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Sumter Today: The Sumter County American Legion Fair is Back!

The Sumter County American Legion Fair has returned to it's full fledged self after 2020 called for limited event sizes. You can find rides, food, racing pigs, motorcycle stuntmen, and plenty of … more

Sumter Today: Sumter's Top 20 Under 40 Honors Young Professionals

Last week, Sumter's Top 20 Under 40 event took place, honoring a few of the young pillars in Sumter's professional scene. Awards were given in recognition of the work these people are doing to better … more

Sumter Today: Morris College Honors Dr. Ted Wilson

Dr. Ted Wilson was recently honored at Morris College, his alma mater, with an executive board room in his name. Dr. Wilson has been a philanthropic pillar in the Sumter Community, and has clearly … more

Sumter Today: USARCENT's 2nd LT. Dwan Contreras becomes a Chaplain Candidate

Hispanic Heritage Month is still going strong. Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina recently held a ceremony to honor the members of our community that come from those … more

Sumter Today: Elementary students weigh in on masks

Parents, school leaders, legislators and even people who have no connection to schools have been weighing in on the debate of masks in schools. We decided to ask the students what they … more

Sumter Today: Sumter Firefighters honored with banquet

On this installment of Sumter Today... The past two years have been tough ones for Sumter’s volunteer firefighters.
Manpower lessened, hours increased, gatherings were frowned … more

Sumter Today: Local semi-pro player signs with Mexican pro team

Born and raised in North Charleston, Trayvon Jefferson didn’t take a straight line to Sumter, but he’s glad to have ended up here.   After playing with … more

Sumter Today: First Presbyterian Preschool Celebrates 75 Years

First Presbyterian Church of Sumter has been a sanctum of early education and child care in our city for 75 years now. Some of it's current staff were even students (as 4 and 5 year olds) … more

Sumter Today: Friday Update for October 1st

Tune in to hear about the Sumter School District mask mandate vote, your friday night football roundup including Sumter High Football's homecoming game tonight, and lastly, where you … more

Sumter Today: Spend an October Saturday at Dorr Farms

If you have a free Saturday this month, be sure to visit Dorr Farms. They have a corn maze, corn pit, and hay rides for fun; in addition to honey, cider, and fresh produce for sale. And don't … more

Sumter Today: Norman Rockwell’s work arrives in Sumter

The Sumter County Gallery of Art welcomed over thirty pieces of work from Norman Rockwell, and will hold an exhibition of them until December 3rd.   Attribution for “Murder in … more

Sumter Today: Drive-through fundraiser for Sheriff's Deputies

With the help of community partners, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office raised more than $10,000 with drive-through food fundraiser on Saturday for two of their veteran deputies who have been … more

Sumter Today: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Comes to Patriot Park

Powerful words of empathy, hope, and remembrance were said this past Saturday morning in Patriot Park. The South Carolina chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held its … more

Sumter Today: Shaw's Royal Danish Airforce Detachment Takes Us for a Walk

The Dancon March is a tradtion of Danish detachments around the globe. This is the second to take place on U.S. soil. We were Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina this morning to watch their 4+ … more

Sumter Today: Habitat for Humanity Gets Back to Work

Alice Drive Baptist Church partnered with Sumter Habitat for Humanity in their first groundbreaking since the pandemic began. This is the 127th home built by Habitat in the Sumter community, and it … more

Sumter Today: Fall Feast returns to Swan Lake

On Thursday of last week, Sumter Green held it's largest fundraiser of the year: the Fall Feast. The event brought in over 20 vendors, restaurants, and enthusiastic home cooks to feed the gathering … more

Sumter Today: Sumter Ninja Warriors Take on Vegas

Sumter Ninja Warriors have classes open for all ages and training levels. Their programs cultivate self-trust, self-expression, and improve physical fitness. Recently, four of Sumter's own ninjas … more

Sumter Today: Wilson Hall's Lucy Matthews leads on and off the court

Wilson Hall Athletics volleyball has a storied history, and for the last few seasons, Lucy Matthews is one of the reasons why. The Lady Baron's senior has become one of the top players in the … more

Sumter Today: Behind the Scenes at the Sumter Military Museum

Our archivist, Sammy Way, curates and maintains a military museum in downtown Sumter. He is a fervent historian of the area, and has collected all kinds of memoribilia to honor service members in and … more

Sumter Today: Sumter Marks the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Saturday morning was the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. A ceremony was held at the Public Safety Complex, which is home to a piece of steel from the towers. Speeches were given … more
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