Government
Sumter City Council discusses regulating donation bins, approves alcohol sales at annual downtown festivals

Donations bins being replaced and regulated around Sumter, funding for local community groups and the annual approval of alcohol at downtown events were all voted on at Sumter City Council's Tuesday meeting. Proposed donation bin regulations …

Santee-Lynches director to speak to sheriff's office community advisory board on Monday The director of Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments will speak at the Sumter County Sheriff's Office's Community Relations Advisory Board meeting on Monday. Chris McKinney will join Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis at the 6 p.m. …
Bill would protect South Carolina's native reptiles, amphibians From the coast to the mountains and every lake, river and swamp in between, native wildlife species occupy South Carolina's waterways. However, less alligators, turtles, lizards and snakes have been seen roaming the state every year because …
Education
Sumter School District Transportation Study Committee meets for 1st time

A lack of bus drivers is the biggest issue on the table it appears facing Sumter School Board's special transportation study committee. The three trustees serving on the board's Transportation Study Ad Hoc Committee met Tuesday night for the …

CCTC in Sumter invites students to learn about youth apprenticeships on Thursday FROM STAFF REPORTS Students interested in learning about becoming a youth apprentice are invited to attend Central Carolina Technical College Student / Parent Information Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at CCTC's Advanced Manufacturing …
Soupy science: Lee County High School students learn the biology of food BISHOPVILLE - With one roll of the thick and highly recognizable Jamaican tongue and pivot of the head, Lee Central High School biology teacher Mauvette Doyley captures the full attention of her lab full of students each day. It's her high-energy …
Business
Sumter chamber announces new hire and honor

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce recently made two announcements, one a new hire and the other an honor. Ariel Wilkie has joined the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce as director of partner development, according to a …

BUSINESS NEWS: Drive-thru oil change coming to Sumter Broad Street and Sumter will soon be home to a relatively quick, "stay in your car," drive-thru oil change operation. A franchise owner and also the development adviser for the project spoke this week on a new Take 5 Oil Change service center …
Walmart to hold free wellness event Saturday at all Sumter locations Sumter's Walmarts, along with all other Midlands area stores, are kicking off the new year with a free wellness event. Offering free wellness services and resources in the Midlands, Walmart wants to help customers save money, live better and stay …
Clarendon News

Walker Gamble named finalist in Palmetto's Finest

NEW ZION - Walker Gamble Elementary School is one of seven finalists in the 2020 Palmetto's Finest awards. "We are humbled and excited for this recognition," Walker Gamble Elementary Principal Allen Kirby said. "We definitely have something …

Public Record
Public Record: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

Marriage Licenses - Donald Eric Johnson and Loretta Lynn Maynard - Kevin Wesley Brown of Hopkins and Angela Shantell Bennett of Manning - Damian Isiah Duggans and Kendra Theresa Jackson - Emily Ann Schmidtlein and Elizabeth Anne …

Public Record: Weekend, Nov. 9-10, 2019

Meetings
Public Agenda: Weekend, Nov. 16-17, 2019

SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Monday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m., 1345 Wilson Hall Road CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Monday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., district office, 12 S. Church St., Summerton MANNING CITY COUNCIL Monday, Nov. 18, 6:30 …

FYI: Weekend, Nov. 16-17, 2019
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 …
Public Agenda: Weekend, Jan. 25-26, 2020

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: Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Public Agenda: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020

Public Agenda: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020

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, Jan. 15, 2020
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, Jan. 8, 2020
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

Jimbo would love a family who doesn't mind a lap kitty

FAR LEFT: Jimbo is a neutered and housebroken 2-year-old American shorthair. He enjoys exploring, lounging around and sometimes being lazy. Jimbo is wonderful with other cats and children and would love a family who doesn't mind a lap kitty once in …

Ferb would love to be part of a family with children

LEFT: Ferb is a 1-year-old Labrador mix. He is a friendly, loving and affectionate boy who enjoys playing with other dogs. Ferb lives for love and affection and would be great for a family with children and other dogs. He would make an exceptional …

FYI
Looking for something to get involved with?

The Christian Golfers' Association (CGA) meets at 8 a.m. each Tuesday for Bible study, followed by golf. The group meets at the CGA office in Dillon Park. Refreshments provided. Call (803) 773-2171. Marine Corps League 1202 meets at 6 p.m. on the …

DAV Chapter 5 to reopen Jan. 15
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5 will be closed through Jan. 14 and will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to assist all veterans and their families in filing VA claims from 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesdays at the Chapter 5 home building, 18 …
Are you interested in learning income tax preparation?
Learn income tax preparation for free with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Materials and laptops provided. The VITA program is through the Cooperative Ministry in Columbia. Call (803) 446-6251 for details. The Disabled …