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Sumter Today: R.E. Davis hosts a multi-county quiz bowl

R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy hosted a Quiz Bowl this week with middle schools from multiple counties competition against each other. Questions ranged anything the students should know at … more

Sumter Today: We see how CCTC is helping its students network

Monday, Central Carolina Technical College held a job fair for students in the Business and Public Service division. The free event offered CCTC’s students, alumni and faculty a chance to meet … more

Sumter Today: Miss Libby’s hosts a Dance-A-Thon

This Saturday Miss Libby’s School of Dance and Gymnastics hosted a Dance-A-Thon to raise money for the Rising Stars non-profit dance competition team housed at Miss Libby’s. Participants … more

Sumter Today: Morris College holds its Honors Day Convocation

This past Thursday, Morris College leaders recognized about 125 honor students for their achievements in the fall semester. Alan Johnson, a senior at Morris College was awarded the Frederick Douglass … more

Sumter Today: Cops and kids celebrate Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day, officers with the Sumter Police Department visited three elementary schools and handed out candy. We tagged along for their annual Police Be My Valentine initiative and … more

Sumter Today: Swan Lake premieres its new masterpiece

The entrance to Swan Lake had been closed for months as city crews worked on a new entrance way and installed a brand new sculpture from Grainer McKoy. McKoy is a world-renowned artist who traces his … more

Sumter Today: We get a screening of Bakari Sellers' new documentary

Morris College, in partnership with the Sumter County Cultural Commission hosted a free screening of “While I Breathe, I Hope,” a documentary about South Carolina politician and CNN … more

Sumter Today: We see how CCTC is helping its students network

Central Carolina Technical College held its 8th annual Health Sciences Career Fair on Monday at its Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter. The free event offered CCTC’s students, alumni and … more

Sumter Today: Students celebrate Black History Month

Rafting Creek Elementary School held a Black History Month program on Friday, focusing on entertainers and famous pop culture icons. Students performed educational numbers during the event, and they … more

Sumter Today: We get an inside look at USC Sumter’s baseball team

USC Sumter’s baseball team is coming off a solid season in 2019. They finished with a 31-22 record and made it to the Region X championship game before falling to Spartanburg Methodist College. … more

Sumter Today: Students shadow at the Sumter Fire Department

Sumter School District students participated in a career shadow day yesterday, and we caught up with some middle and high schoolers who were with Sumter Fire Department Fire Prevention Specialist … more

Sumter Today: A motorcycle race rolls into town

This weekend, riders from all over the country visited Sumter County for the 2020 Sumter Enduro Riders Motorcycle Association off-road race. The race was held at a dirt track winding through the … more

Sumter Today: We look back at our Best Of Sumter nominee expo

Yesterday, we held our Best Of Sumter 2020 Nominee Expo at Central Carolina Technical College. About 40 of the businesses, colleges and restaurants who are nominated in the 300-plus categories in … more

Sumter Today: Two iconic historical figures words come alive

Temple Sinai was graced by the presence of two historically iconic people last Thursday thanks to the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. The New York based organization brought the words of Anne … more

Sumter Today: A Jedi helps teach kids about social courage

David Engel is a longtime family entertainer who brought his educational show to the Sumter Opera House. His Jedi Academy teaches kids about anti-bullying and helps them understand how to live with … more

Sumter Today: Sumter’s top teachers help give back to their community

The Sumter Teacher Forum is made up of the current and most recent year’s Teachers of the Year, and they get together both for professional development and community improvement. As last … more

Sumter Today: The YMCA awards its top honor of the year

The Sumter Family YMCA is more than a gym. Its team strives to connect with the community and help provide critical services in the areas of youth development and healthy living, and they’ve … more

Sumter Today: We check out training at the Springdale Race Course

The Springdale Race Course is home to the annual Carolina Cup in Camden, a steeplechase horse race that raises money for the local Kershaw County Medical Center. We stopped by the training center the … more

Sumter Today: Hillcrest Middle School is getting recognized for a STEM project

Schools throughout Sumter County are putting a heavy focus on advancing in STEM-based education, and we’ve enjoyed having the chance to follow some of their stories. Recently, Hillcrest Middle … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Opera House celebrates its 125th birthday

The Sumter Opera House was built in its present form in 1895 following the destruction of the first building in 1892 by fire. In 1936, it was renovated into a movie theater. During its tenure as a … more
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