Government
City of Sumter budget's 1st reading does not include tax hike

The City of Sumter is approaching the deadline to finalize its fiscal year 2020 budget and may be able to balance the $68.7 million spending plan without raising taxes after all. Finance Department staff brought the remaining difference between …

$52M Sumter County budget gets 1st reading Sumter County Council passed a change to dog adoption rules, approved a rezoning on Beulah Cuttino Road, was presented with two rezoning proposals and heard the fiscal year 2020 draft budget at its meeting Tuesday. 2020 budget shows $52 million …
City of Sumter considers raising taxes Sumter City Council is considering raising taxes on the city's debt service to help balance the fiscal year 2020 budget. The increase would be the first of any form since the millage rate was raised during the recession in fiscal year 2008, when …
Education
Lee Central High students honored in cord ceremony

SUBMITTED BISHOPVILLE - Eight Lee Central High School students were among more than 1,500 high school seniors recognized by S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman recently for making a future commitment to the U.S. military or to a …

Wilson Hall's Baron Bulletin wins again PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall's student newspaper, The Baron Bulletin, won the Best in State award in the S.C. Independent School Association State Publication Competition. This is the 26th time the newspaper, for which senior Holly Poag (pictured) …
Educating. Empowering. Enriching.: Sumter School District to host 2nd teacher conference in June Summertime is coming fast for Sumter School District teachers, but the district wants to send them off in style by hosting its second-annual E3 professional development conference. District Executive Director of Instruction Jade McLeod spoke …
Business
Former S.C. Lt. Gov. Ken Ard and 'The Rev' Baker come to WDXY with the Wake Up Carolina show

FROM STAFF REPORTS Community Broadcasters recently announced its launch of the Live 95 News Talk Network with the morning show Wake Up Carolina hosted by former South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard. Ard and Dave "The Rev" Baker have hosted Wake Up …

Realtor named small business development center consultant FROM STAFF REPORTS Area Realtor Denise Weeks has been hired as a business consultant for the Sumter area by the South Carolina Small Business Development Center. In the position housed at the University of South Carolina Sumter, Weeks will …
Cajun-style seafood buffet is replacing Pita Thyme on Broad Street in Sumter A new restaurant coming soon to Sumter will bring a Cajun flair to Broad Street. Camden-based New Orleans Style Seafood & Buffet is opening a Sumter location at 1029 Broad St., where, most recently, Pita Thyme used to operate. The location is in …
Clarendon News

Clarendon briefs: May 24, 2019

Memorial Day Services in Clarendon County MANNING - Memorial Day services will be held throughout Clarendon County at 11 a.m. Monday. In Manning, the services will be held at the Clarendon County Courthouse. In Turbeville, the Memorial Day …

Public Record
Public Record: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Marriage Licenses - James Wesley McElveen and Ruby Jean Anderson of Mayesville - Fermon June Ross Jr. and Nichole Marie Toney - Randolph Doron Jefferson and Courtney Elease McGhaney - Chaka Wesley Sellers and Essie Tama-Marie …

Public Record: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Meetings
Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 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 Spanish Speaking - Sunday, …

Support Groups: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 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 Spanish Speaking - Sunday, …
Support Groups: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 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 Spanish Speaking - …
Pets

Snowflake is affectionate and gentle

Snowflake is a housebroken and spayed 1-year-old American shorthair. She is great with other cats. Snowflake is extremely affectionate and gentle. She loves to be petted and given lots of love and attention. Snowflake would make an excellent …

Malachi has a friendly personality, adores attention

Malachi is a housebroken and neutered 1-year-old pit mix. He is active, playful and affectionate with a friendly personality. Malachi knows some basic commands and is good with some other dogs. He also adores attention and would love to find …

FYI
Donations needed for Camp Happy Days

Camp Happy Days is in need of financial donations as well as donations of T-shirts, sunscreen and caps. A week-long residential summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings, Camp Happy Days will be held from June 30 to July 6 at Camp Bob …

Class reunion information, volunteer opportunities and more
Sumter High School Class of 1979 will hold a 40-year class reunion Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-22. Email SumterHSClassof79@gmail.com for details. Lincoln High School Class of 1969 will hold a 50-year class reunion May 25-26 at the Lincoln High School …
High school reunion information, volunteer opportunities and more
Sumter High School Class of 1979 will hold a 40-year class reunion Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-22, 2019. Email SumterHSClassof79@gmail.com for more information. Lincoln High School Class of 1969 will hold a 50-year class reunion May 25-26 at the …