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Sumter Today: A Burger Cook-off to Help Battle Cancer

The Palmetto Optimist Club hosted a burger cook-off in downtown Sumter to raise money for Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas. According to executive director Laura Allen, the organization … more

Sumter Today: "Boomer" the STEM Bus visits Sumter

"Boomer" is an R.V. that facilitates hands-on STEM education with deaf and hard of hearing student populations, and it stopped by Alice Drive Middle School this week. It's operated by the NTID … more

Sumter Today: Bringing Music to Lee Correctional Institution

Claire Bryant is the assistant professor of cello at University of South Carolina and a co-artistic director with Decoda, a collective of musicians based in New York. The organization's goal is to … more

Sumter Today: New Name, Same Gospel

Gospel groups performed all day Monday inside the W. H. Newton Family Life Center for "The Old Landmark in the Park Gospelfest", formerly "Gospel in the Park". Host Shonda English was ready to end … more

Sumter Today: USC Sumter Esports take to the skies against Shaw AFB

Tucked away on Peach Orchard Road is one of the six federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC's) operated by the MITRE corporation. According to, "MITRE has consistently … more

Sumter Today: Learn About Litter!

Sumter County Clemson Extension and Sumter's Litter Control Officer partnered to bring educational litter kits to elementary schools. The kits are designed to teach students how litter reaches our … more

Sumter Today: Fire Ants talk safety with Sumter Fire & Police Departments

With more students opting for in-person learning this fall semester, campus safety is a focus for USC Sumter and our first responders. Captain Terrance Dupree and Lieutenant Selena Ruth Smith of … more

Sumter Today: Gear Up for Learning with Sumter United Ministries

The Sumter United Ministries annual school supplies drive, Gear Up for Learning, wrapped up Thursday afternoon with the delivery of supplies to Sumter School District counselors. Donations were taken … more

Sumter Today: Back to School Extravaganza with Liberty STEAM Charter School

Liberty STEAM Charter school is one weekend away from opening up for their second year in action. On Thursday, the 300+ scholars and their families were welcomed to the campus in a pre-back-to-school … more

Sumter Today: Zonals Tournament at the Palmetto Tennis Center

Zonals is a national tennis competition that brings together some of the top players in the 12 and under division from four sections: Southern, Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida. The players and … more

Sumter Today: Sumter Elite, Staying Focused

Sumter Elite is a travel basketball team made up of girls from across Sumter, but Coach Cedric Rembert says it's more than just basketball: "I care about them beyond the sport of basketball. It's … more

Sumter Today: Sumter Represents S.C. at the Dixie Softball World Series

Earlier this month, the all-star team representing Sumter's recreational softball league took home the state title in Lancaster, S.C. Now, the team moves on to the Dixie Softball World Series this … more

Sumter Today: Creative Canvas Project

Creative Canvas is a project aimed at beautifying our city and bringing art into the spotlight for all to see. Five large scale murals have been placed across Sumter depicting our iconic landmarks, … more

Sumter Today: Olivia Cardello, Artist & Welder

At 19, Olivia Cardello is the youngest person to finish in the top three at the Sumter Artists' Guild's Exhibition. In addition to her age, her medium is unique. Cardello is a student in CCTC's … more

Sumter Today: YMCA Camp Mac Boykin

The YMCA's Camp Mac Boykin is in the middle of its 9-week long summer program for kids ages 7-16. To learn more about the activities offered we spoke with the camp's new director Brittany Starling … more

Sumter Today: American Legion Softball Playoffs 2022

The second year of American Legion Softball is approaching its Championship match on Monday, July 18th. Sumter saw a teamkill as the P-15 Lady Legends and P-15 Lady Storm faced off in the second … more

Sumter Today: Justus Boone & teammates host kids football camp

Sumter High Alumnus and current University of Florida defensive end Justus Boone hosted the Just-Us Football Camp at Dillon Park on Saturday. Boone, alongside current and former teammates coached … more

Sumter Today: A Change of Command for U.S. Army Central

On Thursday morning, a change of command ceremony was held outside Patton Hall on Shaw Air Force Base. Lieutenant General Ron Clark passed his duties as Commanding General of U.S. Army Central to … more

Sumter Today: Fireworks for the Fourth!

The City of Sumter had its 4th of July fireworks celebration at Dillon Park on Saturday. We got to go behind the scenes with Munnerlyn Pyrotechnics as they prepped the show. Sumter Today is … more

Sumter Today: Youth Baseball Camp with the Fire Ants

The U.S. Baseball Academy organizes summer camps for kids all across the country, and one took place right here in Sumter. The USC Sumter baseball coaching staff ran the 4-day camp; teaching kids … more
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