From the Administrator

So many projects!!! New!


So many projects!!!

Spring is just around the corner and your County government is hitting full stride.

We are in the second year of the 2014 “Penny for Progress” Capital Penny Sales Tax Projects. Several of these projects have gone through the “design and engineering” phase and are “ready for the big stage”.

Winter-Winding Down? New!


Winter – Winding Down?

What an odd winter it has been this year in Sumter, South Carolina.  First we received the lions’ share of snow, about seven inches in different parts of the County, while the upstate known for light snows received none.  Next, we have already had, in Sumter County, sub 20o weather for days with highs only reading sub-freezing levels at 280.  Not our typical winter weather in Sumter for sure.  Global warming, is not here!

Happy Holidays! New!


Happy Holidays!

During this season of holiday spirit, I hope you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your family and friends.  Wishing everyone in the Sumter community much happiness and good health.

On behalf of the dedicated County employees of Sumter County, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

County update..... New!


County Update…

With our first fiscal quarter behind us, let me give a quick rundown of what your local County Government is currently working on in 2017

Standing Ready... New!


Standing Ready…..  

October is a pleasant time of year; cool mornings, fall color changes, and all of the other nice thoughts brought to mind by this time of year.  However, Sumter County, for the past three Octobers has been a very tough month.  In 2014, Sumter had an Ice Storm that hit the central part of our State from around Aiken through Sumter to around Marion, South Carolina; in 2015, Sumter experienced the “1000 Year Flood”; and in 2016, Hurricane Matthew came with a fury.

Thoughts and Prayers... New!


Thoughts and Prayers….While Sumter County escaped the wrath of Hurricane Irma, our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been forever changed.

The Sun may have blacked out but Sumter County continued to shine bright... New!


August 21, 2017, was a special day in Sumter County as all citizens and thousands of visitors enjoyed the spectacular totality of the 2017 Solar Eclipse.  The weather was perfect, even the clouds gave up their place for a clear sky hours before the Solar Eclipse at 2:43 p.m. eastern standard time.

Help is on the way....... New!


Help is on the way…

Sumter County Government has hired a new Animal Rescue Coordinator, Amy Frey.  Thank you to Sheriff Dennis along with the City of Sumter and Chief Roark for working with us to coordinate a new rescue program for Sumter County.

We have a budget!


We have a budget!

After three long months of meetings, some with staff, others with County Council and staff which includes extra budget workshops, we now have an approved balanced budget for Sumter County operations.  County Council at its regular meeting scheduled on June 13, 2017, approved third and final reading for Sumter County Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Ordinance #17-866 with revenues and expenditures in the General Fund of $51,394,154. 

Budget season winding down....


County Council must balance and approve the Fiscal Year 2017-18 operating budget by June 30, 2017.

Several meetings and considerable work has been accomplished by Council and staff to date on the proposed budget.  County Council has approved two readings on the budget ordinance, with a third and final reading approval scheduled for June 13, 2017.   The two budget readings include expenditure requests of $51,595,359, revenue of $51,492,664, and a shortfall of $102,695.   With this current shortfall, Council and staff will continue working to balance the budget. 


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