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Thomas Sumter family descendant to speak Monday at meeting

Thomas Sumter Tisdale will be the guest speaker at Monday's meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society. Tisdale is a Charleston attorney, an author and a playwright who has done extensive research on the family of Revolutionary War Gen. … more

Study results show trends in housing in Sumter

After a three-month preliminary study, Sumter residents listened to a presentation focusing on the city's affordable housing trends during a public meeting at Swan Lake Visitors Center on Feb. 7. This study was meant to answer questions about the … more

How much will it cost to reopen Mayewood Middle School?

The cost to reopen Mayewood Middle School for Sumter School District will be in the range of $1 million to $1.2 million next school year and then about $360,000 to $471,000 in recurring annual expenditures every year after that. Cost calculations … more

Air Force's first female F-16 Viper Demo Team commander removed at Shaw Air Force Base

An airman who was the first female to be certified as commander of the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team at Shaw Air Force Base has been removed from her position after two weeks.Col. Derek O'Malley, … more

St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School students collect warm clothing for those in need

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School's service project for January was collecting hats, gloves and scarves. Throughout the month, students from grades K5 through eighth brought in donations to give to Sumter United Ministries to distribute to … more

Remember S.C.'s state forests on your tax return

FROM STAFF REPORTS The South Carolina Forestry Commission is encouraging taxpayers to make a charitable contribution on their tax returns to S.C. State Forests Fund. Contributions help support the five state forests: Harbison, Manchester, Poe … more

Sumter County Library to host Black History Month program

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Sumter County Library will host a presentation titled "Education in South Carolina: The Events that Brought about Public Education" at 3 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to attend the program at the downtown library, … more

B&C Auto Pros opening 2nd location this spring at 3815 Broad St. in Sumter

New business: B&C Auto Pros, 3815 Broad St., near Shaw Air Force Base Owner: Brad Garris from Sumter - 9-bay shop - 10,000 square feet Focus: "General automotive repair to include oil changes, tune-ups, radiators, tires, wheels and all … more

Sumter crime reports: Feb. 14

Woman allegedly poses as patient's sister, takes debit card Barbara Annette Harris, 50, was arrested on Saturday and charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult for allegedly presenting herself as the sister of a 58-year-old female patient at … more

Generous Fireside Fund donations give senior Sumter couple peace of mind

It's a combination of thorough evaluation and generous donations through the Fireside Fund that allows Sumter United Ministries to assist the most deserving Sumter County neighbors with critical assistance for heat, according to the … more

Crowd hears a Joyful Noise at Sumter's Patriot Hall

The Three Hebrew Boys perform at Joyful Noise: A Gospel Celebration on Saturday night at Patriot Hall. Churches competed for a $1,000 cash prize and the title of Joyful Noise Choir of the Year for 2018. The inaugural event was emceed by Jeffrey … more

Sumter's Mayewood Middle and maybe F.J. DeLaine Elementary to reopen

Concerns with transitioning into a new K-8 magnet school weighed heavily in the Sumter school board's vote late Monday to reopen Mayewood Middle School next year, and a potential reopening of F.J. DeLaine Elementary School will likely be on next … more

Sumter school board holding called meeting Tuesday night

The Sumter school board has scheduled another called meeting for Tuesday night at the district office. The meeting will be mostly behind closed doors in executive session, according to the agenda, … more

Crestwood FFA places 8th at event

SUBMITTED Members of the Crestwood Future Farmers of America traveled to Georgetown on Feb. 9 to compete in the state Wildlife Career Development Event. Career Development Events build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage … more

St. Anne & St. Jude wins quiz bowl for 5th year

PHOTO PROVIDED St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School has won the SCISA Middle School Quiz Bowl Regional for the fifth-consecutive year. The Guardians defeated three teams on Feb. 6 and will now host the nine-team SCISA State Tournament on … more

Restaurant news: Sumter area food ratings for Feb. 1-8

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Feb. 1-8. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Alderman's Drugs, 40 N. Main St., … more

Sumter Little Theatre presents Sherlock Holmes' 'Baskerville'

Sumter Little Theatre presents a comic take on history's most celebrated fictional detective when "Ken Ludwig's Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" opens Thursday evening. Directed by Michael Duffy, "Baskerville's" cast of characters numbers … more

Fire hydrant flow tests to be held on Broad Street Extension, Alice Drive in Sumter

FROM STAFF REPORTS The City of Sumter will perform fire hydrant flow tests on Broad Street Extension and Alice Drive from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Water customers in the surrounding area may experience temporary discolored … more

Sumter County Council to recognize American Legion Public Safety Award winners

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to recognize recipients of the 2018 American Legion Public Safety Award Winners. Award winners are: Sgt. James … more

Central Carolina Technical College to offer apprenticeship program for Sumter youth

Central Carolina Technical College will address two issues at once with its youth apprenticeship program: preparing high school seniors for careers in mechatronics and machine tools and increasing the workforce for local industries. The program … more
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