Man last seen 6 days earlier found safe in swamp South Carolina; recovering at hospital

SUMTER, S.C. - A Sumter man is safe after he was rescued from a snake and alligator-infested...was last seen.Tonyia McGirt, a public information officer for the Sumter Police, said that 52-year-old Fredric Richburg, hungry and covered...

Across South Carolina

...dies in jail 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...

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...

Sumpter, S.C., possible gun ban in parks hits snag

SUMTER, S.C. - Sumter might not be able to ban concealed weapons from city parks because...governments couldn't do anything that would supersede state law.Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen said one possibility might be to use a current ordinance...

SC man facing bigamy charges

...says the investigation is continuing.The sheriff said Pixley married a woman in Edgefield County in 1988. He also married a woman in Richland County in 2008, a woman in Sumter County in 2011 and a woman in Newberry County last November.

Man gets 20 years in South Carolina prison guard shooting

...cellphones, out of Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville.In March 2010, Johnson, now 61, was shot six times outside his Sumter home. He has endured more than a dozen surgeries and ultimately retired from the department. Echols has said he participated...

Scientists begin revealing hull of Confederate sub

...Center, of Clemson University's Restoration Institute in North Charleston, a few miles from where the Civil War began at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.Damage to the hull of the 40-foot sub might explain the sinking."We will have a better understanding...

South Carolina air base locked down Monday

SUMTER, S.C. - Shaw Air Force Base near Sumter was locked down for about an hour after concerns were raised about a possible threat on the base. The lockdown started shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday because of concerns about a possible...

Shells preserved in place where they smashed into Fort Sumter 150 years ago

FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT, S.C. - They are there just where they landed in Fort Sumter a century and a half ago ? three Union shells...Clemson researchers to preserve shells found at Sumter and Fort Moultrie with subcritical and supercritical...

South Aiken baseball defeats Sumter

...Griffith's two RBI proved to be the difference as South Aiken beat Sumter, 8-7, on Wednesday night.With the victory, the Thoroughbreds...three runs as the Thoroughbreds rallied from a 6-5 deficit.Sumter had taken the lead on an RBI single by Taylor McFaddin in the...