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Sumter City Council to consider annexations

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 annex, by 100 percent annexation petition, approximately 11.29 … more

Democratic governor candidate to visit Sumter on Monday

James Smith, the Democratic candidate for South Carolina governor, will be in Sumter Monday for a campaign fundraising event and to speak with voters. The event is open to the public and will be at The Bryan Law Firm, 17 E. Calhoun St., from 6 to … more

Sumter County Council gives final approval to transfer portion of land to BD

Sumter County Council approved final reading to transfer a small portion of land to BD during its meeting on Tuesday as well as gave first reading to establish a metal fabrication business on Thomas Sumter Road. BD given … more

Sumter County now allowing appointment of code enforcement officers

Sumter County Council passed an ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday that allows code enforcement officers to be appointed. Reading: Third Agenda item: An ordinance to authorize the appointment … more

Sumter County Council continues code enforcement discussion

Sumter County Council continued its discussion of giving selected code enforcement officers the authority to issue courtesy summons during its meeting on Tuesday. Members question the need of zoning officials in code enforcement Reading: … more

Zoning board to consider requests for tiny houses as homeless shelters in Sumter

Sumter City-County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 3 p.m. today in Sumter City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - A request for a 25-foot variance from the required … more

South Carolina voter registration deadline extended due to Hurricane Florence impacts

The registration deadline for South Carolina voters has been extended to Wednesday, Oct. 17, for residents in all counties, according to the South Carolina Election Commission. The 10-day extension was necessary to protect the voting rights of … more

Contract approved for Sumter community center

There is a new burn ordinance for the City of Sumter after the Sumter City Council approved its final reading at its meeting on Tuesday, where it also approved resolutions for a community center on Salem Avenue and resurfacing project for Hampton … more

City of Sumter burn ordinance passed

Sumter City Council approved the city's new burn ordinance at its meeting Tuesday, which now regulates open and refuse burning within city limits. Reading: Second and final Agenda item: An … more

Elementary, secondary schools now allowed in more Sumter city zonings

Elementary and secondary schools are now allowed as a conditional use permit in more zonings within city limits after the Sumter City Council passed an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday. Reading: … more

Hampton, Sumter streets approved for resurfacing in Sumter

Sumter City Council approved contracts for resurfacing projects on Hampton and Sumter streets at its meeting on Tuesday. Reading: Resolution Agenda item: A procurement resolution to enter a … more

South Carolina voter registration deadline extended after Hurricane Florence

The registration deadline for South Carolina voters has been extended to Wednesday, Oct. 17 for residents in all counties, according to the South Carolina Election Commission. The 10-day extension … more

Sumter City Council to consider final reading for burn ordinance

Sumter City Council will meet at 1 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Second and final reading of an ordinance to regulate open burning and refuse burning in the city; - … more

Sumter County Council to consider allowing elementary, secondary schools in commercial districts

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in County Council Chambers, Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider:• Second reading, of three, for a request to … more

Voter registration deadline approaching

With the national midterms and local and state general elections a little more than a month away, the deadline to register to vote is approaching even quicker. Applications for voter registration by mail must be postmarked on Tuesday, Oct. 9, or … more

Ralph Norman says comment about Ginsburg a joke

The campaign trail of U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., focused at the end of the week on a statement he made that female Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg accused Abraham Lincoln of groping … 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

Sumter County Councilman Chris Sumpter arrested for alleged domestic violence in front of his child

Sumter County Council's youngest member and his father were arrested Thursday following an investigation into a domestic incident involving a firearm in August.  Christopher F. Sumpter II, … more

Sumter postpones decision on proposed burn ban

Sumter City Council is asking for more time to clarify details of a proposed burn ban and discussed it at its meeting on Tuesday. Reading: Second and final Agenda item: An ordinance to be known … more

Location of schools in Sumter could expand to other zonings

Sumter City Council discussed a proposed ordinance amendment that would expand the zonings in which schools are allowed at its meeting on Tuesday. Reading: First of two Agenda item: A request … more
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