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Sumter Today: Major Glenn Canty celebrates his promotion in the army with his family in Sumter

Major Glenn Canty is a medical operations officer who was stationed in Illinois, but is originally from Sumter. He celebrated his promotion from captain to major in the US army in Sumter so his … more

Sumter Today: Sumterites band together to clean up Sumter’s litter

Litter has long been a topic of concern across Sumter County, but Saturday marked a community-wide effort to combat the blight.Various city, county and business organizations held cleanups all over … more

Sumter Today: Team Robinson MMA is celebrating their successes as a martial arts business

Team Robinson MMA is a martial arts and fitness gym on West Liberty Street that trains people of all ages in kickboxing, fitness and self-defense.Owner Jerome Robinson recently celebrated the … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Sharks hit the field under the Friday night lights.

Sumter has its very own semi-pro football team, and they took on the Smoky Mountain Ravens in Bishopville last Friday. The Sumter Sharks are members of the Independent American Football League, a … more

Sumter Today: Discs fly high and far at Dillon Park

Dillon Park was packed on Saturday, and most of the groups were there for one reason. The park is home to one of Sumter’s three disc golf courses, and the county’s largest course … more

Sumter Today: Sumter’s U.S. ARCENT aviators celebrate the branch’s 38 years of service with training

Sumter-based U.S. Army Central aviators conducted a joint training mission with the U.S. Air Force and South Carolina Army National Guard on Monday in celebration of the U.S. Army’s Aviation … more

Sumter Today: Wilder Elementary takes their STEAM night online

Wilder Elementary’s teacher of the year Meghan Branham had a task in front of her. How to transform their annual STEAM night, an event that students and their families both look forward to, … more

Sumter Today: Sumter makes it to Mars

SKF is one of Sumter County’s leading manufacturers, and their work has recently made it farther in the universe than almost anything else. Five bearings produced here in Sumter at SKF at on the … more

Sumter Today: A local elementary school gets a visit from the state’s top teacher

It has been a challenging year for K-12 education, to say the least, but some in the field think we have taken positive steps in preparing students for the real-world, and they want to promote the … more

Sumter Today: We go behind the scenes with Sumter’s firefighters

Just like a sport, a creative talent or any other craft, firefighters must practice to hone their skills for when the real emergency comes. If you’re a regular watcher here at Sumter Today, … more

Sumter Today: Sumter High School’s IB students get back into the community

A big component of earning your IB diploma upon graduating high school is called CAS, a program that requires different types of community service.Sumter High School’s IB students are excited … more

Sumter Today: A homeschool program showcases historical figures through a living wax museum

The Classical Conversations Program group in Sumter is a program that gives young homeschooled students the opportunity to learn history in an exciting new way.In this program, the young members are … more

Sumter Today: Anyone aged 16 or over is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina

Starting today, anyone aged 16 or over is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina.The expansion to Phase 1C came sooner than originally planned, and anyone can find where there are … more

Sumter Today: Family fun returns to Old McCaskill’s

Old McCaskill’s Farm is the place to be each spring when they hold their annual sheep shearing and family fun farm day.Last year, along with so much else, the event was canceled because of … more

Sumter Today: We check back in with Sumter’s firefighters

The Sumter Fire Department knows COVID-19, or anything else for that matter, doesn’t stop their work.They also know their skills and response to emergencies are only as good as their training … more

Sumter Today: Crosswell Elementary School is recognized for its COVID-19 response in the classroom

Schools everywhere have seen the impacts of not seeing their students in person for so long during the pandemic, and one administration in Sumter’s response to the setbacks recently got … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter Farmers Market returns for the season

On the first day of spring, the Sumter Farmers Market returned to USC Sumter for a special Saturday market. Usually on each Friday through the fall, the spring market this weekend featured … more

Sumter Today: Thomas Sumter Academy shoots for a state title

The Thomas Sumter Academy archery team has only existed for six years, but it has made the most of its time. The Generals have made regular appearances in the state tournament and have won two … more

Sumter Today: The lady Gamecocks get ready to play for a state title

The college basketball tournament may have kicked off today, but March has already been mad for high school basketball in Sumter.Sumter High School’s girls team had to wait two weeks before … more

Sumter Today: A Sumter-based industry gives back to the community in a big way

Eaton Corporation has a charitable fund, and a recent check presentation marked the company’s third financial sponsorship to Habitat for Humanity. This is the largest sponsorship of the … more
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