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Sumter Mayor: Citizens have role in public safety

At a recent City Council meeting, Police Chief Russell Roark reviewed the most recent crime statistics for our city. Under his leadership of an outstanding group of men and women, crime has come down almost 25 percent over the last seven years. … more

Expressing gratitude for veterans

Expressing his gratitude to a veteran patient, state Sen. Thomas McElveen (D-Sumter) was on hand to participate in the National Veteran Patients Week recognition week at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia on Tuesday. PHOTO … more

Sumter County Council approves costs for dam project, veterans park

Sumter County Council approved third and final reading to add expenses to the county's 2017 budget for two public projects during its meeting on Tuesday. The council passed an amendment to add two purchases to the county's 2017 budget: $500,000 … more

Sumter County Council to recognize honored officers

Sumter County Council will recognize recipients of the 2017 American Legion Public Safety Officers of the Year awards during its meeting at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal … more

Clarendon County receives clean audit, small surplus

Clarendon County ended last year with a $140,000 surplus in government funds and received good marks on its audit. The county's 2017 audit report for basic financial statements was unqualified, which means clean or good, showing $21.2 million in … more

Sumter Police Chief: Vehicle break-ins rise in 2017

In light of a 12.7 percent increase in vehicle break-ins last year, Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark III stood before the Sumter City Council on Tuesday to urge residents to lock their vehicles. The plea came during the Sumter Police … more

State Rep. Smith says he will seek another term

An attorney who represents Sumter has announced he wants to continue his role as a legislator in the South Carolina House of Representatives. District 67 state Rep. G. Murrell Smith will seek re-election in November for the seat he has held since … more
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