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Farm to Table at the Sumter County Civic Center


Tickets for the Farm to Table event are going fast.

“It looks like this will be the biggest one yet,” said Sumter Rotary Club past president Jeanie Crotts, who is helping organize the fourth annual event. “I think it’s going to be pretty good. We’ve had to turn vendors away because we were maxed out on space, so obviously the word is out.”

Slated for 6 p.m. on March 16 at the Sumter County Civic Center, local farmers get to show off their wares as the Sumter Rotary Club raises funds for several charities.

Community Concert Band takes stage Sunday afternoon at Patriot Hall


Founded in 1982, the Sumter Community Concert Band always draws an enthusiastic crowd to its free concerts. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, the band will take the stage at Patriot Hall under the auspice of Conductor Jim Mills, a graduate of Edmunds High School.

Steady flow of visitors to Sumter County Gallery of Art


An exhibit showcasing the batik work and oil paintings of Mary Edna Fraser at the Sumter County Gallery of Art has seen a steady flow of visitors since it opened on Feb. 23.

“Her oil painting is relatively recent, and this is the first time she’s exhibited her batiks with her paintings and it’s very successful,” said Gallery director Karen Watson. “She was really happy with this.”

Fraser is a Charleston-based artist who has photographed the coast of the Carolinas and Georgia from the vantage point of her family’s 1946 Ercoupe airplane.


From the Administrator

Winter-Winding Down? New!


Winter – Winding Down?

What an odd winter it has been this year in Sumter, South Carolina.  First we received the lions’ share of snow, about seven inches in different parts of the County, while the upstate known for light snows received none.  Next, we have already had, in Sumter County, sub 20o weather for days with highs only reading sub-freezing levels at 280.  Not our typical winter weather in Sumter for sure.  Global warming, is not here!

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