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U.S. Sen Booker begins presidential campaign with Sumter at Morris College

In a time he describes as doom and gloom, anger and hate, what makes us different and what we do not agree on rules headlines and online comment threads, the son of a poor Hendersonville, North Carolina, father wants to change the narrative. U.S. … more

Sumter school board votes to reopen Mayewood Middle School after hours of open, closed discussions

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees voted 6-3 late Monday night to reopen Mayewood Middle School for next year after a nearly six-hour meeting. The vote was made shortly after the … more

Sumter School Board adds discussion of personnel matter to Monday’s meeting

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees made yet another change to its agenda for tonight's meeting on Sunday afternoon by adding the discussion of a personnel matter in executive session and then … more

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker to visit Morris College on Monday

SUBMITTED U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) will promote his 2020 presidential campaign on his visit to Morris College on Monday from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. The senator will address the campus community starting at … more

Campus Corner : Feb. 10, 2019

Lander University Lander University announces the names of undergraduate students who are recognized with the honor of making the President's List, during the first semester of the 2018-19 school year. To qualify for the President's List, a … more

Shaw makes community aware of environmental cleanup actions

An advisory board that serves as a liaison between the community and Shaw Air Force Base regarding environmental remediation actions held its annual meeting last week. The 20th Fighter Wing's Restoration Advisory Board meeting on Feb. 5 at the … more

'Scholarship Lady' hosts college fair at Sumter High

Sumter native and resident Melinda Mihlbauer, founder of PACE Scholarship Academy, hosted a college scholarship fair Saturday at Sumter High School. More than 2,000 students and parents attended the free event, which was an opportunity for them to … more

Equus Film Festival will return with expanded animal-centric art, panels, classes beginning Feb. 18

If you're a lover of horses, dogs, animal rescue in general, art or even filmmaking, mark your calendar for late February and the inaugural Camden Film Week in Kershaw County. Camden's fourth-annual tour stop for the international Equus Film … more

Sumter dog to compete at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York

Carolina's Running with the Hare, called "Blew" by Sumter's Lois McCracken, who bred and trained him, will compete for his final time at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday. McCracken said she shows Blew in order … more

Want to speak out at board meeting? Here's how to share your thoughts Monday with Sumter school trustees

Do you want to voice your opinion to Sumter School District's nine-member Board of Trustees about the potential reopening of Mayewood Middle School or other facets of the public education system? Your next chance is Monday. The outset of the … more

17-year-old faces charges in botched robbery that resulted in Sumter man's death in 2018

A 17-year-old woman is the third suspect facing charges in connection to the November 2018 shooting death of a Sumter man who was allegedly killed during a robbery gone wrong. Mary Green, of Dixie … more

29-year-old Sumter driver involved in collision that killed Virginia man, according to Sumter Police Department

A 76-year-old man was killed Friday night when he was struck by a vehicle while walking on Calhoun Street at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital about 6:48 p.m, according to county authorities. Raymond … more

Man allegedly assaults woman, infant and Sumter police officers

A 32-year-old Hopkins man is facing multiple charges, including assault and resisting arrest, for allegedly assaulting a woman, her 4-month-old child and four Sumter police officers outside a West … more

Officers in training visit Sumter Police Department

About 20 students spent part of the day Monday with officers at Sumter Police Department to learn more about the agency and enforcement of the law. The students later became super sleuths when detective Amanda Snapp, a member of the forensics … more

Columbia City Ballet to perform in Sumter

PHOTO PROVIDED If you love a good story with a happy ending, make sure to mark your calendar for 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Columbia City Ballet will be performing the time-honored masterpiece "The Sleeping Beauty" at Patriot Hall. The third … more

Ditch your dieting habits for a healthy diet with variety

It's been about one month since eager New Year's resolution makers began their quest for losing weight. Dieting is by far the most common approach for weight loss, but it is always the most difficult to maintain. With the promise of cutting … more

Sumter School Board may vote Monday on reopening of Mayewood Middle School

The potential reopening of Mayewood Middle School will be discussed and possibly decided on at the Sumter School District Board of Trustees' meeting on Monday. After a motion following executive session at its last regularly scheduled meeting on … more

Following their passion for teaching: 2 veteran Sumter educators in 10th year with after-school tutoring program

This series is in honor of Black History Month, where each February, as designated by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, founded by Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson, as well as The Library of Congress, an … more

2 men arrested in the death of Chester "Rock" Stavis, who was found dead in Sumter waterway in 2018

The death of Chester “Rock” Stavis, whose body was found in a waterway in November 2018, is being called a robbery gone bad after two men were charged in his killing, according to city … more

There's lots to see in USC Sumter art galleries

FROM STAFF REPORTS Now through March 31, the University of South Carolina Sumter has plenty of art for viewing. In the Upstairs Gallery, located in the Williams-Brice-Edwards Administration Building, visitors can find Eric Burress' Natural … more
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