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Sheriff's Citizens Community Relations Advisory Board to meet via Facebook

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Sumter County Sheriff's Office Citizens Community Relations Advisory Board meeting will be streamed live at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, on the sheriff's office Facebook page. Presenters will be Sr. Corp. Chaundrica Segura, … more

Sumter County Veterans Association cancels Veterans Day parade because of COVID-19

The Sumter County Veterans Association has canceled its Veterans Day parade and program scheduled for Nov. 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Larry E. Huff, chairman of the Sumter County Veterans Association, said in a … more

Donation helps fund masks for Sumter students

DONATIONS TO SUMTER CARES MASKS PROJECT Goes entirely to funding masks for Sumter School District students and employees. Donations last week as of Tuesday, Oct. 20: Dennis Kern, in honor of Lydia Parnell, who designed the Sumter Cares logo, … more

Sumter author Ken Bell's work submitted for Edgar Award

Local author Kendall "Ken" Bell's nonfiction "Triple Tragedy in Alcolu" has been submitted for consideration for an Edgar Award. Submitted by Bella Rosa Books, the book, Bell's latest, recounts the events of the 1944 murder trial and execution of … more

Voting open for October's Carolina Grove Teacher of the Month

Vote now for your favorite educator to give him or her a chance to be named October's Carolina Grove Teacher of the Month. Four finalists have been chosen by Item staff from nominations submitted by the public. To vote daily, go to … more

Memorial to honor Rembert man, 23, killed 1 year ago as case remains unsolved

A year later, the family of Derrick "Snacks" Slater still has unanswered questions about the death of their brother, son, cousin and expectant father. The 23-year-old was reported missing on Oct. 22, 2019, after he was last seen leaving his job … more

Sumter doctor stars in nonpartisan documentary on voting in America

A documentary that highlights the stories of five citizens across the country on Election Day 2016, including one from Sumter, has resurfaced to uplift voters about the importance of voting rights before the November election. One of those five … more

One year after shooting, Palmetto Tire owner finds the 'good out of it'

One year after a shooter entered Philip Marlowe's business and fired all the shots from his clip, injuring three before fleeing, Marlowe and his employees choose to look at themselves as victorious and not victims. It was one year ago today - … more

Fireside Fund helps Rembert woman with mobility restraints find source of high electricity use

The Sumter Item holds its Fireside Fund each winter, but our staff decided to start early this year in anticipation of an increased need at Sumter United Ministries. Scratch that; not anticipated. Realized. Every penny donated to the … more

District says Sumter JV players were contacted despite parents' claims

Sumter School District said calls were made by Sumter High School football coaches to each of the members of the school's junior varsity football team about them needing to quarantine because of an opposing team's positive tests prior to it being … more

No. 1 Clemson has new faces on defense and still dominating

Clemson once again has a dominating defense that delivers crunching hits and game-changing interceptions that has helped the Tigers ascend to the top of college football. That seems to be an annual summary of Clemson, it's just the names that … more

Former Crestwood back Williams enjoying life on Ravens practice squad

While this has been far from a regular season in the National Football League, it's been a blessing for Crestwood High School alum Ty'Son Williams. The former Knight was battling through an injury this offseason as he tried to break onto an NFL … more

Jackson, Harrison, Alston-Daniels, Grant selected as Touchdown Club Players of Week

Davin Jackson played on 35 defensive snaps for the Sumter High School football team in its 50-7 victory over St. James last Friday. The 6-foot-3-inch, 260-pound defensive end finished with nine total tackles, meaning he was in on a quarter of the … more

Tagovailoa takes over as Miami starter

MIAMI - Tua Tagovailoa will make his first NFL start next week for the Miami Dolphins, who are turning to him to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick, a person familiar with the team's decision said Tuesday. The person confirmed the decision to The … more

Friedman's Series: Built Rays, then left to build Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas - Andrew Friedman isn't quite torn. The Dodgers' president of baseball operations since October 2014, he helped build Los Angeles into a power that reached the World Series for the third time in four seasons. He had been Tampa … more

McCaffrey's work in red zone could be of use to Panthers now

CHARLOTTE - The Carolina Panthers miss Christian McCaffrey, particularly in the red zone. While Mike Davis has been a solid fill-in for McCaffrey and helped the team to three wins, the reality is if the Panthers want to make a run at the NFC … more

Will Netflix viewers notice that 'Rebecca' is a remake?

By Kevin McDonough Not available (to mere TV critics at least) for review, a 2020 remake of "Rebecca" begins streaming on Netflix today. The original left an enduring impression on several generations of viewers. Most notably, it was Alfred … more

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Thursday, 7:45 a.m., 10 E. Liberty St. CENTRAL CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE … more

Handsome Porter wants to be everyone's friend

BELOW: Meet Porter. This handsome hunk is looking for a forever home of his own. He is very loving and just wants to be everyone's friend. He does pull on a leash and would benefit from basic leash training. He will require a fenced-in yard to keep … more

Horoscopes: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't take a risk. Acting in haste will lead to a loss. Anger will not help you maintain stability. Bide your time, and do your best to get along with everyone until you have a clear-cut plan in place. TAURUS (April … more
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