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Sumter Today: The Sumter Police Department spends Valentines Day at elementary schools

For Valentines Day yesterday, officers from the Sumter Police Department visited elementary schools in Sumter School District to hand out cards that included police badges. The department keeps a … more

Sumter Today: Sumter Today turns one as we celebrate The Year In Sumter

One year ago today, we aired our very first episode of Sumter Today. Our first show came to you from the Sumter Fire Department's training grounds, and since then, we've shown you over 250 episodes … more

Sumter Today: We learn about career opportunities in CCTC's Health Sciences program

Central Carolina Technical College held its seventh annual health sciences career fair, where nursing, medical assisting, surgical technology, medical record calling, massage therapy and pharmacy … more

Sumter Today: Presidential candidate Cory Booker brings his campaign to Morris College

U.S. Senator for New Jersey Cory Booker recently announced he is running for president in 2020, and he came through Sumter this morning on his first trip as a presidential candidate. This morning on … more

Sumter Today: We learn more about Sumter School District's Leader in Me program

Sumter School District has been focusing heavily this year on new and expanded programs, including one called Leader in Me. Students in five elementary schools are learning about what makes a good … more

Sumter Today: Elephant Ear celebrates its expansion with a new bookstore

Elephant Ear has been around for a while selling locally made art and products, but they celebrated the grand opening of its bookstore yesterday. The bookstore is focused heavily on promoting authors … more

Sumter Today: We take a look at Sumter School District's STEM program

Schools throughout Sumter have been focusing heavily on STEM curriculum and getting accredited for various schools' advancements in incorporating, science, technology, math and science lessons. We … more

Sumter Today: We check out a recent training session with a joint team of first responders

Members of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office worked together this week during an active shooter training at the Sumter Fire Department's training grounds. EMS is trying to get enough practice in so … more

Sumter Today: Sumter High School students hold a soccer tournament for a good cause

Instead of taking a break this weekend, a group of Sumter High School students hosted a seven-team soccer tournament at Patriot Park, with all the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The … more

Sumter Today: Bates Middle School gets its first full-time therapy dog

Kelly Snell is a special education teacher at Bates Middle School, and she recently has been having a therapy dog from Paws for Friendship come visit her students. Sparky made them feel so … more

Sumter Today: Chestnut Oaks Middle School celebrates being removed from the states priority list.

Under the every student succeeds act, the state department of education is required to identify schools performing in the lowest 10 percent as priority schools. They’re given funding and … more

Sumter Today: We get to know Cherryvale Elementary School

Today we're heading out to Cherryvale Elementary School, where students and teachers are working with technology this year to enhance their education and experience. The school has a new Leader in Me … more

Sumter Today: Alice Drive Elementary School hosts a STEAM night for students and families

Alice Drive Elementary School hosted their 10th annual STEAM night last night. While it began as a family science night, it has evolved into what it is now, where local industries and community … more

Sumter Today: We put a spotlight on Sumter's only female suppression firefighter

Heather Gauthlier is the only female on the Sumter Fire Department force who works suppression, meaning she is the only female who runs into burning buildings. We met up with her at the departments … more

Sumter Today: Sumter High School prepares for its next performance of the Addams Family

Sumter High School is about to open their new show, this time putting on the Addams Family. The play will be open to the public, and ticket sales will help the students go to a regional theater … more

Sumter Today: Alice Drive Middle School students see their art on exhibit to the public

Alice Drive Middle School seventh and eighth graders who take art with Ms. Hoffman recently got to see their work displayed for the public at Central Carolina Technical College's main campus gallery … more

Sumter Today: The PBR Velocity Tour takes over Colonial Life Arena

The Professional Bull Riders Velocity Tour is the top expansion of the PBR, and they rode into Colonial Life Arena this weekend. Featuring some of the best athletes of the sport going head to head … more

Sumter Today: Students at R.E. Davis get a golden award

The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce runs a Golden Apple Student Award program that recognizes public school students who show excellence in character traits like integrity, perseverance and … more

Sumter Today: McLeod Health expands its services in Sumter County

McLeod Health is now offering occupational health services at a new facility off Miller Road, and they held a grand opening last night where they introduced the physicians and gave tours. more

Sumter Today: Elementary school students learn about government with a state representative

Rafting Creek Elementary School held an induction for its student council yesterday morning, and they were visited by a special guest that helped get them excited about government and participating … more
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