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Council, Sheriff recognize late sheriff Parnell


Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis and Sumter County Council honored the late Sheriff I. Byrd Parnell during its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

A legendary lawman, Sheriff Parnell served Sumter County from 1953-1981 and earned many distinctions and recognitions throughout his career, Dennis told Council, both statewide and nationally.

Members of Parnell’s family recently joined Dennis at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy as I.B. Parnell was unanimously chosen for the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame.


From the Administrator

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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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