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Sumter City Council to consider $6 million bond

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider first reading of an ordinance to issue a bond not to … more

New S.C. driver's licenses now available

South Carolina residents can now get new driver's licenses and identification cards they will eventually need to meet federal ID requirements for boarding a commercial plane or visiting a military base. Gov. Henry McMaster and South Carolina … more

Boyles Pond Special Tax District closer to final approval

Sumter County Council approved second reading of an ordinance to create the Boyles Pond Special Tax District so the homeowners in the area can collect funds to repair the dam and regain their waterfront-property title. The dam was damaged during … more

Sumter historic committee to consider demolition of downtown building

Sumter City-County Historic Preservation Design Review Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider approval for:- The demolition of a structure, formerly a … more

Historic Sumter structures to get revived

"Good riddance" is what Grady Locklear, chairman of the Historic Preservation Design Review Committee, said after the group approved the demolition of a building that has been an eyesore along East Canal Street for many years. On Thursday, the … more

Sumter County Council to recognize honored officers

Sumter County Council will recognize recipients of the 2017 American Legion Public Safety Officers of the Year awards during its meeting at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal … more

South Carolina gubernatorial candidate talks political corruption, education at Sumter convention

Phil Noble, Democratic candidate for governor, is seeking support for his plan to reform the state government to rid it of unnecessary or corrupt practices that continue to set back South Carolina residents. South Carolina is a great state, but … more

State Rep. Smith says he will seek another term

An attorney who represents Sumter has announced he wants to continue his role as a legislator in the South Carolina House of Representatives. District 67 state Rep. G. Murrell Smith will seek re-election in November for the seat he has held since … more

Public invited to 2nd traffic improvement meeting

Sumter Urban Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization invites the community to a second meeting regarding transportation improvements from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Ideas provided during an initial meeting in October will be reviewed … more

Child hero to be honored at Sumter County Council meeting

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 recognize Malachi Coffey who assisted his … more

Noble endorsed by former S.C. senator, Sumter native

CHARLESTON - McKinley Washington Jr., a Sumter native and former South Carolina senator, has endorsed Phil Noble in his run for governor. Now a Presbyterian minister, Washington served as House representative for District 116 from 1975 to 1990 … more

Rep. Norman hosting Camden opioid summit

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., will be hosting the Camden Opioid Summit to discuss the ways to combat the opioid crisis that is affecting the 5th District of South Carolina. At the summit, experts will address this national epidemic with facts, … more

Sumter Mayor: Citizens have role in public safety

At a recent City Council meeting, Police Chief Russell Roark reviewed the most recent crime statistics for our city. Under his leadership of an outstanding group of men and women, crime has come down almost 25 percent over the last seven years. … more

Sumter Police Chief: Vehicle break-ins rise in 2017

In light of a 12.7 percent increase in vehicle break-ins last year, Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark III stood before the Sumter City Council on Tuesday to urge residents to lock their vehicles. The plea came during the Sumter Police … more

All Republican candidates for statewide office are expected at Saturday event

Every Republican candidate for statewide office will be in attendance and speaking in Camden on Saturday at Lee and Kershaw County's inaugural Old-Fashioned Stump Meeting. Lee County Republican Party Chairman Davis McClam, an event organizer, … more

Sumter approves alcohol sales at annual events in city

Sumter City Council approved first reading on Tuesday to accept the proposed 2018 Community Development Block Grant that would allocate $291,838 among six city programs. If approved after a third reading, the grant, appropriated to the city by … more

Committee to receive annual update from Sumter County Sheriff Dennis

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today 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 the county zoning and development … more

Sumter City Council approves $6 million bond for 3 projects

City of Sumter's plans to improve a few of its facilities and reimburse its general funds are much closer to the starting line after Sumter City Council approved final reading of an ordinance to issue a bond not to exceed $6 million during its … more

Expressing gratitude for veterans

Expressing his gratitude to a veteran patient, state Sen. Thomas McElveen (D-Sumter) was on hand to participate in the National Veteran Patients Week recognition week at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia on Tuesday. PHOTO … more

Sumter City Council gives 1st reading of bond to fund 3 city projects

On Tuesday, Sumter City Council approved first reading of an ordinance to issue a bond not to exceed $6 million to fund at least three city projects. General obligation bonds are a way for municipalities to borrow money to fund projects, Eric … more
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