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    Sumter County Council Aug. 13, 2019, meeting

    Sumter County Council formally recognized Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis on his recent election as president of the South Carolina Sheriff’s Association.

    Dennis received a gift during Council’s regular meeting Tuesday evening from Chairman James T. McCain Jr. on behalf of all members of Council.


    Sumter City-County Planning Director George McGregor spoke to members of Council about a request from Mayester Capers to rezone three parcels of land totaling 2.12 acres from Agricultural Conservation (AC) to General Commercial (GC) for future commercial uses. McGregor said the Planning Commission and Planning Department staff recommended denial. There was discussion among Council members about the Comprehensive Plan and future uses of the property.

    First reading passed; Councilman Charles Edens voted nay.

    McGregor then spoke about a request to rezone .8 acre at 828 Bethel Church Road from Residential 15 (R-15) to General Commercial (GC). Nothing has changed since second reading, he said.

    Third reading passed.

    Detour planned for North Main Street as Lafayette Diamond construction continues

    Temporary road closures are coming to North Main Street just before the U.S. 378 bypass bridge during weekend road construction.

    Road closures will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 and last until to 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19. Closures will resume the following weekend from 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 to 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26.

    During these times, North Main Street will be closed from North Lafayette Drive at West Moore Street and East Moore Street to North Pike West and Strange Street. The intersection of North Main Street and Poulas Street will be closed, as will the intersections of South Pike East and South Pike West at North Main Street.

    Traffic traveling along U.S. 378 will not be affected by any of these closures.

    Traffic will be directed to detour along East Calhoun Street to U.S. 401, then on to S.C. 81 (East Brewington Road) and back to North Main Street.

    Motorists are asked to avoid this section of North Main Street if possible during these temporary closures. Signage will be in place to show the detour route.

    Sumter County Government, the S.C. Department of Transportation and the Palmetto Corporation are working to improve traffic flow in this area as part of the County’s Capital Penny Sales Tax, also known as the Penny for Progress.


    Red carpet at Patriot Hall for Sumter World Series Champs

    Aug 9 2019 Sumter County file art Champs

    The red carpet was rolled out Thursday evening at Patriot Hall for Sumter’s newly crowned World Series Champions.

    A team of 13-year-old All-Stars from Sumter won the Dixie Junior Boys World Series Baseball Tournament in Aiken on Aug. 7, 2019, after besting Louisiana 8-2.

    Sumter County Recreation & Parks Athletic Director Ryan Graham told the crowd on Thursday he appreciated the team of All-Stars and his personal experience of watching them compete at the highest level.

    Aug 9 2019 Sumter Junior Dixie Boys World Series Champs at Patriot Hall 1

    Sumter 2040 Draft Comprehensive Plan available for review

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    Sumter Junior Golf Foundation wraps up Summer Golf Camp at Crystal Lakes Golf Course

    Assessor, Auditor and Treasurer's Offices located in Magnolia Place

    Aug 1 2019 Sumter County file art Magnolia Place 2

    The Sumter County Auditor, Assessor and Treasurer's offices are located at 20 North Magnolia Street, now known as Magnolia Place. It is across the street from the Health Department and behind Wendy's. Handicapped parking is available in front of the building, and there's a ramp into the building.
    Normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.