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Sumter City Council passes public mask requirement

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Sumter City Council to decide on mask requirement Wednesday

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Sumter City Council defers decision on face mask requirement

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City of Sumter to vote on mask requirement Friday afternoon

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Sumter County Council considers Sunday alcohol sales referendum

A referendum question may be added to voters' ballots in November asking whether grocery and convenience stores in Sumter County should be allowed to sell beer and wine on Sundays. The request was brought before council on May 21 by the Greater … more

Sumter County Council denies school district funding increase request

It was a different vote by Sumter County Council but the same outcome for Sumter School District in its request for a millage increase this year. A motion Tuesday night by Councilwoman Vivian … more

What your government is doing, Sumter County Council: Unidentified company proposes $70.5M investment for solar energy facility

In addition to presenting a balanced budget with a 1.5-mill increase as opposed to an increase of 2.5 mills that was originally proposed, Sumter County Council addressed other matters at its meeting Tuesday. Project Black River lookS to invest … more

Fleming-McGhaney retains District 5 seat on Sumter County Council

The race for the Sumter County Council District 5 seat remains with the incumbent, Councilwoman Vivian Fleming-McGhaney, after she defeated Kenny Rose during the primary election on … more

Washington, Sumpter headed to primary runoff for Sumter County Council District 1

Two candidates for the Sumter County Council District 1 seat will go head-to-head in a runoff on June 23 after none of the three vying for the seat received enough votes to win … more

Expect traffic slowdown as project begins for Wilson Hall Road, Carter Road traffic light, other improvements

Sumter residents should expect traffic slowdowns at the Wilson Hall Road and Carter Road intersection as the Penny for Progress intersection improvement project is officially underway. According … more

No public input received during 1st Sumter city budget hearing

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What your government is doing: Sumter City Council follows governor's guidelines for reopening; budget continues drafting process

Sumter City Council passed another emergency ordinance Tuesday following Gov. Henry McMaster's order on Monday that opted to slowly reopen businesses in the state. An emergency ordinance that was enacted on April 7 declared and urged health and … more

Election 2020 -- Candidate Q&A: Sumter County Council District 5

This year's race for the Sumter County Council District 5 seat features two people: the incumbent, Councilwoman Vivian Fleming-McGhaney, and the challenger, Kenny Rose, a former educator and active … more

What your government is doing: Sumter County Council meetings, council workings to remain online

Sumter County Council held a virtual council meeting on Tuesday and amended the Sumter County Code of Ordinances so it will be able to work remotely without having to pass an emergency ordinance. In March, council passed an emergency ordinance … more

City of Sumter presents 1st draft of budget with possible COVID-19 impacts looming

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State announces 12 deaths Wednesday as Santee Cooper roadblock stops SC Legislature spending plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Legislature's attempt to meet as quickly as possible Wednesday to assure the state can keep operating while they stay out of session and safe from the … more

Sumter will be under curfew following 'home or work' order to slow virus' spread

Getting used to the new normal in a digitally advanced world, Sumter City Council held its first Zoom council meeting on Tuesday in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. During the council meeting, the council members reviewed two emergency … more

City of Sumter to go under nightly curfew following state 'home or work' order

Getting used to the new normal in a digitally advanced world, Sumter City Council held its first Zoom council meeting on Tuesday in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. During the council … more

Some Democrats say SC Legislature meeting is unsafe

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are coming back to the Statehouse for a day next week, but not everyone is happy the Republican dominated House and Senate will be in session as … more
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