Government
Sumter City Council: W. Oakland subdivision plans boosted with rezoning, annexation

During its meeting Tuesday, Sumter City Council approved annexation and rezoning requests for more than 20 acres on West Oakland Avenue which could lead to the construction of a townhouse development according to the applicant's plans. property …

Sumter City Council: Hampton's to save $45K a year with refinancing, annexed land could help expansion in T.J. Maxx shopping center Sumter City Council approved two agenda items in favor of local businesses during its first meeting of 2019 on Tuesday. Refinanced loan to save restaurant money Reading: Resolution, only one vote is required Agenda item: A resolution to …
Sumter tiny house retail plans on hold Jim McCain and Jimmy Byrd remained chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of Sumter County Council after an election of officers for the 2019-20 term during council's first meeting of the year on Jan. 8. Plans for tiny house project …
Education
An exhibit to call their own: Alice Drive Middle School students have their art displayed at CCTC gallery

On the second floor of a college that stresses technical training and workforce development, middle school students wandered the walls, pointing and giggling in gaggles but not over stereotypical middle school topics. They were observing art. …

Science and a Slinky PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall fifth-grade students Stirling Tindal and Braylon Stewart conduct an experiment in physics in their science class taught by Frances James. Studying Newton's First and Second Laws of Motion, the students used a Slinky to …
State group honors Sumter's Greg Thompson as 'champion for public education' A leading Sumter businessman received a state honor for his support to Sumter School District.The South Carolina School Boards Association honored Greg Thompson, owner of Thompson Construction Group, with its Champions for Public Education Award …
Business
Sumter not among area FSA offices reopening amid shutdown

Three weeks after federal funding lapsed in nine of the government's 15 departments over a political stalemate about a $5.6 billion border wall separating the United States from Central America, farmers are feeling the effects. U.S. Secretary of …

Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce to 'celebrate Sumter' at annual weekend retreat More than 175 business, government, education, industry and other community leaders are set to gather in Hilton Head this weekend to "celebrate Sumter." The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce's annual retreat, which will be Jan. 18-20, is a time …
Jenni's Exchange now on Wilson Hall Road in Sumter She has not gone out of business - she has just moved. Jenni Lewis, owner of Jenni's Exchange, possibly Sumter's largest consignment store, is at a new main location at 1310 Wilson Hall Road - the former Best Lumber warehouse - after moving her …
Clarendon News

4 candidates vie for Clarendon School District 2 superintendent position

MANNING - The search for a new superintendent for Clarendon School District 2 schools was narrowed down to four candidates last week, according to the CSD2 Board of Trustees. "The board is pleased to present four highly qualified candidates for …

Public Record
Public Record: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018

Marriage Licenses - Adam Lee Jalbert and Anne Kristin Baker - Christopher D. Osborne and Kathleen Deanna Gallishaw - Kyle Lydick and Vanessa Stanfield of Dalzell - Thomas Colton Shotwell and Olivia Christine Magee - Wallace Wilson and …

Public Record: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

Meetings
Support Groups: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

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 - …

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
TOWN OF LYNCHBURG PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 4 p.m., town hall SUMTER COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION / ELECTION COMMISSION Thursday, 5:30 p.m., registration / election office, 141 N. Main St.
Public Agenda: Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019

MCLEOD HEALTH CLARENDON BOARD OF TRUSTEES Tuesday, 6 p.m., hospital board room, 10 E. Hospital St., Manning GREATER SUMTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Wednesday, noon, chamber office SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING …

Public Agenda: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

Public Agenda: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Public Agenda: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 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, Jan. 9, 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, Jan. 2, 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

Bentley is a smart boy who knows several commands

Bentley is a neutered and housebroken 4-year-old tricolored male husky / German shepherd mix. He is great with other dogs, older children and even cats. Bentley is friendly, active and smart. He can sit, stay, lie down, roll over and shake …

Onyx is an affectionate boy who loves to explore

Onyx is a housebroken and neutered 6-month-old black male American short hair. He is great with other cats and children. Onyx loves to be active and playful. He adores cat toys and exploring. He is an affectionate boy who loves lots of back …

FYI
Are you a member of Sumter High School Class of 1974?

Sumter High School Class of 1974 will hold a 45-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Aug. 30-31. Follow Sumter High Class of 1974 on Facebook. Email sumterhigh1974@gmail.com or call Mechelle at (803) 840-0329 for details. The DAV will have volunteers to …

You can donate your unwanted vehicle for a possible tax deductible
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 …
Are you interested in volunteer opportunities
Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospice is in need of volunteers. A volunteer application can be found online at https://www.palmettohealth.org/giving/volunteer-programs/homecare-and-hospice-volunteers. Volunteers are needed for both direct patient care and …