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Expect traffic slowdown as project begins for Wilson Hall Road, Carter Road traffic light, other improvements

Sumter residents should expect traffic slowdowns at the Wilson Hall Road and Carter Road intersection as the Penny for Progress intersection improvement project is officially underway. According … more

No public input received during 1st Sumter city budget hearing

All our coronavirus coverage is free to the public. It’s the right thing to do as a public service to our community. If you find this article helpful or informative and want to support our … more

What your government is doing: Sumter City Council follows governor's guidelines for reopening; budget continues drafting process

Sumter City Council passed another emergency ordinance Tuesday following Gov. Henry McMaster's order on Monday that opted to slowly reopen businesses in the state. An emergency ordinance that was enacted on April 7 declared and urged health and … more

Election 2020 -- Candidate Q&A: Sumter County Council District 5

This year's race for the Sumter County Council District 5 seat features two people: the incumbent, Councilwoman Vivian Fleming-McGhaney, and the challenger, Kenny Rose, a former educator and active … more

What your government is doing: Sumter County Council meetings, council workings to remain online

Sumter County Council held a virtual council meeting on Tuesday and amended the Sumter County Code of Ordinances so it will be able to work remotely without having to pass an emergency ordinance. In March, council passed an emergency ordinance … more

City of Sumter presents 1st draft of budget with possible COVID-19 impacts looming

All our coronavirus coverage is free to the public. It’s the right thing to do as a public service to our community. If you find this article helpful or informative and want to support our … more

State announces 12 deaths Wednesday as Santee Cooper roadblock stops SC Legislature spending plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Legislature's attempt to meet as quickly as possible Wednesday to assure the state can keep operating while they stay out of session and safe from the … more

Sumter will be under curfew following 'home or work' order to slow virus' spread

Getting used to the new normal in a digitally advanced world, Sumter City Council held its first Zoom council meeting on Tuesday in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. During the council meeting, the council members reviewed two emergency … more

City of Sumter to go under nightly curfew following state 'home or work' order

Getting used to the new normal in a digitally advanced world, Sumter City Council held its first Zoom council meeting on Tuesday in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. During the council … more

Some Democrats say SC Legislature meeting is unsafe

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are coming back to the Statehouse for a day next week, but not everyone is happy the Republican dominated House and Senate will be in session as … more

S.C. license, tag, ID expiration dates extended through July

The S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles issued new guidelines for county law enforcement agencies in response to ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. According to the guidelines from … more

South Carolina expert addresses legality of live-streamed government meetings according to FOIA

As the coronavirus pushes everyone into isolation more and more, disrupting daily routines, local government still has meetings, public concerns and community projects to attend to. In this day and age of innovation and technology, many public … more

What your government is doing: Sumter County Council emergency ordinance moves government, council dealings online during virus shutdowns

Sumter County Council members sat about six feet apart from one another as they practiced social distancing with a live-streamed viewing of its Tuesday meeting. Council members asked that only those directly affected by agenda items attend the … more

Legislators: More funding to fight virus may have to come from state's $1.8B surplus

A Sumter lawmaker said recently approved emergency funding should be able to help state health officials for the next two weeks to a month, but he thinks more funding will be needed if COVID-19 continues to spread. "There's probably going to be … more

COVID-19 updates: Sumter playgrounds to close; Recycling no longer sorted at curb; County Council meeting to be streamed live

All City of Sumter and Sumter County playground equipment at all parks is being closed because it has not been sanitized. According to city officials, parks will remain open, but residents are asked … more

Filing for all Nov. 3 partisan elections closes March 30

It may seem there is nothing else happening in the world other than the coronavirus, but filing remains open for upcoming local and statewide elections. Filing opened on March 16 for 19 political offices that affect Sumter County and additional … more

New state aging director was inspired by grandmother in Sumter

She may be working at a different place with a different title, but she has the same goals and passion in providing essential services and love for South Carolina's seniors. Connie Munn, former health and human services director at the … more

Sumter County Council: Deputies will get raise in next budget

After missing the last Sumter County Council meeting because a colleague was killed in the line of duty, Sumter County Sheriff's Office deputies returned to the biweekly meeting to continue advocating for a salary increase. Cpl. Andrew Gillette, … more

What your government is doing: Sumter City Council to review additional penalties for prohibited signs ordinance

A proposed ordinance would penalize people for not removing prohibited signs in the city limits. The amendment to zoning and development standards would provide for an additional offense and penalty. Violations would be deemed a misdemeanor, with … more

What your government is doing: Sumter City Council - Property transfers for indoor gun range, gas station, school playground approved

Annexations for Sumter's very own indoor gun range and a new gas station were approved Tuesday during Sumter City Council's meeting. The first was an ordinance to annex more than 5 acres at 1410 and 1420 U.S. 15 into the city. Applicant … more
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