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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: 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

Sumter City Council approves $25,000 for teen life skills program

Sumter City Council voted to commit $25,000 for a program that will benefit local teens and voted in favor of allowing schools in commercially zoned districts during its meeting on Tuesday. Council commits $25,000 for teen success … more

New Sumter Public Safety Complex opens doors

A few months after settling into the Public Safety Complex on North Lafayette Drive, Sumter Police Department and Sumter Fire Department personnel invited residents into their new digs on Tuesday to see how their vote on the 2014 Capital Penny Sales … more

Sumter County exploring purchase of different medical response vehicle to remedy ambulance break-downs

Sumter County Council approved a possible solution to an unanticipated ambulance shortage and discussed giving more authority to code enforcement officers to deal with dishonest residential contractors during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. … more

Proposed ordinance would allow Sumter codes enforcement officers to issue summons for shoddy work

Sumter County Council discussed giving more authority to code enforcement officers to deal with dishonest residential contractors during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Reading: First of … more

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

City preps for wastewater connection in Mayesville

Sumter City Council approved agenda items that will benefit multiple residents in the future and approved a rezoning request for the development of a North Main Street salon during its meeting on Tuesday. Mayesville residents to be compensated … more

Sumter County Council to consider land transfer to BD

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider:• Third and final reading of … more

Gov. McMaster declares state of emergency ahead of storm's arrival

South Carolina declares emergency ahead of FlorenceAssociated PressMIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Florence is becoming a "better organized" weather system that will likely strengthen into a … 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

Flood ordinance change could mean savings for Sumter homeowners

Sumter County Council approved second readings of ordinances that could bring more savings for some homeowners with flood insurance and provide private roadways to multiple property owners. Flood ordinance update brings compliance, possible … more

Planning commission gives favor to Broad Street Wendy's rebuild

Sumter City-County Planning Commission voted to recommend the approval of plans to rebuild the Wendy's on Broad Street and to restrict the permitted districts for the motor vehicle use during its … more

Sumter flood prevention ordinance could save money for homeowners

Sumter City Council approved first reading of an ordinance to update the city's flood damage prevention ordinance on Tuesday which could, over time, save more money for homeowners with flood insurance. Ordinance makes city safer, saves homeowners … more

Sumter planning commission in favor of increasing locations for schools

Sumter City-County Planning Commission voted to recommend approvals of requests that would benefit two property owners in their endeavors for residential and educational projects. Rezoning will open land to residential development Agenda Item: … 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

Commission to consider restaurant rebuild

Sumter City-County Planning Commission will meet at 3 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - A request to rezone 2.45 acres at 2800 Dock Road from general commercial and agricultural conservation … more

Sumter City Council to consider sale of 5 properties

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider: - Final reading of an ordinance to authorize the future sale of five city-owned properties - 9 S. Main … more
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