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Sumter supports McMaster, Wilson in runoff

Republicans in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties helped secure nominations for two races in November on Tuesday during statewide primary runoffs. Voters in all three counties supported the candidate who won the runoff for governor and attorney … more

Breaking down Tuesday's Sumter County Council vote to deny school millage request

Following Sumter County Council's 5-2 vote on Tuesday to deny a 5.48-millage increase for Sumter School District, equal to about $1,057,121, council members stated their reasons for voting the way they did. The school district intended to use the … more

Food trucks now allowed in city of Sumter outside of community events

The city of Sumter is likely to see more food trucks throughout the year after a vote at a Sumter City Council meeting Tuesday. Also during the meeting, a vote led to an auto repair shop having to close its doors. Food trucks now permitted in … more

County to construct new spec building off Jefferson Road

Sumter County Council approved first reading of a $1 million loan to build a new spec building and recognized local teens who have been spending their summers cleaning up the community and learning about the workforce during its meeting on … more

Testimony ends in Clarendon coroner qualification case

MANNING — The decision on whether LaNette Samuels-Cooper is qualified to serve as a coroner is now up to Third Circuit Court Judge Ferrell Cothran.Samuels-Cooper won the Clarendon County … more

Manning committee upholds vote to fire police chief Blair Shaffer

MANNING – Manning’s Public Safety Committee voted to stand by its previous decision to fire the city’s police chief, Blair Shaffer, at a meeting Tuesday evening. In comments … more

Sumter City Council approves $25,000 for teen life skills program

Sumter City Council voted to commit $25,000 for a program that will benefit local teens and voted in favor of allowing schools in commercially zoned districts during its meeting on Tuesday. Council commits $25,000 for teen success … more

New Sumter Public Safety Complex opens doors

A few months after settling into the Public Safety Complex on North Lafayette Drive, Sumter Police Department and Sumter Fire Department personnel invited residents into their new digs on Tuesday to see how their vote on the 2014 Capital Penny Sales … more

Commission to consider restaurant rebuild

Sumter City-County Planning Commission will meet at 3 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - A request to rezone 2.45 acres at 2800 Dock Road from general commercial and agricultural conservation … more

Location of schools in Sumter could expand to other zonings

Sumter City Council discussed a proposed ordinance amendment that would expand the zonings in which schools are allowed at its meeting on Tuesday. Reading: First of two Agenda item: A request … more

Sumter postpones decision on proposed burn ban

Sumter City Council is asking for more time to clarify details of a proposed burn ban and discussed it at its meeting on Tuesday. Reading: Second and final Agenda item: An ordinance to be known … more

Sumter runoff sees higher Republican turnout than primary

Results from Tuesday's Republican primary runoffs were certified Thursday morning at a Sumter County Voters Registration and Elections meeting. According to results presented at the meeting, which was held at 10 a.m. at the historic Sumter County … more

BREAKING: Sumter County Councilman Chris Sumpter arrested for alleged domestic violence in front of his child

Sumter County Council's youngest member and his father were arrested Thursday following an investigation into a domestic incident involving a firearm in August.  Christopher F. Sumpter II, … more

Planning commission gives favor to Broad Street Wendy's rebuild

Sumter City-County Planning Commission voted to recommend the approval of plans to rebuild the Wendy's on Broad Street and to restrict the permitted districts for the motor vehicle use during its … more

Sumter County Council to consider final reading of revised jail contract

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider: Third and final reading of an ordinance to approve … more

Live updates from the Manning City Council meeting deciding Shaffer's job status

MANNING – Manning City Council is currently in a public special called meeting to decide whether to reinstate Blair Shaffer as the city's police chief or uphold a committee vote made last month … more

Flood ordinance change could mean savings for Sumter homeowners

Sumter County Council approved second readings of ordinances that could bring more savings for some homeowners with flood insurance and provide private roadways to multiple property owners. Flood ordinance update brings compliance, possible … more

BREAKING: Samuels-Cooper to be taken off ballot for Clarendon coroner; new primary scheduled

LaNette Samuels-Cooper will be taken off the ballot for Clarendon County coroner, a state official said. The decision was made after Third Judicial Circuit Court Judge R. Ferrell Cothran Jr. ruled … more
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