Government
Sumter Mayor: Citizens have role in public safety

At a recent City Council meeting, Police Chief Russell Roark reviewed the most recent crime statistics for our city. Under his leadership of an outstanding group of men and women, crime has come down almost 25 percent over the last seven years. …

Expressing gratitude for veterans Expressing his gratitude to a veteran patient, state Sen. Thomas McElveen (D-Sumter) was on hand to participate in the National Veteran Patients Week recognition week at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia on Tuesday. PHOTO …
Sumter County Council approves costs for dam project, veterans park Sumter County Council approved third and final reading to add expenses to the county's 2017 budget for two public projects during its meeting on Tuesday. The council passed an amendment to add two purchases to the county's 2017 budget: $500,000 …
Education
Bringing research to life

PHOTOS PROVIDED Students in Katie Huggins' third-grade class at Millwood Elementary School completed a research project on Revolutionary War Soldiers. The groups wrote research papers and created life-size replicas of their soldiers. Students …

Education News: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 Wilson Hall State Math Meet The high school math team, advised by Mary Anne Erter, placed ninth out of 35 teams in the S.C. Independent School Association State Math Meet held at Sumter County Civic Center on Jan. 31. In individual …
Clarendon native, NASA scientist, BBQ master inspires Morris College students Not many people are actual rocket scientists. Not many people are nationally renowned barbecue masters. Howard Conyers is both. A connection between the two may not be immediately clear, but Conyers, a Manning native who has been a NASA Stennis …
Business
6 Sumter real estate agents nationally recognized

FROM STAFF REPORTS Six Berkshire Hathaway John M. Brabham Real Estate agents in Sumter recently earned national awards and will be recognized at the agency's annual sales conference in San Antonio, Texas. Millie Welch, Denise Weeks, Charles …

MUSC to partner with Shriners for burn unit in new children's hospital It appears a new children's hospital being built in Charleston will likely have a pediatric burn unit that uses expertise from a children's orthopaedics, spinal cord injury, cleft lip and palate and burn hospital. The Medical University of South …
Palmetto Health Tuomey names Browne new operations exec Tim Browne has joined Palmetto Health Tuomey as the hospital's operations executive. Browne has more than 30 years of experience in hospital leadership. He served as chief executive officer of Carolina Pines Regional Medical …