Government
Pinewood elects Jack Spann as new mayor

It appears the Town of Pinewood knows who its next mayor will be. Jack Spann received 68 votes in Tuesday's special election for mayor, which was held after longtime mayor Sarah Mathis resigned earlier this summer. With only three write-in votes …

Pinewood special election to name new mayor A township in Sumter County will elect a new mayor next week, and the only candidate on the ticket is both a new and old face. The Town of Pinewood is holding a special election on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to fill its mayoral seat after longtime mayor …
SUMTER CITY COUNCIL: Palmetto Tennis Center Project contract approved A resolution approving the purchase of a contract with Hawkins and Kolb Construction was brought before Sumter City Council on Tuesday. The contract was made under the first phase of the Palmetto Tennis Center Project. Palmetto Tennis Center …
Education
Constitution Week posters presented to media specialists

PHOTO PROVIDED Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States. In 1955, the President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Gertrude S. Carraway, adopted a project to promote the …

Sumter district's new year-end projections are enough to get out of fiscal emergency status Sumter School District's projections for its year-end fund balance for fiscal 2019 continue to go in the right direction from the district's perspective. District Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Miller updated the board of trustees' advisory …
Darlington-Lee Adult Education Center will hold open house for the public Thursday afternoon FROM STAFF REPORTS The Darlington-Lee Adult Education Center, 123 College St. in Bishopville, is hosting an open house on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. DLCAE Site Manager Wanda Govan said the entire Lee County community is invited to attend. The …
Business
Bouncer World SC moves to Broad Street

Bouncer World SC, a local company that rents out inflatable bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, games and other family entertainment experiences, is now working out of a new location. They are now at 334 Broad St. across from Southern …

Restaurant news: Food grades for Sept. 10-13 Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Sept. 10-13. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Bi-Lo #5417 Deli/Bakery, 2055 …
2nd Great Clips opens in Gateway Plaza in Sumter Another reasonably priced hair salon has opened in Sumter. Great Clips opened its second franchise in town last month in Gateway Plaza, according to salon employees and a news release. Gateway Plaza is across the street from Walmart at the …
Clarendon News

Children's book author will visit Clarendon library Saturday

MANNING - The author of a poetic tale between a grandfather clock, representing adults, and a cellphone, representing the younger generation, will be at the Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St., from 10 a.m. until noon …

Public Record
Public Record: Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2019

Marriage Licenses - Trenton Michael Hohenwarter and Amber Nicole Rushton - Chandler Blake Stinney and Jessica Rose Deshner - Kyle Dontae Jackson and Jessica Lane Robinson - Kenneth Nathan Moyd and Katherine McFadden Burgess - Grant …

Public Record: Aug. 10-11, 2019

Public Record: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Meetings
Public Agenda: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019

GREATER SUMTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Today, noon, chamber office SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 3 p.m., fourth floor, Sumter Opera House, Council Chambers

Public Agenda: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

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: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

Public Agenda: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019

Public Agenda: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 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, Sept. 11, 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, Sept. 4, 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

Sweet Dusty is a young, playful boy

Dusty is a 1-year-old Labrador mix. He is an active and playful boy who is also very friendly and affectionate. Dusty is super sweet and is wonderful with other dogs and children. He would make any family a terrific new buddy. The …

Merlin is an active boy, enjoys playing with cat toys

Merlin is a housebroken 4-month-old American shorthair. He is great with other cats and children. Merlin loves to be active and enjoys playing with cat toys and laser lights. He would make a wonderful new family companion. The Sumter SPCA …

FYI
Class reunions, after school care and more

Edmunds High School Class of 1954 will hold a 65th reunion on Sept. 24. For details, call (803) 469-0637 or (803) 469-3644. Sumter High School Class of 1989 will hold a 30-year class reunion Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-22. Information on events and …

FYI: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 7-8, 2019
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. American Legion Post 15 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month …
Have you served in the Marine Corps?
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. American Legion Post 15 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month …