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It's still a little cool to go barefoot outside, but you can kick off your boots while listening to some bluegrass music at Sumter Opera House on Saturday night. That's when the band called The Barefoot Movement brings its show to Sumter. The … more
Sumter's largest church plans to expand its ministry by adding a second campus. Alice Drive Baptist Church, which averages 1,450 attendees each week, will open a campus on Feb. 5 in South Sumter to meet the needs of its congregation from the … more
A Sumter man died on Friday after being involved in a wreck on Thursday in Clarendon County. Jonathan Luke Hermanson, 18, was traveling east on Silver Road in a Ford Ranger pickup when his vehicle entered a curve, ran off the right side of the … more
Black River Electric Cooperative will soon begin generating as much as 250,000 watts of electricity at a new community solar array on Diebold Road in Sumter, BREC CEO Charlie Allen said. Allen said the community solar project will offer a way for … more
Fire investigators have determined that the house fire on 2nd Avenue that claimed the lives of two women on Thursday was possibly caused by an electrical short behind the stove. Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker identified the deceased as Gladys … more
Why did you walk in the 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Walk? "I do it to show appreciation for what Dr. King did and what he means to the world," said Pastor James Blassingame of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter. "He stood … more
Bill Langford, a member of the Crisis Relief staff at Sumter United Ministries, said Fireside Fund can make a life challenge bearable. "In the common course of life," Langford said, "sometimes there are events that stop us in our tracks." One … more
"We Cannot Turn Back" was the theme of a tear-jerking speech delivered by F.J. DeLaine Elementary School Principal Maria Newton-Ta'Bon at the 17th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Walk on Monday. More than 700 people attended the … more
Sumter County Gallery of Art Director Karen Watson describes the 39th Annual Exhibition of the South Carolina Watermedia Society (once Watercolor Society) as including a stunning "variety of imagery and subject matter ; from mixed-media abstract … more
A school board member who cast one of two dissenting votes Thursday against Superintendent Frank Baker's emergency financial plan said in a statement Friday he thinks Baker is the "culprit" for the current financial crisis and was the rationale for … more
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