Government
Sumter County enters litigation against opioid manufacturers

Sumter County has entered into an attorney-client agreement, along with 12 other counties, to bring a lawsuit against multiple pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies as the fight against the opioid crisis continues. There's an effort by the …

Sumter tiny house manufacturer, retailer requests rezoning Sumter County Council approved first reading of a rezoning request on Loring Mill Road that could lead to the development of a tiny house manufacturer and retailer and received an update on the county's audit process. The county started preparing …
Sumter City Council members sworn in Sumter City Council members Thomas Lowery, Ward 1; Calvin K. Hastie Sr., Ward 3; and Colin C. Davis, Ward 5, were sworn in to their positions during a ceremony at Sumter Opera House on Nov. 29 after the Nov. 6 election. Davis, in …
Education
Thomas Sumter Academy students serve community with holiday help, cheer

At Thomas Sumter Academy, there is more to learning than bricks, mortar and books. During this season, members of Thomas Sumter Academy's Middle School took time out of their busy schedule to visit several places in Sumter as a part of serving their …

Crestwood High School junior 1 of 2 in state chosen for United States Senate Youth Program Many high school juniors are still thinking about college applications, but one Crestwood High School third-year is already almost halfway through his associate degree and now has his sights set on a prestigious scholarship program that will land …
Wilson Hall students dissect crayfish as part of STEAM curriculum Seventh-grade Wilson Hall students Landon Gilley, Mackenzie Helms and Blake VanPatten dissect a cephalothorax, commonly known as a crayfish, in a lab science class taught by Sheri Singleton. For the …
Business
Massive $400B farm bill also legalizes growing hemp for industrial purposes

WASHINGTON - Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid that includes the legalizing cultivating industrial hemp. After …

Developing downtown Sumter: Sumter Item’s former publisher Hubert Osteen Jr. receives Gamecock City Society Award, proclamation from mayor for time on downtown board A man whose name has been in The Sumter Item's masthead for decades had a whole day named after him in Sumter on Tuesday, a day when he also was awarded the city's highest honor. Hubert D. Osteen Jr., who began working at the newspaper when he …
Restaurant news: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Nov. 30-Dec. 7. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Arby's #9, 1280 Broad St., …
Clarendon News

Manning students, The Baillie Players entertain crowds with 'A Christmas Carol'

MANNING - Students at Manning Primary School presented Oscar-worthy performances in Tuesday's "A Christmas Carol" that was held at Weldon Auditorium. Students from MPS and Manning Early Childhood …

Public Record
Public Record: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018

Marriage Licenses - Adam Lee Jalbert and Anne Kristin Baker - Christopher D. Osborne and Kathleen Deanna Gallishaw - Kyle Lydick and Vanessa Stanfield of Dalzell - Thomas Colton Shotwell and Olivia Christine Magee - Wallace Wilson and …

Public Record: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

Public Record: Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

Public Record: Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

Meetings
Support Groups: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 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 - …

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
TOWN OF LYNCHBURG PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 4 p.m., town hall SUMTER COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION / ELECTION COMMISSION Thursday, 5:30 p.m., registration / election office, 141 N. Main St.
Public Agenda: Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018

CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Monday, 6 p.m., district office, Summerton MANNING CITY COUNCIL Monday, 6:30 p.m., second floor of Manning City Hall, 29 W. Boyce St. LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Monday, 6:30 p.m., District …

Public Agenda: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Public Agenda: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Public Agenda: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Public Agenda: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 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 - …

Support Groups: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 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 - …
Support Groups: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 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

Toby is a sweet boy who loves attention

Toby is an 8-month-old hound / Labrador mix. He is an active, gentle and sweet boy who loves any kind of attention. Toby is great with other dogs, and he loves to run and play. The Sumter SPCA is …

Emma loves to be cuddled

Emma is a housebroken 1-year-old American shorthair. She is great with other cats and children. She is a super sweet, gentle and friendly girl who loves to be held and cuddled. Emma would make a wonderful companion and lap buddy. The Sumter …

FYI
Are you a single parent or know someone who is?

The Single Parent Institute meets from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Birnie HOPE Center. Meetings are open to teenage single parents, custodial and non-custodial single parents. You are welcome to bring your children as …

Make a difference by becoming a volunteer
Make-A-Wish South Carolina is seeking volunteers to help make wishes come true for children across the state. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. Interest webinars are offered at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. …
Are you a Purple Heart recipient?
The Purple Heart Chapter of Sumter is sponsoring a project to have all Purple Heart medal recipients inducted into the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor located in New York. An enrollment application must be completed by the medal recipient or …