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    Free workshop on August 7 at South Sumter Resource Center

    Farm and Landowner Workshop SSRC July 18 2019Farm and Landowner Workshop SSRC July 18 2019

    Filing for Mayoral race and Town Council in Mayesville opens on Aug. 5, 2019, closes Aug. 19, 2019

     If you’re interested in running for Mayor of Mayesville, or serving on Town Council, filing for office opens at noon on Aug. 5, 2019, according to Pat Jefferson, Sumter County Director of Voter Registration and Elections.

    Filing fee for Mayor is $100 and the filing fee for Town Council is $50.

    The filing period ends at noon on Aug. 19, 2019, and the General Election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.

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    Council approves two first readings for rezoning requests

    Sumter County Council approved first reading of two rezoning requests during its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

    Sumter City-County Planning Director George McGregor spoke to council members about a request from Burke Watson Jr. to rezone a portion of 828 Bethel Church Road so that .8 acre of a 2.33 acre parcel is changed from Residential-15 (R-15) to General Commercial (GC).

    The parcel is split-zoned, which is common for highway corridors, and has had two businesses on it for quite some time, he said. The Land Use Plan calls for business development. The request is consistent with the 2030 Comprehensive Plan and the Planning Commission recommended approval, he said.

    First reading passed unanimously.

    McGregor spoke next about a request from Trotty McCarty to rezone five parcels in the 3800 and 3900 block of Camden Highway from Agricultural Conservation (AC) to Limited Commercial (LC).

    The request is to make the land uses conform, McGregor said, and for future uses. There are only certain uses that are able to go there, he said, noting the Military Protection District prefers commercial uses as opposed to residential uses.

    Planning staff and the Planning Commission both recommended approval, he said, and first reading passed unanimously.

    Councilman Artie Baker gave a report on an earlier Public Works and Solid Waste Committee meeting, which saw the approval of allocating $16,138 toward repairing railroad ties at Live Oak Industrial Park. Full council voted unanimous approval on that measure.

    Council member Vivian Fleming-McGhaney spoke briefly about a Technology and Personnel Committee meeting earlier. She said during the meeting, the item of discussion was a healthcare services card that offers discounts to residents of Sumter County. The committee voted to approve and full council voted unanimous approval as well. (NOTE: Assistant County Administrator Lorraine Dennis said Wednesday more information about this program is forthcoming in the very near future and will be made available to the general public.)

    Councilman Eugene Baten briefly discussed serving as a panelist for a meeting about R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy and its future. McGhaney said she also served as a panelist.

    During the Public Comment portion of the meeting, Sumter County Human Resources Director Keysa Rogers noted that two students from the county’s Summer Youth Employment and Mentoring Program were in attendance. A total of 38 students are participating the program, she said.

    Willa Pembleton voiced her desire to hold a town hall meeting and voiced concerns about how the public is notified about pending land use matters before council.

    The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

    Filing for Pinewood mayoral race opens July 12, closes July 26

    July 8 2019 Pinewood Mayoral filing announcement

    Soccer registration begins on July 22

    2019 FALL YOUTH SOCCER DATES (002)March 19 2018 Sumter County Recreation Soccer at Patriot Park 28

    Summer Camp at Shiloh Community Center from July 15 to Aug 9

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    Sumter Junior Golf Foundation's summer camp underway at Crystal Lakes

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    Sumter Junior Golf Foundation’s 2019 Summer Camp is underway at Crystal Lakes Golf Course in Sumter, S.C.

    With four different one-week sessions, junior golfers are learning the fundamentals of the game while also getting lessons in rules and etiquette.

    Designed for ages 8-17, the camp is in its second week and will have two more sessions: Week 3 is from July 8-12 and Week 4 will be held July 22-26. Campers may attend more than one session and cost is $65/per child per week.

    Participants will receive the use of all necessary golf equipment, US Kids Golf Book, individual and group instruction, access to driving range and practice putting green as well the 18-holes of Crystal Lakes Golf Course. Camp sessions are from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the SJGF at (803) 773-2171.

    The number for Crystal Lakes Golf Course is (803) 775-1905.

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    Football registration kicks off July 22

    Football Date Sheets 2019

    Recreation Department offers Summer Enrichment Program

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    Auditor, Assessor and Treasurer's Offices located in old Item building at 20 North Magnolia Street

    Magnolia Place Jan 2019

    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.