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After making revision plans and presenting a request a second time before planning commission on Tuesday, a local developer has plans to add more townhomes to a development in the Sumter West Planned Development on Brushwood and Constitution … more
From public, interactive meetings to secluded, virtual-based meetings, local government operations changed drastically amid the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the governor shut down South Carolina, it was a change for everyone. For the … more
A hair salon is set to open on Patriot Parkway after Sumter County Council passed a rezoning request. The third and final reading of applicant LaToya P. Dubose's request to rezone 1.89 acres at … more
Sumter City Council received an update on active transportation projects from Sumter Urban Area Transportation Policy Committee during its regular Tuesday meeting. Sumter City-County Planning Department Senior Planner Kyle Kelly presented the … more
Sumter City Council considered four separate resolutions ranging from wastewater and water treatment plants to Shot Pouch Greenway projects in the city limits. The first was a resolution to authorize a contract with Utility Services Co. of … more
A special election is being held in May for a council seat in the Town of Mayesville. Sumter County Voter Registration and Elections Office Director Pat Jefferson said the special election will be held after a council member resigned from the … more
A public hearing was held for the second reading of applicant LaToya P. Dubose's request to rezone 1.89 acres at 4605 Patriot Parkway in the county from general residential to agricultural … more
Several were in attendance for the Sumter Urban Area Transportation Policy Committee meeting on Friday, Feb. 24, a majority of whom were local and state project managers and steering committee members relating to the Sumter Walk and Bike Master … more
A revised planned development involving additional townhomes in the Sumter West area was re-proposed for approval to the Sumter Planning Commission on Wednesday. Applicant Mack Kolb returned to planning commission with a revised request to … more
The City of Sumter and Sumter City Council not only recognized February as Black History Month with a formal proclamation during its Tuesday meeting, but members also honored two Black councilmen who paved the way for Sumter's progress. Mayor … more
A new economic development project is underway in the county. Sumter County Council considered two agenda items regarding a new economic development project with a company currently known as Project Ignis during its regular Tuesday … more
Sumter County Public Works provided Sumter County Council with an update on dirt road issues throughout the county on Tuesday. During a Public Works and Solid Waste committee meeting, Public Works Director Karen Hyatt began the meeting with a … more
Per the request of council members last month, Sumter County Public Works delivered a presentation to Sumter County Council/Public Works and Solid Waste Committee about its litter program's standing. On Tuesday, Public Works Director Karen Hyatt … more
Clarendon County Council awarded eight service awards and reappointed members of two boards at Monday night's meeting. Last month, Clarendon County Planning Commission had a change in seats for chairman and vice chair. County council reappointed … more
Sumter City-County Planning Department staff presented active project updates to the Sumter Urban Area Transportation Policy Committee on Feb. 3. Project locations were community-wide, ranging from greenways to bridges, intersections, corridors and … more
The Sumter Area Transportation Study Policy Committee acted on one item during its Feb. 3 meeting relating to the Transportation Improvement Program. The program is the SUATS area's transportation capital improvement program where federal surface … more
New but familiar faces are leading Sumter's Planning Commission in 2023. After postponing its scheduled meeting on Jan. 25 because there was no quorum in attendance, the Sumter Planning Commission met Feb. 1 and began with the election of 2023 … more
Clarendon County Planning Commission now has a new chairman. Larry Johnson was born in Clarendon County and went to school in Manning, but he spent much of his time visiting family in New York, which led to his move to Manhattan, where he lived … more
A special meeting was held before Sumter County Council's regular meeting to review the county's 2022 fiscal year audit report. This year, Sumter County Government hired a new auditor, Mauldin and Jenkins CPAs in Columbia, to review the county's … more
During their Government and Legislation Session Month, Emerging Leaders met with Sumter City Council and administrative staff last week, and they learned about how to run and budget for local government. The Ross McKenzie Emerging Leaders Program, … more
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