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After the revealing of a new company planting its roots in Clarendon County and starting operations by summer 2024, the public is invited to a shoveling ceremony this week to welcome the new company. Latitude Corp., a contract manufacturer of … more
Gray was the Saturday morning sky, chilly was the breeze that blew through downtown Sumter and loud were the chants of Sumter High School alumni as they marched through their hometown streets. Warm hugs, unique laughter and endless memories were … more
"To feel or show great joy or delight" is the definition of the word rejoice - and that's exactly what Mayesville Presbyterian Church wants community members to do. Mayesville Presbyterian Church will present its new free series, "Rejoicings," … more
Central Carolina Technical College held an event for prospective students at the college's Health Sciences Simulation Showcase at CCTC's Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter. The showcase was essentially an open house to the public on the … more
ADAM FLASH / THE SUMTER ITEM Sumter School District Chief of Schools Shirley Gamble serves as a guest reader at Sumter County Adult Education on Wednesday. This week was National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week across the nation. more
Aerospace Engineering students at Sumter Career and Technology Center practice using flight simulators to identify the airport and calculate fuel consumption, flight time and payload. PHOTOS PROVIDED more
Well, shiver me timbers! Pirates are coming to the Backcountry. X will mark the spot next Saturday, Sept. 30, as Backcountry Privateers invites fellow pirates to their homestead for Pirate Day. The free, family friendly event will be a way to … more
City of Sumter officials passed a resolution during a city council meeting earlier this month related to the First Amendment, but parts of it may be problematic. "This is just a policy that will protect that First Amendment, but it will also … more
Sumter High School seniors Tae "Aiden" Kim and Jeshua Espiritu are best friends and share many commonalities: a strong work ethic, top-of-their-class rankings, and both recently earned national distinction for their academics. At the school's … more
Student achievement scores and the recurring subject of Title I funding and teacher bonuses distributed last school year highlight Sumter school board's meeting on Monday night. A presentation from the Office of Information Technology and … more
When I was a pastor in Kentucky, I taught a women's Bible study every Monday morning. I would pick up an older lady, Mrs. Horn, and bring her to the Bible study. Mrs. Horn lived in a ramshackle old farmhouse where she had raised 10 children. Her … more
MANNING - A local family commits time, energy and resources at least five times every year to aid their community, state and nation in helping replenish the area's blood supplies. Margaret Walker may be semi-retired, but that hasn't slowed down … more
MANNING - More than two dozen residents of Pocotaligo River Health and Rehab were elegantly coiffed, professionally made up and dressed to perfection for their debut in the facility's annual fashion show that was held Sept. 20 at the facility … more
It is a different environment to teach in, but Sumter County Adult Education teachers Austin Floyd and Stanley Hayes say instructing non-traditional students outside the regular K-12 setting has numerous benefits. This week is National Adult … more
Calling all Gamecocks - the ones who rock the blue and gold. Alumni of Sumter High School will bleed their colors throughout the Downtown Sumter streets for the inaugural SHS Alumni Parade this weekend. The idea to parade through downtown came … more
After what two Turbeville officials say was the wrongful termination of a town employee, the mayor and town administrator have resigned. During the Sept. 12 town council meeting, council members came out of executive session announcing the … more
A Sumter man is in custody after reportedly misfiring a gun and stabbing a woman in a home invasion. After 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office … more
My early memories of developing an appreciation for detective literature stem from my father introducing me to Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Any character relying on his or her practical intellectual genius methods of deductive reasoning is … more
STAFF REPORT The 9th-annual Day of Remembrance Guarding our Hearts (yet) Pressing on With Hope, sponsored by the Sumter Chapter Parents of Murdered Children, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the South HOPE Center, 1125 S. … more
Attention, local job seekers: Have you ever wanted to see some of the top local and regional positions available from top companies all in the same room at one time? Look no further than the Sumter County Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the … more
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