From the Administrator

2014 is nearly over.....


2014 is nearly over and it is a great time to reflect on the accomplishments in County Government.

Sumter County transitioned to a new audit firm, Webster-Rogers; the 2013 Audit review went relatively smoothly.  An “unqualified” opinion was offered, which in auditing terms is in good standing.  (The County’s 2014 Audit is expected by January 2015.)

The annual budget cycle went well which began in February and ended in June.  There was no tax millage increase in the County, City, or the School District.  The first time in over 30 years!

October in South Carolina


October in South Carolina….

is a nice month to be outdoors.  The October morning chill is a welcome relief to the hot days of summer.  The cool fall weather is also a reminder that it is time to go to the Election Polls.  I mentioned in my last blog about the importance of getting out and casting your vote on November 4, 2014, Election Day, again I encourage you to get out and vote.

Just Around the Corner......


Just Around the Corner…

In the upcoming November election, the citizens of Sumter County will have an opportunity to cast their votes on a selection of candidates for various offices.   Also, voters will be asked a very important question.

Dog days of summer!


The heat is on!  August in the South can bring some hot days, and the last few weeks have been true to the season.  The Sumter community has the heat during the day followed by our regions standard evening showers which cools down the temperature and beautifies our green community.

We have a budget!


We have a budget!

Yes, after five long months of preparation and deliberation, Sumter County has a balanced budget with no tax increase.  We have unofficially researched and believe this is the first time in more than 25 years that the Sumter City and County Governments, along with the Sumter School District, have not imposed a tax increase to the citizens.   This is great news for the property owners in our community.  I would like to publicly thank our Council for this vote and our staff for minimizing cost while maintaining quality services to our citizens.

The budget season is here!


The budget season is here!  Yes, it is that time of year again when local governments, all 46 counties within South Carolina, are sharpening their pencils to have a balanced budget for the Fiscal Year 2014-15.  Most budget years for South Carolina governments commence July 1 and conclude June 30.  On or before June 30 of every year County and City governments by law must pa

The heat has arrived......


The heat has arrived…..

May came with a heat wave, near record breaking temperatures has made it seem like summer has arrived.

Will spring arrive?


Will spring arrive?

Just when you think it is safe to wear your short sleeves, here comes another frost or even snow.  Hard to believe it is March in Sumter, and we are still experiencing cold weather. 

Spring is just around the corner.......


Spring is just around the corner, but not before a little southern snowfall.  I know the snow makes everyone appreciate the warm spring weather which will soon arrive.

The Holiday Season is Here............


Where has the year gone?  Spring, summer and fall are passed us with winter just around the corner.  Dry weather gives us time to repair our many County dirt roads but a little rain to hold down the dust is always nice.


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