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Sacrifice and success: U.S. Army Central at Shaw holds its 1st retirement ceremony since COVID-19 pandemic

The military is full of sacrifices when it comes to one's life, family and country. To enlist and make a career out of it all the way through can be an even heavier weight that deserves to be celebrated as a milestone. It has been more than a … more

Prisma Health in Sumter, CVS offering Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to ages 12 and up

Prisma Health, which runs Sumter's Tuomey Hospital, started vaccinating adolescents aged 12-15 Thursday following the U.S. Federal Drug Administration's authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation of Pfizer's … more

Twice as nice: Given no 2020 ceremony, Sumter School District honors current, new Teachers of the Year at Celebration of Excellence

It has been a year like no other in education and one that will certainly go down in the history books. As Superintendent Penelope Martin-Knox described it Wednesday at the district's annual Celebration of Excellence, the last year has involved … more

Sumter School District to allow students, staff to opt out of mask use

In response to McMaster's Tuesday order, Sumter School District Superintendent Penelope Martin-Knox announced district employees will be given the option to opt out as well as parents for their … more

Sumter veterans receive free lunch, transportation at Prisma Health Tuomey weeklong vaccine clinic

Patriotic tunes blasted while a hot grill sizzled outside the Sumter County Civic Center on Monday for local veterans who received their COVID-19 vaccine at a week-long veterans-focused vaccination clinic. The walk-in clinic run by Prisma Health … more

Clarendon NAACP is hosting vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 8

A new free COVID-19 vaccine clinic is coming to Clarendon County this Saturday. The Clarendon County NAACP is offering Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on May 8. The clinic will be at the Clarendon County NAACP … more

Palmetto Health Tuomey vaccine clinic at Sumter County Civic Center to focus on veterans next week

It's not every day public transportation will come pick you up and take you somewhere for free, but that's exactly what will be happening next week at Sumter County's walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The Santee Wateree Regional Transportation … more

Sumter Today: We give you the most up to date information we know about COVID-19's impact on our community.

Businesses deemed non-essential had to prepare to close their doors until further notice today after Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order mandating certain businesses close to help … more

Working for the smiles: A look at a day in the life of Sumter district's school ‘lunch heroes’ and changes amid COVID-19

Much has been made about K-12 classroom changes during the pandemic, but what about the changes and "new normal" for school food-service workers? Given Friday, May 7, is national School Lunch Hero … more

Staff at McLeod Health Clarendon looks back on year of pandemic

Just over a year ago, hospitals were fortresses. Trying to ward off an invisible enemy causing tangible chaos, machines buzzed on specially marked floors as movements made through plastic were many people's last. Now, there is no COVID-19 unit at … more

Bouncing Back Episode 4 features Derby Day and United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

Streaming this afternoon for free is the fourth episode of Bouncing Back, a special season of News Without Ink that is highlighting the local nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Each episode spotlights a different nonprofit and the canceled festival or … more

In-person summer school dates for Sumter School District set

After learning loss and other challenges associated with virtual learning during the last year, all Sumter School District schools will offer summer school in June for students in the most need. The summer session will run for about four weeks … more

Federal document submission deadline looming for some receiving UI benefits

Thousands of unique unemployment insurance claimants in the state have a May 5 deadline for submitting a federal documentation requirement as outlined in the Continued Assistance Act or risk losing their benefits. The Pandemic Unemployment … more

Sumter High School parents organize 'Prom Part Two'

In an effort to provide as many memories as possible for the Class of 2021, a group of Sumter High School senior parents are organizing an additional prom for the school's seniors. Kipper Ackerman, a parent of a Sumter High senior, spoke recently … more

20 nonprofits in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee participating in Midlands Gives TODAY (May 4)

An annual giving campaign next week offers the opportunity to support a record-breaking number of nonprofits, including 20 in the tri-county, in a year when the road to recovery from the pandemic is … more

Sumter businesses, restaurants still encourage masks as city's mandate ends

Face coverings are no longer required by local law in food and retail establishments within Sumter city limits, yet restaurant and business owners continue to encourage the community to be safe and wear a mask. Most local restaurants have removed … more

Help wanted: Restaurants and stores across Sumter and the country face new hurdle of staffing shortages

Last year was a difficult time for Jacqueline Dupree and restaurateurs. As the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country, people stayed away from eateries to avoid large crowds, leaving the food industry in a critical situation. The general … more

What is a drive-through prom? Not what will be happening in Sumter.

Sometimes an original name given to an event isn't always the best choice of words. Sumter School District's three upcoming high school proms - starting Saturday with Sumter High School - are not technically "drive-through proms" as was … more

White House offers new tax credit to help spur vaccinations

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced new employer tax credits and other steps to encourage people reluctant to be inoculated to get the COVID-19 vaccine as his administration tries to overcome diminishing demand for the shots. The … more

Ragin Prep Christian Academy hosts household supply giveaway in Sumter

Household cleaning supplies can get costly, but thanks to Ragin Preparatory Christian Academy, residents didn't have to worry about the cost of their supplies this weekend because they were free. Several students, along with Ragin Prep faculty … more
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