Government
Council talks land uses, food truck permits in city

Sumter City Council during its meeting on Tuesday took steps to preserve a man's business after a lengthy discussion about land uses and voted to encourage more food trucks to come to the city. Rezoning request for auto repair shop Reading: …

Sumter city budget passes with no tax hike Sumter City Council approved second and final reading of the city’s 2019 fiscal year budget. Balanced at $67,218,077, this the 11th consecutive budget without a millage increase, according …
Absentee voting for Republican runoff is open through Monday In-house absentee voting for the June 26 primary runoffs is open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be open weekdays through Monday only at the Sumter County Voter Registration and Elections Office, located on the first floor of the Sumter County …
Education
Campus Corner: June 24, 2018

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY CHARLESTON - The following local residents have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester at Charleston Southern University. - Sumter - Thomas Zackery Cook, David Christopher White, Deja Alease …

Former Millwood students awarded scholarships in honor of late teacher From left, Roman Childers, Brittany Griswold and Curtis McNeil are recipients of the Barry Leach Memorial Scholarship. Seventeen years ago, the faculty and staff at Millwood Elementary School established the Barry Leach Memorial …
Sumter School District names new CFO, principals at Lakewood, Willow Drive Sumter School District has two new school principals and a new chief financial officer, and a couple of them have Sumter connections. District spokeswoman Shelly Galloway released the administrative personnel information late Monday after it took …
Business
New Arby's opens on McCrays Mill Road in Sumter

Arby's shift manager Dalexus Dingle, left, hands customer Boyce Hodge his food order Wednesday during the new restaurant's first day of business at 1954 McCrays Mill Road. Stay tuned for more …

Lee County coatings business will add 20 jobs A metal-finish coatings business in Lee County is growing and expanding its operations. Carolina Metal Finishing, a leader in powder and custom metal finishing for industrial sprinkler heads and other fire protection service fixtures, will be …
New McCrays Mill Road Arby's opens Wednesday A new Arby's fast food restaurant will open on Wednesday on McCrays Mill Road. The Arby's - at 1954 McCrays Mill Road - will officially open at 10 a.m., according to Earl Wilson, franchisee and operator of the new eatery. Construction on the …
Clarendon News

49 Minutes Walking the Line remembers investigator, raises funds for foundation

MANNING - Devout husband, family man, mentor, friend, community servant and outstanding law enforcement officer were just a few of the monikers used to describe Investigator Holmes N. Smith Jr. following his death in the line of duty on Nov. 5, …

Public Record
Public Record: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Marriage Licenses - James Clinton Bradley Jr. and Adriana Leigh Van Wyk, both of Dalzell - Joel Edward Moore Jr. and Tajuana Davis - Steven Sylvester Boykin and Rachel Marie Massengale, both of Manning - Allen Joseph Hall and Sarah …

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Meetings
Public Agenda: Thursday, June 21, 2018

SUMTER COUNTY DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS BOARD CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS INC. INDEPENDENT LIVING INC. ABILITIES UNLIMITED INC. ADAPTIVE LIFESTYLES INC. MAGNOLIA MANOR INC. FIRST FLIGHT INC. Monday, June 25, noon, 750 Electric …

Public Agenda: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
TAX ACCOMMODATIONS ADVISORY BOARD Today, 3 p.m., Swan Lake Visitors Center SUMTER CITY COUNCIL Today, 5:30 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., fourth floor CLARENDON COUNTY PLANNING & PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Today, 6 p.m., …
Juneteenth celebration to be held Saturday
The Sumter Combat Veterans Group monthly meeting will be held at 10 a.m. today at 529 N. Wise Drive. Dinner is $5 per plate and will be served after the meeting. Dinner will consist of sausage dog with chili, coleslaw, chips and a drink or …
Public Agenda: Sunday, June 24, 2018

SUMTER COUNTY DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS BOARD CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS INC. INDEPENDENT LIVING INC. ABILITIES UNLIMITED INC. ADAPTIVE LIFESTYLES INC. MAGNOLIA MANOR INC. FIRST FLIGHT INC. Monday, noon, 750 Electric Drive. Call …

Public Agenda: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Public Agenda: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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

Chardonnay is a beautiful and curious girl

Chardonnay is a housebroken 7-week-old American short hair. She is great with children and other kittens. She loves to cuddle and is a curious little girl, who loves to explore, run and play. Chardonnay is quite beautiful and would make a …

Sitka loves everyone, will shower you with kisses

Sitka is a 6-month-old husky mix. He is a friendly, loving and affectionate boy, who loves everyone he meets including children and other dogs. He is active and playful and will shower you with kisses and love. Sitka would make an outstanding …

FYI
Camp Happy Days needs donations

Camp Happy Days is in need of donations of caps, T-shirts, sunscreen and funds. Held annually the first week in July, Camp Happy Days is a weeklong event helping hundreds of young cancer patients and their siblings spend time in an atmosphere of …

Make a difference by becoming a volunteer
Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospice is in need of volunteers. A volunteer application can be found online at www.palmettohealth.org/giving/volunteer-programs/homecare-and-hospicevolunteers. Volunteers are needed for both direct patient care and …
Are you a 1976 graduate of Manning High School?
Manning High School Class of 1976 will hold a 42nd class reunion Sept. 14-16. The theme is "Just Gets Better with Time." If you are interested in attending, contact us as soon as possible at swdavis22@yahoo.com, alcolupath@aol.com or (803) …