Business
Biz Talk: Brookdale Sumter recognized as 'Best of' in senior living by U.S. News & World Report

Brookdale Sumter was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top performer in assisted living among older adult living communities across the nation. Brookdale Communities offers older adult care options through the U.S. with a …

BizTalk: Coldwell Banker brokerage professional earns CCIM designation A Sumter-based commercial real estate professional is among a group of four at the company to be awarded a designation signifying industry expertise. The Certified Commercial Investment Member designation is from the CCIM Institute, one of the …
Sumter city, county officials proclaim May 2-7 Small Business Week This week is a time to shine for Sumter small businesses after Monday marked Day 1 of Small Business Week. On May 2, Sumter City Council Mayor David Merchant and Sumter County Council Chairman Jim McCain signed a proclamation announcing the …
BizTalk: Modernize antique furniture with new shop, master upholsterer in downtown Sumter Downtown Sumter welcomed its one-and-only fabric furnishing artisan who has a knack for collecting vintage finds and modernizing old furniture. On April 23, Bohemian Swan opened its doors to Sumterites with its grand opening, which owner and …
BizTalk: FTC recognized nationally for broadband expansion efforts FTC has been recognized for its efforts in broadband by one of the nation's leading authorities on rural telecommunications.NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, which represents nearly 850 …
Education
Sumter School District fees to attorneys total $36K so far in board, Martin-Knox rift, records show

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees racked up a little more than $36,000 in attorney fees in the last six months during its performance evaluation and ensuing legal action with outgoing …

Budget update before Sumter school board Monday; June 14 is scheduled date for presenting millage request to county council Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will continue its 2023 proposed budget discussions Monday at its regularly scheduled meeting, and there is a date set for its budget presentation and millage request to county council. A district staff …
Liberty STEAM board to hear on budget, 10-year strategic plan Liberty STEAM Charter School will add second grade next year, and related to that topic, its board of directors will hear updates on a balanced budget, staffing and strategic planning on Monday. Liberty STEAM Chief of Staff Trevor Ivey …
Alice Drive Middle teacher takes Air Force Association state Teacher of Year award again A passion for integrating science, technology, engineering and math across the curriculum and a passion for providing opportunities to all students is a winning formula for an Alice Drive Middle School teacher. On Wednesday, the president of the …
Mother, daughter charged after fight, students assaulted at Ebenezer Middle School, deputies say Sumter County deputies responded to a fight in progress with a mother daughter duo at Ebenezer Middle School. According to Major Randall Stewart, deputies were called by a school resource officer …
Government
City of Sumter annexation approved along Camden Highway; new subdivision proposed

Sumter City Council unanimously approved the final reading of an annexation request of 22.25 acres at 2210 Camden Highway to receive city services per applicant Knowlton Properties LLC and Dunlap Properties LLC's request for a future residential …

Sumter County Council to consider 1-mill increase in 2023 fiscal year budget Sumter County Council sped through its other agencies' funding, personnel requests and general fund expenditures during its budget workshop on Tuesday that ended with a vote on the county's mill rate for the 2023 fiscal year. Sumter County …
Sumter City Council considers future reuse of former Lincoln High School in downtown The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association took one step forward in its plans to reopen the historic, former Lincoln High School as a downtown museum. Larry Weston, the authorized agent for the property owner, requested Sumter City …
Clarendon News

Clarendon briefs: CSD2 Commemorative Program, historical tour, woodwinds concert and more

CSD2 Commemorative Program on May 26 MANNING - Clarendon School District 2 will celebrate the culmination of the district from 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 26 in the Manning High School's Commons Area, 2155 Paxville Highway. Business attire is …

Public Record
Meetings
Public Agenda: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. GREATER SUMTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Today, noon, chamber office SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING …

Public Agenda: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. SUMTER CITY COUNCIL Today, 5:30 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 Today, 5:30 …
Public Agenda: Weekend, May 14-16, 2022
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. MANNING CITY COUNCIL Monday, 6:30 p.m., second floor of Manning City Hall, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning SUMTER CITY …
Public Agenda: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. SUMTER COUNTY DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS BOARD CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS INC. INDEPENDENT LIVING INC. ABILITIES …

Public Agenda: Weekend, May 21-23, 2022

Public Agenda: Friday, May 20, 2022

Public Agenda: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Public Agenda: Friday, May 13, 2022

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events 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 7 p.m., 1 Warren …

Support Groups: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events 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 7 …
Support Groups: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events 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 Warren …
Pets

A gentle and loving dog, Sumter Animal Control's Juniper is looking for a new family

Juniper is the most gentle and loving lady. She is approximately 3-5 years old and weighs 46 pounds. She came to animal control as a stray and seems cared for but, sadly, has not been claimed. This cutie is a joy to walk and would make the best …

What do you look for in a cat? Playful? Loving? A good lap cat? Ziggy is all of those things. He is even good with dogs. As you can see, he is incredibly handsome. Ziggy is approximately 2 years old, neutered and up to date on shots. He was living on the streets but has decided he would like to be an inside kitty, where he can get and give lots of love. Ziggy is looking for his perfect home. As with all of our adoptable pets, we do require a spay or neuter agreement, and it is strictly enforced.

Sumter Animal Control's Ziggy is everything you could want in a cat

What do you look for in a cat? Playful? Loving? A good lap cat? Ziggy is all of those things. He is even good with dogs. As you can see, he is incredibly handsome. Ziggy is approximately 2 years old, neutered and up to date on shots. He was …

FYI
Sumter High Class of 1975 to hold reunion

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. Santee-Wateree Regional Transportation Authority (SWRTA) is offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 testing …

Sumter Coin Club welcomes visitors
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. McLeod Health Clarendon will accept applications for its Teen Volunteer Program for Summer 2022. Volunteers will have the …
City of Sumter accepting applications for Summer Youth Employment Programs
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. The City of Sumter will accept applications for its Summer Youth Employment Programs through May 6. Students …