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Sumter2040 needs your voice in survey to plan for Sumter's future

If you had a chance to impact how your community will look and what it will have 20 years from now, would you let your voice be heard? City and county planners and leaders are hoping Sumter residents take the chance to give their opinion on the … more

Clarendon coroner files lawsuit against primary winner

Primaries may be over, but one race in Clarendon County may not be as cut and dry as counting the ballots in light of a lawsuit and injunction filed against one of Tuesday's winners. Bucky Mock, the current coroner in Clarendon, filed a suit in … more

Sumter votes align with all but 1 primary winner

After the unofficial numbers came in to show Sumter County had the sixth-lowest turnout in the state, the percentage of voters dropped even further after the certified results were tallied and approved. The drop was due to there being more … more

Sumter native Parnell regrouping for 5th District November general election

After handily winning the Democratic primary nomination Tuesday for South Carolina's 5th Congressional district, Sumter native Archie Parnell says he wants people to look him in the eye and fairly assess him for the U.S. House of Representatives … more

Sumter sees low primary turnout

Most of the primary races that were on ballots in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties on Tuesday were decided until November, though two statewide nominations will be re-voted on in two weeks. Sumter election results will be certified at a public … more

Sumter County Council OKs county budget without mill increase

Sumter County Council approved third and final reading of its balanced budget, with both operating expenditures and revenues totaling $52,752,483, on Tuesday, three weeks before the budget goes into effect on July 1. This is the first time in … more

BD $150M investment, 125 new jobs proposal approved

Becton, Dickinson and Co. will be investing millions of dollars into its Sumter facility and creating more full-time jobs now that Sumter County Council approved final reading of an ordinance to authorize a fee in lieu of tax and incentive agreement … more

Baker beats Bubba to stay in Sumter County District 2 seat

Though the race for Sumter County District 2 was heated as polling results came in from the eight respective precincts, incumbent Artie Baker and Bubba Rabon, the two leading candidates, ended the … more

Sumter County Council chairman McCain retains seat in primary

Sumter County Council District 6 Councilman Jim McCain is all set to be a shoo-in for the general election in November after coming out on top during the primary election Tuesday … more

Sumterite Parnell gets 5th District Democratic nomination despite past abuse

Sumter native Archie Parnell's decision to stay in the race proved beneficial — at least through Tuesday. Parnell easily won the U.S. House of Representatives' District 5 Democratic primary … more

Clarendon, Sumter Rep. Ridgeway rides to win in primary

For statewide seats, incumbent state Rep. Robert Ridgeway, D-Manning, defeated Mitch Ellerby in the State House of Representatives District 64 Democratic primary race.  According to … more

ELECTION 2018: James wins school board seat by 14 votes; other Lee County primary results

Voters in Lee County turned out to the polls for primaries on Tuesday to decide who will be their party’s representatives on the ballot in November. Primary ballots in Lee featured seven … more

ELECTION 2018: Coroner Bucky Mock loses, council incumbents win; other Clarendon County primary results

Voters in Clarendon County turned out to the polls for primaries on Tuesday to decide who will be their party’s representatives on the ballot in November. Primary ballots in Clarendon … more

ELECTION 2018: Sumter County primary results

Voters in Sumter County turned out to the polls for primaries on Tuesday to decide who will be their party’s representatives on the ballot in November. Primary ballots in Sumter featured … more

Sumter County Council to consider Sumter School District mill increase request

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider a 5.48-mill increase request from Sumter School District before considering third and … more

ELECTION 2018: Know your precinct and polling location for Tuesday's primaries in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

Following are the precincts and polling information for Tuesday's primary elections. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you do not know your precinct or have your voter card, go to … more

Sumter City Council OKs 1st budget reading

Sumter City Council approved first reading of the city's proposed 2019 budget, which is balanced at $67,218,077 million with revenues and expenditures each totaling $39,365,543 in the general fund on Tuesday after completing a series of budget … more

Sumter City Council to consider 1st reading of 2019 budget

Sumter City Council will meet at 1 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider first reading of the city's 2019 fiscal year budget. Council will also consider: - Second and final reading … more

Deadline to apply for absentee by mail ballots is Thursday

The deadline to apply for an absentee by mail ballot for the June 16 primary is on Friday, June 8. Absentee voting will begin on Saturday, June 9, at the Sumter County Registration and Election Office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more

Sumter County Council hears school district’s tax increase request

Sumter County Council had multiple questions and comments after listening to a presentation from Sumter School District regarding a 5.48 mill increase, equal to about $1,057,121 million, during its budget workshop on Tuesday. Though the … more
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