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...

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...

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...

Yellow Jackets roll on the road

NORTH AUGUSTA 42, SUMTER 14SUMTER, S.C. - A big first half...Augusta on its way to the victory at Sumter Memorial Stadium.Reece completed 13...Willie McCloud set North Augusta up at the Sumter 49.Reece then threw a 7-yard TD pass...

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...