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City of Sumter officials passed a resolution during a city council meeting earlier this month related to the First Amendment, but parts of it may be problematic. "This is just a policy that will protect that First Amendment, but it will also … more
The focus of the monthly Clarendon County Planning Commission meeting this week was concerns about noise regarding a few new items brought to commissioners. Typically, a planning commission meeting lasts about an hour; however, on Tuesday, Sept. … more
Sumter City Council unanimously passed second reading of an ordinance to annex about 38 acres on Alice Drive into city limits during Tuesday's meeting. Councilman Calvin K. Hastie Sr. was absent. At 1560 Alice Drive is 37.96 acres of land now … more
Clarendon County recently approved nearly $600,000 for local tourism groups with a bulk of it being used for a county project. On Sept. 11, Chief Financial Officer Lynden Anthony presented Clarendon County Council with a list of funding requests … more
The corner of Orange Street and Manning Avenue in South Sumter is a step closer to getting a park. It's currently a grassy area once home to a Sumter County Sheriff's Office substation, but ground will soon break on a colorful park with … more
Residents of Clarendon County posed numerous questions at a recent council meeting seeking information about an undisclosed company's imminent move to the area. In July, it was announced that a company had its sights set on moving to Clarendon … more
A new housing development may be coming to Sumter County. Located at 1250 N. Kings Highway is about 25 acres that is currently undeveloped. The parcel of land, which is at the intersection of Claremont Lane and North Kings Highway, is … more
Feathery alarm clocks may soon be prohibited within Sumter city limits. Roosters, in other words, might have to cross the road to get to the other side out of city limits. During Tuesday's meeting, Sumter City Council unanimously passed on … more
Sumter County and the City of Sumter are looking to demolish dilapidated houses in the area. Codes director for the city John Macloskie said demolition will be made possible through two grants, one from Congressman Jim Clyburn's office and one … more
Sumter City Council held first reading of an ordinance to annex about 38 acres on Alice Drive into city limits during Tuesday's meeting. At 1560 Alice Drive is 37.96 acres of land under county … more
Now that every seat on Sumter City Council is officially filled since last week's swearing-in ceremony, a mayor pro tempore was chosen. Councilman James B. Blassingame of Ward 2 was chosen for the position at Tuesday's city council … more
Sumter's Ward 1, which covers areas north of Broad Street, down Main Street to Morris College and other areas of the city, now has representation after being without its own council person for a while now. Councilman Anthony Gibson was sworn into … more
A new subdivision could be built in Sumter County. Sumter County Planning Commission received an application to rezone about 25 acres at 1250 North Kings Highway from agricultural use to residential. The property, which is near Claremont Lane … more
Sumter County now has additional manpower to help eliminate litter in the area. Nickolas Murray just joined the team as a conservation officer for the public works department. He previously worked at Sumter County Sheriff's Office. "Working at … more
Councilman-elect Anthony Gibson will be sworn in to the Ward 1 seat on Sumter City Council on Aug. 29, along with councilmen Calvin K. Hastie Sr. and Colin C. Davis, whose ceremonies were postponed … more
A rezoning of land near the Chick-Fil-A at 1170 Broad St. went before Sumter city council for the first time on Tuesday, which is the first step in possibly demolishing the current building to make way for a new Chick-Fil-A with better traffic … more
Developers' requests to annex about eight acres of property along Broad Street to receive city services for the possible construction of two new hotels have officially been approved. City council passed the annexation of 3.38 acres at 2560 Broad … more
An application to county planners from the Sumter County Economic Development Board could bring an industrial building to an area off U.S. 521 near Race Track Road. The plans were approved by Sumter Planning Commission during its July 26 meeting, … more
A wooded area between the Sherwood Drive community and the Iris Winds Mobile Home Community will not undergo any development for the time being after Sumter County Council denied plans to put more mobile homes in the area. Applicant WAFA … more
More information than action items was heard at this month's Sumter Area Transportation Study Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday, but one action item was a requirement for the committee. Following the 2020 Census data, SUATS must update its … more
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