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County council to consider final reading of flood ordinance

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider: - Third and final reading of an ordinance to amend portions of the county's flood … more

Lease agreements set path for more growth in downtown Sumter

Sumter City Council approved two lease agreements that will assist local businesses and gave first reading of an ordinance that will encourage future development in the growing downtown area during its meeting on Tuesday. SCETV lease agreement … more

Feather flags to fly in Sumter, cemetery plans denied

Sumter County Council gave the go ahead for businesses to display feather flags and denied a rezoning request for a cemetery after residents spoke out against it on Tuesday night. Feather flags finalLY find favor to fly Reading: Third and … more

BREAKING: Manning City Council votes to uphold Shaffer's firing

MANNING – Manning City Council is currently in a public special called meeting to decide whether to reinstate Blair Shaffer as the city's police chief or uphold a committee vote made last month … more

Historic preservation committee to meet Thursday

Sumter Historic Preservation Design Review Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Review approval for the installation of a 6-foot white vinyl privacy … more

Sumter Republicans to vote in runoff today

All precincts and polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for primary runoff elections, and two races affect Sumter County residents. A Republican ballot features runoffs for governor between Gov. Henry McMaster and challenger John Warren and … more

Judge says winner of coroner's race won't be on ballot

The judge who ruled earlier this month that LaNette Samuels-Cooper is not qualified to be a coroner in Clarendon County and South Carolina answered a request to clarify his ruling and said Monday she … more

In phases: Out with old computers, in with new Sumter houses

Sumter City Council listened to plans for a possible grant for Sumter Police Department to replace old patrol vehicle computers and approved agreements for the expansion of two subdivisions on Tuesday. Police department grant to replace old … more

Silver Haired Legislature elects Sumter, Clarendon members

A group formed by South Carolina lawmakers to represent the needs, issues and concerns of and faced by senior citizens recently elected its new representatives in Sumter and Clarendon counties. The South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature … more

Sumter truck retailer 1 reading from permitted expansion

On Tuesday, Sumter County Council approved second reading of a request that will allow Carolina Truck & Trailer Parts to expand its storage area after the business began storing its inventory on … more

Pinewood to hold meeting on water system project Thursday

After receiving $9.6 million in federal funding last year to expand its water system, the Town of Pinewood will hold another informational meeting to update the public on the project Thursday. Pinewood Mayor Sarah Mathis distributed a news … more

SCETV lease renewed, rezoning request denied by Sumter City Council

Sumter City Council approved readings for a wastewater system project in Mayesville, a lease with SCETV and denied a rezoning request for a beauty salon on Tuesday. Rezoning for beauty salon denied in majority vote Reading: First of … more

Clarendon coroner trial to continue next week

In what seems to be turning into a chicken or the egg situation at the Clarendon County Courthouse, a merit hearing about whether the winner of the Democratic primary for coroner can remain on the … more

Manning City Council trying to fill expired term of Grievance Committee member, but no terms are expired

MANNING — Manning City Council will hold a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to fill an expired term on the city’s Grievance Committee, though public records appear to show none … more

Sumter City Council approves resolution, ordinance regarding debt collection

Sumter City Council approved an ordinance and resolution pertaining to how the city collects delinquent fees, such as late water and sewer fees, during its meeting on Tuesday. City makes state … more

BREAKING - Judge: Samuels-Cooper can't be Clarendon coroner, but she can be on the ballot

A ruling has been made in the lawsuit surrounding the election for Clarendon County coroner and whether the Democratic nominee can remain on the ballot based on her qualifications to be a … more

Was the Manning police chief legally fired? To be determined.

In a full-circle round of voting Monday night centering around the firing of Blair Shaffer as Manning's police chief, a 4-1 vote by Manning City Council to disband all the city's committees, … more

Clarendon coroner hearing to continue this week

In what seems to be turning into a chicken or the egg situation at the Clarendon County Courthouse, a merit hearing about whether the winner of the Democratic primary for coroner can remain on the ballot will spill into next week. The hearing on … more

ELECTION 2018: Primary runoff election results for Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

Here are the results for the races affect  Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties: Governor (Republican) Henry McMaster (incumbent):  51.64% | 17,567 votes John Warren: 48.36% | 16,449 … more

Trump-backed McMaster wins South Carolina governor primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of Donald Trump's earliest and strongest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, survived an unusually tough challenge from a political newcomer on Tuesday, … more
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