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 (sŭm′tər), Fort
A garrison at the mouth of Charleston Harbor in South Carolina. Named for Thomas Sumter, a Revolutionary War hero, it fell to Confederate forces in the first battle of the Civil War (April 12, 1861).


(Placename) See Fort Sumter


(ˈsʌm tər, ˈsʌmp-)

Fort, Fort Sumter.
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The sound of a cannon, shot at Sumter, has rolled across the Southern States, and its echo is heard along the whole stretch of Cote Joyeuse.
One time Tom sent a boy to run about town with a blazing stick, which he called a slogan (which was the sign for the Gang to get together), and then he said he had got secret news by his spies that next day a whole parcel of Spanish merchants and rich A-rabs was going to camp in Cave Hollow with two hundred elephants, and six hundred camels, and over a thousand "sumter" mules, all loaded down with di'monds, and they didn't have only a guard of four hundred soldiers, and so we would lay in ambuscade, as he called it, and kill the lot and scoop the things.
New information about missing 5-year-old Nevaeh Lashy Adams has prompted police in Sumter, South Carolina, to move from a missing person search to a recovery effort.
He will be responsible for the company's Florida newspapers in Sumter, Lee, Polk and Highlands counties.
Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie have been converted to a national park as part of a comprehensive conservation bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump earlier this week.
The 30-year-old business, which specializes in treats such as chocolate-covered pecans, is moving from its current location at 3827 Broad River Road into a leased facility at 2222 Sumter St., according to a news release.
A1972's prime sponsor, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, D-35th District, said she wants to introduce the phase-in over a period of between eight and 10 years.
Sumter, SC, May 16, 2018 --( SAFE Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union based in the Midlands, has named new managers at three branches in Sumter and Lugoff.
Healthcare real estate AdCare Health Systems (NYSE MKT:ADK) (NYSE MKT:ADK.PRA) reported on Thursday that it has completed its HUD short-term mortgage debt on its Sumter facility in South Carolina.
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has acquired Bynum Insurance of Sumter, South Carolina, the company said.
The Sumter Item reports ( that college President Tim Hardee told reporters that the program will be the first of its kind in the state.