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Sumter City Council to consider 1st reading of 2019 budget

Sumter City Council will meet at 1 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider first reading of the city's 2019 fiscal year budget. Council will also consider: - Second and final reading … more

Deadline to apply for absentee by mail ballots is Thursday

The deadline to apply for an absentee by mail ballot for the June 16 primary is on Friday, June 8. Absentee voting will begin on Saturday, June 9, at the Sumter County Registration and Election Office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more

Sumter County Council hears school district’s tax increase request

Sumter County Council had multiple questions and comments after listening to a presentation from Sumter School District regarding a 5.48 mill increase, equal to about $1,057,121 million, during its budget workshop on Tuesday. Though the … more

County council to hear district presentation

Sumter County Council will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. today at Sumter Fire Department Training Center, 470 Green Swamp Road, where it will listen to a budget presentation by Sumter School District. more

Public workshops for transportation plan set

Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is developing the area's next Long Range Transportation Plan, which is used to identify and prioritize transportation investments in all or parts of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties. As … more

Sumter City Council to continue budget review

Sumter City Council will hold a budget workshop at 6 p.m. today at Sumter Fire Department headquarters building, 315 N. Lafayette Drive, to continue discussion of the city's 2019 fiscal year budget. more

Lawmakers recognize Blassingame for service

PHOTO SUBMITTED State Reps. Ivory Thigpen, D-Richland; Mandy Powers-Norrell, D-Lancaster; David Weeks, D-Sumter; and James Smith, D-Richland, present a House Resolution recognizing and honoring the Rev. James Blassingame for his years of service … more

Follow up: Sumter City Council's May 15 meeting

Sumter City Council approved first reading of a request regarding the development of mini-warehouse storage off Constitution Drive during its meeting on May 15. Council also approved first reading … more

Sumter County budget, Project Bulldog still going strong

Sumter County Council approved second reading of its 2019 fiscal year budget, with balanced general funds of $52,752,483 million, and furthered plans for Project Bulldog during its meeting on Tuesday. The budget ordinance also includes a request … more

Council to consider 2nd reading of 2019 budget

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider second reading of the county's 2019 budget of $52,752,483, in title only, after a public … 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

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

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

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

Sumter City Council reviews use of annual block grant funding

Sumter City Council's evening of public hearings began with a breakdown of how the city used its Community Development Block Grant funds, issued by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, between April 2017 and March 2018. According to … 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 City Council to meet Tuesday

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider first reading of an ordinance to annex 8.21 acres of land at 1501 Camden Highway … more

Budget process continues for Sumter city, county councils

Sumter city and county councils continued to make progress with the 2019 budgets for their respective entities during budget workshops, both held on May 8. Sumter County Council approved first reading of a balanced budget of $52,752,483 million … more

Deadline to register to vote in primaries is this week

Primary elections for South Carolina voters to choose which party representatives will be on the ballot in November for state, local and national seats are approaching, and the deadline to register to vote is looming even sooner. The deadline to … more

Sumter County Republican Party hears from candidates

Members of the Sumter County Republican Party were given an idea of who they could support during the primary and general elections this year during the group's regular meeting Thursday. That evening, party members heard from Gov. Henry McMaster, … more
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