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Sumter native named Air Force Association airman of the year

A Sumter native is among the list of 12 airmen honored by the Air Force Association for their hard work and dedication in 2019. Senior Master Sgt. Sylvetris Hlongwane, who led five teams in the command's largest military justice arena, servicing … more

Dalzell man charged with attempted murder

A 22-year-old man from Dalzell has been charged with attempted murder after he reportedly shot a gun into a home in Sumter. Anfernee Jar'Dell Bradley, of Cannery Road, faces one count of attempted murder and one of discharging a firearm into a … more

Hamptons in Sumter makes Food Network's Best Rooftop Restaurants in Country list

Out of 32 rooftop restaurants from major cities like New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Indianapolis and Atlanta, Sumter's own Hamptons made a splash on the Food Network's Best Rooftop Restaurants in the Country list. The article described … more

New Sumter School District superintendent pushes unity, strength

Sumter School District's annual opening meeting is considered a pep rally, of sorts, for teachers, administrators and staff, and Friday's event at Sumter County Civic Center was right on cue. With an outside welcome from Sumter's three public … more

YWCA holds domestic violence vigil for slain Sumter mom

Purple-clad friends and advocates gathered in front of the Sumter County Judicial Center on Friday, their purpose to honor a slain mother, their hope to stop future domestic abuse before it ends with a funeral. The YWCA of the Upper Lowlands held … more

1st-grade teacher at Wilder Elementary wins Sumter School District honor

Tanya Peckham said being a teacher is being a part of something that is powerful. The profession has made a deep impact on her life, she said, and she's making an impact on the profession. On Friday, Sumter School District named Peckham its … more

1 killed after driver disregards stop sign in Clarendon County

The driver of a 2008 Jaguar was killed in a fiery crash at 5:20 p.m. Friday in Clarendon County. According to Lance Cpl. Matthew Southern of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of the … more

Sumter County officers respond to triple shooting at Cherryvale mobile home park

Three people were shot Friday night at a mobile home park on Broad Street in the Cherryvale community. The incident happened about 8 p.m. in the 4400 block of Broad Street, which is the American … more

Shaw airman who died Aug. 13 is third suicide at Sumter base this year

The airman who was found dead in his Sumter home off Shaw Air Force Base on Tuesday has been identified.Second Lt. Christopher Rhoton’s death was deemed a suicide by the Sumter County … more

Tuomey team members win highest in-house honors

Provided by Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital Six Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital team members have been awarded the Shining Star award, the hospital's highest honor for employees or teams who have gone above and beyond in their daily work, … more

Construction completed on Sumter, Lee roads as part of gas tax

As revenue continues to come in from the state's legislator-approved gas tax, roads in Sumter and Lee counties are beginning to see new pavement. Four roads were documented by the South Carolina Department of Transportation's photographer, Cody … more

Sumter's Home Chapter, NSDAR, encourages new teachers, presents each with book, certificates

Sumter's Home Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented 12 new Sumter School District teachers two $25 gift certificates and a historical novel written and autographed by NSDAR member Sheila Ingle. Ingle … more

Sumter traffic deaths increase as statewide numbers decrease

The historically deadliest time of the year to be on South Carolina roadways is ending soon, and while statewide statistics show a decrease in traffic fatalities this year, Sumter County's case is the opposite. Preliminary numbers from the South … more

Praying for closure: Sumter church has vigil for missing girl ahead of slain mother’s funeral

Children came to the front of the sanctuary at the end of Wednesday's service so the congregation could pray for them ahead of school beginning. As parents were invited up to join, to hold their children's hands, a 12-year-old boy's aunt instead … more

Carbs belong on your plate for good health and energy

Carbohydrates are a popular yet controversial topic among dieters, nutritionists and weight-loss experts. For decades, a low-carb, no-carb diet has been promoted as the "go-to" for weight loss, but the fact is that carbohydrates are essential and … more

City celebrates 285th birthday of Gen. Sumter

Outside the Sumter County Courthouse, community members surrounded Gen. Thomas Sumter's statue as balloons were tied around its hand to celebrate his 285th birthday on Wednesday morning. The celebration opened with Mayor Joe McElveen and Jim … more

Sumter school board still debating committee system

The subject of board committees and members of the public serving on them continues to draw special attention from Sumter School District's Board of Trustees. At Monday night's meeting, trustees wrangled again on whether its committees should be … more

Shaw Air Force Base airman dies, commander says on Facebook

An airman stationed at Shaw Air Force Base died this week, according to a social media post from the 20th Fighter Wing’s commander. Col. Derek J. O’Malley appeared on Facebook as the … more

Supply drive will benefit domestic violence victims at Sumter's YWCA

A group of young lawyers is working on the other side of domestic violence cases by holding a supply drive for victims, and Sumter's shelter stands to benefit. The Young Lawyers Division, a group of professionals in the South Carolina Bar … more

Blood donations needed, drives planned in Sumter

As donors delay giving blood to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage. Thousands of donors have rolled up a … more
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