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    Fall Sports Registration begins Aug. 1, 2022

    Registration for Fall Sports 2022 begins Monday, Aug. 1.
    You can register online here: https://web1.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/scsumterctywt.wsc/splash.html

    All the forms you need are here: https://www.sumtercountysc.gov/departments/j_-_r/recreation_and_parks/recreation_forms.php

    Or you can register in person at Sumter County Recreation & Parks at 155 Haynsworth Street.
    This fall we are offering Girls Volleyball for 9U and 12U.
    Tackle and Flag Football for 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U.
    Softball and Baseball for 7-8 year olds, 9-10 year olds, and 11-12 year olds.
    Soccer for 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U.
    If you have questions, you can call Recreation & Parks at 803-436-2248

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    Registration begins for After School Enrichment Program

    July 25 2022 After School Enrichment Program flyer FINAL

    Public Notice: Hazard Mitigation Grant for Pinnacle Court Improvements

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    Sumter County Council's Aug. 9, 2022, meeting

    Sumter County Council’s Tuesday evening regular meeting lasted about a half hour as land use matters and more were discussed.
    Sumter City-County Planning Director Helen Roodman spoke first about a request to rezone 2.35 acres from a 29.12 acre-tract of land from Agriculture Conservation (AC) to Limited Commercial (LC). The applicant, Patrick James, wishes to move his funeral home business, she said. Councilman Charles Edens said he was opposed. First reading passed with Edens and Councilman Carlton Washington voting against it.
    County Attorney Johnathan Bryan spoke next about an ordinance to convey property at 645 Manning Avenue to the City of Sumter so it can be used for an Art Park.
    No one spoke during the Public Hearing and second reading was approved.
    Bryan spoke again about an ordinance to convey property at 538 South Sumter Street to the Sumter County Community Development Corporation. The property was given to Sumter County, he said.
    No one spoke during the Public Hearing and second reading was approved.
    Councilman Edens reported on an earlier Land Use Committee meeting during which information was given about flood maps from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Flood Mitigation Program’s Mapping Specialist, Jessica Artz. It was a good meeting, Edens said, and was to gain information. No action was taken.
    Clerk to Council Mary Blanding and County Administrator Gary Mixon both spoke to Council about the Summer Youth Employment and Mentoring Program, which had its closing ceremony on Aug. 8, 2022, at Patriot Hall. The students ranged from 14 to 17 years old and exhibited leadership skills and strong work ethics. Students worked part-time for 4 weeks in various County Government departments; students hailed from all over the county and all Districts were represented.
    Council Chairman James T. McCain Jr. noted he spoke to the students and found them very well behaved, attentive, and curious about local government.
    Mixon noted that Human Resources Director Keysa Rogers helmed the program and did a great job. The students were impressive, he said, and their parents should be proud.
    Rogers gave a brief synopsis of the program, which returned from a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic. She noted that students worked 16 hours a week and each Friday was a mentoring session. Students learned about their County Government and heard from representatives from USC-Sumter, Central Carolina Technical College and Morris College. Students also got a tour of the Sumter County Judicial Center and Summary Court and learned about how those courts work. Dr. Jessica Greene, a former participant in the program, spoke to the students, as did Kimberly Diamond and Santana Gee, who spread their message of positive affirmations and empowerment. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office also hosted the students, who learned about the various departments and careers in law enforcement.
    Mixon reported to Council that he’s been appointed by the President of the S.C. Senate to the S.C. Opioid Recovery Fund Board. The board’s function is to distribute funds won from a settlement with manufacturers of opiates.
    No one spoke during the Public Comments and the meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

    Martin leads Pledge of Allegiance before County Council meeting

    Aug 10 2022 Martin leads Pledge of Allegiance Sumter County Council 1

    Sumter Veteran Richard Martin led the Pledge of Allegiance Tuesday evening before County Council’s regular meeting.

    Martin served our Nation in the U.S. Marine Corps from June 1980 to April 2001. He lives in District 3, which is represented by Vice Chairman Jimmy Byrd.

    Thank you for your service, Mr. Martin. #SumterCountySC

    Sumter Veteran Richard Martin led the Pledge of Allegiance Tuesday evening before County Council’s regular meeting.

    Martin served our Nation in the U.S. Marine Corps from June 1980 to April 2001. He lives in District 3, which is represented by Vice Chairman Jimmy Byrd.

    Thank you for your service, Mr. Martin.
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    CDC: Anyone 5 years old and up is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine

    Jan 25 2021 Sumter First Responders vaccinated 4

    All South Carolinians 5 years old and up are eligible for the free Covid-19 vaccine.


    These are the locations in Sumter giving out vaccines:

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    Sumter County Health Department
    Pfizer, Moderna, Pfizer-Pediatrics
     105 North Magnolia Street 
    Sumter, SC 29150
     For more information:

    https://cvas.dhec.sc.gov/
     1-855-472-3432
    803-773-5511 

    Walgreens #11724
    Pfizer, Pfizer-Pediatrics
     201 N Lafayette Dr 
    Sumter, SC  29150
     For more information:
    http://www.walgreens.com/covid19vac

    Walgreens #9276
    Moderna
     1990 Mccrays Mill Rd 
    Sumter, SC  29150
     For more information:
    http://www.walgreens.com/covid19vac

    Tandem Health-Pike West
    Moderna, Pfizer-Pediatrics
     370 S Pike West 
    Sumter, SC 29150
     For more information:
    https://www.tandemhealthsc.org/covid-19-vaccine/

    Tandem Health-Lafayette
    Moderna
     1278 N Lafayette Dr 
    Sumter, SC 29150
     For more information:
    https://www.tandemhealthsc.org/covid-19-vaccine/

    CVS #4184
    Moderna
     1080 Alice Dr 
    Sumter, SC 29150
     For more information:
    http://www.cvs.com/
     800-746-7287

    Colonial Family Practice
    Moderna
     674 W. Liberty Street 
    Sumter, SC 29150
    For more information:
    803-773-5227

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    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control: https://scdhec.gov/covid19
    The DHEC Care Line is 1-855-472-3432

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    June 2022 edition of Gamecock County Gazette now available

    An online newsletter from Sumter County Government is available for free.
    Each month the Gamecock County Gazette will be delivered via e-mail, and for those who wish to receive a digital copy please send your e-mail address to jperry@sumtercountysc.org and our communications coordinator will add you to the list.
    To see the newsletter, click here


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