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Sumter Today: We travel back in time at the Sumter County Museum

This past weekend we went out to the Sumter County Museum for the annual Carolina Backcountry Harvest. The event was free to the public, and included Blacksmithing, Cooking, Spinning and Weaving and … more

Sumter Today: We ride-along with the Sumter Fire Department

What’s it like to be a firefighter? We recently got to see a typical day-in-the-life of a Sumter fire fighter.  more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Item celebrates its 125th birthday with a downtown event.

On Tuesday, The Sumter Item celebrated 125 years in existence with an event at the Sumter Opera House’s City Centre. The birthday celebration was highlighted by generations of Item employees, … more

Sumter Today: Part two of our special 125 year anniversary series

Yesterday we gave you the first part of our two part look into The Sumter Item’s history over its past 125 years of serving the community. Today, we’re back with Sammy Way for the finale. more

Sumter Today: We take a look back 125 years of The Sumter Item

The Sumter Item was founded on October 15, 1894 by Hubert Graham Osteen. If you know the current Osteen brothers who own the paper, he was their great-grandfather. A lot has happened in the last 125 … more

Sumter Today: The fire department teaches kids about fire prevention

We're in the middle of National Fire Prevention Week, but the Sumter Fire Department takes the whole month to put a special focus on fire prevention education and safety. On today's show we tag along … more

Sumter Today: Fall for the Arts brings a variety of entertainment to Sumter

Fall for the Arts is an annual series of performances, exhibits, dance lessons and more organized by the Sumter County Cultural Commission to showcase a diversity of cultural events in Sumter. It … more

Sumter Today: Sumter’s eSTEAM Festival brings thousands of kids downtown

If you were anywhere near downtown on Saturday and didn’t know what was happening, you might have wondered why there were 5,000 kids running around with things like slime and art projects and … more

Sumter Today: Alice Drive Middle School celebrates World Space Week

Alice Drive Middle School celebrated World Space Week, which is going on this week, by demonstrating a variety of activities throughout campus, and one of those will be chosen to board the … more

Sumter Today: A local dance company gets ready for their annual concert

The Sumter Civic Dance Company at the Freed School of Performing Arts has been rehearsing for its annual contemporary concert, which is coming up this Friday at 7 o'clock at Patriot Hall. This … more

Sumter Today: Porches of Sumter welcomes gives us a tour of Sumter’s historic homes

The annual Porches of Sumter commenced last night with good food and better company. Each year, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce puts the event on the showcase some of Sumter’s beautiful … more

Sumter Today: A church orchestra program helps fund students in college

First Baptist Church in downtown Sumter has an orchestra program for its younger members who are looking to get involved and set themselves up for college. By participating and sticking with the … more

Sumter Today: R.E. Davis hosts a living history museum

Students at R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy have spent a lot of time preparing for and now hosting a living history museum featuring the life of Anne Frank. We stopped by the school to learn … more

Sumter Today: Mentors help guide first year teachers in Sumter schools

Sumter School District currently has 134 trained mentors who work with teachers, and 85 of them this year are working with new teachers. Mentors meet with their mentee twice a month to talk about any … more

Sumter Today: Los Moralitos Circus flies high above the Sumter County Fair

Jonathon Vazquez is a fourth-generation circus performer. He started performing as a young child, and now his three daughters perform with him. The Vazquez family has been performing their … more

Sumter Today: The community shows its appreciation for our local military

Each year the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce holds a military appreciation picnic out at Shaw Air Force Base to say thank you to the airmen for being a part of the Sumter community. Vendors … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter county fair is back in town

For the 103rd year, the Sumter American Legion Fair is set up at the Sumter County Civic Center and fair grounds with rides, games, food and family fun. The six-day event runs through Sunday, and we … more

Sumter Today: We follow one the city’s school resource officers

Pete Schmid has been a school resource officer with the Sumter Police Department for nine years. He spends his day making sure students and staff at Alice Drive and Bates middle schools are safe, but … more

Sumter Today: A Sumter native visits home from Broadway

Jermaine Rembert realized his love and talent for dancing as a teenager taking classes from Andrea Freed-Levenson, and that spark has taken him all the way to Broadway, where he currently is in … more

Sumter Today: We go ropes training with the Sumter Fire Department

Just because Kayla’s out today doesn’t mean she’s not on today’s show. Recently, Kayla visited the City of Sumter’s Fire Department as they prepared for potential … more
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