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John D. McMillan, Edmunds High football coach, has been selected to be one of the South Carolina coaches in the North Carolina-South Carolina all-state game .... Sumter County's share of the PRT money has translated into more than $100,000 in grants for parks and recreation development since 1989.
Things may or may not be getting better for schools in South Carolina's infamous 'Corridor of Shame' since the state's Supreme Court last December ... In recent weeks Sumter County School District officials announced closure of several schools in Sumter County and S.C. Department of Education officials ...

... according to Sumter Police. Smith's 2-year-old child was also found in the home uninjured. The father of the toddler, 50-year-old Alonzo Shaw, was taken into custody Wednesday night and charged with murder Thursday morning. The Sumter County Coroner's Office has notified Smith's next of kin and an ...
Dick Jenrette, a former Wall Street executive and part-time South Carolina resident who became one of the nation's most ardent preservationists of historic properties, has died. He was 89. His death was ... Jenrette once called Millford Plantation in Sumter County “my Taj Mahal.” File/Robert Behre/Staff.
SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WACH) – Deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help in finding a man wanted for criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Thirty-eight-year-old John Paul Rogers is wanted on charges of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and resisting arrest.
Though one person died during a shooting on Sunday, the lives of six young people will likely be cut short, leaving multiple families grieving. The first appearance hearing for Jaelon Jackson, 21, who is accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Joshua Goodman during an attempted armed robbery on Sunday ...

Sumter, SC (WLTX) - Sumter County deputies a looking for a15-year-old girl they say ran away from home. Zyarriah Myers was last seen at her home around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report. She is described as being 5 feet 1 inch, weighing 150 pounds with black and blonde hair and brown ...
A South Carolina man was arrested and charged Wednesday for sexually assaulting a young girl. The Sumter man was arrested after the now-8-year-old girl reported him. Jason Allan Lynch, 37, was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's ...
Ernest W. Frierson, a minister living in Sumter County, would like to see one of the schools serve the community in another capacity. “The Superintendent has been talking about creating magnet schools in the rural areas,” said Ernest W. Frierson. “Since we house an alternative setting at Mayewood Middle, ...
Sumter County authorities have charged a man in connection with an armed robbery and attack that left a convenience store clerk hospitalized. Chauncey Antonio Wright, 23, of Mayesville, was charged with armed robbery, according to a release Sunday morning from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.
SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WACH) – The Sumter County Coroner's Office has identified the skeletal remains that were found in a wooded area on Gaines Rd. The department and Dr. Thad Vincent of Palmetto Family Dentistry say the remains are those of Michael Joseph Thomson. Thomson has been missing since Sept. of ...
Sumter County, SC (WLTX) - Sumter County deputies say a missing 15-year-old has returned home, and is safe with his family. Quandell Harris had been missing since Friday, March 30 when he was last seen leaving the home of a family member, according to deputies. Deputies thank the public for their ...
Law enforcement tried to pull over Midlands man, who turned out to be wanted, Monday, only to see him drive away. Although he eventually crashed his vehicle and ran away on foot, he was ultimately found hiding in his residence. Demetrius Johnson, 32, was located hiding in his attic by Sumter County ...
SUMTER, SC (WIS) -. A school board meeting was held Monday evening at Crestwood High school to discuss the potential closings of three Sumter County rural schools. Across the board, many questioned the Interim Superintendent's proposal to close down the three schools. No decision was made at the ...
Francis Marion Dwight, M.D., 82, distinguished citizen and oldest physician in Sumter County, died at his home near Wedgefield. .... H. B. Richardson accepted the check from Dwight Holder, chairman, and Robert Hickman, director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, which ...
The incident occurred March 10, when Coffey was playing in the yard and he heard someone cry out for help, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Coffey responded to the cries and discovered his neighbor, 65-year-old Allen Clemmons, trapped beneath a Ford Mustang which had fallen off of its ...
After this school year, three low-enrollment schools would be absorbed by three larger schools in the district in a plan laid out by Debbie Hamm, according to multiple reports. The low-enrollment schools in question are Rafting Creek Elementary School, F.J. DeLaine Elementary School and Mayewood ...

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WACH) – Police in Sumter County need the public's help in finding three of four suspects involved in a shooting over the weekend that left one man injured. Twenty-six-year-old Jaqwon Danik Gagum, 25-year-old Janie Iraisha Johnson and 28-year-old Montez Johnson are all wanted on attempted ...
... Burgess, 30, and Rodney Jermaine Burgess, 33. The boy who was shot was treated for his injury and released, according to the sheriff's office. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff's Office at 803-436-2022 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or click or tap here for the link.
(Source: WIS). SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) -. Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating a collision in Sumter County that killed one person. ... The Sumter County Coroner's Office has been identified as Ms. Cylest Gourley, 34, of Sumter. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Eight students have been arrested in connection with fights at a Sumter County high school that were the subject of a viral video. The brawl happened in the parking lot of Lakewood High School on Feb. 20, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said in a release. Video of the second fight was posted to ...
A video of a parking lot brawl outside of a Midlands high school has gone viral. The social media frenzy has caught the attention of law enforcement as well, and an investigation into the fight is underway. On Monday, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating fights that reportedly included ...
... Ralph and Toye Canty, The Glenmore and May Sharp Trust and a grant from the Sumter County Cultural Commission which receives support from the John and Susan Bennett Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of S.C., the S.C. Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sumter, SC (WLTX) A Sumter County school bus was hit by car that then left the scene, according to police. The collision happened a little after 8AM Monday on Pinewood Road near the intersection with McCrady's Mill road. The bus was heading to Lakewood High School. A preliminary investigation by the ...
SUMTER, S.C. (WACH)-- The Sumter County Sheriff's Department is assisting the South Carolina Highway Patrol in solving three fatal hit-and-run incidents. Between September 2015 and February 2018 there have been a number of fatal hit-and-run incidents, three of which have gone unsolved in the Rembert area of ...
Historian and activist George E. Frierson III will open Sumter County Library's celebration of Black History Month on Feb. ... Democratic Party and vice chairman of the Clarendon County School District 3 Board of Trustees and is a chaplain with the South Carolina Caucus of Black School Board Members.
The case — part of the Project CeaseFire initiative — was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Sumter County Sheriff's Office; Newberry County Sheriff's Office; South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division; Clinton Police Department; Fairfield County Sheriff's Office; ...
After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1936, Ross worked at Allied Chemical in New Jersey where he met his future wife, Margaret ... SC 29150, or to St. John's Episcopal Church-Congaree, 1151 Elm Savannah Road, Hopkins, SC 29061, or the Sumter County Museum Foundation, 122 ...
Two drug busts on Jan. 11 led to multiple arrests, charges and the Sumter County Sheriff's Office confiscating nearly $50,000 worth of marijuana. In one incident, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office intercepted a package containing nearly 5 pounds of marijuana – valued at about $34,000 – and conducted a ...
SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who killed a 34-year-old in Sumter County. The body of Jarvis Omar Rush, 34, of Sumter was found around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, ...
Born on July 17, 1955, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Norman E. Ardis Sr. and Elizabeth Davis Ardis. Ms. Ardis was a member of Grace Baptist ... Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 219 W. Calhoun St., Sumter, SC 29150. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and ...
Sumter County, SC (WLTX) - Sumter County Deputies are investigating after they discovered a man dead over the weekend. Investigators found the man's body on East Newberry Avenue Saturday morning. The Sumter County coroner identified the victim as 34-year-old as Jarvis Rush. He had been shot ...
A man's body was found around 10:30 a.m. Saturday on East Newberry Avenue in Sumter, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker identified the man as 34-year-old Jarvis Omar Rush of Sumter. Rush appeared to be shot several times, the Sheriff's Office said, ...
"My husband and I both used to volunteer firefight here in Sumter County," Peavy said. Peavy says her husband stopped traffic while the two got the child out of harm's way. "I just tried to hold his head and his neck as tight as I could and he wanted to wiggle, he was wiggling and wanted his mommy," Scott ...
Sumter County, SC (WLTX) - The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man's body was found Saturday morning. Deputies say the victim, identified as 34-year-old Jarvis Omar Rush, appeared to be shot several times. The shooting took place several house before the body was discovered ...
SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WACH) – Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate a hit-and-run that injured a seven-year-old boy. The incident happened 6:30 Wednesday night on Cockrill St. near U.S. Highway 15. The child was in the roadway during the incident, according to Highway ...
The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects wanted for their involvement in a house fire caused by fireworks that caused a disabled man to be hospitalized and left him homeless. Around noon on New Year's Day, a group of unidentified people in a small black ...
A 7-year-old boy was seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident in Sumter County Wednesday. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Highway 15, near Cockrill Road, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones. The boy was airlifted to an area hospital in serious condition with ...
... was stolen, even though the suspects can be seen running past a safe in a surveillance video. The damage to the store is estimated at $1,000. Anyone with information is asked to call Sumter County Sheriff's Office investigator Nelson Rosario at 803-436-2000, or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
Out in the county, some Sumter County Sheriff's Office deputies were working outside of their normal operations by investigating wrecks alongside S.C. Highway Patrol. Ken Bell, Sumter County Sheriff's Office public information officer, said deputies assisted in responding to wrecks - mostly fender-benders ...
U.S. Highway 378 is moving again, and there are no other "major problems" the Sumter County Sheriff's Office is aware of, according to Public Information Officer Ken Bell. A resident reached out to The Sumter Item earlier Wednesday evening asking about traffic on the South Carolina Department of ...
The western edge of Sumter County wasn't as significantly impacted as the rest of the area, moving east toward Charleston and the heaviest snowfall in South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Transportation reported it completed pretreating the section of I-95 that runs through Sumter by noon.
Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker identified the deceased as Orin Lewis of Sumter County. South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said the incident started when Lewis' Ford Explorer, traveling southbound, was struck from behind by a 2000 Buick while he was slowing down. Lewis ...
Sumter County residents affected by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 who applied for housing assistance through the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office must complete their applications by today. Applicants who applied before Nov. 10 had that window to complete the process and turn in all supporting ...
A New York woman died Thursday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 in eastern Sumter County. Delnora Travis, 75, was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:30 a.m. at Rest Area No. 139 southbound, according to Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker. The South Carolina Highway Patrol ...
SUMTER, SC (WLTX) - Sumter, SC (WLTX) - The Sumter Fire Department says one person is dead and another injured after an overnight fire on Franklin Street. Eva Harvin, 68, of Sumter died as a result of the fire, according to Sumter County coroner Robbie Baker. An autopsy will be performed in ...
A Midlands woman accused of stealing multiple vehicles and wrecking them, including a Sumter County Sheriff's Office patrol car, was denied bond Thursday. ... A tow truck driver picker Thornton up and brought her back to the wrecked vehicle on Pinewood Road, where a trooper from the South Carolina ...
Mia Victoria Thornton, 21, has been charged with grand larceny and failure to stop for a blue light and siren, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, ... A tow truck driver picker Thornton up and brought her back to the wrecked vehicle on Pinewood Road, where a trooper from the South Carolina ...
Four men have been arrested for their roles in a string of armed robberies that plagued Sumter for months. Chase Bernard Nelson, 19, Malik Elijah Nelson, 18, Marion Shakur Rahman, 20, and James Earl Simon, Jr., 29, are being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center without bond. The string ...
Sumter County Sheriff's spokesman Ken Bell told media outlets that officers responded to a report of shots fired around 9 p.m. Monday. Bell said deputies found 26-year-old Christopher Archie lying in the street. Bell said it appeared the victim had been shot more than once. Bell says investigators have ...


 

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