Sumter News

Opening budget has nearly $1M gap

Sumter News from The Item - 3 April 2014 - 6:00am
Members of Sumter City Council got their first look at the proposed 2014-15 city budget Tuesday, as well as an idea of how much work they have to do during the next three months.
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Pastor hopes to better serve multi-generational congregation

Sumter News from The Item - 3 April 2014 - 6:00am
Larry Mobley is settling into his role at St. Andrew Church of God in Lee County.
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Buy reused, help animals in need

Sumter News from The Item - 3 April 2014 - 6:00am
BISHOPVILLE - Judy Ingle hates waste. But she loves quilting and animals.
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Nitpicking parishioners are part of loving congregations, too

Sumter News from The Item - 3 April 2014 - 6:00am
I had two options when I saw her coming toward me down the church hallway: duck and hide in a nearby Sunday School classroom or risk a dialogue with her.
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Evening of fun will help Sumter Rescue Team, World Orphans groups

Sumter News from The Item - 3 April 2014 - 6:00am
A good meal, a show and a chance to help children.
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Model aircraft take flight in Dalzell to fight cancer

Sumter News from The Item - 3 April 2014 - 6:00am
It's a chance to see something cool and help fight cancer.
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11 nabbed in heroin bust

Sumter News from The Item - 3 April 2014 - 6:00am
Seven agencies and one year later, 11 Sumter County residents have been taken into custody.
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Good Samaritans will host Easter giveaway

Sumter News from The Item - 2 April 2014 - 6:00am
Good Samaritans for All People will be hosting an Easter giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon April 12 at the old Bishopville High School Gymnasium, 600 N. Main St., Bishopville.
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Mayor visits Crosswell Drive, honors volunteers

Sumter News from The Item - 2 April 2014 - 6:00am
As he walked the halls of Crosswell Drive Elementary School on Tuesday, Sumter Mayor Joseph McElveen spoke to students about his days as a student at Crosswell and gave them some encouraging words. Mc
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Jazz ensemble will 'break it down'

Sumter News from The Item - 2 April 2014 - 6:00am
Traditional, big band, Brazilian and contemporary jazz are on the program for Friday's concert by the Sumter Jazz Ensemble. The concert is set for 7 p.m. at the Sumter Opera House, where the 17-member
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Sumter High IB students give back to community

Sumter News from The Item - 2 April 2014 - 6:00am
While juggling schoolwork, theater, sports, dance, art and other extracurricular activities, most high school students couldn't imagine adding anything else to their calendars or lists of responsibili
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Check out blacksmiths in action in Camden

Sumter News from The Item - 2 April 2014 - 6:00am
Are you interested in seeing skilled blacksmiths work the forge? Members of the Philip Simmons Artist-Blacksmith Guild of South Carolina will be crafting 5/8-inch square stock into works of art Friday
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Clarendon 2 to hold specially called meeting

Sumter News from The Item - 2 April 2014 - 6:00am
The Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees will hold a specially called meeting today at 2:30 p.m. at the district office, 15 Major Drive, Manning.
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Reception, artist talk at University Gallery

Sumter News from The Item - 2 April 2014 - 6:00am
The University of South Carolina Sumter will feature "From the Cycle Series" by Ann Hubbard in the University Gallery through May 30.
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Alice Drive expansion heats up

Sumter News from The Item - 2 April 2014 - 6:00am
It was a harsh winter. Twice in recent months, the roads have iced over for days, and much of the season has seen below-average temperatures and heavy rainfall.
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2 men running in rematch for District 64 seat

Sumter News from The Item - 2 April 2014 - 6:00am
Two candidates will vie in the Democratic Primary Election on June 10 to run for South Carolina state representative in District 64. Dr. Richard "Bobby" Ridgeway III of Manning, the incumbent, faces a
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Chamber requests Sunday alcohol sales vote

Sumter News from The Item - 2 April 2014 - 6:00am
The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce renewed the push for Sunday alcohol sales Tuesday, when the Chamber's president formally asked Sumter City Council to hold a referendum on the issue this year.
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Want to get involved? Sumter Jaycees has busy year planned

Sumter News from The Item - 1 April 2014 - 6:00am
With two successful events under its belt, the Sumter Jaycees is moving forward with a number of projects this year.
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Filing closes; some races uncontested

Sumter News from The Item - 1 April 2014 - 6:00am
With filing now closed for the 2014 election, some candidates will be running unopposed on November's ballot while others will have to survive a primary challenge to get into office.
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Prison guard shooting suspect to plead guilty

Sumter News from The Item - 1 April 2014 - 6:00am
COLUMBIA - An Orangeburg man charged with conspiring to kill a prison guard in a hit orchestrated by an inmate on an illegal cellphone has signed a plea agreement, according to court papers.
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