Marian Newton

“There is still hope for Sumter”: Pastor says more could be done to curb growing number of homicides

Pastor Marian Newton says it's his passion to try and educate children in his county about gun violence

SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) — Back when he first became a Pastor at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter, Marian Newton remembers Sumter being a different town. “30 years ago, you had no fear of walking down the streets, going downtown, stuff like that,” Newton said. Ever since New Year’s Day 23-year-old Montrell Epps and 17-year-old Antwan Dukes lost their lives…