The Item

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Online
Owner(s) Osteen Publishing Co.
Publisher Jack Osteen
Editor Tonyia McGirt (Managing Editor)
Founded Oct. 15, 1894
Language English
Headquarters 20 N. Magnolia St., Sumter, SC, United States
Circulation approximately 20,000[1]
Website TheItem.com

The Item, formerly known as The Sumter Daily Item and The Daily Item is an independent, morning newspaper published in Sumter, South Carolina, by Osteen Publishing Company. It has a circulation of approximately 20,000.[2]

History[edit]

The paper, then called The Sumter Daily Item, was first published on October 15, 1894, by Hubert Graham Osteen.[3] It previously been operated as The Watchmen and Southron (a merger of Sumter Watchman and True Southron).[4] Osteen served as the paper's editor and publisher until his retirement in 1946.[3]

In 2008, the paper changed its Monday edition to a tabloid format before abandoning the Monday edition altogether. However, the paper's website is updated each Monday, with news and obituaries.

The paper covers Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties, with a dedicated bureau located in Manning which publishes a weekly section, "The Clarendon Sun," each Tuesday. Lakeside, magazine covering the Sumter, Clarendon, Orangeburg, Berkeley and Calhoun County areas of Lake Marion is also published six times a year.

Staff[edit]

Newsroom[edit]

CONTENT TEAM:

  • Assistant Managing Editor Braden Bunch
  • Features Editor Ivy Moore
  • Sports Editor Dennis Brunson
  • Senior Staff Writer Robert J. Baker
  • Staff Writer Jade Anderson
  • Staff Writer Sharron Haley, Clarendon Bureau
  • Staff Writer Bristow Marchant
  • Sports Writer Michael Christopher
  • Sports Writer Justin Driggers
  • Archivist Sammy Way
  • Newsclerk/Librarian Sandra Holbert

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ a b "History of The Item and Osteen Publishing Co.". Osteen Publishing Co. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Library of Congress". Retrieved August 4, 2011. 

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