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    Fall Sports Registration begins Aug. 1, 2022

    Registration for Fall Sports 2022 begins Monday, Aug. 1.
    You can register online here: https://web1.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/scsumterctywt.wsc/splash.html

    All the forms you need are here: https://www.sumtercountysc.gov/departments/j_-_r/recreation_and_parks/recreation_forms.php

    Or you can register in person at Sumter County Recreation & Parks at 155 Haynsworth Street.
    This fall we are offering Girls Volleyball for 9U and 12U.
    Tackle and Flag Football for 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U.
    Softball and Baseball for 7-8 year olds, 9-10 year olds, and 11-12 year olds.
    Soccer for 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U.
    If you have questions, you can call Recreation & Parks at 803-436-2248

    July 29 2022 Baseball dates

    July 29 2022 Football dates

    July 29 2022 Soccer dates

    July 29 2022 Softball dates

    July 29 2022 Volleyball dates

    Registration begins for After School Enrichment Program

    July 25 2022 After School Enrichment Program flyer FINAL

    Public Notice: Hazard Mitigation Grant for Pinnacle Court Improvements

    June 10 2022 Pinnacle Court Storm Water Improvements 1

    June 10 2022 Pinnacle Court Storm Water Improvements 2

    June 10 2022 Pinnacle Court Storm Water Improvements 3

    Sumter County Council's July 26, 2022, meeting

    Sumter County Council Tuesday evening denied a rezoning request during its regular meeting.
    City-County Zoning Administrator Jeff Derwort spoke first about a request from Kaylei Prevard to rezone 6 acres of land at 1651 North Kings Highway from Residential-15 (R-15) to Agricultural Conservation (AC).
    Prevard wants to put a mobile home on the property and conduct farming operations on a limited scale, Derwort told Council.
    Ten of her neighbors spoke against the request, citing concerns about property values and the impact of agriculture.
    Councilman Carlton Washington, who represents District 1, noted the property in question is just outside his District.
    Several members of council voiced concerns and ultimately, Councilman Artie Baker made a motion to deny the request.
    Second reading was denied.
    Sumter County Attorney Johnathan Bryan spoke next about an ordinance to convey property at 645 Manning Avenue to the City of Sumter.
    First reading was approved.
    Bryan then spoke about an ordinance to convey property at 638 South Sumter Street to the Sumter County Community Development Corporation.
    The CDC wants to continue its mission of providing housing for those with low to moderate incomes.
    First reading was approved.
    Vice Chairman Jimmy Byrd then reported on an earlier Internal Affairs Committee meeting, during which 12 people were recommended for re-appointments to several boards and commissions. Full Council approved the re-appointments.
    Councilman Washington reported on an earlier Public Safety Meeting during which several matters were discussed. Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis and Chief Deputy Hampton Gardner were present for the Committee meeting and the issue of cars speeding near a business in the 2100 block of S.C. 261 South will likely see increased patrols in that area. Washington also said residents near that business raised concerns about the dumpsters being emptied during early morning hours as well as possible fencing around the business. Another discussion held involved fireworks as a safety issue in Sumter County neighborhoods as well creating too much noise for residents.
    An Executive Session was held and council members received a legal briefing, he said, and no action was taken.
    Washington also reported on a National Association of Counties (NACo) conference he attended, and one the discussions involved federal money for infrastructure and roads.
    Councilman Eugene Baten advocated for Veterans.
    During the Public Comments, one resident raised concerns about the rezoning request on North Kings Highway and another person raised concerns about law enforcement related issues.
    The meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.


    Scott leads Pledge of Allegiance before County Council meeting

    July 27 2022 Veteran Scott leads Pledge of Allegiance Sumter County Council 2

    Sumter Veteran David Scott led the Pledge of Allegiance Tuesday evening before County Council’s regular meeting.

    Scott served our Nation in the U.S. Air Force from August 1972 to August 1992.

    He resides in District 2, which is represented by Councilman Artie Baker.

    Thank you for your service, Mr. Scott. 

    July 27 2022 Veteran Scott leads Pledge of Allegiance Sumter County Council 3

    July 27 2022 Veteran Scott leads Pledge of Allegiance Sumter County Council 1




    CDC: Anyone 5 years old and up is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine

    Jan 25 2021 Sumter First Responders vaccinated 4

    All South Carolinians 5 years old and up are eligible for the free Covid-19 vaccine.

    These are the locations in Sumter giving out vaccines:

    Sumter County Health Department
    Pfizer, Moderna, Pfizer-Pediatrics
     105 North Magnolia Street 
    Sumter, SC 29150
     For more information:


    Walgreens #11724
    Pfizer, Pfizer-Pediatrics
     201 N Lafayette Dr 
    Sumter, SC  29150
     For more information:

    Walgreens #9276
     1990 Mccrays Mill Rd 
    Sumter, SC  29150
     For more information:

    Tandem Health-Pike West
    Moderna, Pfizer-Pediatrics
     370 S Pike West 
    Sumter, SC 29150
     For more information:

    Tandem Health-Lafayette
     1278 N Lafayette Dr 
    Sumter, SC 29150
     For more information:

    CVS #4184
     1080 Alice Dr 
    Sumter, SC 29150
     For more information:

    Colonial Family Practice
     674 W. Liberty Street 
    Sumter, SC 29150
    For more information:

    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control: https://scdhec.gov/covid19
    The DHEC Care Line is 1-855-472-3432

    Jan 25 2021 Sumter First Responders vaccinated 5

    June 2022 edition of Gamecock County Gazette now available

    An online newsletter from Sumter County Government is available for free.
    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

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