Business
BizTalk: Detailed Weddings & Events is sure to make the big day stress free

A new business in Sumter is making hosting an event worry free with its various services and keen attention to detail. Owner Veronica Johnson, a 27-year military veteran, will host a grand opening for her new wedding and event planning business, …

BizTalk: Celebrity chef brings various cuisines to Sumter out of The Moody Foody food truck Sumter has a celebrity chef cooking and serving fresh, gourmet meals straight out of a mobile food truck. The smells of jerk chicken, Thai chili sauce and more cooking on the grill can't be missed as you walk up to The Moody Foody. Cooking up …
BizTalk: Brotha's vows to bring good food, service to Sumter Three Sumterites vow to bring good food, good service and a good time to Sumterites when they enter the front door of their new restaurant. Todd Damon, Kelvin Mitchell and Terriance House were surrounded by friends, family and community members …
Sumter Ruby Tuesday's demolished for incoming Habit Burger Currently surrounded by heavy machinery and rubble, the former Ruby Tuesday's is in a demolition process, making way for a new fast-food chain coming to Sumter. Ruby Tuesday's, 1135 Broad St., closed permanently in March 2020 amid the early …
BizTalk: Manning Chick-fil-A projected to hold grand opening in late summer Construction of a new Chick-fil-A in Clarendon County is underway. Chick-fil-A Manning posted on Facebook May 13 and 27 the progress of its new location in Manning near Interstate 95. "It will be our pleasure to serve you at our new restaurant …
Education
F.E. DuBose Career Center student named Work-Based Learning Student of the Year

Demonti Miller, a student at the F.E. DuBose Career Center in its Law Enforcement Services Program, was selected as the Work-Based Learning Student of the Year for the Santee Lynches Region which includes Sumter, Lee, Kershaw and Clarendon counties. …

Sumter School District trustees pass continuing resolution on budget Similar to any large-scale budget changes agreed upon by state or federal lawmakers, South Carolina's K-12 education-funding overhaul compromise reached last week has to go through a few hoops before districts can finalize their …
William Wright outlines first 100 days as Sumter School District's new superintendent When William Wright becomes Sumter School District's new superintendent on July 1, he will already have one board meeting under his belt. The superintendent-elect attended last week's trustees' meeting at R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy …
Sumter School District Superintendent Martin-Knox gets $50K in settlement agreement A separation agreement has been reached between outgoing Sumter School District Superintendent Penelope Martin-Knox and the school board. Martin-Knox will receive $50,000 as compensation for alleged damages to her reputation and future …
Sumter High Special Olympics athletes, unified partners bring home medals This past week, Sumter High School Special Olympics athletes and unified partners joined Team South Carolina in Orlando for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. These athletes and partners competed in the first-ever Interscholastic Unified Track …
Government
Sumter-raised Bruce, Rep. Matthews in U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday to face Tim Scott

A Sumter-raised candidate will face the District 117 representative in the runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Catherine Fleming Bruce, of Columbia, will face Rep. Krystle Matthews, Berkeley and Charleston counties' elected official, in the runoff …

Clarendon County Council fiscal year budget to give more money to public safety, county employee salaries Clarendon County Council has allocated more money for its public safety departments and increased county employee salaries and health insurance in the 2022-23 fiscal year. Council was presented in April with $23.9 million in revenues and $24.5 …
Sumter City Council passes fiscal year budget with $46M in general fund Another budget season has concluded for the City of Sumter government after council rounded up three final readings for the 2022-23 fiscal year budget on Tuesday. The first final reading pertained to amending the residential garbage collection …
Clarendon News

Bond denied for 4 arrested in fatal Summerton graduation party shooting

MANNING - The four men arrested in connection to the June 4 St. Paul shooting that left a 32-year-old mother of four dead and eight other individuals injured have been denied bond. Amontae Daevon …

Public Record
Meetings
Public Agenda: Weekend, June 25-27, 2022

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. SANTEE WATEREE RTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, June 27, 6 p.m., 129 S. Harvin St. For special accommodations, call …

Public Agenda: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. GREATER SUMTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Today, noon, chamber office SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING …
Public Agenda: Thursday, June 16, 2022
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. MANNING CITY COUNCIL Monday, June 20, 6:30 p.m., second floor of Manning City Hall, 29 W. Boyce St. SUMTER CITY …
Public Agenda: Friday, June 24, 2022

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. SANTEE WATEREE RTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, 6 p.m., 129 S. Harvin St. For special accommodations, call (803) …

Public Agenda: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Public Agenda: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Public Agenda: Weekend, June 18-20, 2022

Public Agenda: Friday, June 17, 2022

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

EDITOR'S NOTE: 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 p.m., 1 Warren …

Support Groups: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
EDITOR'S NOTE: 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 p.m., 1 Warren …
Support Groups: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
EDITOR'S NOTE: 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 p.m., 1 Warren …
Pets

Sumter SPCA's Rocky is an outgoing boy with a sweet disposition

LEFT: Rocky is a housebroken 1-year-old tricolored male Rottweiler mix. He is wonderful with children and other dogs. Rocky has a very sweet disposition and is an outgoing boy who is active, playful and affectionate. He would make a fun-loving …

Sumter SPCA's Squeaks is a playful and curious girl

FAR LEFT: Squeaks is a housebroken 8-week-old calico-and-white female American shorthair. She is a beautiful kitten who is an active, playful and curious girl. She is great with other kittens and children and enjoys playing with cat toys and …

FYI
Enjoy Bible study and a round of golf with Sumter's Christian Golfers' Association

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 Christian Golfers' Association (CGA) meets at 8 a.m. each Tuesday for Bible study. The group meets at …

Sumter Senior Services and RSVP of Sumter seek volunteers
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. Sumter Senior Services and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Sumter are seeking volunteers …
Sumter Senior Services and RSVP of Sumter seeking volunteers
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. Sumter Senior Services and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Sumter are seeking volunteers …