More room to serve and protect: Sumter police, fire headquarters open new public safety complex

North Lafayette Drive is now the central hub of city emer­gency services with the location of the new Sumter Fire Department and Sumter Police Department headquar­ters at the $10.6 …

Progress of the penny: Improving the aesthetics of Sumter County

Sumter County Courthouse
Voted for by Sumter citizens in a county-wide referendum, the Capital Penny Sales Tax is a 1 percent sale and use tax where the money collected is used to fund local projects. Sumter’s first …

At the helm: New 20th Fighter Wing commander wants to take Shaw Air Force Base to new heights

Col. Derek J. O’Malley’s roots to Shaw Air Force Base trace back to before he donned his first Air Force uniform. A framed photo on the wall in his office tells the tale. His father, …

'A community to wrap around you': Shaw AFB's MQ-9 Reaper unit welcomes new airmen in 1st expansion as group

Airmen, families and invited civilians had the opportunity to see a remotely piloted aircraft at the expansion ceremony for Shaw's MQ-9 Reaper unit.
Shaw Air Force Base's newest unit, which flies remote­ly piloted aircraft to protect Americans and their allies throughout the world, recently welcomed a new group of airmen to the East …

Palmetto Tennis Center: a world-class place to compete

When Taylor Townsend played in the Palmetto Pro Open in June 2018 as the top seed, she became the first top-100 player to compete at the Sumter-hosted event. The then 22-year-old was ranked No. 71 in the world at that time.
Ever since Palmetto Tennis Center opened in Sumter 2004, it has held a number of high - quality events. In fact, the day Palmetto Tennis Center opened, it was to host the Carolinas-Virginia …