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One veteran city councilman is not seeking reelection while two others are in the Nov. 5 general election. Sumter City Council Ward 4 representative Steve Corley told The Sumter Item on Monday that he will not be seeking a third term while Ward 2 … more
The Capital Penny Sales Tax, also called the Penny for Progress Initiative, has been a topic during recent county council meetings, even after the tax was approved to be on ballots in a 5-2 vote on … more
Sumterites may see a new type of business coming to 4672 Broad St. At a Sumter City-County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Wednesday, July 10, the committee approved a hookah lounge to be placed within a strip of other businesses on the south … more
With ballots set for elections featuring candidates running behind a party, the last piece to the Nov. 5 general election is local nonpartisan races. In Sumter, that includes the mayor and three city council seats as well as four seats on the … more
Demolitions in Sumter have been getting notice lately, and with the attention, there have come questions surrounding where demolition funding comes from, what buildings are eligible and what the point of tearing them down is. Codes Director John … more
The Sumter City-County Planning Commission approved a request Wednesday, June 26, that could bring a 21st Dollar General to Sumter County at 3555 Camden Hwy. in Dalzell. The new store, if it comes to fruition, would be 12,480 square feet and … more
The mayor of Clarendon County's Town of Summerton has resigned; he was elected to the seat in April of this year. Donald "Mac" Bagnal resigned on Wednesday, June 26, and provided a letter to council and the public outlining a professional reason … more
In a 5-2 vote at the Tuesday, June 25, Sumter County Council meeting, the Penny for Progress initiative was approved to appear on ballots this November, to the displeasure of residents in attendance and Councilman Carlton Washington, who said the … more
In a neighborhood lined with well-maintained homes, one stuck out. Instead of a house ready for a family to move into, there stood the decrepit shell of a structure that may have once been loved but now resembles a haunted house, not maintained and … more
More than $239.2 million is set to go toward transportation improvements throughout Sumter. During the June 18 council meeting, senior planner Kyle Kelly told Sumter City Council and the public that the funding comes out of a few different … more
COLUMBIA - On July 1, the new South Carolina Department of Public Health will officially begin serving the people of South Carolina. Formed by Act 60, DPH will be the health component of the S.C. Department of Health and … more
During the Tuesday, June 18, Sumter City Council meeting, council unanimously approved a resolution essential to improvements to the Pocotaligo Wastewater Treatment Plant Bio Solids Drying Plant. This resolution is for $1,200,000 for the … more
In preparation for the 2024-25 fiscal year about to start on July 1, the City of Sumter has passed a balanced budget that includes no millage increase. More specifically, the city has a balanced budget containing $87,247,468 in total revenues and … more
On Tuesday, June 18, Quinnetta Buterbaugh, community relations representative for Duke Energy, presented Sumter City Council with $17,000 for hurricane emergency preparedness. This money is a part of a $500,000 micro grant from Duke Energy's … more
Late last year, Sumter's Community Based Outpatient Clinic, or CBOC, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Columbia VA Health Care System, opened its doors after a significant expansion, ushering in more opportunity for … more
This is the time of year when Sumter County and City of Sumter agendas are dense with the word "budget." With the start of the fiscal year on July 1, Sumter leaders have been hard at work finalizing 2024-25 fiscal year budgets. Additionally, … more
Sumter County's budget ordinance has passed three readings with Sumter County Council in preparation for the start of the 2024-25 fiscal year on July 1. During the Tuesday, June 11, meeting, council was presented with a balanced budget of … more
The city of Sumter has received an additional $18,000 in community development block grant money than officials had budgeted for earlier this year. During the Tuesday, June 4, Sumter City Council meeting, City Manager Deron McCormick told the … more
The third and final reading of Sumter County's 2024-25 budget is coming up on June 11. The budget must pass three readings by council to become official in time for the start of the fiscal year on July 1, and the second reading of the budget was … more
Improvements to multiple parks, both the city of Sumter's downtown and that of the town of Mayesville, road improvements and more are on the list for what the penny tax, if approved, might cover. The 2024 Capital Penny Sales Tax Commission was … more
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