Government
Survey shows what residents want for the future in Sumter

Their voices came from the historic homes of the city, from the farms of the county and everywhere in between. More than 1,200 Sumterites participated in the Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Plan community survey to tell planning officials what they do …

Sumter certifiable results Sumter City Council members sign a resolution to certify the results of the Nov. 6 city council election results after voting 6-0 to approve the resolution - councilwoman Ione Dwyer was absent. Councilman Thomas Lowery will continue to represent …
Sumter public works to gain two trucks Sumter Public Works will add two new trucks to its fleet after Sumter City Council approved two purchase agreements on Tuesday. City to purchase loader truck for public services Reading: Resolution Agenda item: A resolution to authorize the …
Education
School report card release delayed by S.C.

Those chomping at the bit to get the new school report card ratings for all public schools in the state will have to wait a little longer. It's been four years since the state Department of Education provided actual ratings for schools when …

Central Carolina holds 2nd Academic Challenge for area high schools SUBMITTED Central Carolina Technical College held its second-annual Academic Challenge on Nov. 9. The Academic Challenge is a competition between high school teams in the college's four-county service area - Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter. …
Wilson Hall preschoolers study the life cycle of a pumpkin Molly Montgomery, a student in Wilson Hall's three-year-old preschool class, waters the pumpkin vine she has grown from seed. The students are studying the life cycle of a pumpkin as part of their science instruction.
Business
Sumter to add 1 more hemp farmer for 2019 program

The state Department of Agriculture recently released its expanded list of farmers for its 2019 industrial hemp pilot program. This year, the program gave 20 farmers from across the state, including one from Sumter County - Nat Bradford - permits …

Restaurant news: Food grades for Nov. 2-9 Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Nov. 2-9. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. China Buffet, 1059 Broad St., …
Simpson Hardware holds 16th-annual Ladies Night Out Simpson Hardware & Sports held its 16th- annual Ladies Night Out recently, where customers lined up out the door to get their hands on deals, doorbusters and door prizes throughout the store. DJ Howie D entertained shoppers, and there was free food …
Clarendon News

Manning City Council's agenda violates FOIA

MANNING — A public hearing amending Manning’s district regulations pertaining to educational services will be held during Manning’s City Council meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. …

Public Record
Public Record: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

Marriage Licenses - Chappell Escalanta Tomlin and Aretha Cook - Austin Harry Wingard and Kelly Katherine Kennedy - Daniel Rhett Kolb and Morgan Leigh Pate - Joseph Larry Walker and Helen Victoria Laura of Fort Bragg, North Carolina - …

Public Record: Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

Public Record: Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

Public Record: Sunday, Aug. 15, 2018

Meetings
Public Agenda: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

TOWN OF LYNCHBURG PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 4 p.m., town hall SUMTER COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION / ELECTION COMMISSION Thursday, 5:30 p.m., registration / election office, 141 N. Main St.

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

CENTRAL CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE AREA COMMISSION Thursday, noon, F.E. Dubose Campus Auditorium, 3351 Sumter Highway (U.S. 521), Manning CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 Thursday, 7:30 p.m., district office, Turbeville

Public Agenda: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Public Agenda: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

Public Agenda: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Public Agenda: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - …

Support Groups: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - …
Support Groups: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - …
Pets

Pierson is a handsome boy who is full of energy

This handsome young guy is Pierson. Approximately 1 year old, this medium-sized mixed breed boy weighs 39 pounds. He is stunningly gorgeous and full of energy. Pierson loves people and gets along with other dogs at the shelter. He would love …

Dobson is a happy, adorable boy

Dobson, a Labrador mix, is a gem. He is approximately 2 years old and weighs 38 pounds. He is adorable. Dobson loves to exercise and would make a perfect walking partner. He is happy all the time and ready to cover you with kisses and …

FYI
There's still time to enter to participate in the Christmas parade

The Evening Optimist Club is accepting applications for the annual Sumter Christmas Parade. The parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, on Main Street. The theme for the 2018 parade is "Joy to the World." If your school, civic club, church or business …

Applications being accepted for participation in Christmas Parade
The Evening Optimist Club is accepting applications for the annual Sumter Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2, on Main Street. The theme for the 2018 parade is "Joy to the World." If your school, civic club, church or …
Donate your unwanted vehicle for a worthy cause
The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles - even ones that don't run. The car will be towed at no charge to you and you will be provided with a possible tax deduction. The donated vehicle will be sold at …