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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

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
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