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County taps Bishop as new EMA director

LIVINGSTON-Margaret Bishop was officially named the director of the Sumter County Emergency Management Agency during Monday’s Sumter County Commission meeting.

The commission agreed to write letters of support to the Office of Community Services and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Bishop also thanked the commission for the new computer and Internet connection at her office.

She asked the commission to consider giving the Red Cross of America a $3,000 donation to help them support victims in Sumter County.

James Mock presented the commission with the necessary tax abetment forms for the expansion of Mannington Wood. York Mayor Carolyn Gosa asked the commission to speed up the paving of Haze Road and to use the motor grader to help the City of York with the next phase in its SportsPlex design.

The Sumter County Rescue Squad was given the washing machine and the icemaker from the old Sumter County jail. County Road 13 and County Road 85 have been approved for paving thanks to the ecology study showing nothing.