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Celebrated Ailey II dance group visits Sumter's Patriot Hall during Fall for the Arts

The Ailey II dance group, known worldwide and a celebrated dance company across the U.S., performed for visitors to Patriot Hall on Tuesday evening as part of Sumter County Cultural Commission's Fall for … more

Airmen and families from Tyndall Air Force Base come to Shaw, Team Sumter asks for donations to help after Hurricane Michael

Sumter government and military officials, as they recognize the area escaped the worst from Hurricane Michael, are banding together to help some of those most affected in Florida and asking the community to join them. The City of Sumter, Sumter … more

BREAKING: South Carolina Supreme Court rules in favor of Bucky Mock in Clarendon coroner's case

After a legal dispute that began in July, and just less than three weeks ahead of the Midterm General Election, the state Supreme Court put to a final rest who will be in the Clarendon County … more

Sumter police seek help in identifying armed robbery suspect

Sumter Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a woman who could be connected to two convenience store armed robberies in the western part of the city on Sunday night.The … more

Sons of the American Revolution inducts new members at ceremony in Sumter

PHOTO BY GLENN GIVENS / SPECIAL TO THE SUMTER ITEM The Colonel Matthew Singleton Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution recently inducted five new members at a ceremony in Sumter. From left are, front row - Chapter President Frank Brown, … more

The Sumter Item to publish section on midterm election

As the Midterm General Election is approaching, where voters will be asked to decide who will represent them at local, state and national levels, The Sumter Item is preparing a complete guide to the election for readers. Vote 2018 will run as a … more

Find unique holiday items at Sumter's Art in the House

With cooler fall temperatures comes the 11th-annual Art in the House. The large Southern home at 110 Church St. will host 16 local artists offering their work for sale Thursday through … more

Governor candidate Rep. Smith makes campaign fundraising stop in Sumter

South Carolina Rep. and Democratic gubernatorial nominee James Smith said he was taught from a young age by his parents to serve the community and leave a place better than when it was found. It is with that campaign platform, Smith said, that he … more

Trekking the AT: Retired Pocalla Springs Sumter art teacher completes entire Appalachian Trail

A Pinewood resident got to do something not a lot of people get to do in their lifetime: hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Paul Wilkinson started on March 18 at Springer Mountain, Georgia, and finished at Mount Katahdin at Baxter State Park in … more

Sumter High students walk against domestic violence downtown

A group of purple-clad teenagers forewent one of their two weekend sleep-in days to walk for a good cause on Saturday. Sumter High School's International Baccalaureate program held its 12th-annual Walk Against Domestic Violence to end a … more

Middle school volleyball tourney set for today

The Sumter Middle School Conference volleyball tournament will be held on Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. at Sumter High School. Second seed Bates will meet No. 7 R.E. Davis, No. 3 Ebenezer will face No. 6 Chestnut Oaks and fourth seed Hillcrest … more

Church Women United Salad Luncheon rescheduled for Oct. 27 in Sumter

Church Women United Salad Luncheon has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Enrichment Center, 325 W. Fulton St. Tickets purchased for the Sept. 22 luncheon, which was canceled, … more

Sumter City Council to consider annexations

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - First reading of an ordinance to annex, by 100 percent annexation petition, approximately 11.29 … more

Restaurant news: Sumter County food grades for Oct. 4-12

Following are the food grades for Sumter businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Oct. 4-12. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Arby's #15, 1954 McCrays Mill … more

Get your tickets to find out Sumter 20 Under 40 winners

Tickets for the 2018-19 Young Professionals Under 40 winners reveal and social networking event are available to the public for anyone who wants to meet some of the most engaging, impactful and up-and-coming professionals in Sumter, Lee and … more

Weeklong Fall for the Arts continues Tuesday in Sumter

As Sumter County falls for the arts this week, some local dancers and art appreciators will be leaping with joy as they watch a performance by Ailey II, one of the most celebrated dance companies in the country. This is the second time Ailey II … more

Carolina Backcountry Harvest returns to Sumter County Museum

The Sumter County Museum held its Carolina Backcountry Harvest event on Saturday to teach adults and children alike what it was like to live in the Sumter … more

Sumter school board to hold special called meeting Monday

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting on Monday at the district office. A district spokeswoman distributed an agenda on Friday. After opening remarks, the trustees will enter into executive session … more

Celebrate Halloween all month long in Sumter with haunted houses, trick or treat

As the scariest month of the year continues, Halloween enthusiasts can participate in some of the following Halloween festivities in and around Sumter to get all of the candy, screams and scares they can bear. SPOOKY ENTERTAINMENT USC Sumter … more

Sumter County now allowing appointment of code enforcement officers

Sumter County Council passed an ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday that allows code enforcement officers to be appointed. Reading: Third Agenda item: An ordinance to authorize the appointment … more
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