Top stories

Organization a shot in the arm

Charles Vitt, general manager of Golden Corral in Sumter, was struggling to find additional employees when he took over the management of the restaurant about a year ago. He turned to South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation for help. He has …

Local news More

Two churches vandalized on Nov. 25

Two churches on Nazarene Church Road sustained damage when the buildings and a vehicle were spray painted the morning of Nov. 25. According to an incident report from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, the front of Lakewood Baptist Church, 3140 …
Crime reports More

Couple charged with domestic violence in front of 5 children

CHARGES Jalon E. Still, 38, of 2 Van Buren St., was arrested on Wednesday and charged with criminal domestic violence for allegedly slapping a woman in the face and stomping her foot during a physical altercation at their shared residence. The …
Obituaries More

RAY JACKSON

SUMMERTON — Deacon Ray Jackson, 76, widower of Ohilian Davis Jackson, died on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. He was born on Jan. 10, 1940, in Manning, a son of the late …

PATRICIA HICKS

Patricia Hicks, age 69, beloved wife of Robert Hicks, died on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home.
Sports More

Playoff bound again

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson's mission is not over.The Heisman Trophy hopeful and third-ranked Clemson Tigers are ready to return to the College Football …
Opinion More

Our brave new feminists

If you were an inquisitive space alien who decided to drift down to visit America in 2016 - as a tour guide, I probably wouldn't recommend this year in particular, as people are kind of crabby, and good-natured hijinks are at a general low, but …
Pets for adoption

Willa is a playful, extremely sweet girl

Willa, above, is an 11-week-old lab mix. She is a playful girl who is super with other dogs. She loves to run, be active, and cuddle with other pups. Willa is extremely sweet, gentle and affectionate. She loves everyone she meets. She would make an …