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Marjorie Jean Garaux passed away in Sumter on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Born on Sept. 10, 1920, in Uhrichsville, Ohio, to Ruth and Raymond A. Brown, she moved with her parents and brother, William, to Canton, Ohio, where she graduated from … more
William Sylvan Aburn, 77, widower of Patricia Ann Watts Aburn, entered his eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born Sept. 18, 1945, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he was a son of the late Don W. … more
MANNING - Horton "Bubba" Baxter Jr., 75, husband of Mamie Lee Smoot, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at McLeod Health Clarendon. He was born March 25, 1947, in Manning, a son of the late Horton Baxter Sr. and Pauline Cantey Baxter. The family is … more
WEDGEFIELD - Diane A. Siegel, 80, widow of Paul Allan Siegel, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at her home. Online condolences may be made at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in … more
Christmas is right around the corner, and to get you in the mood to celebrate, the Sumter Community Concert Band invites you to its annual Christmas concert this Sunday, Dec. 4. Conducted by Randy Oswalt, the band will have a setlist chock full … more
WASHINGTON - America's newest nuclear stealth bomber mades its public debut after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China. The B-21 Raider is the first new American … more
BRUSSELS - The European Union reached a deal Friday for a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, a key step as Western sanctions aim to reorder the global oil market to prevent price spikes and starve President Vladimir Putin of funding for his … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats voted Friday to remove Iowa as the leadoff state on the presidential nominating calendar and replace it with South Carolina starting in 2024, a dramatic shakeup championed by President Joe Biden to better reflect the … more
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - During the last eight years, Christopher Simmons has turned his classroom at Meadowlark Middle School into a safe space for students with special needs. "If they need anything," he said one afternoon after the last of his … more
Reflections recalls one of Sumter's most creative artisans and his impact on the world of art. He was noted for his prolific career as a painter, which garnered him both local and national acclaim. The Sumter Item archives, the writings of Portia … more
Attention, all ladies: Contemporary Christian singer and worship leader Kim Walker-Smith will be performing a women's ministry event Thursday at Alice Drive Baptist Church. The event is named "O Holy Night" and will feature Christmas songs and … more
Ring in the holiday spirit with the sweet serenades of Morris College and its talented students. The Morris College Chorale will host its annual Christmas concert "Festival of Carols" on Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. Herbert … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 May 11 - May 17 - Five recent additions have been made to the staff of station WFIG, Manager Douglas Youngblood announced. They include Ed Tacy, program-farm director; Eddie Allen, announcer; Lee (Corky) Sheridan, … more
The College Football Playoff will include 12 teams, starting with the 2024 season. An expansion plan that was crafted for two years and haggled over for another 18 months finally cleared all the obstacles needed to go from idea to reality. The … more
CHARLOTTE - At the conclusion of his news conference Friday at Bank of America Stadium, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney turned to walk away from the podium when he saw North Carolina coach Mack Brown approaching with a big smile on his face. The two … more
CHARLOTTE - The Carolina Panthers are down, but not out, entering their bye - thanks in large part to the emergence of D'Onta Foreman. The journeyman running back has eclipsed 100 yards rushing in four of Carolina's last six games, and the … more
Several free holiday lights displays will light up Sumter this season for children and children at heart to enjoy. What: Fantasy of Lights display Where: Swan Lake Iris Gardens, 822 W. Liberty St. When: Every night of December, starting at … more
U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS JUSTIN STACK / SPECIAL TO THE SUMTER ITEM Sonar Technician 3rd Class Stephen Meyer, from Rembert, South Carolina, conducts watch standing procedures in the sonar control room as the … more
It's another year and another lottery for Liberty STEAM Charter School. On Monday, Sumter's first tuition-free, public charter school will hold its third-annual lottery and will be filling seats for four grade levels, according to Interim … more
Best of Sumter is back, and that's cause for celebration. Nominations for The Sumter Item's annual readers' choice contest, now in its 23nd year, are being accepted in more than 300 categories now through Dec. 31. The contest serves as … more
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