Curtis Baptist falls in double overtime in state championship game

SUMTER, S.C. - The battle 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...

Family seeks prosecution of 2 Georgia inmates in SC slaying

...and Newton. They told investigators that Patton and Newton told them that they put Murray in the trunk of his car, drove to Sumter National Forest and set the car on fire.McCord and Conrad pleaded guilty to burglary and theft in 2002 in Columbia County...

South Carolina House approves firing SC State's trustees amid fiscal crisis

...trustees can be fired."Sometimes you've got to clean house to get where you want to go," said Rep. David Weeks, D-Sumter.In Orangeburg, the no-confidence vote came at the meeting's end. Trustees were about to adjourn when Anthony Grant said...

House rejects sending counties $10 million for ice storm cleanup

...Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Lexington, Marion, Orangeburg, Saluda, Sumter and Williamsburg.

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...

Sumter hospital guilty of submitting $39 million in false Medicare claims

...ensure that they would get referral fees associated with those physicians' procedures, according to a report by The Item of Sumter.Paying physicians with part of the referral fees a hospital receives creates an illegal kickback under Medicare law. The...

Sumter has big second quarter for 36-7 win

AIKEN - Aiken scored first, but it was all Sumter the rest of the way Friday night. Sumter struck for 27 second-quarter points en route...on Pat Sapp's 40 yard interception return. Sumter 0 27 7 3- 36 Aiken 7 0 0 0- 7 Aiken- Pat...

Legislators push four-year college program for USC-Sumter

...president is no fan of the idea of making its Sumter campus a four-year college, but legislators are poised to do just that. The Sumter two-year college doesn't offer a bachelor's...three-quarters of what they need in Sumter, but then they've got to pack up and...

With base safe, Sumter stands ready to welcome Army force

SUMTER, S.C. - Zona Jefferson, a school superintendent in the central South Carolina city of Sumter, opens her arms wide when she says she's...a prime example of the ingrained support Sumter gives to the military. Not only does her...

Sumter tops Aiken in overtime thriller

SUMTER, S.C. - James Marion didn't count on feeling this...following Aiken's 28-21 overtime loss to mighty Sumter Friday night in the season opener at Memorial Stadium. Sumter senior tailback Jerome Kennedy finished off a big night...