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Sumter County sheriff wants to close bar after shooting, violence; Sumter County Council OKs injunction request at public safety meeting

The recent killing of a 23-year-old man, who was shot outside a local bar on Sunday, was the last straw for Sumter County's sheriff. After two years of several reported violent crimes at the Peach Orchard Road business, Sheriff Anthony Dennis … more

Sumter's city manager elected to MASC board of directors for 3-year term

The City of Sumter has one of its own on the Municipal Association of South Carolina's board of directors after delegates elected him for a three-year term following an annual meeting. City Manager Deron McCormick, who has served in the position … more

Sumter City Council passes resolution encouraging masks amid COVID-19 surge

Following the surge of the COVID-19 cases across the U.S., Sumter City Council presented a resolution Tuesday to encourage people to wear face coverings in retail, food and other Sumter … more

Sumterite named SC Deputy of the Year honored

Sumter County Sheriff's deputy Sr. Cpl. Gary Beaver was recognized by Sumter County Council Tuesday for his years of service in the county. On July 12, Beaver was awarded the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association Deputy of the Year award for his … more

Sumter County councilman referenced Robert's Rules of Order on who should talk at meetings. What are they?

Ways of conducting meetings and members' personal responsibilities have been a hot topic for the past couple Sumter County Council meetings. From the chairperson's to the council members' duties, a decent amount of time in recent meetings has … more

Sumter City Council holds 2 public hearings for care facility, country clubs

Returning to the council chambers almost a month since the previous meeting, Sumter City Council had a full agenda and filled seats for two public hearings for the rezoning of a South Main Street property and an ordinance to allow country clubs in … more

Lee County swears in new treasurer

Lisa Baker was surrounded by family, friends and co-workers as she was sworn into office as Lee County's new treasurer at the Lee County Courthouse on Wednesday. The vacancy was created earlier this year by the recent resignation of former Lee … more

Clarendon County reduces road fee to $15 after Greenville-based Supreme Court ruling

Clarendon County residents will see a decrease in their flat-rate service this fall after county council approved reducing their road maintenance fees. The resolution approved at the July 13 county council meeting will reduce residents' road … more

What your government is doing: Sumter County Council - Nursing home approved, 1st Sumter Litter Advisory Board meeting set

A veterans nursing home coming to Sumter, the first joint Litter Advisory Board meeting, and a military-style development program open to teens willing to tough it out were all matters discussed at Sumter County Council's Tuesday … more

In observance of holiday, Sumter City Council will not meet on July 6

Out of respect for the weekend holiday, Sumter City Council will not meet on July 6 for its biweekly meeting, according to City Clerk Linda Hammett. The council will meet for its next scheduled meeting on July 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council … more
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