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ERIC WAYNE YOUNG

Eric Wayne Young, 37, died Saturday, Oct.17, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. Services will be announced by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter. more

LEON PEARSON

BISHOPVILLE - Mr. Leon Pearson passed away on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. Professional services are incomplete and will be announced later by JP Holley Funeral Home, Bishopville Chapel. more

BURNETTE MIXON

BISHOPVILLE - Ms. Burnette Mixon passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Carolina Pines Medical Center in Hartsville. Professional services are incomplete and will be announced later by JP Holley Funeral Home, Bishopville Chapel. more

LAVARI TAKIA TONEY

LYNCHBURG - Lavari Takia Toney died on Friday evening, Oct. 16, 2020. The family is receiving friends at 1509 Black Swamp Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jefferson Funeral Home Service Inc. of Lynchburg. more

Candidate Q&A: Sumter County Council District 3 - Jimmy Byrd and Jason Johnson

JIMMY BYRD IncumbentRepublican Why are you running? N/A Have you run for political office before? If so, explain: N/A How long have you lived in your district? N/A Current … more

Trump says Sudan will be removed from terrorism list

CAIRO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday said Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a move that would open the door for the African country to get the … more

6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six current and former Russian military officers sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. hospitals and businesses, … more

South Carolina authorities break up huge party amid pandemic

COLUMBIA (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina broke up a party where at least 2,000 people were gathered without taking precautions to prevent spreading the coronavirus, fire officials said.The … more

Arson suspect in custody after fire destroys Bishopville Post Office

The Bishopville Police Department arrested a man after video surveillance showed the suspect make several attempts to set fire and break-in to the Bishopville Post Office early Saturday.The blaze … more

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 36 - Kevin Johnson and Leon Winn

KEVIN L. JOHNSON IncumbentDemocrat Why are you running? I feel like I have provided quality services to the constituents I serve and to the state of South Carolina. Much has been … more

Candidate Q&A: State House of Representatives District 64 - Kimberly Johnson and Cindy Risher

KIMBERLY O. JOHNSON Democrat Why are you running? I am running because I want a representative who truly best represents the people of District 64. As a lifelong resident who proudly lives … more

Sumter High JV football team under quarantine for two weeks

The entire Sumter High School junior varsity football team is under quarantine for two weeks after playing against a St. James team on Thursday that had two players who had tested positive for … more

Sumter Today: Sumter High School’s youngest students get a different kind of freshmen welcome.

With COVID-19 protocol, students started going back to campus in phases.While that has been deemed the safest route by school and district leaders, it means freshmen didn’t get the traditional … more

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House of Representatives District 6 - James E. Jim Clyburn, John McCollum, Mark Hackett

JAMES E. JIM CLYBURN Incumbent Democrat Why are you running? I am running to continue my record of putting service above self and principle above politics. I will build on the investments … more

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House of Representatives District 5 - Moe Brown, Ralph Norman

MOE BROWN Democrat Why are you running? I am running to represent the 5th District of South Carolina because I love my state, I love my country, and I fear for the direction that our current … more

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 29 - Gerald Malloy, JD Chaplin

JD CHAPLIN Republican I am chairman of the Darlington County Republican Party. I’m also a member of Black Creek Baptist Church; an Eagle Scout; and serve as assistant Scout Master for Boy … more

Candidate Q&A: Clarendon County Council Chair - Dwight Stewart, Robert Beard

Dwight Stewart IncumbentDemocrat Why are you running? Public office is a way to give back to the community. Have you run for political office before? If so, explain: Twenty years as a … more

Here's a list of uncontested candidates running in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee counties

These candidates are running for seats representing Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties unopposed by another candidate. SUMTER Lauretha A. McCants (D): Auditor Jaime Campbell (D): Clerk of … more

Sumter County voters will see Sunday alcohol sales question on ballots

Voters will decide in November whether grocery stores and convenience stores in Sumter County should be allowed to sell beer and wine on Sundays. Sumter County Council voted to put the question on … more

Frequently asked questions about voting in South Carolina on Election Day

When are polls open on Election Day? Polling places will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote. What are election officials doing to protect … more
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