Government
Sumter County Council turns down any school district millage increase

As expected, but not without drama, Sumter County Council turned down Sumter School District’s request for any millage increase request Tuesday night at its regular council meeting. Council …

Sumter city budget passes without tax increase No changes were made to next year's citywide budget before it received a unanimous vote for approval on Tuesday. Sumter City Council approved two budget ordinances at its regular meeting, the first to raise commercial garbage rates by $20 and the …
Open house to display draft Sumter 2040 comprehensive plan The community is invited to an open house today to learn more about a plan being developed by Sumter County to shape the future of the city and county's land use. Sumter 2040 is the update to the county's comprehensive plan, a document that …
Education
Sumter teacher selected for C-SPAN fellowship

A past Sumter School District teacher of the year who became a finalist for the statewide competition was recently bestowed another accolade, and this one will bring the social studies teacher to Washington, D.C. Zachariah Lowe, a teacher at R.E. …

SC Wins scholarship can help cover tuition for qualifying CCTC students SUBMITTED Central Carolina Technical College has received funding through the SC Workforce and Industrial Needs Scholarship, which allows students - including those enrolled in dual enrollment courses - to earn college credit at little to no …
Morris student named competitiveness scholar Morris College's Kenton Kelley stands in a unique position. A rising senior, Kelley was named last week as a 2019 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Competitiveness Scholar. The award is the highest student recognition for the White …
Business
JCPenney prepares for back-to-school crowds with seasonal hiring

FROM STAFF REPORTS JCPenney stores are getting ready to welcome back-to-school crowds by hiring as many as 345 seasonal associates throughout South Carolina for a variety of positions. Available customer service and support positions include …

Business news: Sumter auto dealer to lead state association Jim Jones of Jones Chevrolet-Cadillac and Jones Buick-GMC in Sumter has been elected president of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association for 2019-2020. Jones was elected at SCADA's Annual Dealer Meeting on May 18, and his term will …
Restaurant delivery app launches in Sumter A new food delivery service is launching in Sumter, and those who order in the next week will receive a one-year membership for free. Bite Squad is advertising itself as a more affordable and convenient choice for those who don't want to - or …
Clarendon News

Manning mother charged with homicide by child abuse

MANNING — A 21-year-old Manning woman was arrested Thursday on charges of murder/homicide by child abuse by agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, according to documents released …

Public Record
Public Record: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Marriage Licenses - Clark Urban and Janet T. Motta - Walter Joey Collins and Traci Michelle Rogers, both of Manning - Eugene Curtis Legrand and Tammy Deneice Bennett of Greenville, North Carolina - Jesse Thomas Reynolds and Kaylee Marie …

Public Record: Sunday, June 9, 2019

Public Record: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Public Record: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Meetings
Public Agenda: Sunday, June 16, 2019

CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Monday, 6 p.m., district office, Summerton MANNING CITY COUNCIL Monday, 6:30 p.m., second floor of Manning City Hall, 29 W. Boyce St. SUMTER CITY COUNCIL Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main …

Are you interested in getting involved with a local group or club?
Sumter United Ministries is in need of volunteers to sort through clothing donations. Volunteer opportunities are available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Call Ed or Bill at (803) 775-0757, extension 120 or 122. Make-A-Wish South Carolina is …
Juneteenth celebration to be held in Bishopville
Kidz Klub Summer Camp for ages 6-15 is now enrolling at the South HOPE Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive. STEM activities, reading and travel. Registration fee is $15 and cost is $30 weekly. Visit www.kidzklub.us. The South Sumter Resource Center …
Public Agenda: Thursday, June 27, 2019

SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Today, 7:45 a.m., 10 E. Liberty St. LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Today, 7 p.m., District Administration Complex, 310 Roland St., Bishopville

Public Agenda: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Public Agenda: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Public Agenda: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Public Agenda: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesday, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - Sunday, …

Support Groups: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - …
Support Groups: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - …
Pets

Pearson loves to give kisses, snuggle

This handsome young man is looking for a human to spoil him like the prince he is. Pearson is very sweet and loves to get ear scratches and back rubs. He has adorable ears. Pearson is good with other dogs and loves going on long walks with …

Bryanna is a pretty girl with a happy-go-lucky personality

Bryanna sits so pretty and still to get her glamour photo. This adorable young lady weighs 45 pounds and is approximately 3-5 years old. Bryanna is looking for a new family who will give her the life she deserves. She is friendly to the other …

FYI
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities?

Sumter United Ministries is in need of volunteers to sort through clothing donations. Volunteer opportunities are available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Call Ed or Bill at (803) 775-0757, extension 120 or 122. ROAD to RECOVERY is in need of …

Are you interested in getting involved with a local group or club?
The Civil Air Patrol Sumter Composite Squadron meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at 2945 Airport Road. There are cadet programs, aerospace education programs and emergency services programs. Call Lt. Col. George Stanley at (803) 847-7640. Visit …
Did you know that you can donate your unwanted vehicles?
The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles - even ones that don't run. The car will be towed at no charge to you and you will be provided with a possible tax deduction. The donated vehicle will be sold at …