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Sumter County Emergency Management Director shares tips on storm preparedness


The height of the hurricane season is upon us, and many folks remember how the last two falls seasons have been in Sumter County.

Last year we saw Hurricane Matthew knock down trees and power lines and the year before was a deluge of rain and flooding that devastated large portions of the state.

Sumter County Emergency Management Director Erik Hayes wants folks to be prepared for any storms that may hit us, and as September is National Preparedness Month, it’s prudent to take stock of your plan in the event of a natural disaster.

Congressman Clyburn to deliver Constitution Day lecture at USC-Sumter


Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn will present the annual Constitution Day lecture at USC-Sumter on Sept. 19.

Grandparents walk slated for Sept. 9


Sumter County Active Lifestyles wants to celebrate National Grandparents Day with some physical fitness and fun on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Patriot Park.

From 9 to 11 a.m., take a walk with your grandparent to help maintain a physically active lifestyle. For more information, see flyer. Details: 803-469-6509.




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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