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Sumter Today: Students keep up with reading goals over the summer

A camp that has almost 300 kids enrolled is aiming to prevent summer reading loss by keeping students engaged and learning while they’re out of school. Project SOAR is a partnership between the … more

Sumter Today: A magic show wows kids at the library

Gerry the Great brought his magic show to the Wesmark Library this morning to entertain kids over the summer. The Big Red Box of Magic show featured all sorts of puppets, balloons and comedy that … more

Sumter Today: The school district holds a summer professional development conference

eachers and school staff spent a few days earlier in their summer break back with the school district at the now second-annual E3 professional development conference. They attended workshops and … more

Sumter Today: Young artists focus on superheroes and fantastic beasts

Young artists spent time this week creating art themed around superheroes and fantastic beasts at the Sumter County Gallery of Art. Dominique Hodge is a teacher and learned about the Sumter Artists … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Artists Guild holds their annual competition and showcase

The most popular exhibition of the year for the Sumter County Gallery of Art is now open, featuring work from many of the Sumter Artists Guild’s 120 members. Members entered their art in … more

Sumter Today: Kids learn how to make their own FitBits

Members of the Clemson University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program held a summer camp at the Sumter Library recently that taught kids how to make their very own FitBits. Campers … more

Sumter Today: USC Sumter holds an e-sports summer camp

E-Sports is continuing to gain popularity in official capacities, and USC Sumter recently held a session of their summer camp series that allowed kids to come in and compete. We stopped by to see … more

Sumter Today: Lowe’s help kids create at Wesmark Library

Lowes of Sumter got together with kids at the Wesmark Library earlier this week to teach them how to make their own coin banks. The crafting camp is part of a larger partnership between Lowes and the … more

Sumter Today: The Mayesville family home is up for sale

The 7-bedroom, three-story at 40 South Lafayette Street in Mayesville is up for sale, set to leave the family’s hands for the first time in 124 years. We got to take a tour of the home and … more

Sumter Today: We get to know Sumter High’s star defensive back O’Donnell Fortune

O’Donnell Fortune has made a name for him self in the football recruiting world with offers from Virginia, Kansas, Syracuse and Central Florida, just to name a few. But the 6-2, 170 pound, … more

Sumter Today: We encounter some magical creatures at the Sumter County Library

As a part of their summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” the Sumter County Library welcomed Dakota and Friends to their downtown branch on Friday. The traveling show gets kids … more

Sumter Today: USC Sumter holds an art camp for kids

USC Sumter is holding a lot of different summer camps for kids while school is out, and we stopped by one of their art camps recently to check it out as campers were painting gords and making them … more

Sumter Today: We visit the library to do some solar astronomy

All throughout the summer, the Sumter County Library is hosting events to keep kids engaged and entertained while maybe even learning a thing or two in the process. On Thursday, Larry Metcalf, a NASA … more

Sumter Today: Kids learn self-defense and confidence while staying active

Students from Clubhouse Learning Center makes a trip to Jerome Robinson’s gym on West Liberty Street every Monday during the summer to learn basic self-defense skills and workouts. Team … more

Sumter Today: The livest youth event comes to Sumter

The Xperience fueled by Inspire the Fire descended upon Patriot Hall last week, offering a weeklong performing arts camp for ages 10 through 18. The camp introduced campers to music, drama, dance, … more

Sumter Today: Kids attend a Panthers-themed Play 60 Camp

Play 60 Camps are held all over the country as a way to get kids excited about their NFL team while staying active. A Carolina Panthers Play 60 Camp came to Dillon Park recently, and we stopped by to … more

Sumter Today: The Ninth Air Force marks a change of command at Shaw Air Force Base

Major General Scott Zobrist officially retired from a three-decade military career and passed command to General Chad Franks at an official change of command ceremony late last week. Zobrist and his … more

Sumter Today: A summer camp at USC Sumter keep kids learning during the break

USC Sumter holds summer science camps for kids while school is out, and a mobile genetics laboratory rolled into town this week. Kids got to board the bus and get some hands-on learning about … more

Sumter Today: A Navy admiral returns to Sumter to visit his hometown

Real Admiral Cedric Pringle returned to his hometown this week to visit local leaders in government, diversity, education and veteran groups. We met up with him at Sumter High School while he toured … more

Sumter Today: The Sheriff's Office wishes one of its K-9s a happy retirement

K-9 Dina has worked for the Sumter County Sheriff's Office for several years now, and it's time for her to go home and be a pet with her handler, Evan Rogerson. We went to the sheriff's office for a … more
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