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Sumter Today: USC Sumter showcases its softball program

USC Sumter is proud of its softball program and facilities, and they held a training camp and open house over the weekend to try to entice recruits. After going through the camp, attendees were … more

Sumter Today: Here’s what you need to know today in Sumter and the surrounding area.

With heavy rain expected to return Thursday evening, Sumter appeared to have escaped Sally’s remnants through the first part of the day without major injuries. more

Sumter Today: A Crestwood alum becomes the school’s first female athlete to go pro

Shaquanda Miller-McCray has had an unexpected last year or so.With COVID-19 hampering her senior year at Georgia State, the Crestwood High School alum didn’t get the attention she thought she … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Fire Department gets back to group training exercises

The Sumter Fire Department had to postpone its group training schedule at their training grounds because of the coronavirus, but they just got back to it last week. They had been doing some physical … more

Sumter Today: Lakewood High School’s football team gets back on the practice field.

Lakewood High School got back on the practice field last week after a delay because of the coronavirus, but they were ready and excited to get back in pads. The Gators were supposed to scrimmage on … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Item is recognized for its media support of the fire department.

If you’ve been watching Sumter Today or following The Sumter Item, you’ve probably seen us out with the Sumter Fire Department, covering their training and fire prevention departments. … more

Sumter Today: The YMCA gives students a space to do their online learning.

The Sumter Family YMCA has always been about just that. Family. When Sumter School District made the decision to start the school year in an all virtual capacity, the youth development program at the … more

Sumter Today: Sumter Fashion Week brings style to town

Sumter Fashion Week celebrated its third year over the weekend, and while schedules and arrangements had to be adjusted because of COVID-19, organizers still brought the show to Sumter. With events … more

Community Conversations: An Introduction to Being Black in Sumter and America (WATCH)

Long overdue conversations are being had around the country in the months following George Floyd's killing. Conversations that unfortunately remain relevant daily. This is a moment we can't let … more

Sumter Today: USC Sumter reopens for the new school year

USC Sumter has reopened for the new school year, and it’s anything but normal. The college is holding classes in-person, but they have adjusted to restraints necessitated by COVID-19 and are … more

Sumter Today: Here’s the news you need to know today impacting Sumter County

If you were named a 2020 Best of Sumter or Best of Clarendon winner and don’t have your winners plaque and window cling, come pick them up at our office. We’re open 8 to 5 Monday through … more

Sumter Today: A Sumter native works to provide quality affordable housing in the neighborhood where he grew up.

Herb McClary grew up in the West Oakland Avenue area.Like so many others, he moved away after childhood but has since returned home to do his part in revitalizing his community.He renovated a home on … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Police Department holds a COVID-safe Back to School Bash.

The Sumter Police Department usually holds their annual Back to School Bash before the school year starts as a way to interact positively with students and get them excited for the year. While the … more

Sumter Today: Sumter’s first public charter school celebrates a new milestone.

Liberty STEAM Charter is Sumter’s first public charter school, set to open next fall. School leaders and community stakeholders gathered last week for a ribbon cutting to celebrate their … more

Sumter Today: A school partner donates supplies to a rural elementary school.

Christ Community Church has supported Cherryvale Elementary School for years now, and they knew they could play a role to help teachers and students prepare for school this fall amid the pandemic. … more

Sumter Today: Santee Lynches makes COVID care packages for seniors.

Santee Lynches Regional Council on Governments supports government agencies and quality of life initiatives throughout its four-county service area, … more

Sumter Today: We take a look at how one high school team is preparing for the season.

Lakewood High School’s volleyball team is back to practicing ahead of its fall season after a long break because of the coronavirus. We stopped by a practice to see what they were doing to get … more

Sumter Today: Here are the headlines you need to know today in Sumter County

To be the first to know what’s happening in the community, subscribe to The Item today with a print and digital subscription or a cheaper digital only option that still gives you access to … more

Sumter Today: Local barber shop honors Shaw pilot killed in accident

When the staff at Sports Clips on Board Street heard about the tragic accident that killed First Lieutenant David Schmitz at Shaw Air Force Base last month, they knew they wanted to do something to … more

Sumter Today: Millwood Elementary School holds a back to school bash

Millwood Elementary School holds a back to school bash every year to hand out backpacks filled with school supplies to students, but this year looked a little different. Making sure students have the … more
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