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Sumter Today: Coronavirus update Wednesday, August 5 2020

Sumter County, like the state overall, is continuing to see a decrease in new COVID-19 cases per day since a Memorial Day surge peaked in mid-July, but Sumterites continue to test positive at a … more

Sumter Today: Allie Van Dyke shares information on why it’s important to donate blood and plasma to help those affected by covid 19

The blood connection is a non profit organization that is taking blood and plasma donations in Sumter.  They are using these samples with antibodies from recovered COVID-19 patients to help … more

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

On Monday, DHEC announced 1,105 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state as well as 11 more deaths.Both of those numbers, along with 15.2 percent of tests coming back positive, were lower … more

Sumter Today: We get a behind the scenes look at one of Sumter’s newest restaurants

Carolina Grove opened this year, and while that’s not great timing with the COVID-19 pandemic, they have worked to adjust their menu and model. From taking strict health safety precautions to … more

Sumter Today: Sumter residents put together a historical marker for the city.

Dr Sammy Way is one of Sumter's most valued icons, and we take any moment we can to talk to him about the history of the military and Sumter.  Sammy and others are currently putting together a … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Flyers Coach talks about his team's undefeated summer season.

The coaches for the P15s decided to put together a junior team to let the younger kids who play baseball have the chance to play this year. The junior league has been playing games throughout the … more

Sumter Today: A manufacturer in Manning adapts to help itself and other businesses during the pandemic

Businesses across the nation are looking for ways to stay open and adapt to address concerns from the coronavirus, and one manufacturer in Manning stepped up to the plate to help its own company and … more

Sumter Today: High school athletes workout together to say they want to play

High school football players in Sumter haven’t been given the green light yet to start official conditioning due to the pandemic. District officials haven’t decided yet on a start date … more

Sumter Today: The city partners with a summer camp program to help engage students and prepare them for the future

The City of Sumter receives community development block grants, which is funding to help improve the local community in low and moderate income areas.They partnered with a virtual STEAM summer camp … more

Sumter Today: Yogis and kickboxers workout together

Yoga and kickboxing may seem like pretty opposite exercise activities, but a group class was held over the weekend to promote both together. The class was organized by Jerome Robinson at Team … more

Sumter Today: Two former Crestwood students talk about how their football career has led them to the NFL.

Ty'son Williams and Donald Rutledge are two alumni from Crestwood's class of 2015 who are now playing in the NFL. Currently they are home during quarantine and have been working out to stay in shape … more

Sumter Today: A leader in adult education gets recognized for her work

Santee Lynches Regional Council of Governments partners with different agencies with a goal to bring services to residents and improve their quality of life in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee and Kershaw … more

Sumter Today: We learn about National Pet Fire Safety Day

Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day, and the Sumter Fire Department is taking the time to teach about pet safety in heated situations like house fires, fireworks and hydration. When we stopped by … more

Sumter Today: A local manufacturing plant adjusts its production for the coronavirus

Sumter Coatings has been a mainstay in the Sumter manufacturing industry for a while now, and when the pandemic hit, they were primed to respond in a way that gave back to the community. They already … more

Sumter Today: We check in with one of our 20 Under 40 winners to see how he’s adapting his business in the pandemic.

Jerome Robinson was one of our inaugural 20 Under 40 winners, and we’ve had fun following his progress with Team Robinson MMA and fitness.The gym specializes in martial arts training and … more

Sumter Today: COVID-19 update Thursday, July 9

DHEC announced 1,723 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and 22 additional deaths. The percent of tests that came back positive yesterday was 20.6%, and there are 1,433 COVID-19 patients … more

Sumter Today: Prisma Health holds a community testing site in Sumter

Prisma Health has been taking part in a statewide initiative to increase access to free testing in underserved areas and vulnerable populations. They set up a community testing site at the Sumter … more

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

Public schools in Sumter will begin their school year this fall how last school year ended. At home. Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees unanimously agreed on Monday night to approve … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Fire Department gives us fireworks safety tips.

The Fourth of July holiday is upon us, and while there are always pops of fireworks heard throughout neighborhoods this festive weekend, there may be more than usual this year. With COVID-19 … more

Sumter Today: Some city greenspace transforms into a wiffle ball field.

Local community leaders helped bring families some exercise and socialization last week when they transformed an open greenspace in the city into a wiffle ball field.City Councilman David Merchant … more
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