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Palmetto Tennis Center Named One of 24 Tennis Facilities Honored Excellence as a 2018 USTA Facility Award Winner 

Friday, August 3, 2018 11:41:00 AM Categories: award palmetto tennis center recreation tennis tourism USTA
The USTA today announced that the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, S.C., is one of 24 winners in the 37th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which ... read more

SCDOT Media Advisory for Alice Drive Area 

Work will begin August 6, 2018.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 11:29:00 AM Categories: roads SCDOT transportation
SC DOT Media Advisory: The South Carolina Department of Transportation and C. R. Jackson will begin construction on Alice Drive in Sumter on August... read more

Excellence on Main Street Award 

Outstanding New Construction Project
Posted by City of Sumter Monday, July 23, 2018 8:37:00 AM Categories: award Main Street masc parking
City of Sumter Receives Excellence on Main Street Award at the 2018 Annual MASC Meeting, held in July in Hilton Head Island. Excerpt... read more

SCDOT Releases Improvement Programs for Sumter SC 

Posted by City of Sumter Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:52:00 AM Categories: roads SCDOT transportation
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Planning Department Invites Input From the Public on Comprehensive Plan 

​Sumter 2040 Survey Open Through September 30
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:23:00 PM Categories: comprehensive plan development planning survey
SUMTER, SC (June 15, 2018) – The Sumter City-County Planning Department, in advance of the Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Plan Process, has developed a... read more

Sumter Named One of the "Most Livable" Cities in America 

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2018 City Livability Award Winners at 86th Annual Meeting in Boston
Sunday, June 10, 2018 7:09:00 PM Categories: award downtown sumter education Mayor sumter opera house uscom
Sumter, SC (June 9, 2018) — The City of Sumter's Youth Education Scholarship (YES) program at the Sumter Opera House has been awarded an Outstanding... read more

Sumter County Museum Opens Jewish History Center 

Public invited to special opening events on June 2nd
Monday, May 14, 2018 3:32:00 PM Categories: arts Hampton Park historic history museum tourism
Sumter, SC- The Sumter County Museum and Temple Sinai are excited to announce the opening of Temple Sinai Jewish History Center (TSJHC) located at 11 ... read more

Iris (Level 3) Junior Championship 

Extended Registration Deadline - Wednesday at Noon
Posted by City of Sumter Tuesday, May 1, 2018 9:01:00 AM Categories: palmetto tennis center recreation registration tennis
Sumter, S.C. – Palmetto Tennis Center, one of the finest tennis facilities in the South, will host the 2018 Iris Junior Championships, a State Level... read more

Arbor Day Foundation Names Sumter 2017 Tree City USA 

Posted by City of Sumter Friday, April 13, 2018 1:48:00 PM Categories: Green park proclamation Tree City USA
Sumter, SC was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Sumter ... read more

Downtown Sumter Awarded Community Pride Grant 

Public Assistance is Needed to Accomplish the Goal
Posted by City of Sumter Monday, March 19, 2018 9:28:00 AM Categories: award Central Business District downtown sumter Litter trash
Sumter, SC (March 19, 2018) – PalmettoPride® has awarded Downtown Sumter a 2018 Community Pride Grant in the amount of $5,000, which will be used to... read more
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