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There is one last district in the tri-county to start the new 2023-24 school year, but it couldn't start it off without a huge welcome back for teachers, faculty and staff. "This is an annual event, and we wanted to find a motivational speaker, … more
Kevin D. Wilson, who most recently served as assistant principal at Lower Richland High School for 10 years in Hopkins, has been named principal of Lee Central High School, according to a news release from Lee County School District. Wilson, a … more
Classes are almost back in session. Before students hit the books, communities in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties are supplying students with essentials to start the school year off right. SUMTER JULY 21 Office Church School Supply & … more
After decades, a nonprofit is holding its annual back-to-school giveaway for Lee County residents and surrounding areas. Good Samaritans for All People is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Lee County that has been running for nearly 30 … more
Lawyers and law enforcement officers scattered throughout a courtroom in the Sumter Judicial Center Thursday morning to hear the first pleas of the 40-plus inmates charged in the 2018 Lee … more
From writing monologues to full-length plays, a Bishopville woman spent more than a decade perfecting and sharing her craft of writing with the community. Now, she will do it again - on a much larger stage - this Saturday. Jennifer Johnson Cook … more
Exotic animal lovers in and out of state are urging the public to be wary of a Lee County exotic animal business, given its alleged decades-long history of mistreatment and inadequate care of animals. A news tip received by The Sumter Item … more
STAFF REPORT BISHOPVILLE - Want to see animals from the wild up close? Visit Lee State Park for the Critters of the Carolinas Program and meet a wildlife rehabilitation specialist from Black Creek Wildlife Center and some of our state animal … more
Walking down Bishopville's Main Street, a young man showcases his popularity in the small, rural South Carolina town. Area residents wave as they pass by, and he returns the gesture. At times, drivers pull over along their route to say … more
It's time to pull out your red, white and blue, brush up on your "Star-Spangled Banner" vocals and get in the patriotic spirit as the Fourth of July festivities begin. In the days leading up to July 4, Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties will throw … more
The days are longer, the nights shorter, drinks are colder, and the satisfying sizzling sounds of barbecue grills are bolder. What could that mean? Summer is here. Wednesday, June 21, marked the start of summer. With schools closed and paid … more
BISHOVILLE - A theme for this year's Lizard Man Stomp was "bigger and better," and that is what it was as volunteers held the second-annual festival on Saturday in the downtown area. About 2,000 people attended "The Stomp," as some refer to the … more
PHOTOS PROVIDED More than 100 people attended the 30th anniversary celebration of the South Carolina Cotton Museum on Sunday in Bishopville. The event included the unveiling of new additions and spruced-up versions of original exhibits. Organized … more
The American Red Cross wants everyone to enjoy a safe and fun Fourth of July, which includes ensuring a strong blood supply for patients in hospitals across the country. There has been a concerning … more
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