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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

'From which I came': U.S. Congressman, civil rights activist James Clyburn honored with portrait in Mayesville

A photo of Mary McLeod Bethune sits higher on the wall than any other frame in U.S. Congressman James Clyburn's office in Washington D.C. It's there to remind the U.S. representative for South Carolina's 6th District of where he came from and how … more

Sumter Historic committee to review downtown building plan

Sumter Historic Preservation Design Review Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. today in Sumter City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 12 N. Main St., to consider a request to install glass doors and an awning on the pedestrian alley … 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

NAACP Legal Defense Fund concerned with Sumter school consolidation process

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund based in New York has expressed concern to Sumter School District officials and local and state elected leaders regarding the district administration's school consolidation proposal process. Leah Aden, senior counsel … more

Manning City Council to discuss levying taxes

The Manning City Council will meet on Monday at 6:30 p.m. for first reading of an ordinance on raising revenue and levying taxes for the city. The ordinance would amend the ordinance to raise revenue and levy taxes for the fiscal year ending on … more

Sheriff's office citizen advisory board to meet

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office will hold its quarterly meeting for its Citizen Community Relations Advisory Board on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the North HOPE Center, 904 N. Main St. Joe Perry will discuss Sumter County's communications … more

Committee to discuss solar panel request

The City of Sumter Historic Preservation Design Review Committee is set to meet on Thursday to discuss a request to install solar panels on a property at 302 W. Calhoun St. The committee meets in the Fourth Floor Council Chambers in the Sumter … more

Council talks land uses, food truck permits in city

Sumter City Council during its meeting on Tuesday took steps to preserve a man's business after a lengthy discussion about land uses and voted to encourage more food trucks to come to the city. Rezoning request for auto repair shop Reading: … more

Retired life insurance agent running for District 2 Sumter County Council seat

There's a third candidate running in the June Republican primary this year for the District 2 seat on Sumter County Council. She's Hazel Evenich, and she might not have out as many signs as incumbent Artie Baker and fellow-challenger Bubba Rabon, … more

Sumter City Council to continue discussion of 2019 budget

Sumter City Council will meet today at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to continue discussion of the 2019 fiscal year budget. Council will also … more

Coroners question Clarendon County candidate's eligibility

The election for coroner in Clarendon County is heating up ahead of June 12's primary as claims have come out that the candidate challenging the incumbent is not qualified for the position despite her claims she is. On June 12, Democrats will … more

'Project Bulldog' will invest $150M, create 125 jobs in Sumter

Sumter County Council approved a resolution to authorize a fee-in-lieu-of-tax and incentive agreement for a company identified as Project Bulldog that intends to invest at least $150 million into the county and create 125 new full-time … 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 review draft budget

Sumter City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to receive a preliminary draft budget for fiscal year 2019. Council will also consider second and final reading of an … more

Norman makes 1st visit to USARCENT at Shaw

One of Sumter County's two congressmen in the U.S. House of Representatives visited the U.S. Army Central headquarters on Friday for the first time since taking office in June. U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, who represents South Carolina's 5th District, … more

City of Sumter calls special meeting to discuss '19 budget

Sumter City Council will hold a special called meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Fire Training Facility on McCrays Mill Road. The agenda states the meeting will be a workshop to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019. more

Sumter County Council to hold budget workshop today

Sumter County Council will have a budget workshop at 5 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., where it will discuss the county's 2019 fiscal year budget including general funds … 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 honors boy who saved neighbor's life

Though he acted in selflessness, Sumter County Council decided to commend Malachi Coffey, the 9-year-old who rescued a neighbor who was pinned underneath a car on March 10, by giving him his own day in the county. The Mustang convertible fell on … more
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