Business
Vote now for October's Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College

Voting is now open to name The Sumter Item's October Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College. Three finalists have been chosen, and the public can vote once per day, no subscription necessary, for their favorite high school guidance …

The Sumter Item adds 2 to newsroom; Alaysha Maple joins as multimedia reporter, Cal Cary as photojournalist The Sumter Item welcomed two multimedia reporters to its newsroom team this month. Alaysha Maple joins The Item as a reporter, and Cal Cary joins as a photojournalist and reporter. Maple was born and raised in Sumter and returns now after …
Biz Talk: Susie's Chicken & Fries closes brick, mortar locations in Sumter The bold pink buildings that stand off Peach Orchard Road and Manning Avenue went from cooking up fan favorite chicken wings to vacant commercial space after only being open for one year. Susie's Chicken & Fries announced the closing of its …
Restaurant inspections for Sumter, Lee counties: Sept 17-22, 2021 Following are restaurant inspections done by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control in Sumter County and Lee County the week of Sept. 17-22, 2021. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. SUMTER …
OSHA-mandated vaccine would impact Sumter industries The lingering COVID-19 pandemic is a topic now that has caused nearly every large employer in the U.S. to begin to scratch their heads and wonder with questions and "what ifs." President Joe Biden's new COVID-19 vaccination mandate has extended …
Education
Clarendon School District 4 introduces communication app ParentSquare

Clarendon School District 4 Board of Trustees introduced a new form of school-to-home communication in the district. District 4 informed community members about ParentSquare, a new free mass communication system that engages conversation between …

Educational equity, resource officers before Sumter school board's Policy Committee Policy discussions on educational equity, school resource officers, social studies education and a few other matters headline Sumter school board's Policy Committee meeting on Monday. A district staff member posted the agenda online for the …
Rolling into the workforce: Be Pro Be Proud visits Sumter students at Chestnut Oaks Middle School When a massive truck with the slogan "Be Pro Be Proud" came rolling in to Chestnut Oaks Middle School, it would be an understatement to say the kids were running to get a look. Be Pro Be Proud is a workforce development project created to fix the …
Alice Drive Middle School in Sumter joins National STEM Honor Society Alice Drive Middle School has earned another feather in its cap for its STEM program. Recently, Alice Drive was named a middle school chapter in the National STEM Honor Society, becoming the first middle school in the state to earn the …
Campus corner for Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties: Oct. 12, 2021 SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Southern New Hampshire University congratulates the following students on being named to the summer 2021 President's List. Full-time students who have earned a minimum grade-point …
Government
City of Sumter Community Development Department announces meeting schedule

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Community Development Department of the City of Sumter will hold the following meetings in preparation for the Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Budget: - Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., North HOPE …

Sumter City Council holds public hearings for manufactured home development, drinking places amendment A public hearing was held for a man's Christmas wish this year to place a manufactured home on his Third Avenue property. Applicant James Robinson requested to rezone his undeveloped 0.27-acre property at 29 Third Ave. from residential-6 to …
Clarendon County Council approves Clarendon 4 improvement projects, amends ARPA list for premium-pay employees Improvements in Clarendon School District 4 schools and proposed higher wages for county employees may be coming soon. Clarendon County Council reviewed three requests on Monday that dealt with proposed changes within schools in the consolidated …
Clarendon News

5 arrested in shooting at apartments in Manning

MANNING - A shooting at Westwood Apartments on Oct. 9 has resulted in five arrests with more pending, according to Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley. Hannah Grace Clayton, 20, Savanna Bryann Gooden, 18, Aliyah Kayanna Brunson, 20, Levon Justice …

Public Record
Public Record: Weekend, July 31-Aug. 2, 2021

Building Permits - Matthew S. and Heather A. Tickel, owners, BDS Construction, contractor, 3445 Furman Field Road, Rembert, 960 heated square feet and 840 unheated square feet, $83,000 (new dwelling, residential). - James D. Robin, owner and …

Meetings
Do you have an unwanted vehicle that you aren't sure what to do with?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles - even ones that don't run. …

Public Agenda: Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Today, 7:45 a.m., 10 E. Liberty St.
Public Agenda: Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. SUMTER COUNTY DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS BOARD CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS INC. INDEPENDENT LIVING …
Public Agenda: Weekend, Oct. 23-25, 2021

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. SUMTER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CITIZEN'S COMMUNITY RELATIONS ADVISORY BOARD Monday, 6 …

Public Agenda: Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Public Agenda: Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021

Public Agenda: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Public Agenda: Weekend, Oct. 16-18, 2021

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren …

Support Groups: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 …
Support Groups: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren …
Pets

London is a playful, friendly boy who is waiting for his forever family at Sumter SPCA

LEFT: London is a 3-month-old housebroken American shorthair. He is gentle, affectionate and friendly. London is great with other cats and children. HE enjoys chasing cat toys and playing with his siblings and kitten friends. He would make a perfect …

Looking for an active, fun dog? Meet Boy Boy at the Sumter SPCA

FAR LEFT: Boy Boy is a 5-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix. He is shy at first but is good with some other dogs and loves attention once he gets to know you. Boy Boy is active, playful and has a lot of fun energy but needs a home without small …

FYI
Evening Optimist Club accepting applications for annual Sumter Christmas Parade

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. The Evening Optimist Club is accepting applications for the annual Sumter Christmas Parade, tentatively scheduled for Sunday, …

Paxville Community Development Corp. offers youth development after school program
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. Seniors on the Move Program, offered by Paxville Community Development Corp., is held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Wednesday. …
Paxville Community Development offers several community programs
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. Seniors on the Move Program, offered by Paxville Community Development Corp., is held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Wednesday. …