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County Council's Jan. 23 meeting


Sumter County Council on Tuesday, Jan. 23, passed first reading to revise a sign ordinance, heard a report from Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker and passed second reading of an ordinance to purchase automated flood gates for the dam at Second Mill Pond.

City-County Planning Director George McGregor told council members that the sign ordinance amendment would match the city’s language and “what it essentially does is increase the amount of allowable signage.” A presentation will be made at the next council meeting, he said.

Cultural Commission announces grant application deadline of Feb. 9


The Sumter County Cultural Commission is announcing a call for last round of 2017-18 applications for Sumter County artists, arts organizations and arts programming.

The grant funds are for activities and projects which start during April-June, 2018.

Grant applications can be picked at the Business Office of the Patriot Hall, 135 Haynsworth Street. Applications can also be requested via e-mail  Deadline for submitting applications is February 9, 2018, at 4 p.m.


From the Administrator

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!

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