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Pinewood to hold meeting on water system project Thursday

After receiving $9.6 million in federal funding last year to expand its water system, the Town of Pinewood will hold another informational meeting to update the public on the project Thursday. Pinewood Mayor Sarah Mathis distributed a news … more

SCETV lease renewed, rezoning request denied by Sumter City Council

Sumter City Council approved readings for a wastewater system project in Mayesville, a lease with SCETV and denied a rezoning request for a beauty salon on Tuesday. Rezoning for beauty salon denied in majority vote Reading: First of … more

Clarendon coroner hearing to continue this week

In what seems to be turning into a chicken or the egg situation at the Clarendon County Courthouse, a merit hearing about whether the winner of the Democratic primary for coroner can remain on the ballot will spill into next week. The hearing on … more

Clarendon coroner trial to continue next week

In what seems to be turning into a chicken or the egg situation at the Clarendon County Courthouse, a merit hearing about whether the winner of the Democratic primary for coroner can remain on the … more

Food trucks now allowed in city of Sumter outside of community events

The city of Sumter is likely to see more food trucks throughout the year after a vote at a Sumter City Council meeting Tuesday. Also during the meeting, a vote led to an auto repair shop having to close its doors. Food trucks now permitted in … more

BREAKING – SCPA: Manning City Council violated open meetings law, police chief's firing not legal

MANNING – The first reading of an ordinance giving the City of Manning’s Public Safety Committee hiring and firing privileges, which ultimately led to the firing of Blair Shaffer as … more

Was the Manning police chief legally fired? To be determined.

In a full-circle round of voting Monday night centering around the firing of Blair Shaffer as Manning's police chief, a 4-1 vote by Manning City Council to disband all the city's committees, … more

Revised Sumter jail contract expands sheriff's authority

Sumter County Council approved third and final reading of a revised contract between Sumter and Lee counties regarding Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center and gave second reading to permit feather flags on commercial property at its meeting on … more

Sumter County Council to consider final reading of revised jail contract

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 an ordinance to approve … more

Sumter runoff sees higher Republican turnout than primary

Results from Tuesday's Republican primary runoffs were certified Thursday morning at a Sumter County Voters Registration and Elections meeting. According to results presented at the meeting, which was held at 10 a.m. at the historic Sumter County … more

Sumter County Council discusses feather flags, flood insurance

Sumter County Council began its discussion of allowing businesses to put up feather flags to draw in more customers and received an update about the county's flood insurance with Federal Emergency Management Agency which will lead to annual savings … more

Sumter supports McMaster, Wilson in runoff

Republicans in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties helped secure nominations for two races in November on Tuesday during statewide primary runoffs. Voters in all three counties supported the candidate who won the runoff for governor and attorney … more

Breaking down Tuesday's Sumter County Council vote to deny school millage request

Following Sumter County Council's 5-2 vote on Tuesday to deny a 5.48-millage increase for Sumter School District, equal to about $1,057,121, council members stated their reasons for voting the way they did. The school district intended to use the … more

Sumter County Council votes 5-2 to deny school district millage request

After sitting in silence for several moments when asked for a motion regarding Sumter School District's request for a 5.48-mill increase request, Sumter County Council voted 5-2 to deny the request. Council Chairman Jim McCain and Councilwoman … more

Trump-backed McMaster wins South Carolina governor primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of Donald Trump's earliest and strongest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, survived an unusually tough challenge from a political newcomer on Tuesday, … more

ELECTION 2018: Primary runoff election results for Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

Here are the results for the races affect  Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties: Governor (Republican) Henry McMaster (incumbent):  51.64% | 17,567 votes John Warren: 48.36% | 16,449 … more

Sumter Republicans to vote in runoff today

All precincts and polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for primary runoff elections, and two races affect Sumter County residents. A Republican ballot features runoffs for governor between Gov. Henry McMaster and challenger John Warren and … more

Council talks land uses, food truck permits in city

Sumter City Council during its meeting on Tuesday took steps to preserve a man's business after a lengthy discussion about land uses and voted to encourage more food trucks to come to the city. Rezoning request for auto repair shop Reading: … more
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