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Sumter Today: Students graduate in a unique way

Area high school graduates didn't let a pandemic or a surprise tropical storm stop them from walking across the stage to gather their high school diploma on Wednesday. Sumter School District has … more

Sumter Today: Sumter's top educators give seniors a jump start to their future.

The Sumter Teacher Forum is an annually evolving group of the Sumter School District’s previous year’s and current teachers of the year, and they get together throughout the year for … more

Sumter Today: A senior living home celebrates Memorial Day with a parade

Solomons Home, which provides independent senior living in Sumter, hosted a Memorial Day-themed socially distanced parade on Thursday to entertain residents during their time of quarantine. Friends, … more

Sumter Today: Community leaders alter their Memorial Day program due to COVID-19

A family fun day and fish fry has been held for a decade or so in South Sumter Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the event, which is in its 11th year, was modified to … more

Sumter Today: Sumter School District announces teacher of the year finalists

Sumter School District administration surprised three district teacher of the year finalists on Friday afternoon with personal messages on their recognition, and two were delivered right to their … more

Sumter Today: We observe one of DHEC's new testing sites

DHEC has put a focus on ramping up universal testing statewide especially in rural areas that have been hit hard by COVID-19. The state public health agency is setting up mobile testing sites across … more

Sumter Today: The YMCA opens its doors again

After almost two months of being closed due to covid-19 the Sumter YMCA was able to open its doors again on Monday. They were busy while they were closed, working on some upgrades, moving machines … more

Sumter Today: Santee-Lynches helps supply PPE for its partners statewide

The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments serves Sumter, Clarendon, Lee and Kershaw counties. They recently put their motto to work when they started planning for when staff would return to … more

Sumter Today: Law enforcement marks National Police Week by remembering one of their own

National Police Week is May 10th through the 16th, and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office unfortunately had a somber way to remember the year. They gathered at the Sumter County Judicial … more

Sumter Today: The community comes together for a special Mother's Day Parade

Mother's Day was certainly different this year with social distancing guidelines still in place. Those guidelines are especially important at senior living facilities like Covenant Place, where staff … more

Sumter Today: We learn how a company is making public transport in Sumter safe amid COVID-19

Santee Lynches Council of Governments is working with the RTA to clean their buses during the Covid-19 pandemic. They contacted a UVC company to clean the buses with ultra violet light devices, the … more

Sumter Today: We talk to a recovered COVID-19 patient who wants to give back

Shaquilla James returned this week to McLeod Health Clarendon to donate plasma in the hopes the antibodies in her blood from the coronavirus can help save someone else. James is one of a growing … more

Sumter Today: Thursday, May 7 Coronavirus Update

As of DHEC's daily update Wednesday, an additional 97 cases have been identified as well as nine additional deaths, bringing the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to … more

Sumter Today: We talk to a local business owner who was recently able to reopen her doors amid the Coronavirus

Christi Brunson has her hats in a few different ventures and all have been affected by Covid-19. She was able to reopen her florist shop A Ring Around the Roses this week after the Governor allowed … more

Sumter Today: Tuesday, May 5 Coronavirus Update

Our newsroom is providing continuous coverage of the local effects of COVID-19 – verifying facts, crossing over conversations, offering direct information resources, and giving voice to leaders … more

Sumter Today: Monday, May 4 Coronavirus Update

The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston’s health care system conducted testing at the Sumter County Civic Center, 700 W. Liberty St., after first opening a site earlier this week … more

Sumter Today: Friday, May 1 Coronavirus Update

South Carolina has reported 6,258 COVID-19 cases and 256 deaths, according to Friday's update from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.Friday's update included an additional … more

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Sumter Today: People find new ways to celebrate from a distance

Social distancing guidelines have made us refrain from celebrating with our loved ones the way we used to, but people are finding creative ways to celebrate and support each other even though they … more

Sumter Today: We check in on Black River Electric's staff support efforts

Line workers and other staff at Black River Electric Cooperative are essential workers to keep all of our lights on at home and work. Twice a week Black River Electric is buying lunch from a local … more
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