Sumter Today: We take a look back 125 years of The Sumter Item


The Sumter Item was founded on October 15, 1894 by Hubert Graham Osteen. If you know the current Osteen brothers who own the paper, he was their great-grandfather. A lot has happened in the last 125 years in Sumter, and we’re celebrating our anniversary by taking a look back to the past with our archivist and Sumter historian, Sammy Way.