Government
Sumter County Council: Deer processing facility looks to expand, Dollar General proposed on Race Track Road

Five land use matters were brought before Sumter County Council during Tuesday's meeting, ranging in topic from a business looking to expand to regulating donation bins for businesses. All five requests were passed with Councilman Eugene Baten …

Sumter seeks city litter control officer Throughout Sumter County, trash can be found off almost every highway, roadway and back road, giving an unappealing sight to the town many call home. For two years, the City of Sumter has made an initiative to clean up the city streets through …
Sumter residents, your Census response is worth $15K Several hundred Sumter County residents gathered in Myrtle Beach during the weekend for the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce's 49th-annual Chamber Retreat under the tagline "Inspire the Future." Here are five takeaways from the weekend …
Education
Campus Corner, Feb. 22, 2020: Sumter, Clarendon and Lee county students excel at college

THE CITADEL CHARLESTON - Gold stars were awarded to cadets and students at The Citadel who achieved a 3.7 GPA or higher in the fall 2019 semester. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel's Dean's …

S.C. State Fair accepting applications for scholarship
FROM STAFF REPORTS Fifty $6,000 scholarships will be awarded to South Carolina high school seniors by the South Carolina State Fair Ride of Your Life Scholarship Program. Scholarships will be paid out at $1,500 per year over four years. …
Lee County School District's Career and Technology Center students visit Statehouse PHOTO PROVIDED The students of Lee County School District's Career and Technology Center were among nearly 100 Champions at Work who visited the Statehouse on Feb. 4. Legislators recognized them on Hometown Legislative Action Day as members of …
Business
The Sumter Item producing first-ever Inspire! Festival guide

Sumter is gearing up for its expanded and second-annual Inspire! Festival, and The Sumter Item is producing an official guide for the 11-day event. Inspire! is a multi-event festival spanning two weeks featuring music, art and food that benefits …

Nominate now for Best of Clarendon 2020 Back for its second year, The Sumter Item's annual readers' choice contest is ready to be reintroduced to Clarendon County. Nominations are open for Best of Clarendon 2020 at www.theitem.com/bestofclarendon. Make sure your favorite business, …
Food grades in Sumter: Feb. 10-14, 2020 Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Feb. 10-14, 2020. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Baskin Robbins, 1106 …
Clarendon News

The 282nd Army Band to perform concert March 3 at Manning's Weldon Auditorium

MANNING - The 282nd Army Band at Fort Jackson will present a community concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple St. "If you live near post, you know we provide our community with the sounds of freedom every day - but …

Public Record
Public Record: Weekend, Feb. 1-2, 2020

Marriage Licenses - Jeffery Russell Brandenburg and Nittaya Chinacot - Austin Yamil Gauthier of Elgin and Alexis Victoria Rodriguez of El Paso, Texas - Austin Paul Wells and Rachel Lael Floyd - William Walter Waisanen and Krysten Elaine …

Public Record: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

Meetings
Public Agenda: Weekend, Feb. 1-2, 2020

SANTEE-LYNCHES REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, noon, Central Carolina Technical College Advance Manufacturing Technology Training Center, 853 Broad St. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS BOARD Monday, 5:30 p.m., Sumter …

FYI: Weekend, Feb. 1-2, 2020
The Single Parent Institute meets from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Birnie HOPE Center. Meetings are open to teenage single parents, custodial and non-custodial single parents. You are welcome to bring your children as …
Public Agenda: Weekend, Feb. 22-23, 2020

SANTEE WATEREE RTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, 6 p.m., 129 S. Harvin St. For special accommodations, call (803) 934-0396, extension 103. SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Monday, 6 p.m., 1345 Wilson Hall Road SUMTER COUNTY …

Public Agenda: Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Public Agenda: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

Public Agenda: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

Public Agenda: Weekend, Feb. 15-16, 2020

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA "How it Works" Group - …

Support Groups: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA "How it Works" Group - …
Support Groups: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesday, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA "How it Works" Group - …
Pets

Axel is a protective boy who loves people

FAR LEFT: Axel is a 4-year-old Rottweiler mix. He is an active, protective and affectionate boy who loves people and attention. Axel likes some other dogs and is sometimes picky about who he wants to play with, but he loves people. The Sumter …

Sherlock is an explorer and cuddler

LEFT: Sherlock is a housebroken and neutered 1-year-old American shorthair. He is wonderful with other cats and children. Sherlock loves to explore and play and enjoys kisses and cuddles. He would make a wonderful new addition to any family. The …

FYI
Looking for a group to get involved with?

Marine Corps League 1202 meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the VFW, 1925 Gion St. All present and former Marines are welcome. Call (803) 972-4555. The Bishopville / Manning / Shaw Air Force Base Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha …

Donate your unwanted vehicle
The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles - even ones that don't run. The car will be towed at no charge to you and you will be provided with a possible tax deduction. The donated vehicle will be sold at …
Looking for something to get involved with?
The Christian Golfers' Association (CGA) meets at 8 a.m. each Tuesday for Bible study, followed by golf. The group meets at the CGA office in Dillon Park. Refreshments provided. Call (803) 773-2171. Marine Corps League 1202 meets at 6 p.m. on the …