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Former 5th District congressional candidate running for mayor

A Sumter native who lost a congressional race in 2018 over revealed controversy is seeking another chance to become a politician by filing his candidacy for Sumter’s next mayor. With plans … more

Sumter mayoral hopeful wants to 'Take Care of Home'

A Sumter native has hopes to become the City of Sumter's new mayor after she filed for this year's race. Foxy Rae Campbell, 44, said she can take her leadership skills as a successful businesswoman to lead Sumter. "I have the foresight and … more

Sumter County Council: Myrtle Beach Highway gas station, Merchant Ironworks, U.S. 521 industrial use requests approved

Sumter County Council's Tuesday meeting was quick with only one new rezoning request and final readings of three others. The first request was to rezone 12.1 acres from residential-15 to agricultural conservation at 1855 Loring Mill … more

Veteran, longtime resident is running for Sumter City Council Ward 4

Sumter City Council Ward 4 has a new candidate running for its seat in this year's election. Mark Dingle, a veteran and 30-year resident of the north side of Ward 4, said he decided to run in an effort to unite the City of Sumter. "As one … more

Sumter City Council: Alice Drive Baptist expansion approved, Dollar General coming to Patriot Park area

Proposals for a new church, the expansion of an existing one and a new Dollar General were among the topics discussed Tuesday at a Sumter City Council meeting. While council's previous meeting was held at the Sumter Opera House to open public … more

Virus education, mask distribution proposed for local CARES Act funding in Sumter

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Sumter pastors present statement against racism, violence

JOE PERRY / SUMTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Members of the Sumter Ministerial Alliance presented Sumter County Council with a framed statement signed by 68 pastors in their show of solidarity against racism and violence. The … more

New Dollar General blocked, gas station proposed at Sumter flea market, Merchant Ironworks gets operating rules

More than 50 people filled the seats at Patriot Hall for Sumter County Council's Tuesday meeting to address concerns about three land use rezoning requests and one ordinance amendment that each underwent a public hearing. This was the first … more
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