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    Sumter's new football hub at Dillon Park unveiled

    Sept 19 2019 Dillon Park Penny for Progress ribbon cutting 1

    A new football hub in Sumter is ready for the season.

    With help from the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce and City of Sumter officials, a ceremonial ribbon was cut on Dillon Park’s new football facility Thursday morning.

    As part of the Penny for Progress, Dillon Park got a new exercise track and playground equipment in the spring of 2017. And with a Sumter County Recreation & Parks Football Jamboree slated for Saturday morning, families can now enjoy three new football fields, thanks to the Capital Penny Sales Tax.

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    Detour planned for North Main Street as Lafayette Diamond construction continues

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    Temporary road closures are coming to North Main Street just before the U.S. 378 bypass bridge during weekend road construction.

    Road closures will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 and last until to 6 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23.

    During these times, North Main Street will be closed from North Lafayette Drive at West Moore Street and East Moore Street to North Pike West and Strange Street. The intersection of North Main Street and Poulas Street will be closed, as will the intersections of South Pike East and South Pike West at North Main Street.

    Traffic traveling along U.S. 378 will not be affected by any of these closures.

    Traffic will be directed to detour along East Calhoun Street to U.S. 401, then on to S.C. 81 (East Brewington Road) and back to North Main Street.

    Motorists are asked to avoid this section of North Main Street if possible during these temporary closures. Signage will be in place to show the detour route.

    Sumter County Government, the S.C. Department of Transportation and the Palmetto Corporation are working to improve traffic flow in this area as part of the County’s Capital Penny Sales Tax, also known as the Penny for Progress.



    Sumter American Legion Fair slated for Sept. 24-29

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    The fun begins at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24th as the annual Sumter County Fair presented by American Legion Post 15 gets underway.

    From Tuesday to Friday, Sept. 26th, the gates open at 4 p.m., all exhibits are on display until 10 p.m. and the midway closes at midnight.

    On Saturday, Sept. 28, gates open at 10 a.m. and exhibits are on display until 9 p.m. The midway will close at midnight. On the last day, Sunday, Sept. 29th, gates open at noon and the midway closes at 9 p.m.

    Advance gate admission, all ages, is $5 and advance ride all day passes are $20. The last day for advance ticket purchases is Monday, Sept. 23rd.

    When the fair begins, ages 1 to 5-years-old get in for free. For ages 6 to 64-years-old, admission is $8. For military and dependents with ID, admission is $5 and ride all day passes are $25.

    On the opening day, admission is $5. Senior citizens pay $5 admission all week long and military appreciation all week long is $5 for active duty or retired military dependents with ID. And on Saturday, Sept. 28th, the early bird special from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. is $5 admission.

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    Sumter County Government launches online newsletter

    A new online newsletter from Sumter County Government is now available.
    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

    Several County departments now located at Courthouse, County Council will meet there as well

    Sumter County Courthouse Aug 29 2019 

    As there is an ongoing renovation of the Administration Building at 13 East Canal Street, several Sumter County departments have moved to the Sumter County Courthouse at 141 North Main Street.

    Fiscal Affairs, Human Resources, Purchasing and the Administration Departments are now located in the Sumter County Courthouse.

    Sumter County Council will now meet on the third floor of the Courthouse at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, with the next meeting scheduled for Sept. 10. #SumterCountySC

    Sumter 2040 Draft Comprehensive Plan available for review

    2019-08-08 Sumter 2040 Draft Comprehensive Plan Available for Public Review_

    Assessor, Auditor and Treasurer's Offices located in Magnolia Place

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    The Sumter County Auditor, Assessor and Treasurer's offices are located at 20 North Magnolia Street, now known as Magnolia Place. It is across the street from the Health Department and behind Wendy's. Handicapped parking is available in front of the building, and there's a ramp into the building.
    Normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.