Sumter County officials quarrel about party lines on committees, decisions

Baten says he was unaware of decisions made by other council members, ‘kept in the dark’

BY SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 6/25/21

For months, Sumter County Council members have bantered amid the county's budget process, but tensions continue to rise within council chambers even after the fiscal year budget was passed.

Chairman Jim McCain began Tuesday's meeting with a …

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