Patriot Park Pavilion celebrates opening with Chamber ribbon cutting
Members of Sumter County Council and Sumter County Government cut a ceremonial ribbon on Nov. 15, 2018, to officially open the new Patriot Park Pavilion.
The new facility will serve as headquarters for sports tournaments at Patriot Park while also serving as a venue for special events, weddings and meetings. There are also plans to use the facility as an outdoor classroom for students to gain hands-on lessons in biology and science.
Sumter County Council's Nov. 13, 2018, meeting
Sumter County Council Tuesday evening recognized a group of high school students taking part in the new Emerging Leaders program and passed third and final reading of a rezoning request for property on Thomas Sumter Highway among other matters.
Sumter County Administrator Gary Mixon introduced the Emerging Leaders during council’s regular meeting Tuesday evening and told council members he and City Manager Deron McCormick spoke to the class Tuesday morning.
Planning Department revises Flood Hazard Information
The Sumter City-County Planning Department, in accordance with National Flood Insurance Program regulation 65.7(b)(1), hereby gives notice of the City of Sumter and Sumter County’s intent to revise the flood hazard information, generally located between Second Mill Pond Dam and the Pocotaligo River. Specifically, the flood hazard information shall be revised along Green Swamp from a point approximately 1200 feet upstream of the Pocotaligo River to a point approximately 150 feet upstream of Second Mill Pond Dam.
As a result of the revision, the floodway shall widen, the 1% annual chance water-surface elevations shall increase, and the 1% annual chance floodplain shall widen within the area of revision.
Maps and detailed analysis of the revision can be reviewed at the Sumter City-County Planning Department Office at 12 W. Liberty Street, Suite C, Sumter, SC. Interested persons may call Helen Roodman at (803)-774-1636 for additional information.
City-County Floodplain Information here
Renovations at Sumter County Courthouse continue, please use side entrance
Due to ongoing renovations at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 N. Main St., the entrances at the front and back are temporarily unavailable. If you need to utilize any offices in the Courthouse, please use the entrance on the right side of the building that faces Law Range. There are handicap accessible entrances on either side of these steps on the right side of the Courthouse, facing Law Range.
Job Readiness Training at South Sumter Resource Center
Job Readiness Training is available at the South Sumter Resource Center at 337 Manning Avenue. This program is for 14 to 17-year-old high school students who want to earn while they learn. This paid training program provides career exposure -- there's only 20 slots available. Call 803-436-2276 or 803-774-3899