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Column by former Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen: Please get vaccinated

"With much of the U.S. in shutdown mode to limit the spread of the COVID-19 disease, a debate has sprung up about when the country might 'reopen' commerce, to limit economic fallout from the pandemic. But as a new study co-authored by an MIT … more

Sumter County Council passes resolution encouraging community to mask up

As COVID-19 and its delta variant continue to threaten the health of U.S. citizens, Sumter County Council presented a resolution encouraging its residents to wear face coverings in Sumter County. This non-binding resolution follows the Sumter … more

Prisma doctors: Hospital beds are filling with younger, unvaccinated patients; infectious disease expert urges pregnant women get shots to protect babies

Prisma Health hospitals, which include Sumter's Tuomey Hospital, are strained once again by a surge in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The difference in this third wave is those getting the sickest are younger, and most are unvaccinated. "This is … more

McLeod Health, HHS partner to expand access to monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 patients

With the rapid spread of the delta variant and only 45 percent of the population fully vaccinated for the coronavirus, the state of South Carolina is in the midst of a major surge in COVID-19 cases. As of Aug. 9, the state is … more

Tuomey infectious disease specialist: Delta variant, unvaccinated filling beds

As schools open for the fall and COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are again increasing, Sumter's hospital is again restricting visitors. Adult inpatients, outpatients and ambulatory pediatric patients will be limited to one visitor at all … more

Manning mayor partners with several agencies to offer free masks for back to school; giveaway set for Aug. 14

MANNING - Schools are opening their doors soon for the fall semester, and area governments, organizations and businesses are stepping up to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in area schools. Manning Mayor Julia A. Nelson has partnered with … more

Central Carolina Technical College, USC Sumter, Morris College receive $16.9M in awards from Rescue Plan

Funding continues to flow from Washington to local colleges through various rounds of COVID-19 relief packages to assist students pursuing higher education. On Thursday, the congressional office of U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., detailed $522 … more

Sumter City Council passes mask resolution; non-binding request encourages face coverings amid COVID-19 surge

Following the surge of the COVID-19 cases across the U.S., Sumter City Council presented a resolution Tuesday to encourage people to wear face coverings in retail, food and other Sumter establishments. The resolution recommends Sumterites, … more

Sumter City Council passes resolution encouraging masks amid COVID-19 surge

Following the surge of the COVID-19 cases across the U.S., Sumter City Council presented a resolution Tuesday to encourage people to wear face coverings in retail, food and other Sumter … more

Sumter Police Department's Back to School Bash canceled again

With COVID-19 cases back on the rise, the Sumter Police Department's annual Back to School Bash was canceled for a second year in a row. According to Public Information Officer Tonyia McGirt, the police department is still planning to supply … more

Without mandates, S.C. health officials urge voluntary masking; Sumter, Clarendon officials give opinions

COLUMBIA - As South Carolina battles an unchecked rise in COVID-19 cases spurred on by the delta variant and dwindling demand for vaccines, state health officials are urging people to follow new federal guidance on wearing masks indoors. But one … more

Sumter vaccine clinic set for Tuesday, July 27, to give away free meat for a year

The Pilgrim's plant in Sumter is set to hold a giveaway of free meat for a year to one lucky winner who gets vaccinated at a clinic on Tuesday. In partnership with Prisma Health, the clinic will be held on July 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sumter … more

Sumter COVID-19 vaccine clinic to give away free meat for a year to 1 participant

The Pilgrim’s plant in Sumter is set to hold give away free meat for a year to one lucky winner who gets vaccinated at a clinic on Tuesday. In partnership with Prisma Health, the clinic will … more

PHOTOS: Lakewood football underway as workouts begin

The Lakewood football team held their first workout of the summer on Monday. Check out how workouts look during the coronavirus pandemic through the lens of The Item's Tim Leible. more

PHOTOS: Sumter High begins football workouts

The Sumter football team began workouts on Monday with a few extra protocols in place, such as masks and temperature checks. Here's a look at that first day through the lens of The Item's Tim Leible. more

Sumter School District to allow fall sports Phase 1.5 conditioning beginning Tuesday

Sumter School District will allow its fall sports teams begin Phase 1.5 conditioning on Tuesday, according to Superintendent Dr. Penelope Knox-Martin in a release on Monday morning. That means … more

Photos: Wilson Hall football summer workouts

The Wilson Hall football team is in the second week of phase one of summer workouts this week. The Barons are practicing under heavy restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, which limits … more

How has COVID-19 impacted your summer plans?

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Do you agree with Sumter School District's decision to hold virtual high school graduations?

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