Government
Council changes time of 1st meeting of month

Sumter City Council will meet at a new time once a month after it approved an amendment to hold its first meeting of the month at 1 p.m. instead of 5:30 p.m. Originally, council was scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of …

Sumter City Council to continue discussion of 2019 budget Sumter City Council will meet today at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to continue discussion of the 2019 fiscal year budget. Council will also …
Public invited to 2nd traffic improvement meeting Sumter Urban Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization invites the community to a second meeting regarding transportation improvements from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Ideas provided during an initial meeting in October will be reviewed …
Education
Morris College names interim academic dean

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Jacob E. Butler Jr., chairman and professor of Political Science in the Division of Religion, Humanities and Social Sciences at Morris College, has been appointed interim academic dean according to a news release from the …

Sumter School District makes staffing changes Amid the headline topic of the district's school consolidation proposal during the last month, there have been a few noteworthy personnel changes that Sumter School District's Board of Trustees has approved from administration in recent …
Sumter School District bus with 39 students rear-ended A Sumter School District bus carrying 39 Furman Middle School students was rear-ended on Wedgefield Road Tuesday morning, officials confirmed. As a precautionary measure, 29 students were …
Business
A new place to satisfy your 'snowball fix'

Given its traditional heat and warm weather, Sumter would seem like a perfect spot for a shaved ice snowball shop. Bryan Keller, franchise owner of the new Pelican's SnoBalls at 471 N. Guignard Drive, said Monday he agreed Sumter seems to be a …

Calm after the storm: Sumter gas station roof damaged on Sunday BRUCE MILLS / THE SUMTER ITEM A portion of the canopy at the Exxon station at Persimmon Hill lies on ground Monday afternoon after heavy winds and rain blew it off on Sunday. The station is at the …
Sumter Chamber of Commerce names People of the Year at annual gala Just yards from construction cones on an old Main Street that is getting a facelift, Sumter's business leaders, community members, educators and industrial top dogs gathered to celebrate their year that was.Sumter has come a long way in the last 10, …