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Within eight days, a walk through the dark-stained doors of the Williams-Brice House will transport visitors to a winter holiday haven of trinkets, trimmings and treasures of the 1900s. The Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter will present its … more
Legendary director Ridley Scott returns to the historical landscape with his latest epic titled "Napoleon." Its story centers on the rise of one of the most unique, interesting and strategic military leaders in history. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as … more
Looking for a way to kick start the holidays? Spend time with Sumter Community Concert Band. The community band will host its Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Patriot Hall. Under the direction of its new conductor, Sean Hackett, and … more
Allow me to preface this review by stating that the genre of horror has different layers of feature presentations. It is not a specific form of entertainment that everyone will find significant enjoyment from. The film "Thanksgiving" is a piece of … more
In a dazzling return to the Patriot Hall stage, the Columbia City Ballet's "Nutcracker" shared its enchanting tale - accompanied by some local faces - in a showcase of talent and holiday magic on Nov. 18. About 100 students from Miss Libby's … more
Last weekend's rain may have dampened the ground but not the spirit of celebration for the Sumter Tribe of Cheraw Indians. After persistent rain last Saturday, the local tribe rescheduled its 10th-annual Cultural Celebration to take place this … more
It is no secret that "The Marvels" has found itself on the receiving end of mixed to overwhelmingly negative reviews from a collection of film critics. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been experiencing obvious signs of decline with Marvel/Disney … more
STAFF REPORT "Ghosts of the Hunley" will be presented by Cheryl Oliver, author, speaker, professional genealogist and historian, at the Sumter County Genealogical Society meeting on Monday, Nov. 20. Oliver was born in Arlington, Virginia, and … more
The cool, crisp fall nights make the perfect weather to gather around the fire, shuck oysters and savor quality time with the community - so don't miss out on this year's Carolina Backcountry Oyster Roast. The 25th-annual Carolina Backcountry … more
On Nov. 5, I finally found myself as part of the viewing audience for the massively anticipated film "Five Nights at Freddy's." Before sharing my thoughts, I would preface this review by stating from the initial onset, my expectations were … more
The Sumter Tribe of Cheraw Indians will return to the Sumter County Museum to share their heritage with Sumterites in the 10th-annual Cultural Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 11. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., members of the tribe invite the public to … more
Sumter County Gallery of Art is excited to present the work of South Florida-based artist Jacqueline Kern and the quilts of local fiber artist Sylvia Pickell. Jacqueline "Jackie" Kern, Ph.D., is a professional who is creative and detail oriented … more
Don't throw away your spooky costumes just yet. Sumter Senior Services returns with its 14th-annual Sip and Stroll fundraiser, paired with the theme Sip and Scream. The fundraiser, sponsored by Main Street Tavern, Southern Touch Properties, … more
PHOTOS BY ALAYSHA MAPLE / THE SUMTER ITEM The Sumter Youth Talent Showcase, an hour-long event on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Patriot Hall, was a display of courage, creativity and camaraderie by local, young creatives. This year's event, featuring … more
The young cast of Sumter Little Theatre's "Gravestone Manor," written by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, delivered a spook-tacular performance, conjuring up family friendly chills and thrills that left attendees spellbound. The warm and welcoming … more
Angel Studios released a different feature compared to its previous outings that came in the form of "The Chosen" and "Sound of Freedom." The studio has interestingly made an impact with its films presenting inspirational, spiritually moving and … more
"It's going to be a treat" is the only preview Andrea Govier gave days ahead of the Sumter Civic Dance Company's 24th-annual Modern Concert on Friday, Oct. 20. She was absolutely right. With a theme like … more
Six days until the spookiest day of the year is upon us. If you're a last-minute trick-or-treater or looking to experience the fun of the fall, here's a list of spooky and seasonal events happening this weekend. Saturday, Oct. … more
Martin Scorsese returns to the silver screen with an historical epic that focuses on a part of American history that I was not aware of in the slightest. As an individual who enjoys all aspects of history, I was surprised at how this specific topic … more
The Sumter American Legion Fair will wind down this weekend with the final day on Sunday, but there is plenty for families still to enjoy. Visitors can see an art show, flower show, beef show, educational exhibits, a petting zoo, … more
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