Government
South Carolina, Sumter advocates push for ratification of nearly 100-year-old Equal Rights Amendment

An equality amendment that was proposed nearly 100 years ago, passed by the U.S. government in 1972, killed 10 years later and resurrected in 2017 is up for ratification in South Carolina's current legislative session. Two bills in the state's …

Sumter courthouse renovation project should be finished in fall Work continues in restoring and updating the Sumter County Courthouse, Dillon Park and other projects funded through Sumter's voter-approved penny tax. The Capital Penny Sales Tax is a 1 percent sale and use tax that funds local "Penny for …
Sumter Behavioral Health Services wants rezoning to build centralized facility Sumter Behavioral Health Services wants to build a new facility so it can operate from one location and held a public hearing at Sumter City Council's monthly meeting Tuesday for a requested rezoning to make that possible. Agenda item: Glen …
Education
3 trustees address 2 Sumter school board issues

The scenario of financially investing more into additional capital assets by the Sumter school board over the quality of its teaching personnel when enrollment is declining is a major issue many say the district's trustees are facing. A second, …

Sumter native, veteran educator receives Clemson's Distinguished Service Award CLEMSON - Sumter native and long-time educator Titus Duren is being honored by the Clemson Alumni Association with the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor that the association bestows on former Clemson Tigers.Duren graduated from Clemson …
USC Sumter Upward Bound takes 3rd in scholars bowl USC Sumter Upward Bound competed in the SC TRiO Scholars Bowl recently at Midlands Technical College, where they took third place. This was their first year competing. The following students represented Manning High School and USC …
Business
Sumter Farm Bureau agent wins highest company award of excellence

FROM STAFF REPORTS Farm Bureau Insurance honored Laura Evans, an agent in Sumter County, with its prestigious MAPS award on Feb. 28 at the company's annual sales conference at the Embassy Suites in Columbia. Evans was one of two agents …

New practice opens in Sumter PHOTO PROVIDED A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house took place on Friday for the grand opening of Palmetto Health-USC Family Medicine's newest practice in Sumter. The practice at 38 W. Liberty St., Suite A, will be staffed by long-time …
State agribusiness grants open through May 1 The state's Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship is calling for the most creative agricultural entrepreneurs to apply for 2019 agribusiness grants, and a priority is being put on rural counties like Sumter. "We are looking for …
Clarendon News

72-year-old N.J. man killed in I-95 wreck in Summerton

SUMMERTON – A 72-year-old New Jersey man was killed on Interstate 95 near mile marker 105 southbound on Friday morning, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock. “Kenneth Takacs died …

Public Record
Public Record: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

Marriage Licenses - William Dennis Coite III and Julia Michele McElveen of Dalzell - Steven Lynn Smith of Bristow, Virginia, and Susanne Preusser Brotherton of Dalzell - Paul Rocky Walters of Manning and Nettie Louise Chambers - Travis …

Public Record: Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019

Meetings
Public Agenda: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

SUMTER COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION / ELECTION COMMISSION Today, 5:30 p.m., registration / election office, 141 N. Main St.

Public Agenda: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MCLEOD HEALTH CLARENDON BOARD OF TRUSTEES Today, 6 p.m., hospital board room, 10 E. Hospital St., Manning SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL Today, 6 p.m., Sumter County Council Chambers SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Wednesday, 3 p.m., …

Public Agenda: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Public Agenda: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Public Agenda: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Public Agenda: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, March 20, 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 - …

Support Groups: Wednesday, March 13, 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 - …
Support Groups: Wednesday, March 6, 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

Brutus is a big baby just looking for a forever family

Brutus is a 1-year-old Labrador / pit mix. He is great with children and other dogs but doesn't care much for cats. Brutus is very friendly, affectionate and playful. He loves everyone he meets. Brutus is a big baby who is looking for a family …

Gypsy is a loving girl who enjoys attention

Gypsy is a housebroken and spayed 1-year-old American short hair. She is great with other cats and children. Gypsy is sweet, laid-back, friendly and loving. She is also an active girl and enjoys being given love and attention. The …

FYI
Are you interested in volunteering for the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-1 meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Summerton Fire Station, North Cantey Street, Summerton. Membership is open to any U.S. citizen age 17 or older. Previous service in the Coast …

Applications being accepted for Head Start program for 2019-2020 school year
Wateree Community Actions Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, serving low income and disabled children ages birth to four years in Clarendon, Lee, Kershaw and Sumter counties, is accepting applications through April 26 for the 2019-2020 …
Donate your unwanted vehicle for a tax deduction
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 …