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Sumter Today: The Wilson Hall volleyball team is winning on and off the court

The Wilson Hall varsity volleyball team is not only getting points on the court, they’re also being recognized for their grade point averages in the classroom. The 2018 team was named an … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter County celebrates its namesake’s 285th birthday

General Thomas Sumter had a birthday this week. He turned 285 years old. County officials, historians and even descendants of the American Revolutionary War general gathered at his statue in front of … more

Sumter Today: Simpson’s holds a teacher appreciation night

Simpson’s Hardware and Sporting Goods in Sumter wanted to show their appreciation for the area’s teachers and send them off to school with all the goods they need by holding a night for … more

Sumter Today: A professional organization helps fill teachers’ classrooms with supplies

The Young Professionals of Sumter is an offshoot of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, and they’re always trying to find ways to support their community and get involved. They recently … more

Sumter Today: We recap our first-ever Best of Clarendon event

Last night we went to McLeod Health Clarendon for our first-ever Best of Clarendon red carpet winners celebration gala. We had more than 250 show up for the first-time event to celebrate the … more

Sumter Today: We recap our second-annual Media Day

Over the weekend, we held our second-annual Sumter Item Media Day, this year adding a Fan Fest aspect to it presented by Hines Furniture. USC Sumter hosted the event for us, where our sports staff … more

Sumter Today: Middle schoolers attend an all-girls STEM camp

Seventh and eighth grade girls who are interested in STEM fields, which is science, technology, engineering and math, got to attend the fourth annual all girls STEM Mechatronics Summer camp where … more

Sumter Today: Clemson alumni send freshmen off to college

59 members of the Clemson University Class of 2023 receive a special send off to Tiger Town from alumni and fans from Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties. Officials came to speak, the Clemson tiger … more

Sumter Today: We visit one of Sumter’s most iconic businesses

Sumter Cut Rate Drugstore has been a staple in Sumter since 1935, and we wanted to stop by to check out some of their offerings and get reacquainted with Todd Touchberry and his staff. Whether you go … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Dixie Juniors are headed to the World Series

The Sumter Junior Dixie Boys baseball team had to beat Beaufort County twice on Thursday to win the state tournament in Bluffton, and that’s what they did. Now, they’re headed to Aiken … more

Sumter Today: The Crosswell community comes together to support students

The Crosswell Community Association held an event over the weekend to show support for its students. They promoted cleaning up the community from litter, and they handed out school supplies, all with … more

Sumter Today: Kids compete and learn technique at Team Robinson MMA

Jerome Robinson holds a variety of classes and competitions at his martial arts and fitness gym in Sumter, and he hosted a boxing competition over the weekend. Kids had the chance to compete in … more

Sumter Today: The Chamber of Commerce hosts their annual Commander’s Breakfast

Colonel Derek O’Malley spoke at the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce’s annual Commander’s Breakfast yesterday, where he talked about the 20th Fighter Wing’s mission and … more

Sumter Today: City of Sumter gives students job experience through a summer program

The City of Sumter holds a youth employment program every summer for students age 16 through high school. Participants receive a pay check for working at local businesses through the co-op program, … more

Sumter Today: Aliens escape from the Sumter County library

Science Tellers is a group of teaching artists that combine interactive science experiments with storytelling at libraries, schools and birthday parties. We stopped by the Wesmark Library this week … more

Sumter Today: New Army recruits do some pre-training at Dillon Park

Recent area U.S. Army recruits got together at Dillon Park recently to compete in some friendly athletic tournaments like flag football and other team sports. We met up with Capt. Abrams from the … more

Sumter Today: Campers learn about FX makeup at the art gallery

The Sumter County Gallery of Art is keeping kids out of the extreme heat while continuing to give them fun and educational projects during the summer. When we stopped by on Friday, Lexi Melton was … more

Sumter Today: The Chamber of Commerce thanks participants of its Career Leadership Forums

The Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee holds 12 career leadership forums each year where companies from six different industries meet with students in a one-on-one environment to teach … more

Sumter Today: Big Bang Boom brings kindie rock to kids in Sumter

After 20 years of touring the adult music stage, band members Chuck Folds, Steve Willard and Eddie Walker realized they wanted more from children’s music once they becoming dads themselves. … more

Sumter Today: Young library goers learn a new way to explore

Young explorers at the Sumter County Library recently got to race around the building to try to find all the items in magazines and books from a master list. The scavenger hunt was a way to keep the … more
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