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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

White is out; Sumter's Smith in on powerful House panel

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a shake-up in South Carolina House leadership (all times local):12:10 p.m.A lawyer and an 18-year veteran of the South Carolina House has been picked to lead … more

Public invited to kick-off meeting for Sumter County's 20-year plan

Those who want to have their voice heard when the city and county plan for what Sumter will be like in 20 years are encouraged to attend a meeting on Thursday. An official kick-off meeting for the Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update will be … more

Sumter native Rep. Clyburn elected to majority whip job

The Clarendon County native who represents his hometown, Sumter and 14 other counties in the 6th Congressional District is again the third-highest-ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives. James E. Clyburn was unanimously elected … more

Sumter City Council approves water, sewer project

Sumter City Council was introduced to students participating in the Emerging Leaders Program and approved a contract to replace water and sewer lines on Cuttino Road during its meeting on Nov. 20. Reading: Resolution, one reading is … 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's Nov. 27 meeting canceled

Sumter County Council's meeting scheduled for Tuesday is canceled because of a lack of agenda items. more

City of Sumter wants to grant a Christmas wish

If you could make a wish for a deserving friend or family, what would it be? Well, this holiday season the city of Sumter wants to make that wish come true. Do you know a family that could use a little help this holiday season or a child who … 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

Pavilion opens at Sumter's Patriot Park Sports Complex

Sumter County celebrated the construction of one of its newest facilities, the Patriot Park Pavilion, with a small ceremony and ribbon cutting Thursday morning. The pavilion, which will serve as an educational and fellowship facility, is another … 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 certifiable results

Sumter City Council members sign a resolution to certify the results of the Nov. 6 city council election results after voting 6-0 to approve the resolution - councilwoman Ione Dwyer was absent. Councilman Thomas Lowery will continue to represent … more

Survey shows what residents want for the future in Sumter

Their voices came from the historic homes of the city, from the farms of the county and everywhere in between. More than 1,200 Sumterites participated in the Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Plan community survey to tell planning officials what they do … more

Sumter County Council to meet today, Nov. 13

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider: - Third and final reading of a request to rezone 3.91 … 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

Sumter City Council to meet Tuesday to certify election results

Sumter City Council will hold a special called meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to receive a report from Sumter County Election Commission … more

Sumter City Council advances plans for new EMS headquarters, gas station

Sumter City Council approved two requests for a gas station at Camden Highway and Alice Drive during its meeting Tuesday. Land for gas station/convenience store annexed into the city Reading: Second and final Agenda item: An ordinance to … more

Clyburn keeps longtime seat in Sumter, Clarendon, Congressional District

The 6th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives was likely retained by longtime Democratic incumbent James E. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., with 70.94 percent of the vote on Tuesday at press time. Clyburn, who was born in Sumter … more

Absentee ballots break the books in Sumter, across South Carolina

As voters in the Swan Lake and Folsom Park precincts waited in two separate lines to the door before and at 7 a.m. when polls opened Tuesday for Election Day, whispers and comments could be heard throughout the Willow Drive Elementary School halls … more

Norman leading Parnell for 5th District; Sumter, Lee vote opposite

A few hours after polls closed and most precincts were in, U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., was well-ahead in the state's 5th Congressional District against Sumter-native and Democratic nominee Archie Parnell. According to unofficial results, … more
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