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City council to begin budget process today

Sumter City Council will hold a budget workshop at 6 p.m. today at the Sumter Fire Training Facility, 470 McCrays Mill Road, to discuss the proposed 2019 fiscal year budget. more

Sumter County Council to meet

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in County Council Chambers, Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider a resolution to authorize a fee-in-lieu-of-tax … more

Council changes time of 1st meeting of month

Sumter City Council will meet at a new time once a month after it approved an amendment to hold its first meeting of the month at 1 p.m. instead of 5:30 p.m. Originally, council was scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of … more

Sumter City Council to continue discussion of 2019 budget

Sumter City Council will meet today at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to continue discussion of the 2019 fiscal year budget. Council will also … 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

Sumter public safety HQ construction is almost finished

On North Lafayette Drive, crews are finishing the final steps on the construction of two new buildings that will benefit local first responders as well as Sumter residents. The $10.6 million Public Safety Complex - a 2014 Capital Penny Sales Tax … more

Sumter City Council to convey portion of property on Liberty

Sumter City Council approve second and final reading of an ordinance to convey a portion of property - 30-feet-by-4-feet - at the Liberty Center, 12 W. Liberty St., to a neighboring property owner to … more

NAACP Legal Defense Fund concerned with Sumter school consolidation process

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund based in New York has expressed concern to Sumter School District officials and local and state elected leaders regarding the district administration's school consolidation proposal process. Leah Aden, senior counsel … 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 County Council meeting canceled for Tuesday

Sumter County Council's regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled because of a lack of agenda items, according to an announcment from the council. Questions can be directed to Sumter … more

Sumter City Council to review draft budget

Sumter City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to receive a preliminary draft budget for fiscal year 2019. Council will also consider second and final reading of an … more

Norman makes 1st visit to USARCENT at Shaw

One of Sumter County's two congressmen in the U.S. House of Representatives visited the U.S. Army Central headquarters on Friday for the first time since taking office in June. U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, who represents South Carolina's 5th District, … more

Filing closes for state and Sumter County elections

Ballots across South Carolina were finalized on Friday, and hundreds of candidates filed by the noon deadline for statewide constitutional offices, U.S. House seats, state House of Representatives posts and local races. Both incumbents for the … more

Sumter County Council honors boy who saved neighbor's life

Though he acted in selflessness, Sumter County Council decided to commend Malachi Coffey, the 9-year-old who rescued a neighbor who was pinned underneath a car on March 10, by giving him his own day in the county. The Mustang convertible fell on … 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

Sumter historic preservation committee approves plans to renovate old courthouse

Sumter County Courthouse is set to get some much-needed attention after Sumter Historic Preservation Design Review Committee approved renovation plans during its meeting on Thursday. The purpose of the renovations is to update the building's … 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

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

Committee to consider old Sumter courthouse plans

The Sumter Historic Preservation Design Review Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday in Sumter City Council Chambers, fourth floor of the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider approval for: - Renovations and additions to Sumter … more
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