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Business news: 2 Sumter schools receive literacy grants from Dollar General

Two public schools in Sumter County received funding from a value shopping store chain with local branches. Hillcrest Middle School and Willow Drive Elementary School are among 34 schools, colleges and nonprofit organizations throughout the state … more

Forestry Commission supports Sumter School District

Manchester State Forest Director James Douglas, left, presents Sumter School District's Board of Trustees Chairman the Rev. Daryl McGhaney with a check for $234,718.93 on Monday night at the … more

Repairs at Sumter's Second Mill Dam flow in steadily

Almost three years after the 1,000-year flood in October 2015 caused significant damage to the dam at Second Mill Pond, Sumterites are still waiting for the water to rise to previous levels. While plans to repair the pond's dam have been in place … more

Board to hold special called meeting about Sumter superintendent search

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 spokeswoman distributed an agenda … more

Labor Day Schedule: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3: federal government offices; state government offices; U.S. Postal Service; City of Sumter offices; Sumter … more

Sumter man, 26, killed in Lee County motorcycle crash

A 26-year-old Sumter man was killed this weekend when his motorcycle crashed in Lee County. Marquis Lee Lewis, who would have turned 27 next week, died from injuries sustained during a single-vehicle wreck on S.C. 441/Woodrow Road at the … more

Sumter County Council to hold public hearings for road transfers

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider: - Second reading of three of an ordinance to amend the county's flood damage … more

Restaurant news: Sumter food grade inspections

The following restaurants and food service establishments were inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control within the past 10 days. A "C" grade is failing. A Plus Store, 1768 Pinewood Drive, Sumter: … more

Local businessman remembered as a gentle spirit

One family continues to cherish and share the memories of a beloved husband and father who was known throughout Sumter as a man who had a knack for making people look and feel their best. Stanley Welch, owner of Stanley Welch Clothiers - one of … more

Clarendon School Districts 1, 3 may consolidate services

A new state law is requiring 13 small school districts, including two in Clarendon County, to consolidate services in some fashion if they aren't doing so already with neighboring districts. Becky Bean with the South Carolina School Boards … more

Sumter deputies write e-tickets during traffic campaign

Sumter County Sheriff's Office, along with other local, neighboring and state law enforcement agencies, issued approximately $40,000 in fines during the second Saturday traffic violation saturation campaign to correct poor driving habits and crack … more

Former Clarendon sheriff was friend to many, had a servant’s heart

MANNING - Loving husband and father, devoted brother, true friend, selfless servant, peacemaker and "a cop's cop" were just a few of the monikers those close to former Clarendon County Sheriff Randy … more

Sumter County man charged with stealing trailer, cooler

A Sumter County man is facing two charges after he allegedly planned and followed through with the theft of a trailer and cooler in July.  Joseph M. Streath, 29, of Ithaca Drive, is charged with … more

Suspect wanted for questioning about church theft

Deputies in Sumter County are searching for a man wanted in connection with a theft from a church on Sunday. The suspect is wanted for questioning after a man drove up to St. Paul AME Church on … more

Sumter man, 49, charged with possession of stolen shoes

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 49-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly possessing three pairs of Jordan tennis shoes that were reportedly stolen. Mack Paul, of U.S. 521 South, is … more

'The Wonder of Nature' show opens

Visitors enjoy the opening reception of "The Wonder of Nature" exhibit at The Gallery Upstairs at Central Carolina Technical College featuring photographs by members of Sumter Digital Camera Club. College President Michael Mikota spoke about the … more

Preliminary fiscal '18 report before Sumter School Board

The interim superintendent's regular district update report and the preliminary June 30, 2018, financial report highlight Sumter School Board's agenda for its next meeting, Monday night. A district spokesperson distributed the agenda for the … more

Superhero Sumter boy saves great-grandmother

Superheroes come in all sizes and ages, such as the 4-year-old who ran "really really fast" to get help for his 90-year-old great-grandmother after she fell during a walk on Tuesday. Hazel Wilson fell and hit her head while she and Carson Aycock … more

'Fences' portrays '50s but speaks to today

The setting of August Wilson's "Fences" may be Pittsburg in the 1950s, the characters may be blacks and the issues may include attitudes about race; but Wilson's play projects universal themes, characters and situations still current today. The … more

Sumter students' ingenuity takes flight in tiny cubes

You could describe it as big science in little cubes, but it all equates to engaging more and more young students in the growing career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. That was on display Friday at Bates Middle School … more
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