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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

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

Sumter public works to gain two trucks

Sumter Public Works will add two new trucks to its fleet after Sumter City Council approved two purchase agreements on Tuesday. City to purchase loader truck for public services Reading: Resolution Agenda item: A resolution to authorize the … more

Sumter City Council to meet Tuesday to certify election results

Sumter City Council will hold a special called meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to receive a report from Sumter County Election Commission … more

Sumter City Council advances plans for new EMS headquarters, gas station

Sumter City Council approved two requests for a gas station at Camden Highway and Alice Drive during its meeting Tuesday. Land for gas station/convenience store annexed into the city Reading: Second and final Agenda item: An ordinance to … more

Clyburn keeps longtime seat in Sumter, Clarendon, Congressional District

The 6th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives was likely retained by longtime Democratic incumbent James E. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., with 70.94 percent of the vote on Tuesday at press time. Clyburn, who was born in Sumter … more

Absentee ballots break the books in Sumter, across South Carolina

As voters in the Swan Lake and Folsom Park precincts waited in two separate lines to the door before and at 7 a.m. when polls opened Tuesday for Election Day, whispers and comments could be heard throughout the Willow Drive Elementary School halls … more

Norman leading Parnell for 5th District; Sumter, Lee vote opposite

A few hours after polls closed and most precincts were in, U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., was well-ahead in the state's 5th Congressional District against Sumter-native and Democratic nominee Archie Parnell. According to unofficial results, … more

Davis upsets Galiano for Sumter City Council Ward 5 seat

Bob Galiano, longtime incumbent of Sumter City Council Ward 5, will be passing on his seat to Colin Davis after the newcomer drew in more than 400 more votes than his seasoned opponent. Currently … more

Sumter's Smith handily beats first opponent since being elected to House

Though he faced his first opponent in 18 years, Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, will remain the representative of House District 67 for Sumter after receiving 82 percent of votes Tuesday. "I'm … more

Sumter races called; Baker, Ragin win at large school board seats, Davis upsets Galiano for City Council

With 94.83 percent of precincts reporting in Tuesday’s midterm general election in Sumter County, The Sumter Item is calling races for local seats. Republican incumbent Murrell Smith has won … more

ELECTION RESULTS: Midterm races affecting Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

U.S. House of Representatives, District 5 Michael Chandler (Constitution) Ralph W. Norman (R) Archie Parnell (D) U.S. House of Representatives, District 6 James E. Jim Clyburn … more

The latest on Election Day in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties with updated feeds

Here is the latest information on Election Day in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties, as well as issues that affect or may be of interest to readers taking place across the nation. Stay tuned here … more

WHAT TO WATCH: After turbulent campaign, it's up to voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweetstorms and a trade war. Kanye in the Oval Office. Kavanaugh in the hearing room. President Donald Trump's presidency has been a wild, turbulent, two-year ride. Now … more

In Texas, Ted Cruz squares off with rising star O'Rourke

EL PASO, Texas — Beto O'Rourke has already used his once-longshot Texas Senate run to become a national Democratic phenomenon, shatter fundraising records and set off whispers that he could be … more

Trump-backed McMaster, Democrat Smith vie for SC governor

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The time has come for South Carolina voters to decide if they will give Gov. Henry McMaster a full term in the office he's held for nearly two years, as he goes head-to-head … more

Sumter City Council to consider purchase of garbage truck, loader at today's meeting

Sumter City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Second and final reading of an ordinance to annex 11.29 acres at 1495 Camden … more
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