The non-denominational nonprofit that aims to provide strong, positive influences in the lives of young people hosts the … more

Sumter Little Theatre presents musical comedy

Sumter Little Theatre will end its 2017-18 season with the multiple award-winning musical comedy "La Cage aux Folles," opening Thursday. The play, with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is based on the 1973 play by Jean … more

Check the back seat: Summer brings danger for kids in hot cars

As children prepare to take it easy for the summer, the daily routine for parents and guardians may still be fast-paced and nonstop. While busy schedules continue, parents are urged to take extra caution this summer when temperatures reach … more

Retired life insurance agent running for District 2 Sumter County Council seat

There's a third candidate running in the June Republican primary this year for the District 2 seat on Sumter County Council. She's Hazel Evenich, and she might not have out as many signs as incumbent Artie Baker and fellow-challenger Bubba Rabon, … more

Coroners question Clarendon County candidate's eligibility

The election for coroner in Clarendon County is heating up ahead of June 12's primary as claims have come out that the candidate challenging the incumbent is not qualified for the position despite her claims she is. On June 12, Democrats will … more

Beacon Cinemas shares summer kid movie lineup

GTC Beacon Cinemas will once again offer its Summer Kid Show Series at its theaters in Wesmark Plaza, 1121 Broad St. Movies will be shown on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in June and July and will start promptly at 10 a.m. Doors will open at 9:15 … more

Don't forget to protect your eyes from the sun's rays this summer

Blue skies and ample sunshine help make summer special. Come summer, many people spend more time enjoying recreational pursuits, and everything seems a bit more laid back. Even though people may take a more relaxed attitude in summer, the … more

Children can have fun, prevent learning loss over school break

Summer vacation presents an opportunity for students to enjoy an extended break from the classroom. While this respite from routine may be a welcome change to youngsters, teachers frequently lament that valuable educational lessons seem to be … more

Suspect takes deputies on lengthy high speed chase behind Sumter High School

Seizing multiple grams of drugs and chasing suspects for miles are just a few of the things law enforcement officers in Sumter demonstrated is in their job description this week. As National … more

Agencies offer safety tips ahead of predicted ‘above normal’ hurricane season

As the threat of heavy rains and the potential for flooding streams into South Carolina this week, one nonprofit is urging residents to stay what they call weather aware.It is important for everyone … more

A transition made easier: CCTC program helps vets move to civilian life

It's a bittersweet time for Central Carolina Technical College students Margaret Nelson and Rachael Wallace. Both have had success in the classroom at the college in pursuit of health care … more

Sumter Gallery of Art offers 6 weeks of fun

Sumter County Gallery of Art, 421 N. Main St., will hold six weeks of Summer Art Camp from June 11-Aug. 3. Call (803) 775-0543 to register. Week 1, June 11-15 - 9 a.m. to noon - 3D Insect Art with Alison Smith (4-7 years old); Fun in the … more

Keep active, entertained at the Sumter Y this summer

Sumter Y, 510 Miller Road, has numerous activities to keep children engaged and having fun this summer. Fun Factory Fun Factory provides a safe, nurturing environment to learn, grow and thrive. Weekly activities revolve around themes that … more

Music, origami, crafts and more at Sumter County Library during break from school

Don't forget to visit the three branches of the Sumter County Library this summer. Each branch is offering alot more than reading material. Numerous activities are available for children of all ages, and the programs are all free. - Performance: … more

Sumter City Council reviews use of annual block grant funding

Sumter City Council's evening of public hearings began with a breakdown of how the city used its Community Development Block Grant funds, issued by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, between April 2017 and March 2018. According to … more
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