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Data leads committee to ask Sumter school board to reconsider Mayewood Middle reopening

With a look at more detailed factors playing into a complex $130 million budget, the Sumter school board's advisory Finance Committee wants the board to reconsider its vote last week to reopen Mayewood Middle School. District Chief Financial … more

Sumter City Council to recognize local heroes tonight at meeting

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to recognize the 2018 American Legion Post 15 Firefighter of the Year and City Police Officer of the Year. Later, … more

SLT's 'Baskerville' is anything but sane but packed with comedy

If you like your theater rational, realistic and sane, then Ken Ludwig's "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" is probably not your cup of comedy. If you are drawn by terms like satire, spoof, farce and sight gags, this current Sumter Little … more

Teaching the past, working for the future: S.C. NAACP president speaks to soldiers at U.S. Army Central Black History Month program

We hear the names, and we recognize the iconic photos. A man standing in front of thousands in Washington, D.C., talking about a dream he had. A young girl walking into school. A bus, burned, bombed. Those names and those stories must be … more

Sumter School District Finance Committee recommends Mayewood reopening be reconsidered

The Sumter school board’s advisory Finance Committee wants the district’s Board of Trustees to reconsider its decision to reopen Mayewood Middle School next school year. Reasoning that … more

Sumter woman grows pineapple; library to become gallery

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Feb. 10 - Feb. 16 - J.C. Penney Co. sold a total of $85,540,036.90 during the Fifth War Loan campaign. It was announced today through the company's publication Pay Day. The Penney store in Sumter also came in for much … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Sumter Item photographer Heyward Crowson won top S.C. press award

Reflections remembers a spectacular explosion which occurred at the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad yard in September 1968, and The Sumter Daily Item photographer Heyward Crowson was there to capture photos. One photo earned Crowson first place in … more

The Sumter Item expands Best Of contest to Clarendon County

With the excitement surrounding and success in participation of The Sumter Item's annual Best of Sumter reader's choice contest, we are expanding the community celebration contest to Clarendon County. Nominations for Best of Clarendon 2019 are … more

S.C. education department is 'very concerned' about Mayewood Middle School reopening

The state education department's leader wrote a letter to Sumter School District's leaders expressing concerns about the school board's vote Monday night to reopen Mayewood Middle School given the district's recent financial and other … more

Sumter County Council gives first read to budget amendment, recognizes 5 Sumter heroes

Sumter County Council recognized five of Sumter's heroes, all recipients of the 2018 American Legion Public Safety Award, during its meeting on Tuesday. Award winners include: Sumter County Deputy of the Year and American Legion Post 15 Law … 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Sumter School District Vice Chairman Frank Baker says take community members off Finance Committee

The former superintendent under whose watch the Sumter School District overspent its budget by $6.2 million two years ago and who now serves on the school board of trustees publicly said involvement by business and community leaders on the … more
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