Government
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 …

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 …
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 …
Education
Gov. McMaster signs 'disturbing schools law'

Lawmakers and school officials in Sumter County are applauding an amended law that takes aim at what they say was an overly broad school safety bill that ended up negatively impacting students involved in minor disciplinary infractions. Gov. …

'Three Billy Goats Gruff'? Oakland Primary School Principal Josh Campbell and Assistant Principal Bill Austin kiss a goat to help raise money to fight cancer. The school raised $565.90 for the cause. PHOTO PROVIDED
Sumter School Board finance committee to meet Wednesday Sumter School Board's advisory finance committee will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, at 7:45 a.m. A district spokesperson distributed the committee's agenda on Monday. District Chief Financial …
Business
Item holding first-ever Best of Sumter celebration event Gala to showcase this year's winners

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Sumter Item is continuing to celebrate the winners of its biggest reader's choice contest ever with a first-ever gala for winners and their guests. The Best of Sumter 2018: Red Carpet Event is set for Tuesday, June 5 at …

Sumter-based tech startup looks to hit home with Realtors, homeowners Two Sumter residents hope a new tech application they've created will satisfy a need in the real estate market locally and nationwide. Husband-and-wife team Anand and Aimee Vora gave a hands-on presentation Wednesday to about 15 local Realtors of …
Historic Barnett House to become 1912 Bed & Breakfast Many a person has driven or walked past the stately Greek revival home at 24 Warren St. wishing they could see the interior. From 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, thanks to the owners and the Main Street Society, that option will be available to the public for …