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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
CHARLOTTE - Its College Football Playoff hopes dashed following a devastating loss to in-state rival South Carolina, No. 10 Clemson is turning its attention to returning to its familiar perch atop of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers … more
Sumter School District employees will now be allowed to choose which school their children attend by getting first choice in the district's open enrollment and out-of-zone request processes. The district's Board of Trustees unanimously passed … more
Though Thanksgiving has come and gone, one fraternity in Sumter wanted to thank a fellow community member for her hard work. The Gamma Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. in Sumter celebrated its Achievement Week by honoring its … more
COLUMBIA - Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his real estate company are the focus of a criminal investigation to see if they misused any public money in their failed effort to build a practice facility for the NFL team in South … more
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU has been in this position before, third in the College Football Playoff rankings going into its last game before the final four teams are set. And just like in 2014, there sits Ohio State in fifth, hoping for a chance to … more
PHOTOS BY CAL CARY / THE SUMTER ITEM The Sumter Fantasy of Lights officially opened on Thursday night with the annual lighting ceremony and will run through Dec. 31 at Swan Lake Iris Gardens. The display includes more than one million lights. The … more
Signing to play a sport in college is always a special day for a high school athlete. It's often the culmination of a lifetime playing a sport.For Lee Academy's Carsyn Hall, it means a little bit … more
The early stages of a season under a new head coach can sometimes be a challenge.It can take a while for players to get acclimated to a new person calling the shots.Luckily for Manning's Lamont … more
Thomas Sumter Academy and Lee Academy squared off for the first time this season on the hardwood Thursday night.It was the second game of the season for both programs' girls and boys basketball … more
Former Sumter High School Gamecock Tylee Craft has been making great strides in battling Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma.Craft joined the North Carolina football team after graduating from Sumter … more
ATLANTA - The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing out the season with some very un-Steelers-like goals. A winning streak would be a start. Perhaps a late spurt to avoid coach Mike Tomlin's first losing season. The Steelers (4-7) will try to put … more
Sumter deputies are searching for a missing 80-year-old man suffering from dementia. According to Maj. Randall Stewart of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, Henry Dubose was reported … more
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Demand for gasoline is falling as Americans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday – typically a time when many venture away from home to visit family and friends. That's according to Energy … more
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office announced the woman accused of taking a minor against court order is now in custody. According to Maj. Randall Stewart, Jessica Marie Peebles, 29, of East … more
SHELBIE GOULDING / THE SUMTER ITEM October's Morris College Teacher of the Month was awarded to Jenna Laney, who teaches AVID at Sumter High School. She has taught in Sumter for 10 years and was awarded a plaque and gift from Morris College on … more
By Kevin McDonough Before there was Jim and Tammy Faye, there was "George & Tammy" (9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime, CMT and Paramount, TV-MA). And curiously, Jessica Chastain has now portrayed both Tammy Fay Bakker and Tammy Wynette on the screen. Can … more
By Kevin McDonough Prime Video launches the mystery series "Three Pines," based on the best-selling novelist Louise Penny's novels about Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. "Pines" offers Alfred Molina a terrific role as a complex man of a certain … more
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