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Sumter City Council to consider $6 million bond

Sumter City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider first reading of an ordinance to issue a bond not to … more

United Way honors Sumter legislator

A Sumter County legislator was recently honored by a nonprofit that fights for the health, education and financial stability of residents for his efforts in helping to increase access to various types of health care. State Rep. Murrell Smith, … more

New S.C. driver's licenses now available

South Carolina residents can now get new driver's licenses and identification cards they will eventually need to meet federal ID requirements for boarding a commercial plane or visiting a military base. Gov. Henry McMaster and South Carolina … more

Boyles Pond Special Tax District closer to final approval

Sumter County Council approved second reading of an ordinance to create the Boyles Pond Special Tax District so the homeowners in the area can collect funds to repair the dam and regain their waterfront-property title. The dam was damaged during … more

Sumter County Council discusses rats, funding and opioids

Ahead of its 2018-19 budget process, Sumter County Council continued its discussion regarding the allocation of the local government fund which members are already guessing will be less than what is needed. Members of the state Ways and Means … more

Anticipated Sumter road projects getting closer to starting

Lafayette Diamond and other highly anticipated road improvement projects are getting closer to the starting line, according to Sumter City-County Planning Department Director George McGregor. The Lafayette Diamond project is a lot closer to … more

Committee to receive annual update from Sumter County Sheriff Dennis

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today 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 the county zoning and development … more

Historic Sumter structures to get revived

"Good riddance" is what Grady Locklear, chairman of the Historic Preservation Design Review Committee, said after the group approved the demolition of a building that has been an eyesore along East Canal Street for many years. On Thursday, the … more

Sumter legislator writes bill to ban bump stocks, assault-style weapons

Sumter County's newest state legislator said action must be taken in light of last week's deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. State Rep. Wendy Brawley, D-70, who represents southern and western Sumter County and southern … more

Sumter approves alcohol sales at annual events in city

Sumter City Council approved first reading on Tuesday to accept the proposed 2018 Community Development Block Grant that would allocate $291,838 among six city programs. If approved after a third reading, the grant, appropriated to the city by … more

Sumter historic committee to consider demolition of downtown building

Sumter City-County Historic Preservation Design Review Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in City Council Chambers, fourth floor of Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., to consider approval for:- The demolition of a structure, formerly a … more

South Carolina gubernatorial candidate talks political corruption, education at Sumter convention

Phil Noble, Democratic candidate for governor, is seeking support for his plan to reform the state government to rid it of unnecessary or corrupt practices that continue to set back South Carolina residents. South Carolina is a great state, but … more

Clarendon County to hear comprehensive plan

Clarendon County's comprehensive plan review will be discussed at the county planning commission's meeting today. The commission will meet at 6 p.m. at Clarendon County Council Chambers, 411 Sunset Drive, Manning, to hear about the plan from an … more
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