The Sumter Item Wednesday paper to be delivered Thursday, U.S. Postal Service closed for Juneteenth holiday


Today’s edition of The Sumter Item will be delivered tomorrow, Thursday, June 20, instead of today due to the U.S. Postal Service being closed today for the Juneteenth holiday. There is no mail delivery at all today.

We apologize for the inconvenience to our subscribers. Federal closures are out of our control.

We also hope those who are commemorating this important moment in our country’s history find meaning in today. Juneteenth has long been celebrated in the African American community but remains largely unknown to many Americans. It commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States, celebrated on June 19 to mark the day in 1865 when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger ordered the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas after the end of the Civil War. It was first celebrated as an official federal holiday in 2021.

Today’s edition is worth the wait. It's packed with lots of important information and stories about our community.

If you don’t want to wait, you can read all the articles online now at

Subscribers can also read the e-edition online, and it was emailed to you as it is every edition.

Today’s paper is also available now in racks around town and at our office if you’d like to pick it up during normal business hours at 36 W. Liberty St., Sumter.