The Sumter Item to change delivery days, add 'Local News for Everyone' paper to 28K+ households

The Item Impact will increase equitable access to community


Starting in March, The Sumter (South Carolina) Item will print newspapers twice a week, a weekday edition on Wednesday and a weekend edition on Saturday.

The paper will be mailed to subscribers and still available at racks across the community as well as at The Item's office in downtown Sumter. Each paper will be larger and filled with more local news per edition, offering a longer shelf life for articles and advertisers.

"We know some people don't like to see any changes to their local newspaper, but if we don't change we won't survive. Our family appreciates our readers and advertisers and being a part of the Sumter community, and these changes we're making moving forward will ensure we remain able to bring local news to Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties for years to come," Item co-owners Kyle and Jack Osteen said in a joint statement.

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