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Sumter Today: Churches band together to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic

The parking lot at Wayman Chapel AME Church played host to a partnership on Saturday that put food in people’s homes. The USDA has partnered with South Carolina AME Sumter District to help … more

Sumter Today: We get to know a groundbreaking private school in Sumter County

Shawn Ragin’s journey has taken him from two different school districts in the Midlands to his current role as founder and headmaster of Ragin Preparatory Christian Academy. Now seven years … more

Sumter Today: Teachers along with other essential workers could become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the next few weeks.

Teachers, people who work in grocery stores and other essential workers could become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the next few weeks. According to The Associated Press, DHEC is watching … more

Sumter Today: A Sumter police officer helps older residents stay connected during the pandemic

Senior Corporal Warren Davis, more affectionally known as Papa G, runs a program at the Sumter Police Department called Project Checkmate. He checks on about 40 participants via phone calls and … more

Sumter Today: Volunteers help clean up their community

Litter has long been a topic of concern in Sumter County, but there are people in the community who are trying to tackle it. Having trash on the side of the road has a bigger impact than just … more

Sumter Today: A Sumter High School standout making it in the big leagues sends gifts home

Jordan Montgomery got his start on the diamond at Sumter High School, and being on the mound for the Yankees hasn’t made him forget his roots. The young MLB pitcher threw bullpens with the … more

Sumter Today: COVID-19's impact on Sumter festivals

With COVID-19 still making an impact in South Carolina, we’re now entering the second round of cancellations and postponements for events and festivals after springtime events were first … more

Sumter Today: Fathers receive diapers and hygiene items for their children during the pandemic.

Syntrell Thompson is a community health worker, and she has been trying to connect parents with resources they might not have access to but critically need during the pandemic.She hosted a Diaper Day … more

Sumter Today: A Laurence Manning athlete signs his future for college.

Gabe Harris was a jack of all trades on both sides of the ball for the Swampcats, but his athletic ability was abundant wherever he played. Playing both running back and wide receiver, he helped … more

Sumter Today: Clemson and Sumter environmentalists want you to throw away your Bradford Pear trees

The Bradford Pear is a medium-sized, rounded tree, and it’s invasive in natural or unmanaged areas across the state. One of those areas is Sumter. The tree makes a beautiful yard ornament, but … more

Sumter Today: We get a behind the scenes look at Sumter Original Brewery with the man behind the beer

Troy Bervig moved to Sumter for one specific reason that no one had ever moved here for before. To brew beer. He’s the original and head brewer at Sumter Original Brewery, which opened in … more

Sumter Today: Within 15 hours, nearly $4,000 was raised for a Kevlar vest for K-9 Kilo.

After a request went out from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office for help in funding a bulletproof vest for a new K-9, the community responded quickly. Within 15 hours, nearly $4,000 dollars … more

Sumter Today: Local Girl Scouts find a way to sell cookies during the pandemic

The area’s Girl Scouts are finding ways to adapt to the pandemic and still get us the cookies we crave each year.With the pandemic changing plans and leading to one distribution point, we … more

Sumter Today: We go behind the scenes at one of downtown’s iconic locations

The building at the corner of North Main Street and Law Range has been home to a handful of iconic businesses in Sumter, including The Manhattan, Naomi and Warner and the CW Café. In the … more

Sumter Today: The state public health department with Gov. McMaster today announced COVID-19 vaccines are opening up to anyone aged 65 or older.

Starting Monday, those aged 65 through 69 will be added to phase 1a and will be allowed to schedule appointments where there are slots open. The first round of eligibility opened to health care … more

Sumter Today: A local elementary school takes it STEAM learning virtual

Alice Drive Elementary School would normally love to holds its STEAM night at the school as a way to showcase student projects and bring parents, students and teachers together. With that still … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Fire Department heats up its recertification training

The Sumter Fire Department must complete annual training to be recertified, and this year’s training was completed in January. We sat down with Division Chief Joey Duggan to learn more about … more

Sumter Today: The American Legion honors our top public safety officers of the year

After a year of hard and often dangerous work on the front lines of the pandemic, American Legion Post 15 hosted its annual Public Safety Awards ceremony last night. Six people from Sumter County … more

Sumter Today: Sumter School District is set to return to its hybrid learning model on Monday

Sumter School District is set to return to its hybrid learning model on Monday. After conducting classes all virtually since mid-December, all schools and grades will begin their A-B Group … more

Sumter Today: High school athletes still want to play

The pandemic has impacted every corner of our lives, and that is still true when it comes to high school athletics.Back in the fall, Sumter’s public high schools football athletes arranged a … more
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