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Sumter County Sheriff takes aggressive ‘zero-tolerance’ approach on litter

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis has declared a “zero tolerance” approach for people who litter in Sumter County.

“Our deputies will be on alert for anyone littering in Sumter County,” he said. “Officers will enforce litter laws and write citations to those individuals who do not take pride in our county. We are taking an aggressive approach.”

Fines for littering in South Carolina range from $200 to $500 for a first offense depending upon the amount of litter.

“We are serious about keeping Sumter County clean,” he said. “In addition to our detention center inmates, we also have several organizations and civic groups that adopt highways in Sumter County.  With their efforts, working in conjunction with law enforcement, we can and will enhance the beautification of Sumter County.”