Business
Zappos tries something new: selling 1 shoe instead of 2

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK - Zappos is trying out new ways to sell shoes: allow shoppers to buy a single shoe at a time or purchase a pair in two different sizes. The tests, which started Tuesday, are aimed at amputees, …

'New building but the same spirit of Legacies' with move behind Sumter Mall Longstanding Legacies Bar & Grill isn't gone; it's just in the process of moving. The sports bar and grill's owner and managers spoke Friday on the establishment's move to behind Sumter Mall and that it won't be long before patrons can again …
SAFE invests $3.7 million in new banking technology SUBMITTED A $3.7 million total contract investment in new banking technology is complete at SAFE Federal Credit Union, following the replacement of the organization's core banking software. Provided by the Symitar division of Jack Henry & …
Sumter's Second Mill Restaurant moving to new location on Broad Street For about five years, the Elks Lodge on West Liberty Street was home to The Restaurant at Second Mill, a town favorite for Southern fixings in the middle of Sumter. However, the restaurant will be moving to the north side of the city with a plan …
Sunglasses, outdoor store opens in Second Mill Plaza in Sumter Days in the sun and on the water may be a whole lot better now that Sumter has its very own sunglasses and outdoor accessories store just minutes away from home. Located in Second Mill Plaza, next to Bi-Lo, at 2045 Wedgefield Road, Tiller Ridge …
Education
McMaster, SC educators at odds over reopening schools

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Students in Sumter School District not required to fill out meal applications for school year 2020-21 SUBMITTED Sumter School District is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2020-21 school year. Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National …
Campus Corner for Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties: July 14, 2020 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Rebekah St.Cyr of Sumter was named to the University of Alabama Dean's List for spring 2020. A total of 16,470 students enrolled during the 2020 spring term at UA were named to the Dean's List with …
Clarendon 1 school names new principal SUMMERTON - A school in Clarendon County will have a new leader this fall. Ricky White was named principal of Summerton Early Childhood Center in Clarendon School District 1. According to a news release from the district, the Alcolu native and …
S.C. HBCUs including Morris get $2.4M to boost distance learning COLUMBIA (AP) - The eight historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina are getting more than $2 million for technology upgrades, part of emergency relief parceled out from a federal funding package related to the coronavirus …
Government
Sumter City Council passes public mask requirement

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Sumter City Council to decide on mask requirement Wednesday All our coronavirus coverage is free to the public. It’s the right thing to do as a public service to our community. If you find this article helpful or informative and want to support our …
Sumter City Council defers decision on face mask requirement All our coronavirus coverage is free to the public. It’s the right thing to do as a public service to our community. If you find this article helpful or informative and want to support our …
Clarendon News

Manning Mayor Nelson retains seat, plus Summerton, Turbeville election results

Manning Mayor Julia Nelson appears to be retaining her seat as the city’s leader after Tuesday’s election. According to unofficial totals, Nelson earned 632 votes, while her …

Public Record
Public Record: Weekend, June 13-14, 2020

Marriage Licenses - Nathan Brian Miles and Nicole Danielle Ouellette - Frankie Randolph Ragin and Samantha Latrell Lawson - Tristan Swain Kirby and Emily Ann Altman of Scranton - Cody Daniel Nunnery and Kristen Taylor Hodge - William …

Meetings
FYI: Thursday, July 9, 2020

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 Sumter Branch NAACP reminds the community that the 2020 Census deadline is Aug. 1. Census benefits for …

Public Agenda: Weekend, June 20-21, 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, re scheduled or held virtually. SANTEE WATEREE RTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, 6 p.m., 129 S. Harvin St. For …
Around Town: Friday, June 19, 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will hold a teleconference meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. …
Public Agenda: Thursday, July 16, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Monday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., district office, 12 S. Church …

Support Groups: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Public Agenda: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Public Agenda: Weekend, July 11-12, 2020

Public Agenda: Friday, July 10, 2020

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and …

Support Groups: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; …
Support Groups: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and …
Pets

Precious Betsy loves playing outside

BELOW: Betsy is a sweet baby doll. This precious girl is 1-3 years old and weighs 60 pounds. Betsy gets along with the other dogs and is learning her leash manners. She is a little energetic but still puppyish. Betsy enjoys playing outside and …

Woodrow is a happy boy with plenty of energy

TOP: Woodrow was found wandering and, sadly, no one has come to claim him. He is a happy boy and is learning to walk on a leash without pulling. Woodrow has plenty of energy and enjoys taking long walks with the volunteers. He will make a perfect …

FYI
Did you know that you can donate your unwanted vehicle?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. OASIS Care provides free medical and dental care for qualifying persons living with HIV and AIDS. Call …

Sumter NAACP reminds community of census deadline
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. The Sumter Branch NAACP reminds the community that the 2020 Census deadline is Aug. 1. …
Looking for an organization to get involved with?
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. Marine Corps League 1202 meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the VFW, …