Government
Pinewood elects Jack Spann as new mayor

It appears the Town of Pinewood knows who its next mayor will be. Jack Spann received 68 votes in Tuesday's special election for mayor, which was held after longtime mayor Sarah Mathis resigned earlier this summer. With only three write-in votes …

Pinewood special election to name new mayor A township in Sumter County will elect a new mayor next week, and the only candidate on the ticket is both a new and old face. The Town of Pinewood is holding a special election on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to fill its mayoral seat after longtime mayor …
SUMTER CITY COUNCIL: Palmetto Tennis Center Project contract approved A resolution approving the purchase of a contract with Hawkins and Kolb Construction was brought before Sumter City Council on Tuesday. The contract was made under the first phase of the Palmetto Tennis Center Project. Palmetto Tennis Center …
Education
Students learn about school's STEAM Lab

Wilson Hall third-grade students Kadacia Pepper, Marsha Kate Skey and Christian Knox cooperate on a class assignment. To promote collaboration and communication, develop problem-solving strategies and improve fine motor skills, students worked on a …

Darlington-Lee Adult Education Center will hold open house for the public Thursday afternoon FROM STAFF REPORTS The Darlington-Lee Adult Education Center, 123 College St. in Bishopville, is hosting an open house on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. DLCAE Site Manager Wanda Govan said the entire Lee County community is invited to attend. The …
Monthly reports before Sumter School Board Finance Committee on Tuesday Sumter school board's Finance Committee will hold its September monthly meeting on Tuesday morning at the district office. Area 4 Trustee and Finance Committee Chairman Johnny Hilton announced the meeting recently. District Chief Financial …
Business
Bouncer World SC moves to Broad Street

Bouncer World SC, a local company that rents out inflatable bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, games and other family entertainment experiences, is now working out of a new location. They are now at 334 Broad St. across from Southern …

Restaurant news: Food grades for Sept. 10-13 Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Sept. 10-13. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Bi-Lo #5417 Deli/Bakery, 2055 …
2nd Great Clips opens in Gateway Plaza in Sumter Another reasonably priced hair salon has opened in Sumter. Great Clips opened its second franchise in town last month in Gateway Plaza, according to salon employees and a news release. Gateway Plaza is across the street from Walmart at the …
Clarendon News

Briefs: Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Golf tourney at Wyboo course is on Saturday MANNING - Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center-Haven of Rest is hosting its first golf tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at Players Course at Wyboo, 1560 Players Course Drive. The tourney will …

Public Record
Public Record: Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2019

Marriage Licenses - Trenton Michael Hohenwarter and Amber Nicole Rushton - Chandler Blake Stinney and Jessica Rose Deshner - Kyle Dontae Jackson and Jessica Lane Robinson - Kenneth Nathan Moyd and Katherine McFadden Burgess - Grant …

Public Record: Aug. 10-11, 2019

Public Record: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Meetings
Public Agenda: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019

GREATER SUMTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Today, noon, chamber office SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 3 p.m., fourth floor, Sumter Opera House, Council Chambers

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 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, Sept. 11, 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, Sept. 4, 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

Jasper is a big, sweet lovebug

BELOW: Jasper, a gorgeous hound mix, is a good boy. He weighs 58 pounds and is 3-5 years old. This big lovebug is not too sure of his new surroundings at animal control. He enjoys his time out of the kennel walking and interacting with the …

Dayna is a sweet girl with adorable floppy ears

TOP: Dayna is a very sweet little lady. She weighs 36 pounds and is approximately 2 years old. Dayna is friendly to the other dogs at animal control and would enjoy having a fur brother or sister to play with. She is very affectionate and loving to …

FYI
Class reunions, after school care and more

Edmunds High School Class of 1954 will hold a 65th reunion on Sept. 24. For details, call (803) 469-0637 or (803) 469-3644. Sumter High School Class of 1989 will hold a 30-year class reunion Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-22. Information on events and …

FYI: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 7-8, 2019
Marine Corps League 1202 meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the VFW, 1925 Gion St. All present and former Marines are welcome. Call (803) 972-4555. American Legion Post 15 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month …
Have you served in the Marine Corps?
Marine Corps League 1202 meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the VFW, 1925 Gion St. All present and former Marines are welcome. Call (803) 972-4555. American Legion Post 15 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month …