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Sumter Today: Community members become a principal for a day

Every year, each public school in Sumter opens its doors to a different community member as they become its principal for the day. The principals for a day tour classrooms, talk with students and … more

Sumter Today: Operation Christmas Child kicks off its shoe box drive

Westside Baptist Church is one of nearly 5,000 drop-off locations around the nation for this year's Operation Christmas Child. This week, residents are being asked to donate shoe boxes full of gifts … more

Sumter Today: C-SPAN teaches students about government and social studies

Since 1993, C-SPAN has traveled across the nation visiting schools and community events with its interactive tools used to learn about public affairs, programming, government, and social studies. … more

Sumter Today: The community honors Veterans Day

Yesterday was the official commemoration of Veterans Day, and Sumter held a ceremony and fourth annual parade to honor our local veterans and to thank them for their service to our country. more

Sumter Today: Wilder students put on a Veterans Day musical

Wilder Elementary School students learned the values of honor, gratitude and sacrifice during a Veterans Day musical they put on for other students and some special VIP veterans in honor of the … more

Sumter Today: Willow Drive students practice teamwork during STEAM Hour

Willow Drive Elementary School held a STEAM Hour yesterday that asked each grade level to complete standards-based challenges that demonstrate values in science, technology, engineering, art and … more

Sumter Today: C. Anthony's holds a trunk show

C. Anthony's held a trunk show and pig pickin last night at its store in downtown Sumter. Chip had Trask shoes on display and sale, a bourbon tasting and live music. more

Sumter Today: The Third Army turns 100

On November 7th, 1918, The Third Army activated in France, only five days before the end of hostilities during World War 1. Today, the heritage of General Patton's own remains through the U.S. Army … more

Sumter Today: Voters go to the polls for the Midterm Elections

Today is Election Day, and voters throughout Sumter County are heading to their polling locations to cast ballots for a number of local, state and national races. We went over to the voter … more

Sumter Today: Sip and Scream gives a festive way to tour downtown

People came downtown over the weekend to celebrate the annual Sip and Stroll event, which was renamed this year to Sip and Scream for Halloween. Participants visited businesses downtown that each … more

Sumter Today: The Opera House hosts a Partners in Education forum

The Chamber of Commerce and school district held a ceremony this week at the Sumter Opera House to highlight the Partners in Education program that brings industries, schools, and businesses together … more

Sumter Today: A Halloween carnival brings college students and kids together

USC Sumter held a Halloween carnival for the community, where there was a trunk or treat and activities for all ages. About 50 student volunteers helped out with the event as a way to bring the … more

Sumter Today: Colonial Healthcare gets us ready for flu season

Flu season is right around the corner, and it's already time to be getting your flu shots and practicing healthy habits. We went over to Colonial Health Care to talk with Dr. Leonard about how to … more

Sumter Today: The seventh annual Caffeine and Gasoline brings cool cars to Sumter

Our back parking lot along South Main Street turned into a display of colors and cars for the seventh annual Caffeine and Gasoline car show. Cars, trucks, and motorcycles varying in decade and style … more

Sumter Today: Kids get in shape and gain confidence by becoming ninja warriors

By day, Seth Reimer is the cultural director for the Sumter Opera House. Later, he helps kids and adults become ninja warriors at the Sumter Ninja Warrior Gym. Like you've seen on American Ninja … more

Sumter Today: School board candidates speak at a forum for the election

Last night, we went to a forum for the candidates running for the Sumter School Board. There are a lot of people to choose from on Nov. 6, including eight who are running for two at-large seats that … more

Sumter Today: Local artists show off their work and historic homes.

Today, we're heading to the historic homes of downtown Sumter for the annual Historic District Art Crawl. The event is the final one of the Sumter County Cultural Commission's Fall for the Arts, and … more

Sumter Today: My Community and Me visits Wilder Elementary School

Today, we're heading to Wilder Elementary for a My Community and Me program with the school's fourth graders. Representatives from various businesses, charitable organizations and other groups from … more

Sumter Today: Top 20 Professionals under 40 event held in downtown Sumter

Last night, we held a winners reveal cocktail and networking event to honor the winners of the 2018-19 Top 20 Under 40. The Sumter Item partnered with the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce and Young … more

Sumter Today: A kindergarten class learns about fire safety

If you are a consistent watcher of us at Sumter Today, you've probably seen multiple episodes on the Sumter Fire Department and what they do around the community to keep us safe. But whether you tune … more
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