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The 25th Annual District 9 Basketball Officials Tournament will be taking place all day Wednesday and Thursday at Manning High School. Both the girls' and boys' championship games will be held at … more
"It's treasure hunting at its best," says Art Gose, founder and president of S.C. Bottle Hunters. The group has over 5,000 members across the state, all searching for pieces of South Carolina history … more
Andrea Freed-Levenson, owner of the Freed School of Performing Arts and artistic director for the Sumter Civic Dance Company has been organizing the holiday dance program "Jingle with the Arts" for … more
Last week, the Morris College Neal-Jones Auditorium played host to a screening of an episode of "The Hair Tales." It's a six-part docuseries on Hulu about the beauty, complexity, and humanity of … more
Lessie Bernshouse is the Library Media Specialist at Wilder Elementary. She was selected as one of four regional Librarians of the Year by the South Carolina Association for School Librarians, SCASL. … more
Welcome to the 35th Annual Fantasy of Lights at Swan Lake Iris Gardens! The drive-through show is the largest free light show in the state of South Carolina featuring well over a million lights. … more
The Sounds of Grace is a local non-profit organization that provides peace and healing through music. To support its efforts, the organization has been hosting benefit concerts entitled "Homegrown" … more
Head USC Sumter Baseball coach Tim Medlin asks for community service hours from each of his players, and it doesn't take much to get them on board. "The one thing I know is that I want high character … more
No matter how you spent the holiday, we at The Item hope your Thanksgiving was fun and filling. Hear from our staff what they're thankful for and whether it's pecan or pecan. Let us know in the … more
The Giving Thanks project is an effort by Sumter United Ministries to guarantee families in the area get a Thanksgiving meal. Director of the Crisis Relief Ministry Kevin Howell says it's strategic, … more
The Sumter RC Raceway is a small racetrack made of dirt ramps, piping, and a lot of dedication. Dozens of racers come from all across the southeastern U.S. to race at Veteran's Park right here in … more
Stash the Trash kicked off a litter pick up program organized by the Sumter Litter Advisory Board, City of Sumter, and Sumter County. They've divided the county into four quadrants and dedicated a … more
Happy Veteran's Day! Recently, Shaw Air Force Base and the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce brought the military appreciation picnic back from its pandemic induced hiatus. Some of Sumter's … more
The South Carolina chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held its 3rd annual Out of Darkness Walk at Patriot Park last weekend. The Sumter walk is one of several held across the … more
Chief Ralph Oxendine and Tammy Ray Stevens of The Sumter Tribe of Cheraw Indians visited Wilder Elementary School earlier this week in recognition of Native American Heritage Month. The pair brought … more
2022's installment of Wilson Hall's Mission Series featured legendary Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow as the keynote speaker on Nov. 3, 2022. The importance of living a significant life is … more
"All That We Carry: The Epic Stitchers and Friends" is an art exhibition curated by award-winning master art quilter Cookie Washington. "I want them to take away a better understanding of the … more
Jamie Turner is the new head brewer at Sumter Original Brewery. "I didn't have my first beer until I was 22", he said. After receiving a home-brewing kit as a gift, he fell down, and down, and down … more
Tennis 4 Turkeys is a charity tennis tournament created by Scott and Kay Zobrist with the intention of supporting the First Sergeants of Shaw Air Force Base with their Thanksgiving Basket Drive. The … more
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