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Snow blankets Sumter, Lee counties; Duke says about 10K customers lost power during winter storm

The four-year drought is over, and it ended in a blistering, white fashion.Snow fell on Sumter County and the Midlands counties to the north starting Friday night, blanketing yards and decorating … more

Lee County Council invites public to hearing on redistricting draft maps

Lee County residents are encouraged to attend a public hearing on the county's redistricting process on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Residents have attended previous meetings to hear Lee County Council introduce the first steps in the county's … more

Winter weather mix threatens Sumter, Lee, Clarendon again; schools across tri-county doing e-learning Friday

Winter storm, take two. Sumter and the Midlands are again at risk of getting impactful winter weather this week. A winter storm watch will take effect across the tri-county late Thursday night/early Friday morning. According the National … more

Lee County School District moves to online learning Thursday, Friday amid winter storm threat, COVID-19

Lee County School District designated Jan. 20-21 as e-learning days for students and teachers due to the threat of severe weather, Superintendent Bernard McDaniel said Wednesday. The district will … more

Sumter, Clarendon, Lee issued winter storm watch to begin Thursday night

Winter storm, take two. Sumter and the Midlands are again at risk of getting impactful winter weather this week, and the area is already under a winter storm watch to take effect late Thursday … more

Where to get a free COVID-19 vaccine, test in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties: Jan. 18-23, 2022

All South Carolinians aged 5 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and can schedule appointments. Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine available to those aged 5-17, and it has received full authorization from the FDA for those aged … more

Lee County Planning, Taxes, Personnel to review proposed redistricting map Thursday

The Lee County Planning, Taxes and Personnel committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 9:30 a.m. to discuss redistricting of county council's single-member district lines. Every 10 years, by federal law, the county must adjust its … more

Santee Lynches Regional COG thankful for grant used to install bacteria-killing UV lights on school buses

Santee Lynches Regional Council of Governments held a press conference recently to give thanks and talk about a grant it won and used to install ultraviolet lights in local school buses. Christopher McKinney, the CEO of Santee Lynches Regional … more

Lee County man with brain damage missing since Christmas day

A Lee County man, known to have brain damage, has been missing since Christmas, and his family is worried for his safety. The Lee County Sheriff's Office posted a missing person's report via Facebook on Dec. 28, 2021, for 44-year-old John Dubose, … more

Duke Energy: Sumter among most impacted counties from winter storm; some power outages likely "multi-day"

As power outages and cold rain continue to impact the Midlands during Sunday’s winter storm that is dumping snow on much of the Southeast, electric company crews are standing by to begin power … more

Power outages reported in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee counties amid winter storm

Minor icing is being reported in the Central Midlands with a few reports of sleet and freezing rain north of Sumter as a winter storm moves through the area. As of about 9:15 a.m., there were … more

Free vaccine clinics this weekend in Clarendon, Lee counties

The South Carolina Department of Education will host three free COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Clarendon and Lee counties this weekend. SCDOE partnered with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for the In It To Win It … more

Lee County redistricting process still underway; process will include nonvoting prisoners

Lee County Council plans to have draft maps ready for its redistricting process in about two weeks. Council moved forward in the process by holding a second reading for an ordinance to start Lee County's redistricting process in setting the new … more

Lee County Council receives 'clean' audit for 2021 fiscal year

Lee County Council received a "clean" audit report for the 2021 fiscal year for its annual financial report on Tuesday. Auditor Marc Wood, a CPA with Sheheen, Hancock and Godwin, presented council with an overall unmodified or "clean" opinion, … more

Weekend storm may bring ice, wintry mix to Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

Get your cozy socks ready, Sumter. It's about to get cold. Freezing cold. It's still too early for meteorologists to predict amounts of rain, snow and/or ice, but they're confident a winter storm will make its way across South Carolina this … more

Sumter, Clarendon, Lee county sheriffs working to reduce homicides in 2022

With the new year comes new resolutions, and Clarendon, Lee and Sumter county sheriffs have the same resolution to combat the alarming rate of firearm-related homicides among youth and reduce the number of homicide cases to zero in 2022 after the … more

Lee County COVID-19 Response Team holds vaccination clinics this month

With coronavirus cases surging across the state and country from the highly contagious omicron variant, the Lee County COVID-19 Response Team plans to hold several vaccination clinics this month to combat the spread of the virus. These clinics … more

Where to get a free COVID-19 vaccine, test in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties: Jan. 12-16

All South Carolinians aged 5 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and can schedule appointments. Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine available to those aged 5-17, and it has received full authorization from the FDA for those aged … more

Choose your own adventure hike at Lee State Park

FROM STAFF REPORTS BISHOPVILLE - Join Ranger Carl for an adventure hike this Saturday, Jan. 8, at Lee State Park. The hike begins at 9 a.m. at the park's Education Center. Ranger Carl will take hikers along the white trail all the way to the … more

Lee County School District on delayed schedule today

Due to high winds, Lee County School District will operate on a delayed schedule today, Monday, Jan. 3.  All staff will report at 10 a.m.   more
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