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Sumter Today: ARCENT participates in a multinational training exercise

For today's show, we're heading to the McCrady Training Center at Fort Jackson for closing ceremonies of Exercise Steppe Eagle. The 10-day training takes place annually between the U.S. Army, … more

Sumter Today: C-SPAN teaches students about government and social studies

Since 1993, C-SPAN has traveled across the nation visiting schools and community events with its interactive tools used to learn about public affairs, programming, government, and social studies. … more

Sumter Today: The fire department installs smoke detectors in low income households

For today's show, we're heading out to the Crosswell Drive neighborhood where the Sumter fire department installed smoke detectors in homes not protected against fire and smoke detection. The … more

Sumter Today: Alice Drive Elementary holds a Teddy bear parade

For today's show, we're heading to Alice Drive Elementary School, where they held their annual teddy bear parade. First graders participated in the school hallways with Principal Suzanna Foley in the … more

Sumter Today: The Opera House hosts a Partners in Education forum

The Chamber of Commerce and school district held a ceremony this week at the Sumter Opera House to highlight the Partners in Education program that brings industries, schools, and businesses together … more

Sumter Today: Willow Drive students practice teamwork during STEAM Hour

Willow Drive Elementary School held a STEAM Hour yesterday that asked each grade level to complete standards-based challenges that demonstrate values in science, technology, engineering, art and … more

Sumter Today: Kids learn about the early days of living in Sumter County

For today's show, we're heading over to the Sumter County Museum, where they held their BackCountry Living History Class. The museum holds three a year, and this time they showed kids a glimpse of … more

Sumter Today: We get grilling safety tips for the Labor Day weekend

With Labor Day just a couple days away, and the holiday weekend upon us, we know a lot of you are getting your grills ready to light up. We stopped by the Sumter Fire Department to hear about ways to … more

Sumter Today: We talk Hurricane Florence with our local first responders

Hurricane Florence swept through the area over the weekend, dropping rain and bringing wind but, luckily, Sumter missed the brunt of the storm. We talked with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office and … more

Sumter Today: The Chamber of Commerce thanks the airmen of Shaw

For today's show, we're heading to Shaw Air Force Base for the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce's 10th annual military appreciation picnic for active duty personnel and Department of Defense … more

Sumter Today: Sumter's first eSTEAM Festival brings thousands of kids and families downtown

For today's show, we're giving you a recap of the tri-county region's very first eSTEAM festival. TheLINK and Sumter Economic Development organized the family fun day to be geared around hands-on … more

Sumter Today: Top 20 Professionals under 40 event held in downtown Sumter

Last night, we held a winners reveal cocktail and networking event to honor the winners of the 2018-19 Top 20 Under 40. The Sumter Item partnered with the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce and Young … more

Sumter Today: Voters go to the polls for the Midterm Elections

Today is Election Day, and voters throughout Sumter County are heading to their polling locations to cast ballots for a number of local, state and national races. We went over to the voter … more

Sumter Today: The seventh annual Caffeine and Gasoline brings cool cars to Sumter

Our back parking lot along South Main Street turned into a display of colors and cars for the seventh annual Caffeine and Gasoline car show. Cars, trucks, and motorcycles varying in decade and style … more

Sumter Today: Local students talk about the first day of school

For today's show, we're heading over to Cherryvale Elementary School to see how their first day of school went. We talked to students about what they thought and what they're looking forward to for … more

Sumter Today: School board candidates speak at a forum for the election

Last night, we went to a forum for the candidates running for the Sumter School Board. There are a lot of people to choose from on Nov. 6, including eight who are running for two at-large seats that … more

Sumter Today: Operation Christmas Child kicks off its shoe box drive

Westside Baptist Church is one of nearly 5,000 drop-off locations around the nation for this year's Operation Christmas Child. This week, residents are being asked to donate shoe boxes full of gifts … more

Why I Serve: Aircraft armament specialist joined Air Force for educational, travel opportunities

This month's episode of Why I Serve features Airman First Class Jwanaque Triplett, who has been back in Sumter for a little over a year after serving at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea. Thank you for … more

Sumter Today: A new program is changing the culture in Sumter schools

If you've ever heard or read "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," you'll probably see some similarities to what students at Shaw Heights Elementary School are learning. We stopped by the … more

Sumter Today: Telemedicine comes to Sumter County public schools.

For today's show, we're learning how telemedicine is helping students in Sumter county. Palmetto health, MUSC health and the SC telehealth alliance are partnering with Sumter school district to put … more
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