Government
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 …

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 …
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 …
Education
Sumter School District recognizes 2020-21 campus teachers of the year

In addition to recently honoring its three finalists for district teacher of the year for next school year, Sumter School District also recognized its 23 other campus teachers of the year. The list includes the following: Elementary …

CCTC creates new office from 2 departments Central Carolina Technical College has reorganized two college departments to create the Office of Institutional Advancement and External Relations. "These are exciting times when it comes to higher education, as constant changes are …
Walker Gamble Elementary in New Zion gets top honor NEW ZION - A small rural elementary school in Clarendon County has received top honors in the state. On Tuesday, Walker Gamble Elementary School was named one of only three 2020 Palmetto's Finest Schools. The South Carolina Association of School …
Business
New Spectrum store opens in Gateway Plaza in Sumter

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 …

JCPenney reopens in Sumter Mall; store has reduced hours, bankruptcy closures for retailer announced later 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 …
Love's Travel Stops opens location in Summerton SUMMERTON - There is a new reason to stop in Summerton.The nation's industry-leading travel stop network, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores, opened its more than 13,300-square-foot location off Interstate 95 in Summerton on Thursday. The store …
Clarendon News

Free COVID-19 mobile testing set for May 27 at Manning Junior High

MANNING — A free COVID-19 mobile testing clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 27 at Manning Junior High School, 1101 W.L. Hamilton Road. The free clinic is being hosted by McLeod …

Public Record
Public Record: Weekend, March 28-29, 2020

Marriage Licenses - Alain Cornelius Dewitt and Norma Maria Simoe De Torres Bandeira, both of Tarpon Springs, Florida - Edward Anthony Meyers Jr. and Patricia Marshall Geddings - Aspen Maurice Smith-Sadler of Rembert and Odesey Velencia …

Meetings
Support Groups: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; …

Public Agenda: Friday, May 29, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. SANTEE-LYNCHES REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday, noon, …

Public Agenda: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Public Agenda: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Public Agenda: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Public Agenda: Weekend, May 23-24, 2020

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; …

Support Groups: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; …
Support Groups: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and …
Pets

Flame is a pretty girl with an extremely sweet personality

LEFT: Flame is a housebroken 1-year-old dilute calico American shorthair. She has an extremely sweet personality. Flame is a friendly girl who is also active and playful. She loves to play with cat toys and be an occasional couch potato. The …

Jewel is a playful pup who would be great in a home with children

FAR LEFT: Jewel, 11 weeks old, is a German shepherd / hound mix. She loves to run and be active. She enjoys love and affection. Jewel is great with other dogs and loves to romp and play with them. She would also be wonderful in a home with …

FYI
Donate your unwanted vehicle to a worthy cause

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles - even …

Are you looking for community or civic groups to get involved in?
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. Marine Corps League 1202 meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the VFW, …
Are you interested in getting involved with a local group or club?
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. The Sumter County Veterans Association has cancelled the Memorial Day program scheduled for Monday, May …