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LEE COUNTY - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is asking for information about a hit-and-run collision that occurred on Browntown Road west of Bishopville about 7:35 p.m. Nov. 28. An unknown vehicle was traveling east on Browntown Road near … more
If someone you know is facing hunger this holiday season, the local United Way wants to inform and remind families that support is just a text message away. Vicki Singleton, president/CEO of the United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties, … more
Do you or your high school student have a teacher you're especially thankful for this month? You can nominate them now for November's High School Teacher of the Month, presented by Morris College, for their chance to win money and … more
Every year Lee County Transit holds a luncheon to honor memorable people from the county. This year's tribute was for the late Councilman David Addison. Addison passed away on Feb. 8, 2021, at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Georgia. He … more
Turnout varied across the tri-county area for Tuesday's general midterm election, which saw local, state and national races affecting the area, with both increases and decreases being reporting by county elections offices. SUMTER Fueled by the … more
Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 making it an annual observance, and it became a national holiday in 1938. Sixteen years later, … more
Lee County School District announced early Thursday due to heavy winds and rain from Tropical Storm Nicole, all after school activities, athletic events and friends trips are canceled for Nov. … more
Government offices will be closed for Veterans Day throughout the tri-county on Nov. 11. This includes: Sumter County Government, the City of Sumter, Clarendon County and Lee County offices. They will reopen on normal business hours after Friday. more
With the midterm election on Tuesday, Sumter County Government offices will be closed Nov. 8, communications coordinator Joe Perry said. The Sumter County Council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. that night will commence as normal in the county's … more
The need for volunteers advocating for abused or neglected children is at an all-time high, and tri-county residents are encouraged to join a free online training program to become an advocate. On Nov. 7, The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem … more
Lee County residents in need of food assistance will have a new resource in the heart of the county. On Wednesday, CareSouth Carolina celebrated with a ribbon cutting for the organization's first food pantry at a former medical office. Located … more
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed Wednesday that a cat found near Line Street and Summerland in Batesburg-Leesville has tested positive for rabies. One … more
For the second year in a row, all active, inactive and retired military personnel and families are invited to celebrate Veterans Day with the Lee County Veterans Museum. In 2021, Tia Baldwin with the Veterans Affairs Office transferred from the … more
Ceymenon Hilton was 10 years old the last time he saw his mother. On Aug. 29, 2013, she dropped him off at the bus stop on South Sumter Street like it was any other school day, but life changed for the now 19-year-old in that moment. This past … more
Editor's note: This article and all of The Sumter Item's hurricane coverage is free as a public service. We believe having access to reliable, accurate and up-to-date local information before, during and after inclement weather is critical to the … more
Editor's note: This article and all of The Sumter Item's hurricane coverage is free as a public service online at www.theitem.com. We believe having access to reliable, accurate and up-to-date local information before, during and after inclement … more
COLUMBIA - Five people in Sumter County and two individuals in Lee County were arrested during the past weekend in connection to the largest dogfighting operation in South Carolina history. Fourteen individuals in Kershaw, Richland, Darlington, … more
On Wednesday, Lee County School District welcomed the South Carolina superintendent of education to present millions of dollars in funding for a new school to be built for students. Molly Spearman presented the school district with a check for … more
The Lee County Arts Council announced its lineup for the 2022-23 Ruth Josey Bell Performing Arts Series. Bell, a native of Lee County, was "instrumental in starting the concert series," according to Zack Medlin, chairman of the Lee County Arts … more
Lee County's one and only state park just grew in size thanks to a land donation by multiple local and state agencies. The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Congaree Land Trust hosted a ribbon cutting on Monday to … more
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