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'More recognition and inclusion': Sumter Black Chamber of Commerce is officially launching after three-year pilot program
The Sumter Black Chamber of Commerce has been in a pilot stage since starting in 2020. Now, the program's chapter says it's ready to officially launch.
Free music for the community: New conductor leading Sumter Community Concert Band as members prepare for upcoming free performances
Sean Hackett grew up playing the saxophone in Sumter, and worked as a middle school band teacher for years. Now, he's leading the Sumter Community Concert Band.
Sumter neighborhood establishes memorial to honor 3 children shot and killed in their home last spring
Ava, Aason and Aayden were tragically shot and killed in their own home back in March in a Sumter neighborhood. Now, their community has established a memorial
Updated policy: Sumter elementary, middle school students now need adult with them at high school games
The policy has been updated to require elementary and middle school students to be accompanied by an adult who's at least 21 years old.
Man accused of forcing his way into Sumter County home, stabbing woman after gun misfires
The suspect faces charges of first-degree burglary, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and attempted murder.
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One man dead, another injured in Sumter shooting
Paul Shereshaw, 42, of Charlotte, was transported to Prisma Health Tuomey, where he died a short time later, according to police.
3 wanted in Sumter for robbing convenience store with long guns, handgun on Sunday morning
Authorities say the suspects left the store in the Broad Street and Stamey Livestock Road area with money and other items.
Sumter man wanted in connection with Saturday morning shooting
Police say the victim was assaulted by a group who appeared in his front yard and then shot.
Music to his ears: Hillcrest Middle School band director asking for instrument donations to help program grow
Band Director Cornelius Blanding says the band currently has 56 members. He hopes to expand it to at least 80 students, but says he needs more instruments first.
Deputies pull man over for traffic stop, find over 200 pounds of marijuana
Sumter deputies saw a car that seem to be traveling too close to another, when the car pulled over, the deputy smelled the pot.
People without criminal charges waiting in jail for mental health evaluations due to lack of resources
Disability Rights SC Senior Attorney Anna Maria Conner says in certain cases, probate judges can order a person be held in jail to wait for mental health evaluations
Tuomey Hospital hoping to cut down wait times in emergency department to better serve Sumter community with project, now finishing phase one
Phase one of the $15.7 million expansion project is now complete, with the new emergency department expected to increase capacity by 33%, according to Prisma Health.
"Our community has fallen apart,” one community says in reaction to 13-year-old shooting death
A 12-year-old and 17-year-old are charged in connection with the teen's death.
Sumter native rescues man from burning truck while responding to another call as NC police lieutenant
Lt. Corey Brooks grew up in Sumter and attended Hillcrest High School before moving to North Carolina to become a police officer. Now, some are calling him a hero.
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