Government
Sumter's first brewery one step closer to reality after public hearing, city council's first reading

Sumter City Council held public hearings and first readings on Tuesday for requests currently with the Sumter City-County Planning Department to allow for craft breweries to be added as a definition …

Hampshire Estates in Sumter may get detached houses in townhouse subdivision Sumter City Council held public hearings and first readings on Tuesday for requests currently with the Sumter City-County Planning Department to allow for single-family detached homes to be built in the Hampshire Estates townhouse subdivision and …
Pinewood mayor, council members complete governance continuing education courses Pinewood's town mayor and all four council members recently completed continuing education classes through the Municipal Association of South Carolina. Mayor Sarah Mathis and council members Leonard Houser and Jackie Spann graduated from the …
Education
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 …

Clarendon Hall students earn top awards at SCISA Music Festival SUMMERTON - Nine students from grades 4-12 represented Clarendon Hall at the SCISA Music Festival held March 12 at University of South Carolina School of Music. According to SCISA, more than 800 students competed at the annual event. …
Manning High student wins Optimist Club of Clarendon's essay contest MANNING - William Shaw, a senior at Manning High School, recently won the Optimist Club of Clarendon's essay contest based on a theme of "When All the World's Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?" He was recognized for his …
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

Clarendon Hall announces new headmaster

SUMMERTON — Clarendon Hall has a new headmaster. The private school's board of trustees announced Kelley B. Wannamaker as the Saints' new leader, and she was on campus Tuesday to be …

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: Thursday, March 21, 2019

CENTRAL CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE AREA COMMISSION Today, 11:15 a.m., Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center, 853 Broad St., Room A101 CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 Today, 7:30 p.m., district office, Turbeville

Public Agenda: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Public Agenda: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Public Agenda: Sunday, March 17, 2019

Public Agenda: Thursday, March 14, 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

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 …

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 …

FYI
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 …
Use your free time to help others by volunteering
Make-A-Wish South Carolina is seeking volunteers to help make wishes come true for children across the state. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. Interest webinars are offered at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. …