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Mt. Franklin Foods employee has fingers amputated in accident

An employee at a manufacturing plant in Sumter County was injured by a machine on Wednesday, officials confirmed. A 26-year-old man had four of his fingers cut off in an incident on April 25 at … more

18-year-old arrested in connection to runaway Sumter teen girl

The man with whom a 15-year-old girl Sumter ran away last week has been charged in connection to the search for the girl. Michael Trevon King, 18, of Concord Circle, was arrested on Wednesday … more

Shaw to perform detonation training Wednesday morning

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team at Shaw Air Force Base is training today from 9:30-11:30 a.m., officials said. Two detonations will take place on the base between that time, so anyone who … more

USC Sumter exhibits showcase array of artists

Three current exhibits at USC Sumter provide an interesting variety of media, composition and objectives, stressing the creative process that makes art interesting and expressive. All three are free, open to the public during university hours and … more

Sumter Civic Dance Company presents diverse concert Friday, Saturday

The Sumter Civic Dance Company welcomes spring with "The Greatest Show," a lively, colorful concert of various forms of dance performed by some of the area's finest young dancers. The concert will be presented at Patriot Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday and … more

Small changes can make older adults live better

Adults 50 years and older currently make up more than 30 percent of the U.S. population and will soon represent 45 percent of all Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that adults 50 and older have a 70 percent chance of … more

Sumter School District to host first professional development conference

In an effort to enhance the professionalism of the district's teachers and show their appreciation to them, Sumter educational and economic development leaders will be hosting an inaugural professional development conference this summer. Jade … more

Sumter School District selects new auditor

Sumter School District is using a new auditor for the first time since it became a single school district in 2011. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the audit firm Mauldin & Jenkins to serve as its independent auditor for the next three … more

A traveling national tribute: Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica wall coming to Camden

Known for its own military history from the Revolutionary War, Camden will host a special traveling exhibit in May honoring Americans who served and sacrificed during another war. The Wall That Heals, a half-scaled replica of the Vietnam Veterans … more

Cause of death released for 7 inmates killed in Lee Correctional Institution riot

The manner and cause of death for the seven Lee Correctional Institution inmates who were killed during the nation's largest prison riot in a quarter-century has been released. Lee County Coroner … more

Sumter police use Narcan for first time to revive man from heroin overdose

A 24-year-old man was saved from a life-threatening heroin overdose because of the quick action of two residents and a Sumter Police officer equipped with an opioid overdose antidote. Officers … more

Sumter County Gallery of Art opens 2 exhibits

Sumter County Gallery of Art will open two exhibitions on Thursday with a 5:30-to-7:30 p.m. reception for contemporary artists Shanequa Gay and Lorna Ruth Galloway. Atlanta native Gay has received accolades for her advocacy … more

Fill your belly with shrimp, help raise funds for museum Thursday

Sumterites are asked to bring a big appetite for all-you-can-eat shrimp at the 2018 Sumter County Museum's Shrimp Feast from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the museum, 122 N. Washington St. Each spring, the event draws hundreds of people to the … more

Sheep shearer sheds light on daily farm life at Old McCaskill's

He has been shearing sheep since 1986 (for the public. He learned when he was 15 at the farm where he worked.) He may be an inch shorter than when he was 20, but he can still get through 150 in a day. Chuck Costner, a sheriff's deputy in North … more

Water line repairs, flow tests planned

The City of Sumter will be making repairs to the waterlines in the Mayesville East Subdivision. This work is to be completed on Wednesday. There will be service interruptions to customers during this work. The immediate area may experience some red … more

Turn in unwanted prescription drugs

Sumterites and area residents can get rid of their old or unwanted prescription pills in a safe and reliable way this weekend. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is participating in the DEA National Takeback Initiative on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 … more

Sumter man facing sexual conduct with a minor charges escapes arrest

A Sumter man facing charges of sexual conduct with a minor is wanted after he escaped an attempt to arrest him following a Family Court hearing last week. John Paul Rogers, 38, who sometimes … more

Sumter Volunteers and city honor those who give their time for others

Once a year, members of churches and schools in Sumter County take baking cookies to the next level. On Thursday, they, along with other community volunteers, were honored for their efforts. The annual volunteers picnic hosted by Sumter … more

Waterline repairs, hydrant tests set for mid-week

The City of Sumter will be making repairs to the waterlines in the Mayesville East Subdivision on Wednesday. There will be service interruptions to customers during this work. The immediate area may experience some red water during this period as … more

Rotary club is holding its annual Vidalia onion sale

The Rotary Club of Sumter-Palmetto is taking pre-orders for its annual Vidalia onion sale, which is set for May 9-12 from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily and until noon on Saturday. The sale will be on Wesmark Boulevard next to Miss Libby's School of … more
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