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School board's Finance Committee will review emergency declaration

Sumter School District Board of Trustees' advisory Finance Committee will hold its monthly meeting for April on Tuesday morning. A district spokeswoman notified the media on Thursday. The committee will review the district's financial reports … more

Prisma doctors urge parents to take action against disease

Most parents would do anything in their power to protect their children from harm."The reason more than a dozen devastating diseases have faded from our collective memory is that vaccines have been so effective in eradicating these diseases," said … more

Tuomey athletic trainers will host 6-week camp for student athletes

Would you like to increase your athletic ability? Improve your balance, speed and overall fitness? Join Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital's athletic trainers for a six-week summer camp and learn how you … more

Reservation deadline nears for Wycliffe Bible translators' Sumter banquet on May 2

FROM STAFF REPORTS International Bible-translating organization Wycliffe Associates will be holding its regular banquet in Sumter soon and is inviting the public to come see how new technologies are accelerating Bible translation across the … more

Sumter's 1st CBD store opening soon

The first store in Sumter to exclusively sell retail products made from cannabidiol, or CBD, is set to open soon. Eugene Jacobs, owner of Your CBD Store-Florence, spoke Thursday on his planned May 4 opening of Your CBD Store-Sumter at 661 Bultman … more

'I'm Amazed' to be performed today at Sumter church

Members of Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., practice their roles on Thursday evening for the "I'm Amazed" Easter service, which will begin today at 10:45 a.m. On Friday, the church held a Living Lord's Supper Communion experience for guests … more

Boy injured after tree falls through Cherryvale home

A young boy was seriously injured Friday afternoon as severe thunderstorms ripe for tornadoes ripped through Sumter County. The 3-year-old boy was sitting on a couch in a Burgess Glen Mobile Home park residence when a massive pine tree crashed … more

Easter Schedule: Sunday, April 21, 2019

SCHOOLS - The following will be closed Monday: Sumter School District; St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School; Wilson Hall; Thomas Sumter Academy; Robert E. Lee Academy; and Morris College. Laurence Manning Academy, Clarendon Hall, Lee County Public … more

Young boy seriously injured from tree crashing into Cherryvale mobile home during Friday storm

A young boy was seriously injured Friday afternoon as severe thunderstorms ripe for tornadoes ripped through Sumter County. The boy, who dispatchers were saying in the heat of the emergency was 2 … more

Clarendon School District 2 schools releasing early as Sumter, Clarendon, Lee under tornado watch

All Clarendon School District 2 schools will dismiss at 1:15 p.m. Friday as Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties are under a tornado watch. The watch extends Friday until 6 p.m. as severe … more

Notre Dame, Good Friday and Easter

When I was 14, our high school band, the Largo Band of Gold, went to Europe to compete in the World Music Festival (we won two gold medals with distinction). After the competition, we toured continental Europe. Our first stop was Paris. Nothing … more

SHS junior earns highest Girl Scout award for project

Sumter High School junior Kayleigh Jordan has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest given by the organization, for her "quiet book" project. She has been a member of Troop 2243 for 12 years, starting as a Daisy when she was 5. Her mother, … more

Good Friday, Easter Schedule: Friday, April 19, 2019

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be open today. GOVERNMENT - The following are closed today: City of Sumter offices; Sumter County offices; Clarendon County offices; City of Manning offices; Lee County offices; and City of … more

New Manning Avenue funeral home grand opening today Columbia-based Bostick-Tompkins bought property from IRS auction

A new funeral home has opened in Sumter and will be having its official grand opening today. Debra Jackson, manager of the Sumter location of Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, spoke earlier this week on the Columbia-based funeral home's expansion … more

Florence Museum curator to give lecture on Elizabeth White

PHOTOS PROVIDED Elizabeth White was an ambitious printmaker and painter from Sumter whose early training and social networking connected her to some of the most prominent Southern artists and institutions of the early 20th century. However, in … more

Vascular care now available in Sumter at McLeod Cardiology

FROM STAFF REPORTS An outreach program by McLeod Cardiology Associates Sumter hopes to increase availability of vascular care of patients in Sumter and the surrounding areas. Dr. Eva Rzucidlo, a vascular surgeon, is now seeing patients at the … more

Tearing down to build back up: Old Standard Music building demolished downtown to make way for brewery

Construction crews tore down the old Standard Music building at the corner of West Liberty and South Main streets in downtown Sumter Wednesday morning to make way for the county's first brewery. Sumter Original Brewery, privately owned by … more

Nursing homes may be removed from permitted uses downtown

With nearly $3 million of a $68 million draft spending budget left to balance for the City of Sumter's fiscal 2020 budget at the beginning of April, the Finance Department presented an update to City Council that showed a drop in more than $100,000 … more

Census: Sumter population flat since 2010 estimates

The latest U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates released Thursday show Sumter County and many other rural counties in the state flat or losing population since the last decennial census in 2010. In reviewing the latest totals, … more

Good Friday, Easter Schedule: Thursday, April 18, 2019

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be open on Friday. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Friday, April 19: City of Sumter offices; Sumter County offices; Clarendon County offices; City of Manning offices; Lee County offices; … more
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