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Sumter police searching for suspect for stealing ATV’s at sports store

SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) – Sumter Police Department needs the public help identifying an ATV thief. It happened at Extreme Sports on Wesmark Boulevard. The surveillance video is from January 13th.


Power outage in parts of Sumter County

SUMTER, S.C. — A power outage has part of the town of Sumter in the dark. According to Sumter Police Tonyia McGirt the outage seems to have effected the Northwest part of the city and into the county nearing the Dalzell area.


Coroner: Man found dead in Sumter Co. ditch identified

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WACH) – A man found dead in an embankment in Sumter County Saturday has been identified, according to the Sumter County Coroner's Office. According to Coroner Robert Baker, 29-year-old Raphael Bostic was found dead in a ditch embankment near Cook and South Streets around 1:15 p.m.


Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts Of Fayette, Greene, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, And Winston Counties Until 2:15PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for… — Walker County in central Alabama… Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama… — Central Pickens County in west central Alabama…


Wednesday is deadline for final Mayewood Middle School financial plan to Dept. of Ed.

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Department of Education has requested that the Sumter School District turn in a final financial plan by Wednesday, outlining the cost and impact of reopening Mayewood Middle School.


Sumter Restaurant News: Food grades, Feb. 7-15

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Feb. 7-15. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.scdhec.com.


South Carolina mom outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as "game"

ROCK HILL, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A South Carolina mother is outraged after her 10-year-old son, and his classmates, were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song with words like, "I like it when you don't talk back, make money for me," as part of a class field trip during Black History Month.


Sumter man killed in Sunday afternoon wreck

A 55-year-old man was killed Sunday afternoon as a result of injuries he sustained during a single-vehicle wreck on St. Paul Church Road. Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker identified the decedent as Willie Walker Jr. of Browning Ridge Drive. The wreck happened at 1:43 p.m., he said.


Hate groups climb in South Carolina for 3rd straight year even as Charleston politicians try to combat it

The number of hate groups in South Carolina increased for the third consecutive year in 2018, even as South Carolina lawmakers — almost all of them from the Charleston area — pushed legislation at every political level to condemn hate and racism.


South Carolina lawmakers listen to proposed changes to education bill

COLUMBIA, SC (WTOC) -Changes have been made to a massive education reform bill filed by the South Carolina’s house speaker. Lawmakers listened to hours of testimony from South Carolina teachers.


South Carolina ranked in the top 20 ‘most sinful states’ in 2019, according to a new study

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Sometimes being bad isn't good for the state you're living in. According to a new WalletHub study that lists the most sinful states in the U.S. for 2019, South Carolina comes in at no. 20 on the list.


Clarendon County man arrested on child porn charges

MANNING — A 28-year-old Clarendon County man was arrested Feb. 14 on 10 counts involving the sexual exploitation of a minor. David Dwayne Womack of Olanta was arrested by investigators with the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Investigators with


Pearson career-high leads Cyclones, Canes advance in SCISA quarterfinals

Porter-Gaud senior Elise Pearson scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Cyclones past Wilson Hall, 62-58, in the SCISA AAA girls state quarterfinals Tuesday in Sumter. The third-seeded Cyclones will face top-seeded Cardinal Newman in the state semifinals Friday back at the Sumter Civic Center.


How One South Carolina Woman Is Working To Educate Parents On Vaccinations

An outbreak of measles in Washington and Oregon has refocused attention on parents who choose not to vaccinate their kids, often known as “anti-vaxxers.” Public health advocates have struggled to change these parents' minds. One South Carolina woman has a different approach. She is reaching out to p


Major exhibit by Chesley will fill entire Sumter County Gallery of Art

Works by Southern regional artist Stephen Chesley will fill both galleries at the Sumter County Gallery of Art from Thursday through April 19. The exhibition opens with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.


South Carolina accidentally dumps coal ash in river in Conway

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- The state-owned utility Santee Cooper says it accidentally dumped some sludge from a coal-ash pond at a closed coal-powered electricity plant into a South Carolina river.


South Carolina is one of five states with no hate crime laws

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The evil that visited the Holy City on June 17, 2015 was unprecedented. A gunman entered Emanuel AME bible study and gunned down nine members as they prayed with him.


Volvo begins exporting S60 from South Carolina to Europe

Volvo's factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina, near Charleston, is now exporting cars to Europe. The plant began building the Volvo S60 sedan six months ago and has now started shipping them to Belgium for distribution among Volvo's European dealers, the automaker said Wednesday.


The push for medical marijuana continues at the South Carolina State House

COLUMBIA, SC - A busy day at the State House Tuesday morning as several bills and proposals came up for discussion. For starters conversations on medical marijuana kicked off on the first floor.


Laurens Academy to play Cathedral in SCISA semifinals

Laurens Academy takes its next step toward a repeat of the SCISA girls’ basketball state championship with its Class A semifinal matchup against Cathedral Academy on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Wilson Hall Academy in Sumter.