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The American Double Dutch League hosted its 51st Invitational World Double Dutch Competition this June, bringing teams from across the country back to league headquarters in Sumter. Originating in the 1930s in New York, double Dutch gained … more
In South Carolina, agriculture is more than an industry; it's a way of life. The state's diverse farming landscape that produces corn, peanuts, soybeans and wheat relies on grain storage facilities to manage and preserve such harvests. However, … more
This is the time of year when Sumter County and City of Sumter agendas are dense with the word "budget." With the start of the fiscal year on July 1, Sumter leaders have been hard at work finalizing 2024-25 fiscal year budgets. Additionally, … more
Sumter's arts and entertainment community is always looking for fresh, new faces to add to carry on its creative legacy. If you're looking for a place to stretch your artistic talents, then try these local organizations on for size. Sumter Civic … more
Both the City of Sumter and Sumter County have had dense meeting agendas during the last month, discussing topics ranging from private road maintenance to development. Here are some of the main headlines: County leaders consider making private … more
As candidates work to keep their names on the ballots at both the local and state levels ahead of the primaries, locals may see an increase in political signage throughout the area. Did you know that the City of Sumter and Sumter County have … more
The 2024 primaries are on Tuesday, June 11, for both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. You can vote in either but not both. The early voting period for them is from May 28 to June 7. Early voting centers are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 … more
Mental health disorders cover a wide range of conditions. These disorders can affect your mood, thinking and actions. Lots of people may have mental health concerns. But when there are signs or symptoms that cause stress and your ability to live a … more
It takes a special company to stay in business 99 years and much less still be operated by the same family, but Hill Plumbing and Air meets that mark. Owner Frank Hill and his son, Trey, and daughter, Lauren, spoke recently on the company's … more
Coming out of the frigid winter months into the warmth of spring, there's one vibrant red fruit looking to make your acquaintance: the strawberry. With its delectable sweetness and refreshing tang, strawberry season allows folks to indulge in … more
Last summer I was serving at a church in North Carolina (They think everything is better there than it is in South Carolina. We don't have to tell them the truth, or they will all want to move down here). In the summer, folks typically take … more
Sumter County dots the map not only in South Carolina, but also in three other Southern states to include Alabama, Georgia and Florida. All are named for Gen. Thomas Sumter of our state, who was an American Revolutionary War hero. Sumter County, … more
Riding a wave of applause at The Sumter Item's annual Best of Sumter red carpet event on Tuesday, April 30, Sumter County Sheriff's Office Capt. Chris Moore was all smiles as he walked to receive the honor of Best Law Enforcement Officer. Surrounded … more
Sumter will celebrate its 82nd Iris Festival at Swan Lake Iris Gardens this Memorial Day weekend, with thousands expected to visit the gardens to enjoy good music, food, family friendly events and the blooming of the Japanese irises. Here we take a … more
1. BOARD TO NOT SEEK MILLAGE INCREASE FROM COUNTY For the first time in numerous years, Sumter School District and its board of trustees will not pursue a millage increase from Sumter County Council. According to district Chief Financial … more
When educators read scholarly research on the brain, there is always the potential for misinterpretation. In the field of Mind, Brain, and Education research-informed teaching, these errors are called "neuromyths," defined by the Organization for … more
This hurricane season may turn out to be "extremely active," according to initial outlooks released in April. Colorado State University's tropical meteorology project releases the first widely used forecast for the season each spring. This year, … more
Shot Pouch Greenway, the more than 3-mile paved pedestrian trail running from Dillon Park to Swan Lake Iris Gardens, was a $4 million project made possible through a previous Penny for Progress initiative and had a grand opening at the very … more
Baseball is a sport that is often accused of being incapable of keeping up with the times. America's pastime hasn't been keen on integrating technology, especially at the high school level. Apps like GameChanger became a life-saver for people … more
For most of his professional life, JP Sears was a bit of a nomad. After starring at Wilson Hall and The Citadel, Sears was drafted by the Seattle Mariners and quickly traded to the New York Yankees. He lived the life of a minor leaguer, slowly … more
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