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Fireside Fund donations give relief to woman, her mother after move to Sumter

Sumter County residents without heat on frosty mornings are responding with gratitude for the relief provided by the Fireside Fund, said Kevin Howell, Sumter United Ministries' Crisis Relief Ministry director. The crisis relief ministry continues … more

Developing downtown Sumter: Sumter Item’s former publisher Hubert Osteen Jr. receives Gamecock City Society Award, proclamation from mayor for time on downtown board

A man whose name has been in The Sumter Item's masthead for decades had a whole day named after him in Sumter on Tuesday, a day when he also was awarded the city's highest honor. Hubert D. Osteen Jr., who began working at the newspaper when he … more

Sumter School District Board of Trustees' 1st actions result in split votes

In its first meeting involving action since the November election that welcomed five new people, the Sumter School District Board of Trustees seemed to draw more questions than answers Monday night. In separate motions, the board eliminated its … more

Downtown Sumter studio apartments by old courthouse remodeled

A crew from Palmetto Metal Designs installs the balcony railings for the new second-floor studio apartments on North Main Street across from the old courthouse. Architect and developer Scott Bell said three … more

Santa arrives on Main Street in downtown Sumter on Sunday during parade

T he moment children and many adults have looked forward to since last Christmas will happen Sunday, when Santa Claus makes his official appearance in the Sumter Christmas Parade. The parade begins at 2 p.m. at the corner of North Main and Dubose … more

Building partnerships, walking a mile: Sumter schools welcome community leaders to be principals for a day

Sumter School District's Principal for the Day program Wednesday was a day for local business and community leaders to walk a mile in the shoes of a principal and help the district further community partnerships. For David Eargle, engineering … more

Hunger gets canned with help from Sumter Police Department

Grocery lists this time of the year usually consist of turkeys, stuffing and other fixings, but Sumter Police Department is asking the community to consider adding a few extra canned foods to the shopping cart to help someone less fortunate have a … more

Survey shows what residents want for the future in Sumter

Their voices came from the historic homes of the city, from the farms of the county and everywhere in between. More than 1,200 Sumterites participated in the Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Plan community survey to tell planning officials what they do … 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

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

Sumter law enforcement urges kids, parents to think of safety on Halloween

While Halloween is seen by most as a holiday for kids to dress as their favorite characters and parents to worry about future dental bills, local law enforcement encourages families to exercise great caution when going from house to house … more

Absentee voting deadline nearing in Sumter

After reports of some voters in Sumter not being able to vote by absentee ballot for the upcoming Nov. 6 general election, officials said the obstacles are fixable but that time is running out. The Sumter Item received several questions about … more

Sumter mixes caffeine and gasoline at annual car show for Sumter Military Museum

The seventh-annual Caffeine and Gasoline car show rolled into downtown Sumter on Saturday, bringing cars, trucks and motorcycles ranging across decades, styles and colors to the parking lot wrapping from … more

6 vying for at-large Sumter School Board seats discuss superintendent, safety, teacher pay at forum

The two at-large seats on Sumter School District Board of Trustees have drawn interest ever since the county's legislative delegation added the positions in the spring of 2017 after the district's financial crisis from fiscal 2016. In July 2017, … more

Next superintendent should start by July in Sumter School District

The search for Sumter School District's next superintendent will include community engagement, forums, focus groups, surveys and more with the plan to have the new leader in place by July 1, 2019. B.W.P. and Associates, the school board's search … more

Sumter County Council to consider resolution for code enforcement officers

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider: - Second reading, of three, for a request to rezone 3.91 acres at 4690 Thomas Sumter … more

Sumter Top 20 Professionals Under 40 contest aims to bring future leaders together

For anyone wondering what it takes to build a community of future leaders, downtown Sumter's Main Room on Thursday night was full of the "best and the brightest," and their r sum s were diverse and impressive. The Sumter Item, in partnership with … more

Latin dancing at La Piazza part of Fall for the Arts

Sumterites danced the night away Wednesday at La Piazza while listening to a live performance by Latin Caravan during Sumter County Cultural Commission's Fall for the Arts. Wednesday's performance was … more

A tour of the arts in downtown Sumter with art crawl

Some of Sumter's local artists showed off their talents and historic homes during the 2018 Historic District Art Crawl, the final event of Sumter County Cultural Commission's Fall for the Arts, on Saturday. The art crawl showcased different arts, … more

Stroll downtown Sumter, visit businesses with Sip and Scream

Wines from 14 different countries are on the tasting menu for Sumter Senior Services' annual Sip and Stroll - renamed Sip and Scream for its proximity to Halloween this year. If you're in search of some new favorites, be they red, white or more … more
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