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Sumter's Rep. Smith elected budget committee chair

One of Sumter's representatives in the Statehouse was chosen on Wednesday for one of the most powerful positions in the state government. Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, was elected without opposition by fellow committee members as the new chairman … more

Midterm Election 2018: List of precincts in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

SUMTER COUNTY Rembert – Rembert Fire Station, 7045 Post Office St., Rembert, SC 29128 Horatio – Horatio Fire Station, 7720 Sumter Landing Road, Horatio, SC 29062 Hillcrest … more

Sumter delegation highlights next year's priorities

With a new legislative session starting in the Statehouse in January, Sumter's elected officials spent breakfast Tuesday hearing from their community about priorities for the upcoming year. The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce held its annual … more

Midterm Election 2018: What to bring, how to vote in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

WHAT TO BRING Polls are open in South Carolina for the General Midterm Election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to … more

Council to consider water line replacement project

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider a resolution to authorize a contract for the Cuttino Road Water and Sewer Line Replacement Project. Council will also … more

Sumter City Council to consider purchase of garbage truck, loader at today's meeting

Sumter City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Second and final reading of an ordinance to annex 11.29 acres at 1495 Camden … more

Sumter chamber recognizes 12 students

The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce celebrated 12 outstanding students at Ebenezer Middle School on Nov. 15 with the presentation of the Golden Apple Awards. Each student was recognized for having integrity and strong moral character, states a … more

Sumter County Council to announce grant award

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to announce the award of a grant for the Sumter County-Shannontown Demolition CDBG Project to tear … more

Sumter long-range transportation plan approved

A government group recently revealed what the long-term vision of transportation looks like in Sumter. The Sumter Area Transportation Study Policy Committee approved its 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan to represent the future transportation … more

Sumter tiny house retail plans on hold

Jim McCain and Jimmy Byrd remained chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of Sumter County Council after an election of officers for the 2019-20 term during council's first meeting of the year on Jan. 8. Plans for tiny house project … more

SUATS to consider transportation plans Monday

Sumter Urban Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Monday in Sumter County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider approval of an update to Sumter's long-range … more

9 students named winners in Sumter mayor's Christmas card contest

Nine students from each grade in Sumter School District's elementary and middle schools were selected as winners in the 5th-annual City of Sumter Mayor's Christmas Card Contest. The top two winners - Murrin Reed, sixth-grader at Alice Drive … more

Trump-backed McMaster, Democrat Smith vie for SC governor

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The time has come for South Carolina voters to decide if they will give Gov. Henry McMaster a full term in the office he's held for nearly two years, as he goes head-to-head … more

In Texas, Ted Cruz squares off with rising star O'Rourke

EL PASO, Texas — Beto O'Rourke has already used his once-longshot Texas Senate run to become a national Democratic phenomenon, shatter fundraising records and set off whispers that he could be … more

WHAT TO WATCH: After turbulent campaign, it's up to voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweetstorms and a trade war. Kanye in the Oval Office. Kavanaugh in the hearing room. President Donald Trump's presidency has been a wild, turbulent, two-year ride. Now … more

The latest on Election Day in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties with updated feeds

Here is the latest information on Election Day in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties, as well as issues that affect or may be of interest to readers taking place across the nation. Stay tuned here … more

ELECTION RESULTS: Midterm races affecting Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

U.S. House of Representatives, District 5 Michael Chandler (Constitution) Ralph W. Norman (R) Archie Parnell (D) U.S. House of Representatives, District 6 James E. Jim Clyburn … more

City of Sumter Christmas Wish Giveaway helps deserving family

Losing two transmissions, making two round-trips to Columbia each work day, getting surgery and paying for regular costs of supporting a family of four could not stop Christmas cheer from being delivered this week. The second-annual City of … more

Sumter City Council recognizes 10-, 15-year city employees

Sumter City Council recognized 37 employees who have been with the city for 10 and 15 years during its meeting on Tuesday. "I know that each day, each and every one of you go out there and do a service to our community that makes it a place where … more

Sumter public works to gain two trucks

Sumter Public Works will add two new trucks to its fleet after Sumter City Council approved two purchase agreements on Tuesday. City to purchase loader truck for public services Reading: Resolution Agenda item: A resolution to authorize the … more
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