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Doretha O. McMillan McGee, 87, widow of Kirby McGee, departed this life on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. Born on July 4, 1935, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Elliott and Hattie Robinson. In accordance with … more
Beatrice Sumter, 107, widow of James Sumter, died on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at her home in Dalzell. Born on June 10, 1915, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Nelson Graham Sr. and Albertina Dyson Graham. In accordance with COVID-19 … more
Bobby Isaac Shaw was born on Jan. 7, 1954, the eldest son of the late Isaac "El" Shaw and Mary Maple Shaw. He died on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Uniondale, New York. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Grace Cathedral … more
Thanksgiving is coming, and it's never out of season to say thank you. Say thank you to your local politicians. The majority of those who pursue an office lose. Losing is tough and usually expensive. Thank them for their interest in your … more
I love getting my "I Voted" sticker on Election Day, after chatting with other voters in line and carefully following poll workers' instructions for marking my choices. Having worked in many places where voting is a relatively new right, I cherish … more
DEAR ABBY - My parents were married for 22 years. They separated in 2007, and by 2008 the divorce was final. While this was a good thing for both of them, the fallout from their marriage was intense. I won't dig into the ugly details, but they both … more
By Kevin McDonough Fifty years is nothing to be sneezed at. HBO marks its golden anniversary today, a milestone that ranks it up there with other enduring entertainment institutions. To put it in perspective, the fabled MGM studio celebrated its … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. SUMTER COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES Today, 5 p.m., library LYNCHBURG TOWN COUNCIL Today, 6 p.m., Teen … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. The Sumter Branch NAACP office will offer rides to the polls from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. The office is located at 110 S. … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. Join in for Double Dutch Fun Day Thursdays for adults at the South HOPE Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive, … more
With the holidays coming up, a charity in Sumter will be raising money through a radio give-a-thon event. For the second year in a row, Community Broadcasters will host a 12-hour Radio Give-A-Thon for Sumter United Ministries on Wednesday from 6 … more
MANNING - The secret is out! Folks across South Carolina, the Southeast, up and down the Eastern Seaboard as well as generations of Clarendon County folks head to McCabe's Bar-B-Q, 480 N. Brooks St., when they get the hankering for some good old … more
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Be quiet about your expenses, earnings and contractual matters. Don't give anyone the upper hand or private information that might influence your reputation. Put your energy into closing any gaps that can cause disruption, … more
LOS ANGELES (AP) - HBO has pulled the plug on "Westworld," its Emmy-winning sci-fi drama. The series' cancellation came less than three months after its fourth season concluded in August. The cast included Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jeffrey … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Subtropical Storm Nicole is now expected to become a hurricane over the Bahamas before hitting Florida's east coast on Wednesday, just well enough after polls close to avoid disrupting voting on Election Day, forecasters … more
WASHINGTON - After months of primaries, campaign events and fundraising pleas, the midterm election that will determine the balance of power in Washington and state capitals is finally here. Republicans are predicting a massive red wave as … more
INDIANAPOLIS - Frank Reich's attempt to fix the Indianapolis Colts' sputtering offense failed so now team owner Jim Irsay is turning to another trusted name - former All-Pro center Jeff Saturday. The Colts made both announcements about one hour … more
Downtown Sumter's Main and Liberty streets were filled Friday night for the return of Sumter Senior Services' annual sip and stroll with a twist. This year's Sip and Scream had participants roaming downtown to about eight stops for different wines, … more
Georgia tightened its hold on No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, with TCU climbing up to No. 4 and Alabama dropping all the way to No. 10. The Bulldogs had their strongest support of the season after manhandling Tennessee … more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Spencer Rattler threw three touchdown passes and South Carolina became bowl-eligible with its sixth win of the season, a 38-27 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday night. "I think it's a huge accomplishment, I really do," … more
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