Latest Sumter County News

Performing Arts for the Holidays


Performing Arts For The Holidays is an annual event sponsored by South Sumter Resource Center and Sumter County Community Development Corporation. PAFTH’s inaugural presentation was 2005 at the South Sumter Resource Center in an effort to showcase the talented young people that live in Sumter and surrounding area. Most of these immensely talented young people seldom have the opportunity to display their talent. PAFTH was created as an avenue for these talented youth to expose their offerings to the world.

Sumter County Elected Officials to be Sworn in


Sumter County Elected Officials will be Sworn In/Affirmed on Thursday, January 3, 2013 beginning promptly at 6:00 p.m. at Patriot Hall Auditorium on Haynesworth Street in Sumter, South Carolina. This event is free and open to the public.

Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights


Fantasy of Lights

horseshoeBeginning on December 1st every year at 6 p.m., one of the largest lighted displays in South Carolina will illuminate the world famous Swan Lake Iris Gardens! The Opening Ceremony is celebrating the 25th annual Fantasy of Lights and the 33rd Anniversary of the Floating Christmas Tree! The world famous 150 acre Swan Lake-Iris Gardens will illuminate with more than a million lights and 150 lighted figures!

Annual Report for the County


Dear Fellow Citizens:

Members of Sumter County Council and I are indeed pleased to present this report to you with the desire that it will provide a birds eye view of how your County Government is organized, the services it renders, and some of the plans we have for the future. Local governments are faced with numerous challenges and mandates that they must confront which impact citizens now and in the years ahead. As a leader in local initiatives for many years, Sumter County Government is now, and will continue to be, prepared to meet the tasks before it in an ingenious and gallant approach.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


Sumter County Council will sponsor its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 30, 2012, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Courthouse. The following schools will perform during this event:

Elementary School
Millwood (Stoddard)
Willow (Hodge)
Cherryvale (Palmer)
Wilder (Bettinger)
Lemira (Harris)

Middle School
Furman Middle (Beck)

High School
Lakewood/Crestwood (Johnson/Horton)


From the Administrator

Thoughts and Prayers... New!


Thoughts and Prayers….While Sumter County escaped the wrath of Hurricane Irma, our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been forever changed.

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