Government
Sumter County Council gives final approval to transfer portion of land to BD

Sumter County Council approved final reading to transfer a small portion of land to BD during its meeting on Tuesday as well as gave first reading to establish a metal fabrication business on Thomas Sumter Road. BD given …

Democratic governor candidate to visit Sumter on Monday James Smith, the Democratic candidate for South Carolina governor, will be in Sumter Monday for a campaign fundraising event and to speak with voters. The event is open to the public and will be at The Bryan Law Firm, 17 E. Calhoun St., from 6 to …
Sumter County Council continues code enforcement discussion Sumter County Council continued its discussion of giving selected code enforcement officers the authority to issue courtesy summons during its meeting on Tuesday. Members question the need of zoning officials in code enforcement Reading: …
Education
Sumter School District earns millions in grants for mental health services, academic performance

Sumter School District will receive two new multi-million-dollar grants during multiple-year time-frames to address students' mental health issues and academic achievement. District officials informed the Board of Trustees of the grants on Monday …

10 SHS choral students chosen for honor choirs PHOTO PROVIDED Ten students from Sumter High School's choral program were selected to participate in SC ACDA High School Honor Choirs held at College of Charleston. Hundreds of students throughout South Carolina auditioned last school year to see …
Tour de Tech: Former Central Carolina Technical College President Hardee cycles across state to raise scholarship money One of Sumter's former leaders made a return trip to the city Monday in an unconventional manner. Former Central Carolina Technical College President Tim Hardee, now the South Carolina Technical College System president, bicycled Monday from …
Business
Langston family continues Lilfred's tradition of fine dining in Rembert

REMBERT - They call it "a touch of modern on an old tradition." They are Trent and Wendy Langston, and for more than a decade now the husband-and-wife team has owned and operated Lilfred's on 8425 Camden Highway/U.S. 521 North in the small …

Business news: McMaster appoints Sumter auctioneer Dixon to South Carolina Auctioneers' Commission Rafe Dixon, owner, auctioneer and broker of J.R. Dixon Auction & Realty of Sumter, was recently appointed to the South Carolina Auctioneers' Commission by Gov. Henry McMaster. The commission administers and enforces the Auctioneers' Law in the …
Restaurant news: Sumter County food grades for Sept. 27-Oct. 5 Following are the food grades for Sumter businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in the last 10 days. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit https://www.dhec.com. A Plus Store, 1768 …
Clarendon News

Demolition of the Red Barn on Manning City Council agenda

MANNING - Demolition of the Red Barn and an agreement to establish a public access channel are two topics up for discussion at Manning City Council's meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The agenda lists two presentations. Mayor Julia Nelson will make …

Public Record
Public Record: Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

Building Permits - Shree Krishna LLC Sumter, owner, Flagship Sign Designs Inc., contractor, 1235 N. Lafayette Drive, $20,469 (freestanding sign, commercial). - Justin T. and Lindsey R. Spear, owners, Solcius LLC, contractor, 5595 Schellin …

Public Record: Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

Public Record: Sunday, Aug. 15, 2018

Meetings
Sign up today for CCTC's 'Lunch and Learn' for parents

The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for blood donors of all blood types, especially type O. Schedule your donation appointment by using the free Blood Donor App, by visiting www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS …

Public Agenda: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018

CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Monday, 6 p.m., district office, Summerton MANNING CITY COUNCIL Monday, 6:30 p.m., second floor of Manning City Hall, 29 W. Boyce St. LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Monday, 6:30 p.m., District …

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

Public Agenda: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

Public Agenda: Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 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. 3, 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, Sept. 26, 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

Lovebug just wants to love and be loved

Lovebug, a 1-year-old spayed Labrador mix, is an extremely affectionate and gentle girl. She lives to get hugs, kisses and any kind of loving attention. She is great with other dogs and children. Lovebug is looking for a family that wants …

Baby is gentle, affectionate and terrific with children

Baby, a housebroken 5-month-old American short hair, is friendly, gentle, affectionate and active. Baby is terrific with children and other cats. She enjoys running and playing with toys and other cats. Baby would make a wonderful new buddy …

FYI
Are you interested in getting involved with a local group or club?

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 is "Joy to the World." If your school, civic club, church or business would like to …

It's time to get your applications to participate in the 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 …
Are you, a friend or family member a Purple Heart recipient?
The Purple Heart Chapter of Sumter is sponsoring a project to have all Purple Heart medal recipients inducted into the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor located in New York. An enrollment application must be completed by the medal recipient or …