Government
City of Sumter to start seeking funding for Calhoun Street improvements

New plans addressing traffic and safety on Calhoun Street may include features such as bicycle lanes and new street lighting. Sumter City Council addressed a traffic calming study conducted in 2016 and started searching for funding to improve …

Hollimon-Miller retains job as Mayesville mayor after Tuesday election Mayesville's small population showed a mighty presence Tuesday at the general election that kept the town's mayor at the helm. Jereleen Hollimon-Miller received 154 out of 287 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Sumter County …
Mayesville, Turbeville vote on mayor, council seats today MAYESVILLE, SUMTER COUNTY Who's running Mayor - Jereleen Hollimon-Miller, George Gibson Council Seats 1 and 2 - Nancy Williams, Cynthis Massingill, Eric Jackson Who wins: Top vote-getter for mayor; top two vote-getters for council Who …
Education
Wacky science thrills Sumter Opera House crowd

PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM Kids and adults alike enjoyed their time at the Sumter Opera House on Thursday as they found out what you get when you take "a dash of science, a blob of humor and throw in a hillbilly." Dr. Cletus Beaker …

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School celebrates All Saints' Day St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School celebrated All Saints' Day on Nov. 1 with a special mass that included the entire school. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as all their teachers and administrators, dressed up as a favorite …
Sumter native honored at S.C. Association for the Education of Young Children conference Sumter native Naomi K. McQuiller was recently honored with The Felicia Smalls Ragland Award and the Sally McClellan Member Scholarship at the recent South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children 2019 Annual …
Business
Sumter's Parade of Shops kicks off holiday gifting season on Sunday

Parades are rampant during special events and holidays, but the one happening on Sunday can help take you through your holiday shopping and show you Sumter's locally owned businesses. The annual Parade of Shops will take place on Sunday from 1:30 …

Restaurant news: Food grades for Oct. 24-Nov. 1 Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Oct. 24-Nov. 1. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Applebee's #76021, 2497 …
eSTEAM Sumter Festival honored with silver award TheLINK Economic Development Alliance won a silver award for its eSTEAM Sumter Festival, a project in the category of special event of the International Economic Development Council, according to a news release. The honor was …
Clarendon News

Wyboo hosts 20th Anniversary Wyboo Golf Club Tournament for Junior Golf Program

MANNING - What's better than a great round of golf, a few cold beverages, some good 'ol Southern barbecue and a host of prizes with proceeds to benefit the Clarendon County Junior Golf Program? Time is ticking down to tee off and your chance to …

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

Marriage Licenses - Steven E. Schaffer and Brenda Lee McPeeks, both of Dalzell - Jermaine Antwain Smith of Bishopville and Jasmine Javia Thomas - Jeffery Andr Garcia and Lisette Wright Sumpter - Dalton Cody Collins and Savannah Ashley …

Public Record: Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2019

Meetings
Public Agenda: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

SANTEE-LYNCHES REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, Oct. 7, noon, Central Carolina Technical College Advance Manufacturing Technology Training Center, 853 Broad St. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS BOARD Monday, Oct. 7, 5:30 …

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
GREATER SUMTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Today, noon, chamber office SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 3 p.m., fourth floor, Sumter Opera House, Council Chambers
Public Agenda: Weekend, Nov. 9-10, 2019

LEE COUNTY COUNCIL Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m., council chambers SUMTER HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION Tuesday, Nov. 12, noon, Sunset Country Club LYNCHBURG TOWN COUNCIL Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., Teen Center on Magnolia Street, …

Public Agenda: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

Public Agenda: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

Public Agenda: Weekend, Nov. 2-3, 2019

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

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, Oct. 30, 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, Oct. 23, 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

Snowball is a sweet, lazy girl

LEFT: Snowball is a housebroken 6-month-old tabby point female Siamese. She is great with children and other cats. Snowball is very sweet, gentle and affectionate. She loves to lounge around and be lazy. Snowball would make a great lap kitty. The …

Garrett is a young, gentle and active boy

FAR LEFT: Garrett is a neutered 10-month-old hound mix. He is friendly, affectionate, gentle and active. Garrett is great with other dogs, loves to play and is looking for a forever family that loves to give hugs and kisses. The Sumter SPCA is …

FYI
Would your group like to participate in the Town of Pinewood parade?

The Town of Pinewood is accepting applications for participation in the 10th Annual Town of Pinewood Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, departing from Manchester Elementary School through Main Street. The theme is "Small …

Applications being accepted for participation in Christmas parade
The Evening Optimist Club is accepting applications for the annual Sumter Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, on Main Street. The theme is "A Storybook Christmas." If your school, civic club, church or business would like …
FYI: Weekend, Oct. 26-27, 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 …