Lee County
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BISHOPVILLE  —Two more inmates pleaded guilty — in addition to three scheduling trial dates and agreeing on bonds — for their alleged involvement in South Carolina’s … more
STAFF REPORT The South Carolina Department of Transportation wants drivers to be aware of a change to a roadway in Lee County. SCDOT announced in a news release earlier this week that it will convert a two-way stop into a four-way stop at S.C. … more
Bishopville and Lee County residents could see increased community health and wellness after a wellness center comes to town. On Friday, Feb. 9, the City of Bishopville, Lee County and the YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee region announced their … more
Lee and Sumter counties could see an increase in controlled burns at state parks. In order to reduce potential wildfire risks and to improve habitat conditions for wildlife and recreation, these prescribed burns have either been held or will be held … more
BISHOPVILLE - A fast-paced life in a big, exciting city was Jake Smith's main goal when he was in college, but he learned quickly that wasn't that important. Now, his hometown can be thankful. Smith, a Bishopville native, returned home after … more
Tri-county law enforcement and public safety agencies reported totals of homicides for their respective county for 2023. For some totals, there are discrepancies in the differing definitions these agencies have of the singular term … more
Lee County Public Library will welcome a fellow South Carolinian to its book-shelved haven to share her passion for victim advocacy, showcased in her debut novel. Helen P. Bradley hails from Bethune but spent all her adult life in Savannah, … more
Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties were issued a tornado watch about noon on Tuesday before a line of severe storms moved through, and the area saw heavy rain and wind through the afternoon. A tornado warning in midafternoon affected west central … more
MANNING - The Clarendon County Voter Registration and Elections board voted unanimously on Dec. 19 to appoint Deputy Director Chris Harvin as the CCVRE's interim director. Harvin replaces former director Sharmane Anderson, who accepted the … more
In observance of the Christmas holiday, the City of Sumter will not collect household garbage on Christmas Day. Instead, if you have a Monday collection day, your garbage will be collected on … more
More than $760,000 has been awarded to South Carolina First Steps programs - including Lee County - to expand early childhood programs and services. READY Innovation Grants are designed to "foster new and effective methods for achieving … more
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