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Historic preservation committee to meet Thursday

Sumter Historic Preservation Design Review Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Review approval for the installation of a 6-foot white vinyl privacy … 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 City Council to consider sale of 5 properties

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Final reading of an ordinance to authorize the future sale of five city-owned properties - 9 S. Main … more

Judge says winner of coroner's race won't be on ballot

The judge who ruled earlier this month that LaNette Samuels-Cooper is not qualified to be a coroner in Clarendon County and South Carolina answered a request to clarify his ruling and said Monday she … more

Clarendon, state Democratic parties ask judge to reconsider ruling on Samuels-Cooper

As Clarendon County voters and state election officials are looking ahead to a special election to find a new candidate for coroner after a judge's ruling disqualified the primary winner from taking … more

In phases: Out with old computers, in with new Sumter houses

Sumter City Council listened to plans for a possible grant for Sumter Police Department to replace old patrol vehicle computers and approved agreements for the expansion of two subdivisions on Tuesday. Police department grant to replace old … more

Lease agreements set path for more growth in downtown Sumter

Sumter City Council approved two lease agreements that will assist local businesses and gave first reading of an ordinance that will encourage future development in the growing downtown area during its meeting on Tuesday. SCETV lease agreement … more

BREAKING: Manning City Council votes to uphold Shaffer's firing

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

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

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

Grievance Committee recommends Shaffer's reinstatement as Manning police chief

MANNING – Manning’s Grievance Committee sided with Blair Shaffer Monday afternoon by recommending his job as the city’s police chief be reinstated, going against the mayor and two … more

BREAKING - Judge: Samuels-Cooper can't be Clarendon coroner, but she can be on the ballot

A ruling has been made in the lawsuit surrounding the election for Clarendon County coroner and whether the Democratic nominee can remain on the ballot based on her qualifications to be a … more

Ballot set for Pinewood mayor, council seats

Three incumbents will be on the ballot in November for the Town of Pinewood. Sarah Mathis filed on July 16 for re-election to be mayor of the 538-person town, according to the South Carolina Election Commission. Jackie Spann is running for … more

Manning mayor says committee member list was ‘administrative error’

MANNING – Manning Mayor Julia Nelson said a document detailing the members of a committee set to hear a case from fired police chief Blair Shaffer Thursday was wrong and given to The Sumter … more

City of Sumter's audit shows growth financially

City of Sumter received a positive opinion in its audit report for fiscal year 2016-17, according to an independent auditor's report from Sheheen, Hancock & Godwin LLP. The report states the city's financial statements for its $62.58 million … more

Manning City Council trying to fill expired term of Grievance Committee member, but no terms are expired

MANNING — Manning City Council will hold a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to fill an expired term on the city’s Grievance Committee, though public records appear to show none … 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

Truck retailer 1 reading from permitted expansion

On Tuesday, Sumter County Council approved second reading of a request that will allow Carolina Truck & Trailer Parts to expand its storage area after the business began storing its inventory on adjoining property - also owned by the retailer - that … more

Feather flags to fly in Sumter, cemetery plans denied

Sumter County Council gave the go ahead for businesses to display feather flags and denied a rezoning request for a cemetery after residents spoke out against it on Tuesday night. Feather flags finalLY find favor to fly Reading: Third and … more
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