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Sumter City Council unanimously approved a request that could bring a new gas station and convenience store to a portion of land on Camden Highway. During the April 2 meeting, city council heard a request on first reading to annex about seven … more
There's a red-dirt road running half a mile into the woods where water gathers in every crevice after rainfall, mud congeals over stones, lethargic-looking trees stretch their limbs over it, poking one another, and pregnant cats find haven amid the … more
The East Red Bay Road bridge over Turkey Creek has been out of commission for a while now, and locals are frustrated. The South Carolina Department of Transportation deemed it unsafe, closed it and issued a detour. "This bridge is a vital link … more
In about eight months, Sumterites will be voting not only on local, state and national seats, but also about the penny tax. And Sumter County officials have named six locals to the 2024 Capital Penny Sales Tax Commission. Documents detail what … more
Sumter County owns property at 13 S. Main St. that officials hope will be converted into a retail and living space. The property, which is located near Sumter Original Brewery, has been vacant for several years. An ordinance authorizing the … more
A statue of the first African American chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court since Reconstruction might be erected on Sumter County's courthouse lawn. Former Chief Justice Ernest A. Finney Jr. practiced law in Sumter and was also the first … more
Late last year, City of Sumter officials tightened the grounds under which a business license could be denied, revoked or suspended as it relates to people with past convictions. This decision sparked conversation at the county level, too, but … more
The City of Sumter will accept applications for the Summer Youth Employment Programs from April 3 through May 3. Students ages 14-15 will work in city government, and students ages 16 through high school will work in the Co-Op … more
An apartment complex that would be considered low-income or affordable housing might be built in Sumter city limits. During the Tuesday, March 19, Sumter City Council meeting, council unanimously (though Councilman Anthony Gibson was absent) … more
The five tiny homes made possible by Sumter United Ministries that will be used as transitional housing near the ministry are nearing completion. "We're getting closer," SUM Executive Director Mark Champagne said during the Tuesday, March 19, … more
A coffee bean company might be moving in near Riley Park and Morris College. During the Tuesday, March 19, Sumter City Council meeting, council unanimously (though Councilman Anthony Gibson was absent) approved a request to rezone 0.73 acres at … more
Sumter County officials said there is not enough evidence to support Kangaroo Lane having once been considered a public road. Early reporting from The Sumter Item details how Lesa and Wayne Geddings of Kangaroo Lane in rural Sumter County worry … more
Members of the public had the opportunity to learn about different alternatives to changing U.S. 378 and give input on them, and there is still opportunity for Sumterites to share their thoughts. The project, formerly called the U.S. 378 Corridor … more
Given future growth in the electric vehicle industry and German manufacturer VAC's leading technology with producing high-end magnets for motors, the company's North American headquarters in Sumter is on the fast track. At eVAC Magnetics' … more
Sumter City Council has authorized the sale and consumption of beer and wine for several events taking place in city limits this year. The city itself is not selling the alcohol, but it has approved … more
Sumter City Council has approved the budget for how to spend money coming from the federal government through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More specifically, these Community … more
The people of Mayesville in Sumter County have been given a survey that will help bring to light areas of the community that could use some help. Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, which serves the counties and cities of Clarendon, … more
More than 260 single-family homes might be coming to the City of Sumter on Beckwood Road not very far from Sumter Airport. Sumter City-County Planning Commission unanimously approved a request on Feb. 28 that allows the developer, Wilder Land … more
Sumter officials are continuing to prepare for the Capital Penny Sales Tax, also called the Penny for Progress initiative, to be on the ballot in November. If it gets a majority approval from voters, there will be an added charge of 1% of the … more
Sumter County's business license ordinance is close to possibly changing in order to lessen barriers to reentry for those with criminal histories who want to own businesses. During the Tuesday, Feb. 27, Sumter County Council meeting, council … more
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