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The Sumter Item 2h
One house in Sumter was destroyed Monday evening when it caught fire after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm as remnants of Hurricane Florence finally left the Carolinas....
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The Sumter Item 3h
Read about the life of longtime Sumterite Roger Ackerman, founder of the CART Fund for Rotary International, which has awarded more than $7.2 million in grants for...
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The Sumter Item 20h
For today's show, we're getting a tour of the new public safety complex that is now the home of Sumter Police Department and Sumter Fire Department headquarters. A lot of the features in the buildings help our first...
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The Sumter Item 23h
The county purchased six new ambulances during the last few years and operates seven on a daily basis, Sumter County Administrator Gary Mixon said. Four other ambulances are used as backups,...
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The Sumter Item Sep 18
Sumter School District has announced three make-up dates for school days missed last week as a result of . Full Story -
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The Sumter Item Sep 17
The National Weather Service’s warning says the storm is moving at 30 miles per hour with 70-mph wind gusts, a much stronger storm than what the area saw from the...
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The Sumter Item Sep 17
Hurricane Florence swept through the area over the weekend, dropping rain and bringing wind but, luckily, Sumter missed the brunt of the storm. We talked with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office (Sumter, SC) and Sumter...
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The Sumter Item Sep 17
According to the witness' account in the incident report, the suspect walked onto the second step on the front porch with what appeared to be a sawed-off .410-caliber shotgun and shot the victim in the stomach.
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The Sumter Item Sep 16
It was an unusual scene on Thursday. On one side of Bultman Drive, parking lots were mostly barren as most of the usually popular strip mall stores were closed in preparation...
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The Sumter Item Sep 16
South Carolina Department of Transportation and its Team South Carolina partners will begin work to construct flood barriers on two locations of...
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The Sumter Item Sep 16
Sumter School District students and staff will return to schools and offices on Monday after Gov. Henry McMaster lifted the order for school closures because of Hurricane Florence.
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The Sumter Item Sep 15
A huge thanks to all of the linemen in our region who have worked to restore power over the last few days.
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The Sumter Item Sep 15
A day after Florence blew ashore in North Carolina with 90 mph (145 kph) winds, Coast Guard officials reported using helicopters to lift scores of people from rooftops and...
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The Sumter Item Sep 15
We rode along with the Sumter County Sheriffs Department in their MRAP tactical vehicle, responding to calls this morning. . Be sure to check for all your local up-to-date info. And be safe out there! . 📷:
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The Sumter Item Sep 15
"Prolonged significant river flooding" is expected as rain continues. Sumter County opened the spillway gates of Second Mill Dam Tuesday morning so rain waters could...
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The Sumter Item Sep 14
6 p.m. UPDATE: More than 1,000 customers in Sumter County are now without power, according to Duke Energy. Stay updated on 's impact -
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The Sumter Item Sep 14
We’ve got an important (light hearted update). Really though, stay safe out there!
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The Sumter Item Sep 14
South Carolina National Guard leaders were at Simpson Hardware and Sports - Wesmark Blvd Friday afternoon shopping for rubber, waterproof boots - 50 pairs for soldiers coming...
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The Sumter Item Sep 14
The Sumter Item's Micah Green has been documenting Sumter's preparation for . If you have photos to share during the hurricane, please email them to...
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The Sumter Item Sep 14
Shaw Air Force Base is now at Hurricane Condition 1 (HURCON 1), which indicates that winds of 58 miles per hour or greater are possible within 12 hours. Stay updated on...
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