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Sumter mayoral hopeful wants to 'Take Care of Home'

A Sumter native has hopes to become the City of Sumter's new mayor after she filed for this year's race. Foxy Rae Campbell, 44, said she can take her leadership skills as a successful businesswoman to lead Sumter. "I have the foresight and … more

Sumter County Council: Myrtle Beach Highway gas station, Merchant Ironworks, U.S. 521 industrial use requests approved

Sumter County Council's Tuesday meeting was quick with only one new rezoning request and final readings of three others. The first request was to rezone 12.1 acres from residential-15 to agricultural conservation at 1855 Loring Mill … more

Veteran, longtime resident is running for Sumter City Council Ward 4

Sumter City Council Ward 4 has a new candidate running for its seat in this year's election. Mark Dingle, a veteran and 30-year resident of the north side of Ward 4, said he decided to run in an effort to unite the City of Sumter. "As one … more

Sumter City Council: Alice Drive Baptist expansion approved, Dollar General coming to Patriot Park area

Proposals for a new church, the expansion of an existing one and a new Dollar General were among the topics discussed Tuesday at a Sumter City Council meeting. While council's previous meeting was held at the Sumter Opera House to open public … more

Virus education, mask distribution proposed for local CARES Act funding in Sumter

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Sumter pastors present statement against racism, violence

JOE PERRY / SUMTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Members of the Sumter Ministerial Alliance presented Sumter County Council with a framed statement signed by 68 pastors in their show of solidarity against racism and violence. The … more

New Dollar General blocked, gas station proposed at Sumter flea market, Merchant Ironworks gets operating rules

More than 50 people filled the seats at Patriot Hall for Sumter County Council's Tuesday meeting to address concerns about three land use rezoning requests and one ordinance amendment that each underwent a public hearing. This was the first … more

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman introduces doctors on video taken off social media

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Judge blocks McMaster's $32 million plan for private schools

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a plan announced by Gov. Henry McMaster earlier this week to direct $32 million in pandemic relief funds for … more

Sumter solicitor's office swaps lawyer for investigator

Sumter County Council granted the solicitor's office a new position last week, but it resulted in the solicitor losing a position for a lawyer rather than gaining more staff members. At a previous meeting, Solicitor Ernest "Chip" Finney III … more

Mask requirement extended in City of Sumter

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Sumter City Council passes public mask requirement

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Sumter City Council to decide on mask requirement Wednesday

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Sumter City Council defers decision on face mask requirement

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City of Sumter to vote on mask requirement Friday afternoon

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Sumter County Council considers Sunday alcohol sales referendum

A referendum question may be added to voters' ballots in November asking whether grocery and convenience stores in Sumter County should be allowed to sell beer and wine on Sundays. The request was brought before council on May 21 by the Greater … more

Sumter County Council denies school district funding increase request

It was a different vote by Sumter County Council but the same outcome for Sumter School District in its request for a millage increase this year. A motion Tuesday night by Councilwoman Vivian … more

What your government is doing, Sumter County Council: Unidentified company proposes $70.5M investment for solar energy facility

In addition to presenting a balanced budget with a 1.5-mill increase as opposed to an increase of 2.5 mills that was originally proposed, Sumter County Council addressed other matters at its meeting Tuesday. Project Black River lookS to invest … more

Fleming-McGhaney retains District 5 seat on Sumter County Council

The race for the Sumter County Council District 5 seat remains with the incumbent, Councilwoman Vivian Fleming-McGhaney, after she defeated Kenny Rose during the primary election on … more

Washington, Sumpter headed to primary runoff for Sumter County Council District 1

Two candidates for the Sumter County Council District 1 seat will go head-to-head in a runoff on June 23 after none of the three vying for the seat received enough votes to win … more
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