Government
S.C. license, tag, ID expiration dates extended through July

The S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles issued new guidelines for county law enforcement agencies in response to ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. According to the guidelines from …

South Carolina expert addresses legality of live-streamed government meetings according to FOIA As the coronavirus pushes everyone into isolation more and more, disrupting daily routines, local government still has meetings, public concerns and community projects to attend to. In this day and age of innovation and technology, many public …
What your government is doing: Sumter County Council emergency ordinance moves government, council dealings online during virus shutdowns Sumter County Council members sat about six feet apart from one another as they practiced social distancing with a live-streamed viewing of its Tuesday meeting. Council members asked that only those directly affected by agenda items attend the …
Education
University of South Carolina to begin issuing student refunds

The University of South Carolina announced today that under the guidance issued by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, it will begin issuing prorated refunds to students for meal plans, parking …

Sumter School District gives details of 1st virtual meeting, consolidates student meal distribution Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will have its first-ever virtual board meeting Monday, and many may wonder just how it's going to work, given social distancing orders and a public hearing on the agenda. A district spokeswoman addressed …
Sumter School District trustees will hold public hearing, vote on charter school in virtual meeting A public hearing and board vote on a charter school that is seeking sponsorship through the district will be held during Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' first-ever virtual board meeting scheduled for Monday. A district spokeswoman …
Business
Sumter restaurants going with the flow to stay open

With restaurants trying to survive a monumental shift in operations posed by efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, restaurants are finding different ways to adapt. The Sumter Item spoke with several local restaurants that have …

South Carolina jobless claims spike by 1,600% since last week A state-level report released Thursday confirms South Carolina's economy has already been hit hard with the continued spread of the coronavirus. Initial unemployment insurance claims data released by the state Department of Employment and …
Business news: Smith for small business relief in U.S. economic rescue package for coronavirus A small business relief package is a critical component in a new stimulus package being debated this week in Washington, according to a state lawmaker from Sumter. State Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, who also serves as chairman of the House Ways …
Clarendon News

Doc and Grumpy can be adopted together, seperate

Doc and Grumpy are 2-year-old black, male, domestic shorthair cats. They are brothers and are very friendly. Doc and Grumpy are current on all age-appropriate shots, have been neutered and tested negative for Feline Leukemia. However, they tested …

Public Record
Public Record: Weekend, March 28-29, 2020

Marriage Licenses - Alain Cornelius Dewitt and Norma Maria Simoe De Torres Bandeira, both of Tarpon Springs, Florida - Edward Anthony Meyers Jr. and Patricia Marshall Geddings - Aspen Maurice Smith-Sadler of Rembert and Odesey Velencia …

Public Record: Weekend, Feb. 29-March 1, 2020

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

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: Friday, April 3, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. SANTEE-LYNCHES REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, April 6, noon, …

Public Agenda: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Public Agenda: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Public Agenda: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Public Agenda: Weekend, March 28-29, 202

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. 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 …

Support Groups: Friday, March 27, 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and …
Support Groups: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and …
Pets

Briggs is a sweet, happy and lovable boy

LEFT: Briggs is a 6-year-old boxer mix. He is a super sweet and friendly guy who adores love and attention. He is active, but also has his lazy side. Briggs is a big, happy boy who would be a lovable buddy. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. …

Babe loves to play and go exploring

FAR LEFT: Babe is a housebroken 1-year-old American shorthair. She adores people and enjoys being given love and affection. She loves to explore her surroundings and loves to play with cat toys. Babe would make a wonderful family addition and …

FYI
Donate your unwanted vehicle to a worthy cause

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles - even ones …

Civic and community services, groups and more
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. The Rise and Shine Call Program, sponsored by LifeLine Senior Services Inc., is a free service that provides …
Calling all Marines
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please be advised that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following may be canceled or rescheduled unexpectedly. Marine Corps League 1202 meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the VFW, 1925 Gion St. …