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Joint emergency response exercise slated for Patriot Park today

Mar
30
2017

A joint exercise slated for 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. will take place today at Patriot Park that simulates the response to a downed aircraft.


Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter County Emergency Management, Sumter County Emergency Medical Services, Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Sumter Fire Department, Sumter Police Department and Palmetto Health Tuomey will all take part in a simulated scenario involving a joint emergency response.

Dillon Park Walking Track to close for rebuild

Mar
29
2017

As part of an overall $2.75 million investment to renovate Dillon Park under the Penny for Progress, the Dillon Park Walking Track will be closed from April 2-23 for a total rebuild. It is slated to re-open on April 24.


Members of the public can enjoy walking tracks at Patriot Park (380 General Drive) or Palmetto Park (400 Theatre Drive) during this time as we work to improve Dillon Park to make it a better and more comprehensive recreational experience.

Sumter County Council round-up for March 28

Mar
29
2017

After some discussion and input from a property owner, Sumter County Council approved Tuesday evening second reading for a special exemption to potentially allow residential care use in districts zoned as Heavy Industrial.


City-County Planning Director George McGregor told council members during their regular meeting that his department doesn’t permit residential uses in districts designed to protect existing businesses as residential uses can often be incompatible. The Planning Commission, he said, doesn’t support adding the use to Heavy Industrial districts.

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Spoke too soon...

Mar
16
2017

Spoke too soon...


Well I did it again, I talked about the nice weather with 800 temperatures in February and now it is mid- March with 400 and 500 temperatures.  The Azalea blooms may not survive the next few weeks.  We even had ‘snow’ one morning!  We did not receive much accumulation but it sure was nice to see the big flakes falling. 

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