Mobile home fire kills Sumter County man

SUMTER, S.C. - An 85-year-old Sumter County man has died after he was unable to escape flames in his mobile home.The Item of Sumter reported James Johnson Sr. died in the...

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...cellSUMTER, S.C. - A 32-year-old Sumter woman has died after she was found unresponsive in her cell at the Sumter County jail.Coroner Harvin Bullock told The Sumter Item that preliminary reports show no signs of foul play but an autopsy...

Man found after 6 days in SC swamp

SUMTER, S.C. - Authorities say a missing 52-year-old man has been found safe in a Sumter County swamps nearly a week after he disappeared. Sumter Police said fishermen heard Fredric Richburg yelling around 8 p.m. Sunday...

No charges in Sumter County middle school fight video

COLUMBIA - Sumter County deputies will not file criminal charges...seconds of the fight last Thursday. Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis released one...video was cut off, Dennis said.Sumter County School District officials said both...

Sumter County is lone punch-card ballot user in November

...systems updated in time for the Nov. 2 election - except Sumter County. Officials there have said there's not enough time...how to use punch cards. We're very good at it," Sumter County Election Commission member Carol Ann Rogers said...

Curtis Baptist falls in double overtime in state championship game

...of the Crusaders took two overtimes to decide a winner in the SCISA Class A state championship game Saturday at the Sumter County Civic Center.When the dust finally settled, it was No. 3 seed Laurens Academy who came out on top, 46-38, against...

South Carolina Supreme Court to rule on public autopsy reports

...that question Wednesday, when it hears a lawsuit by a Sumter County newspaper against the county's coroner.The Item...by police as they searched for a carjacking suspect.Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock refused, saying that he was...

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Deputy put on leave after fatal shooting SUMTER - A Sumter County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 69-year-old...immediately, according to a statement released by the Sumter County Sheriff's Department. Officers investigate wreck...

Backyard cemetery irks neighbors

...risks and property values, want Sumter County officials to bury a man's request...Hatchell then appealed to the Sumter County Council, which asked for an opinion...Labor and Licensing Department. Sumter County has no such rule but does consider...

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Death penalty will be sought in 3 killings SUMTER - Sumter County prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing three men during a weeklong crime spree in 2004. Prosecutor...