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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

Revised Sumter jail contract expands sheriff's authority

Sumter County Council approved third and final reading of a revised contract between Sumter and Lee counties regarding Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center and gave second reading to permit feather flags on commercial property at its meeting on … more

Sumter County Council to consider final reading of revised jail contract

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider: Third and final reading of an ordinance to approve … more

Sumter runoff sees higher Republican turnout than primary

Results from Tuesday's Republican primary runoffs were certified Thursday morning at a Sumter County Voters Registration and Elections meeting. According to results presented at the meeting, which was held at 10 a.m. at the historic Sumter County … more

Sumter County Council discusses feather flags, flood insurance

Sumter County Council began its discussion of allowing businesses to put up feather flags to draw in more customers and received an update about the county's flood insurance with Federal Emergency Management Agency which will lead to annual savings … more

Sumter supports McMaster, Wilson in runoff

Republicans in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties helped secure nominations for two races in November on Tuesday during statewide primary runoffs. Voters in all three counties supported the candidate who won the runoff for governor and attorney … more

Breaking down Tuesday's Sumter County Council vote to deny school millage request

Following Sumter County Council's 5-2 vote on Tuesday to deny a 5.48-millage increase for Sumter School District, equal to about $1,057,121, council members stated their reasons for voting the way they did. The school district intended to use the … more

Sumter County Council votes 5-2 to deny school district millage request

After sitting in silence for several moments when asked for a motion regarding Sumter School District's request for a 5.48-mill increase request, Sumter County Council voted 5-2 to deny the request. Council Chairman Jim McCain and Councilwoman … 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

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

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

Council talks land uses, food truck permits in city

Sumter City Council during its meeting on Tuesday took steps to preserve a man's business after a lengthy discussion about land uses and voted to encourage more food trucks to come to the city. Rezoning request for auto repair shop Reading: … more

Absentee voting for Republican runoff is open through Monday

In-house absentee voting for the June 26 primary runoffs is open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be open weekdays through Monday only at the Sumter County Voter Registration and Elections Office, located on the first floor of the Sumter County … more

Sumter city budget passes with no tax hike

Sumter City Council approved second and final reading of the city’s 2019 fiscal year budget. Balanced at $67,218,077, this the 11th consecutive budget without a millage increase, according … more

Sumter2040 needs your voice in survey to plan for Sumter's future

If you had a chance to impact how your community will look and what it will have 20 years from now, would you let your voice be heard? City and county planners and leaders are hoping Sumter residents take the chance to give their opinion on the … more

Clarendon coroner files lawsuit against primary winner

Primaries may be over, but one race in Clarendon County may not be as cut and dry as counting the ballots in light of a lawsuit and injunction filed against one of Tuesday's winners. Bucky Mock, the current coroner in Clarendon, filed a suit in … more

Sumter votes align with all but 1 primary winner

After the unofficial numbers came in to show Sumter County had the sixth-lowest turnout in the state, the percentage of voters dropped even further after the certified results were tallied and approved. The drop was due to there being more … more

Sumter native Parnell regrouping for 5th District November general election

After handily winning the Democratic primary nomination Tuesday for South Carolina's 5th Congressional district, Sumter native Archie Parnell says he wants people to look him in the eye and fairly assess him for the U.S. House of Representatives … more

Sumter sees low primary turnout

Most of the primary races that were on ballots in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties on Tuesday were decided until November, though two statewide nominations will be re-voted on in two weeks. Sumter election results will be certified at a public … more

Sumter County Council OKs county budget without mill increase

Sumter County Council approved third and final reading of its balanced budget, with both operating expenditures and revenues totaling $52,752,483, on Tuesday, three weeks before the budget goes into effect on July 1. This is the first time in … more
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