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Council, Sheriff recognize late sheriff Parnell New!


Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis and Sumter County Council honored the late Sheriff I. Byrd Parnell during its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

A legendary lawman, Sheriff Parnell served Sumter County from 1953-1981 and earned many distinctions and recognitions throughout his career, Dennis told Council, both statewide and nationally.

Members of Parnell’s family recently joined Dennis at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy as I.B. Parnell was unanimously chosen for the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame.

Basketball registration starts Oct. 23rd New!


Fall basketball season is upon us.

Please see PDF for details.

Job Listing New!

Sumter County is Presently Seeking: 
Athletic Director for the Recreation and Parks Department
Starting Salary: 
Starting Salary $30,000 (Negotiable - Depending on Qualification
Examples of Work Performed: : 


From the Administrator

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.

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