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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

Sumter Today: Crestwood High School flies into the digital age

Crestwood High School has a new program this year to give students experience and practical training in drone use. With a focus on STEM learning, being certified in drone technology can help open … more

Sumter Today: The Sumter County Museum stretches into creativity

Southern Bliss Yoga and the Sumter County Museum are partnering to bring a new program to the community. Hosted at the museum, the yoga studio is offering classes, each focused on a different kind … more

Sumter Today: Prisma Health expands its vaccine clinic in Sumter

Prisma Health has been running its Sumter-based vaccine clinic at Tuomey Hospital, but that site has been closed for the last few days for staff can move to a larger site. Starting Monday, March … more

Sumter Today: One of Sumter’s largest companies gets a visit from the governor

Prisma Health partnered with Continental Tire in Sumter this morning to set up an on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Nearly 300 people opted to get a shot at Sumter County’s largest industrial … more

Sumter Today: A local dance school takes its performance downtown

Miss Libby’s School of Dance and Gymnastics has been adapting during the pandemic to find ways to continue giving dancers a creative outlet. They held a recital at the Sumter Opera House … more

Sumter Today: We attend a 107th birthday party parade

Mary Cunningham doesn’t know the exact key to her long life has been, but she does know a constant has been a morning glass of orange juice. Mary is one of Covenant Place of Sumter’s … more

Sumter Today: Students get hands-on learning experience at a Sumter elementary school

Students across Sumter have been learning virtually for about a year now, and while elementary schools are getting ready to expand to four days of in-person learning a week, teachers at Willow Drive … more

Sumter Today: One of Sumter’s longtime manufacturers sets its eyes on a bigger future

BD has been in Sumter for 51 years, and it currently employs about 950 associates. In May 2018, the medical device manufacturer of blood tubes and needles for the health care industry announced a … more

Sumter Today: Local agencies come together to give a veteran a burial with honors

A small group of people attended a funeral at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia on Wednesday to honor Airman Basic Jerry Lynn White. White, a Sumter resident, joined the Air Force at 19 … more

Sumter Today: South Carolina is moving into Phase 1b of its vaccination rollout

With the announcement from the state yesterday that South Carolina is moving into Phase 1b of its vaccination rollout, teachers, other frontline essential workers, those with high-risk health … more

Sumter Today: Shaw Air Force Base breaks ground on a new state of the art tenant facility

Red dirt clay was shoveled ceremoniously on Monday as the 25th Attack Group broke ground on what will become their new state of the art operations facility. The group is home to the MQ-9 Reaper … more

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
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