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Sumter Today: We get answers to some frequently asked questions about voting

In-person absentee voting is in full swing, and there’s a lot you need to know to both be an informed voter and make the process easier for you. To help you easily access reliable, accurate … 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

Sumter Today: Santee Lynches turns selfies into masks for students

Santee Lynches Regional Council of Governments is an intergovernmental agency that works to bridge connections for the betterment of the community.They recently came up with an idea called Mask the … more

Sumter Today: A high school band adapts to the pandemic

After high school football teams were given the thumbs up to play this season, Sumter’s three band directors collaborated to create a proposal that allowed their students to march on amid the … more

Sumter Today: One of Sumter’s family farms is open for fall festivities

If you’ve only seen Dorr Farms at the USC Sumter Farmers Market on Fridays or other events in town, you’re missing out on a load of family farm fun.The farm is open to the public ahead of … more

Sumter Today: The Aldersgate pumpkin patch is open for the season

The Aldersgate United Methodist Church pumpkin patch is a fall tradition, and things are a little different, they weren’t going to let the coronavirus stop their mission. Pumpkins are … more

Sumter Today: Here are the headlines you need to know today in Sumter County.

It’s finally fall, and we’re starting to see events begin again.We have articles that have run in our paper and online now about Old McCaskills Farm, Aldersgate’s pumpkin patch, the … more

Sumter Today: A hidden park gets some new toys.

Hidden Park is named that for good reason.Almost entirely surrounded by backyards, it’s easy to miss driving in the neighborhood off Miller Road across from Central Carolina Technical … more

Mayoral Debate 2020 presented by The Sumter Item

The Sumter Item hosted a mayoral debate on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Sumter Opera House. All six candidates were in attendance to share their platform and policy plans in the hopes of earning … more

Sumter Today: The eSTEAM Sumter Festival take their show on the road

The Link Economic Development Alliance, like so many other groups this year, had to cancel their flagship event, the eSTEAM Sumter Festival.But they didn’t want to completely let the … more

Watch Sumter's first 2020 Mayoral Debate live from the Sumter Opera House

The Sumter Item is set to host a mayoral debate on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. It will be held at the Sumter Opera House, but because of COVID-19, it is not open for the public to attend in person. … more

Sumter Today: Millwood Elementary Holds an Eat Healthy Fundraiser

This week Millwood Elementary School held a fundraiser to encourage students to eat healthy. Dorr Farms prepared vegetable and fruit farm boxes to distribute to families. We stopped by to learn … more

Sumter Today: Liberty Steam Charter School holds a family preview session

Liberty Steam Charter School held its first Family Preview Session last week for prospective parents. The session was set up to inform parents about LSC's mission, scholar expectations, core values … more

Sumter Today: Here are the headlines you need to know today impacting our community.

To be the first to know what’s happening in our community, sign up for our email newsletter or subscribe today to receive the newspaper and website access, or sign up for a cheaper all-access … more

Sumter Today: We go behind the scenes with a local Best-Of winning dog trainer

Paw-la has been training dogs since the 70s, and she uses positive reinforcement and games to mold pets into the best pups. Dog Training with Paw-la is one of our 2020 Best of Sumter winners, and we … more

Sumter Today: Sumter’s art gallery brings art to students

The Sumter County Gallery of Art does more than host art exhibitions. They usually offer camps and classes, especially over the summer, for amateur and experienced artists of all ages, but COVID-19 … more

Sumter Today: USC Sumter showcases its softball program

USC Sumter is proud of its softball program and facilities, and they held a training camp and open house over the weekend to try to entice recruits. After going through the camp, attendees were … more

Sumter Today: Here’s what you need to know today in Sumter and the surrounding area.

With heavy rain expected to return Thursday evening, Sumter appeared to have escaped Sally’s remnants through the first part of the day without major injuries. more

Sumter Today: A Crestwood alum becomes the school’s first female athlete to go pro

Shaquanda Miller-McCray has had an unexpected last year or so.With COVID-19 hampering her senior year at Georgia State, the Crestwood High School alum didn’t get the attention she thought she … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Fire Department gets back to group training exercises

The Sumter Fire Department had to postpone its group training schedule at their training grounds because of the coronavirus, but they just got back to it last week. They had been doing some physical … more
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