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Council to consider 2nd reading of 2019 budget

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider second reading of the county's 2019 budget of $52,752,483, in title only, after a public … more

Manning City Council to discuss levying taxes

The Manning City Council will meet on Monday at 6:30 p.m. for first reading of an ordinance on raising revenue and levying taxes for the city. The ordinance would amend the ordinance to raise revenue and levy taxes for the fiscal year ending on … more

Committee to discuss solar panel request

The City of Sumter Historic Preservation Design Review Committee is set to meet on Thursday to discuss a request to install solar panels on a property at 302 W. Calhoun St. The committee meets in the Fourth Floor Council Chambers in the Sumter … more

Retired life insurance agent running for District 2 Sumter County Council seat

There's a third candidate running in the June Republican primary this year for the District 2 seat on Sumter County Council. She's Hazel Evenich, and she might not have out as many signs as incumbent Artie Baker and fellow-challenger Bubba Rabon, … more

Coroners question Clarendon County candidate's eligibility

The election for coroner in Clarendon County is heating up ahead of June 12's primary as claims have come out that the candidate challenging the incumbent is not qualified for the position despite her claims she is. On June 12, Democrats will … more

Sumter City Council reviews use of annual block grant funding

Sumter City Council's evening of public hearings began with a breakdown of how the city used its Community Development Block Grant funds, issued by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, between April 2017 and March 2018. According to … more

'From which I came': U.S. Congressman, civil rights activist James Clyburn honored with portrait in Mayesville

A photo of Mary McLeod Bethune sits higher on the wall than any other frame in U.S. Congressman James Clyburn's office in Washington D.C. It's there to remind the U.S. representative for South Carolina's 6th District of where he came from and how … more

Sumter City Council to meet Tuesday

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider first reading of an ordinance to annex 8.21 acres of land at 1501 Camden Highway … more

Budget process continues for Sumter city, county councils

Sumter city and county councils continued to make progress with the 2019 budgets for their respective entities during budget workshops, both held on May 8. Sumter County Council approved first reading of a balanced budget of $52,752,483 million … more

Deadline to register to vote in primaries is this week

Primary elections for South Carolina voters to choose which party representatives will be on the ballot in November for state, local and national seats are approaching, and the deadline to register to vote is looming even sooner. The deadline to … more

Sumter County Republican Party hears from candidates

Members of the Sumter County Republican Party were given an idea of who they could support during the primary and general elections this year during the group's regular meeting Thursday. That evening, party members heard from Gov. Henry McMaster, … more

City of Sumter calls special meeting to discuss '19 budget

Sumter City Council will hold a special called meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Fire Training Facility on McCrays Mill Road. The agenda states the meeting will be a workshop to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019. more

Sumter County Council to hold budget workshop today

Sumter County Council will have a budget workshop at 5 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., where it will discuss the county's 2019 fiscal year budget including general funds … more

County general funds balanced at 1st budget workshop

During its budget workshop on Tuesday, Sumter County Council reviewed a proposed balanced budget with expenditures and revenues totaling $52.7 million. According to a master budget worksheet provided during the meeting, the county's general fund … more

Sumter Historic committee to review downtown building plan

Sumter Historic Preservation Design Review Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. today in Sumter City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 12 N. Main St., to consider a request to install glass doors and an awning on the pedestrian alley … more

Sheriff's office citizen advisory board to meet

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office will hold its quarterly meeting for its Citizen Community Relations Advisory Board on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the North HOPE Center, 904 N. Main St. Joe Perry will discuss Sumter County's communications … more

'Project Bulldog' will invest $150M, create 125 jobs in Sumter

Sumter County Council approved a resolution to authorize a fee-in-lieu-of-tax and incentive agreement for a company identified as Project Bulldog that intends to invest at least $150 million into the county and create 125 new full-time … more

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
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