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Sumter Today: The YMCA awards its top honor of the year

The Sumter Family YMCA is more than a gym. Its team strives to connect with the community and help provide critical services in the areas of youth development and healthy living, and they’ve … more

Sumter Today: We check out training at the Springdale Race Course

The Springdale Race Course is home to the annual Carolina Cup in Camden, a steeplechase horse race that raises money for the local Kershaw County Medical Center. We stopped by the training center the … more

Sumter Today: Hillcrest Middle School is getting recognized for a STEM project

Schools throughout Sumter County are putting a heavy focus on advancing in STEM-based education, and we’ve enjoyed having the chance to follow some of their stories. Recently, Hillcrest Middle … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Opera House celebrates its 125th birthday

The Sumter Opera House was built in its present form in 1895 following the destruction of the first building in 1892 by fire. In 1936, it was renovated into a movie theater. During its tenure as a … more

Sumter Today: Students honor Martin Luther King Jr. through the spoken word

Elementary, middle and high school students in Lee County participated in an oratorical essay contest as part of their educational commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Ahead of Monday’s … more

Sumter Today: Students build beds for shelter dogs

Students at Laurence Manning Academy have been working on a service project to build cots for dogs at the Sumter County animal shelter. The dogs would otherwise sleep on the bare floor that has to be … more

Sumter Today: Local church leaders unite to help their community

Pastors at two churches in Sumter have teamed up to co-host Sumter’s first Corner 2 Corner conference. C2C was a group of events that took place over the weekend and beginning of this week … more

Sumter Today: An airman comes home for good

Brian Randazzo has dedicated 20 years of his life to the Air Force, and on July 22 he left Shaw Air Force Base for his fourth and final deployment. This weekend, he surprised his two youngest … more

Sumter Today: The fire department heats up its training

Every structure fire the Sumter Fire Department responds to is one too many, but they must still train to make sure they’re ready for anything. A group of both career and volunteer firefighters … more

Sumter Today: Students learn about aviation careers

Rocket Girls is an educational exhibition that highlights female pilots and astronauts in Summerton, and they recently held an appreciation program to honor women in the aviation industry for … more

Sumter Today: We reveal our most watched episode of 2019

Last year, we covered so much in the Sumter community. From schools to businesses to events, we were there. With you and for you. You all watched us every weekday hundreds of thousands of times, and … more

Sumter Today: Students make a mini-Sumter

Wilder Elementary School hosted their first-ever family maker night, where students and their families gathered to create a miniature 3-D map of Sumter. They incorporated STEM ideas and thought of … more

Sumter Today: A barber shop gives free haircuts to students

For our third most popular episode of 2019, a group of barbers from undisputed barber shop visited crosswell drive to give the young boys haircuts and to talk to them about the importance of good … more

Sumter Today: An elementary school teacher learns a different handshake for every student

For our fourth most popular episode of 2019, we’re revisiting Tiffani Kruger’s kindergarten classroom at Millwood Elementary School. After hearing about this unique idea’s success … more

Sumter Today: We revisit the fifth most popular episode of the year

For our fifth most popular episode of the year, we went to Alice Drive Middle School to learn about a technology-based fitness game students spent the first half of the school year creating. The … more

Sumter Today: We take a look back at what we did in 2019

We spent 2019 going all over Sumter, from classrooms to sports to businesses to community events. We’ve met a lot of great people and learned a lot about all the exciting things happening in … more

Sumter Today: We revisit the seventh most popular episode of the year

For our seventh most popular episode of the year, we went to crest wood high school where now nba rookie standout ja Morant came back to visit after declaring for the draft in April. He had just … more

Sumter Today: We learn how the sheriff’s office trains its award-winning K9

Senior Deputy Peyton Way is a K9 handler at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and she let us sit in on a training session she conducted with her partner, K9 Tank. Tank is a 7-year-old German … more

Sumter Today: We do Christmas, the Carolina Backcountry way

The Sumter County Museum opened its gates last weekend to show patrons what it might have been like to celebrate the Christmas season in the early 19th century in Backcountry of the South Carolina. … more

Sumter Today: Kids attend a Polar Express PJ night at the opera house

The Sumter Opera House held a showing of the Polar Express recently and invited kids to dress in their comfy PJs and come make Christmas cookies and drink hot chocolate before the movie showed. more
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