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Sumter tiny house manufacturer, retailer requests rezoning

Sumter County Council approved first reading of a rezoning request on Loring Mill Road that could lead to the development of a tiny house manufacturer and retailer and received an update on the county's audit process. The county started preparing … more

Sumter County receives grant to demolish 19 blighted houses

Sumter County Council announced the award of an S.C. Department of Commerce grant of close to $300,000 for a project to demolish 19 houses in the Turkey Creek area during its final meeting of the year on Tuesday. The $283,983 grant will be used … more

Sumter City Council members sworn in

Sumter City Council members Thomas Lowery, Ward 1; Calvin K. Hastie Sr., Ward 3; and Colin C. Davis, Ward 5, were sworn in to their positions during a ceremony at Sumter Opera House on Nov. 29 after the Nov. 6 election. Davis, in … more

Residents talk likes, dislikes about city, county at Sumter 2040 public meeting

Residents from different times and walks of Sumter came together last week to talk about what they do and don't want to see in their county in the next 20 years. The Sumter City-County Planning Department hosted a public kickoff meeting for the … more

Sumter County Council to announce grant award

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 announce the award of a grant for the Sumter County-Shannontown Demolition CDBG Project to tear … more

Sumter City Council recognizes 10-, 15-year city employees

Sumter City Council recognized 37 employees who have been with the city for 10 and 15 years during its meeting on Tuesday. "I know that each day, each and every one of you go out there and do a service to our community that makes it a place where … more

Sumter's Rep. Smith elected budget committee chair

One of Sumter's representatives in the Statehouse was chosen on Wednesday for one of the most powerful positions in the state government. Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, was elected without opposition by fellow committee members as the new chairman … more

Sumter delegation highlights next year's priorities

With a new legislative session starting in the Statehouse in January, Sumter's elected officials spent breakfast Tuesday hearing from their community about priorities for the upcoming year. The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce held its annual … more

White is out; Sumter's Smith in on powerful House panel

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a shake-up in South Carolina House leadership (all times local):12:10 p.m.A lawyer and an 18-year veteran of the South Carolina House has been picked to lead … more

Public invited to kick-off meeting for Sumter County's 20-year plan

Those who want to have their voice heard when the city and county plan for what Sumter will be like in 20 years are encouraged to attend a meeting on Thursday. An official kick-off meeting for the Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update will be … more

Sumter native Rep. Clyburn elected to majority whip job

The Clarendon County native who represents his hometown, Sumter and 14 other counties in the 6th Congressional District is again the third-highest-ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives. James E. Clyburn was unanimously elected … more

Sumter City Council approves water, sewer project

Sumter City Council was introduced to students participating in the Emerging Leaders Program and approved a contract to replace water and sewer lines on Cuttino Road during its meeting on Nov. 20. Reading: Resolution, one reading is … more

Sumter chamber recognizes 12 students

The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce celebrated 12 outstanding students at Ebenezer Middle School on Nov. 15 with the presentation of the Golden Apple Awards. Each student was recognized for having integrity and strong moral character, states a … more

Sumter County Council's Nov. 27 meeting canceled

Sumter County Council's meeting scheduled for Tuesday is canceled because of a lack of agenda items. more

City of Sumter wants to grant a Christmas wish

If you could make a wish for a deserving friend or family, what would it be? Well, this holiday season the city of Sumter wants to make that wish come true. Do you know a family that could use a little help this holiday season or a child who … more

Council to consider water line replacement project

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider a resolution to authorize a contract for the Cuttino Road Water and Sewer Line Replacement Project. Council will also … more

Pavilion opens at Sumter's Patriot Park Sports Complex

Sumter County celebrated the construction of one of its newest facilities, the Patriot Park Pavilion, with a small ceremony and ribbon cutting Thursday morning. The pavilion, which will serve as an educational and fellowship facility, is another … more

Sumter long-range transportation plan approved

A government group recently revealed what the long-term vision of transportation looks like in Sumter. The Sumter Area Transportation Study Policy Committee approved its 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan to represent the future transportation … 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

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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