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BREAKING: South Carolina Supreme Court rules in favor of Bucky Mock in Clarendon coroner's case

After a legal dispute that began in July, and just less than three weeks ahead of the Midterm General Election, the state Supreme Court put to a final rest who will be in the Clarendon County … more

Sumter school board candidate apologizes for using gay slur at opponent

A Sumter School District Board of Trustees candidate is being asked by state Democratic officials to apologize after a recording revealed her calling a fellow candidate a gay slur. Barbara Bowman, who is seeking the Area 1 Sumter School District … more

Sumter County now allowing appointment of code enforcement officers

Sumter County Council passed an ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday that allows code enforcement officers to be appointed. Reading: Third Agenda item: An ordinance to authorize the appointment … more

Sumter County Council approves funding for Turkey Creek demo project

Sumter County Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution that will supply funding to demolish dilapidated houses in the Turkey Creek area, located behind the Markette on U.S. 15 South, during its meeting on Tuesday. Turkey Creek area gets … more

Commander's Breakfast

PHOTO PROVIDED BY SUMTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT Col. Derek O'Malley, 20th Fighter Wing commander at Shaw Air Force Base, was the keynote speaker for the annual Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Commander's Breakfast on Wednesday at The O'Donnell … more

Sumter County Council to meet today, Nov. 13

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 a request to rezone 3.91 … more

South Carolina voter registration deadline extended due to Hurricane Florence impacts

The registration deadline for South Carolina voters has been extended to Wednesday, Oct. 17, for residents in all counties, according to the South Carolina Election Commission. The 10-day extension was necessary to protect the voting rights of … more

Contract approved for Sumter community center

There is a new burn ordinance for the City of Sumter after the Sumter City Council approved its final reading at its meeting on Tuesday, where it also approved resolutions for a community center on Salem Avenue and resurfacing project for Hampton … more

Democratic governor candidate to visit Sumter on Monday

James Smith, the Democratic candidate for South Carolina governor, will be in Sumter Monday for a campaign fundraising event and to speak with voters. The event is open to the public and will be at The Bryan Law Firm, 17 E. Calhoun St., from 6 to … more

Sumter County Council gives final approval to transfer portion of land to BD

Sumter County Council approved final reading to transfer a small portion of land to BD during its meeting on Tuesday as well as gave first reading to establish a metal fabrication business on Thomas Sumter Road. BD given … 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

Sumter County Council to consider resolution for code enforcement officers

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider: - Second reading, of three, for a request to rezone 3.91 acres at 4690 Thomas Sumter … 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

Sumter certifiable results

Sumter City Council members sign a resolution to certify the results of the Nov. 6 city council election results after voting 6-0 to approve the resolution - councilwoman Ione Dwyer was absent. Councilman Thomas Lowery will continue to represent … more

City of Sumter burn ordinance passed

Sumter City Council approved the city's new burn ordinance at its meeting Tuesday, which now regulates open and refuse burning within city limits. Reading: Second and final Agenda item: An … more

Elementary, secondary schools now allowed in more Sumter city zonings

Elementary and secondary schools are now allowed as a conditional use permit in more zonings within city limits after the Sumter City Council passed an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday. Reading: … more

Clyburn reverses on Parnell Monday night fish fry in Sumter

After initially planning to appear at the final campaign event tonight in Sumter of Archie Parnell, Rep. Jim Clyburn will not be in attendance. A news release from the Parnell team last week said … more

Hampton, Sumter streets approved for resurfacing in Sumter

Sumter City Council approved contracts for resurfacing projects on Hampton and Sumter streets at its meeting on Tuesday. Reading: Resolution Agenda item: A procurement resolution to enter a … more

Survey shows what residents want for the future in Sumter

Their voices came from the historic homes of the city, from the farms of the county and everywhere in between. More than 1,200 Sumterites participated in the Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Plan community survey to tell planning officials what they do … more
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