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Sumter Today: The Sumter Fire Department holds fire engine training

The Sumter Fire Department is constantly training to make sure they're ready for any type of call, and we stopped by yesterday to observe them going through engine training, which included practicing … more

Sumter Today: A local church's Christmas program tells its message of hope

Bethesda Church of God is getting ready to put on its annual Christmas program, which will be on Saturday and feature choirs, performances, a live nativity and more. The theme of this year's program … more

Sumter Today: Sumter ROTC visits the Sumter Military Museum

A group of Sumter High School Junior ROTC students visited the Sumter Military Museum, which is organized and run by local historian and Item archivist Sammy Way. Students got to tour the museum's … more

Sumter Today: The Fantasy of Lights kicks off the December holiday season

In Sumter, December means on million lights at Swan Lake, and Saturday's ceremony marking the beginning of the month-long Fantasy of Lights display did not disappoint. After a ceremony featuring … more

Sumter Today: The Festival of Choirs gets ready to return for the season

For almost half a century, the Woman's Afternoon Music Club has celebrated Advent with a concert by some of Sumter's finest musicians. Sunday will mark the 49th year the Festival of Choirs performs … more

Sumter Today: Swan Lake gets ready for the Fantasy of Lights

Every December, Swan Lake dazzles visitors with more than one million Christmas lights during its annual Fantasy of Lights display. City employees have been getting ready for months now leading up to … more

Sumter Today: The school district holds a career fair for middle and high schoolers

Sumter School District held the first part of its Education and Career Ready Business Summit today at the Civic Center, where businesses had the chance to showcase their organization with the goal to … more

Sumter Today: Team Robinson MMA trains for personal fitness while building self-confidence

Jerome Robinson Jr. helps people build confidence, strength, and health at his martial arts gym on West Liberty Street. He's one of our 2018-19 Top 20 Professionals Under 40 winners that we announced … more

Sumter Today: Hundreds turn out for the annual backcountry oyster roast

The Sumter County Museum held its annual oyster roast ahead of Thanksgiving, and there were plenty of steamed oysters, chili and barbecue to go around. The event is the museum's biggest fundraiser of … more

Sumter Today: Community members become a principal for a day

Every year, each public school in Sumter opens its doors to a different community member as they become its principal for the day. The principals for a day tour classrooms, talk with students and … 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

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 community honors Veterans Day

Yesterday was the official commemoration of Veterans Day, and Sumter held a ceremony and fourth annual parade to honor our local veterans and to thank them for their service to our country. more

Sumter Today: Wilder students put on a Veterans Day musical

Wilder Elementary School students learned the values of honor, gratitude and sacrifice during a Veterans Day musical they put on for other students and some special VIP veterans in honor of the … 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: C. Anthony's holds a trunk show

C. Anthony's held a trunk show and pig pickin last night at its store in downtown Sumter. Chip had Trask shoes on display and sale, a bourbon tasting and live music. more

Sumter Today: The Third Army turns 100

On November 7th, 1918, The Third Army activated in France, only five days before the end of hostilities during World War 1. Today, the heritage of General Patton's own remains through the U.S. Army … 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: Sip and Scream gives a festive way to tour downtown

People came downtown over the weekend to celebrate the annual Sip and Stroll event, which was renamed this year to Sip and Scream for Halloween. Participants visited businesses downtown that each … 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
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