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Sumter residents make requests made for community development funding

Sumter residents requested portions of 2020-21 annual federal funding to the city be considered for community development opportunities during Tuesday's Sumter City Council meeting. The Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Budget is an … more

Sumter Sheriff's Office deputies ask county council for pay increase

With more than 25 employee vacancies in the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, deputies are asking Sumter County Council for an increase in pay. Eight deputies attended a council meeting on Tuesday, where Councilman Eugene Baten and Chairman Jim … more

Hollimon-Miller retains job as Mayesville mayor after Tuesday election

Mayesville's small population showed a mighty presence Tuesday at the general election that kept the town's mayor at the helm. Jereleen Hollimon-Miller received 154 out of 287 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Sumter County … more

City of Sumter to start seeking funding for Calhoun Street improvements

New plans addressing traffic and safety on Calhoun Street may include features such as bicycle lanes and new street lighting. Sumter City Council addressed a traffic calming study conducted in 2016 and started searching for funding to improve … more

Mayesville, Turbeville vote on mayor, council seats today

MAYESVILLE, SUMTER COUNTY Who's running Mayor - Jereleen Hollimon-Miller, George Gibson Council Seats 1 and 2 - Nancy Williams, Cynthis Massingill, Eric Jackson Who wins: Top vote-getter for mayor; top two vote-getters for council Who … more

Public addresses S.C. Senate subcommittee on hands-free bill

A group of South Carolina senators met in their "offseason" to hear from the public about a bill proposed to prohibit drivers from holding electronics while behind the wheel. The Senate Transportation Subcommittee's Oct. 29 meeting served as a … more

SUMTER CITY COUNCIL: Concerns aired on amending removal of commercial use in residential communities

Sumter residents and residential business owners aired concerns about the first reading of an amendment to remove commercial use in residential communities before Sumter City Council at Tuesday's meeting. Applicant James Crawley requested the … more

SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL: Project Combine would bring $26M impact

Sumter County Council got its first glimpse at a new tax incentive project that could bring an estimated $26 million in investment and job opportunities to Sumter County. An ordinance authorization for the execution of a fee-in-lieu-of-tax and … more

Sumter City Council discusses community safety

Sumter City Council stressed its community safety advice to Sumter residents in response to growing concerns from recent shootings and killings in the area at the council meeting Tuesday. With the recent increase in violent crime, Sumter … more

Dillon Park opens 3 new football fields as part of Penny for Progress

With new playground equipment and a repaved exercise track at Dillon Park, the recent completion of a Penny for Progress project added even more to the Sumter County park. Dillon Park now has three new football fields for the Sumter community to … more

Sumter County Council's Tuesday meeting canceled

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Sumter County Council meeting was canceled Tuesday. The Sumter County Communications Coordinator Joe Perry said it was canceled due to lack of agenda items. The previous county meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10, was also … more

South Sumter residents split over potential CBD manufacturer

In a mostly filled room with standing spectators Tuesday, South Sumter residents pushed back against a heavy industrial rezoning request that would bring a CBD oil manufacturer to their area. The proposal from John Richard, the authorized agent … more

Pinewood elects Jack Spann as new mayor

It appears the Town of Pinewood knows who its next mayor will be. Jack Spann received 68 votes in Tuesday's special election for mayor, which was held after longtime mayor Sarah Mathis resigned earlier this summer. With only three write-in votes … more

Pinewood special election to name new mayor

A township in Sumter County will elect a new mayor next week, and the only candidate on the ticket is both a new and old face. The Town of Pinewood is holding a special election on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to fill its mayoral seat after longtime mayor … more

SUMTER CITY COUNCIL: Palmetto Tennis Center Project contract approved

A resolution approving the purchase of a contract with Hawkins and Kolb Construction was brought before Sumter City Council on Tuesday. The contract was made under the first phase of the Palmetto Tennis Center Project. Palmetto Tennis Center … more

Concerns aired at Sumter County Council meeting over rezoning request in rural community

Sumter residents mostly filled the room at the Sumter County Council meeting to address their concerns about a rezoning and the case of a slain mother and her missing 5-year-old daughter on Tuesday. Community members voiced their concerns about … more

'20 Census efforts are underway in Sumter

Every 10 years, the U.S. Constitution mandates every individual in the country be counted in his or her community, and the next census occurs in April 2020. The census means money, assistance and representation for the community, and Sumter … more

What is Sumter 2040, and why should we care?

From protecting specific properties and green infrastructure to developing new community opportunities and amenities, Sumter officials are using an updated plan to modernize the city while keeping its roots. The purpose of the Sumter 2040 … more

Public airs concerns over Sumter mother's killing, child's disappearance to council

Sumter residents and their friends are saying there is a lack of compassion and effort from city officials about the case of a slain mother and her missing 5-year-old daughter. A crowd that mostly filled the room attended the public comment … more
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