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    Spring soccer registration begins Jan. 2, 2019

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    Sumter County Recreation & Parks Department would like to announce that registration for spring soccer begins on Jan. 2, 2019. The coaches meeting is slated for Jan. 15 and the last day for registration is Jan. 17, 2019. Please see attached PDFs for more information.




    'Joyful Noise - A Gospel Celebration' choir competition slated for Feb. 9, 2019

    Joyful Noise SM Post - Calling Choirs

    Grinding of the Greens

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    Recycle Your Christmas Tree – Grinding of the Greens

    Sumter County and the City of Sumter are giving residents an opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees at the annual "Grinding of the Greens". Donated Christmas trees will be made into mulch. It gives residents a chance to be 'green' with their discarded trees.

    Before donating your tree to the “Grinding of the Greens”, please note the following: Only live Christmas trees will be accepted-no wreaths, garland, greenery or tree stands.  Please remove all tinsel, lights and decorations.

    You can donate your tree at the following locations:

    • County Recycling Centers: Rainaire Boulevard, Stamey Livestock Road, Cane Savannah Road, Pinewood Road, Queen Chapel Road, Bethel Church Road, Alligator Branch Road, Pleasant Grove Road  and Spencer Road
    • At the entrance to Dillon Park (off Frontage Road)
    • City residents may place their tree curbside. The city will collect the trees January 7th – 17th.

     On Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at Dillon Park, FREE MULCH made from Christmas trees will be distributed to residents on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to have some mulch, bring containers or bags, tools to pick it up and a way to haul it.  Even those who do not donate a tree can receive mulch.
    For more information on Grinding of the Greens, call Sumter County Public Works at 803-436-2241 or City of Sumter Public Services at 803-436-2558.   

    Sumter County Council's Dec. 11, 2018 meeting

    Sumter County Council Tuesday evening approved first reading of a request to rezone property on Loring Mill Road and also heard about a Community Development Block Grant recently awarded to the county.

    City-County Planning Director George McGregor told council members during the last council meeting of 2018 about a request to rezone a 1.48 acre parcel and a .74 acre parcel at 2110 and 2115 Loring Mill Road from Agricultural Conservation (AC) to Light-Industrial Warehouse (LI-W).

    Patriot Park Pavilion available for special events, weddings and more

    Sumter School District Superintendent Search Survey

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    Team Sumter working to raise funds for Tyndall AFB families displaced by Hurricane Michael

    Shaw Tyndall effort

    Planning Department revises Flood Hazard Information

    The Sumter City-County Planning Department, in accordance with National Flood Insurance Program regulation 65.7(b)(1), hereby gives notice of the City of Sumter and Sumter County’s intent to revise the flood hazard information, generally located between Second Mill Pond Dam and the Pocotaligo River. Specifically, the flood hazard information shall be revised along Green Swamp from a point approximately 1200 feet upstream of the Pocotaligo River to a point approximately 150 feet upstream of Second Mill Pond Dam.

    As a result of the revision, the floodway shall widen, the 1% annual chance water-surface elevations shall increase, and the 1% annual chance floodplain shall widen within the area of revision.

    Maps and detailed analysis of the revision can be reviewed at the Sumter City-County Planning Department Office at 12 W. Liberty Street, Suite C, Sumter, SC. Interested persons may call Helen Roodman at (803)-774-1636 for additional information.

    City-County Floodplain Information here

    Renovations at Sumter County Courthouse continue, please use side entrance

    Due to ongoing renovations at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 N. Main St., the entrances at the front and back are temporarily unavailable. If you need to utilize any offices in the Courthouse, please use the entrance on the right side of the building that faces Law Range. There are handicap accessible entrances on either side of these steps on the right side of the Courthouse, facing Law Range.

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    Job Readiness Training at South Sumter Resource Center

    Job Readiness Training is available at the South Sumter Resource Center at 337 Manning Avenue. This program is for 14 to 17-year-old high school students who want to earn while they learn. This paid training program provides career exposure -- there's only 20 slots available. Call 803-436-2276 or 803-774-3899
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