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Brunson credited for improvements at Sumter VA office

They say they used to get complaints at the state level about the Sumter County Veterans Affairs Office. Now they don't. Represented last week by state Rep. David Weeks, D-Sumter, they give credit for the improvement in local access to veterans' … more

Raises, no tax hike in City of Sumter's draft budget

The City of Sumter took a step closer to balancing its budget for next year by continuing to work on the general fund. With an estimated $65 million in revenues for fiscal year 2020, the initial draft City Manager Deron McCormick presented to … more

Nursing homes may be removed from permitted uses downtown

With nearly $3 million of a $68 million draft spending budget left to balance for the City of Sumter's fiscal 2020 budget at the beginning of April, the Finance Department presented an update to City Council that showed a drop in more than $100,000 … more

What your government is doing: Sumter County Council

Sumter County Council honored a Sumterite who is the fifth-best power boat racer in the world and moved one step closer to adopting an amendment to the animal ordinance relating to tethering and adoption to prevent euthanization at their regular … more

Fish, wildlife return; waters flowing at Sumter's Second Mill Dam

Brim are back at the backside of the dam four years after the first of two extreme weather events tore it down. Water levels and fishing spots are finally back to normal levels at the Second Mill Dam, which received an S.C. Department of Health … more

Draft 2020 City of Sumter budget presented

A preliminary budget estimate for the City of Sumter's Fiscal Year 2020 was presented to the mayor and council with $2.9 million remaining to balance out before final approval. The budget … more

Kidney dialysis centers now allowed in Sumter's Professional Office districts

Mack Kolb's request on behalf of C&M Enterprises to amend the Professional Office District zoning to add kidney dialysis centers as a permitted use was approved for third and final … more

Ordinance definition amended to make way for Sumter Original Brewery

The City of Sumter approved third and final reading to define craft beer brewery and allow the use of such an establishment in the downtown area's Central Business District. While previously the … more

Sumter Behavioral Health Services facility approved

Sumter City Council approved third and final readings for one rezoning and two zoning ordinance amendments before being presented with the city's preliminary Fiscal Year 2020 budget and hearing about a few upcoming city events at its regular meeting … more

Sumter is a finalist for civic engagement annual award

It is described as the Nobel Prize, the Superbowl, the Oscars for civic engagement awards bestowed upon communities, and Sumter is one of 20 finalists for it. The National Civic League has been recognizing cities since 1949 with the All-America … more

Expansion of Sumter's Gateway Plaza gets approval

Sumter City-County Planning Commission gave unanimous approval Wednesday to a site plan for the expansion and renovation of Gateway Plaza, 1300 Broad St. Jay Davis, a top area commercial real estate broker, who manages Gateway Plaza, and Jeff … more

Sumter EMS marks completion of rural Frierson Road station in Dalzell

A new building in rural Dalzell will help both those who need emergency medical services and those who are answering the call. Sumter County EMS celebrated the grand opening of its new station on Frierson Road off Thomas Sumter Highway/U.S. 521 … more

Sumter's Project Batch is Florence Concrete Products

A half-century-old Florence-headquartered manufacturing company that has a plant in Sumter is set to expand and become part of the Sumter-Lee Industrial Park. The Sumter County Council gave two final approvals at its regular monthly meeting … more
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