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...

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...

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...

Bill DaVitte

...Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers to include Marty Quesada, Jared Macky, Tom Lillis, Dennis Finch, Mike Adams, Dave Sumter, Gary Macky and John Adams. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital of Georgia...

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...

Search for native striper fish continues to be elusive

...police he was knocked unconscious after being thrown from his bike by a rope stretched across the Modoc/Stevens Creek trail in Sumter National Forest. He awakened to find the men trying to sexually assault him, but escaped and fled on foot after elbowing one...

Drone carrying contraband crashes at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C.

...threat to both agency officers and the public. In 2010, then-Corrections Capt. Robert Johnson was shot six times at his Sumter home in a hit police said was orchestrated by an inmate using a cellphone smuggled into prison. Johnson, who worked at Lee...