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    To the Lee County Chamber of Commerce

     

    Our mission is to advocate for and represent our member’s interests, along with the community. We provide an environment that helps our members prosper and succeed through a proactive working partnership with government and community organizations in order to achieve a healthy local economy and quality of life.

    Our vision is to promote our member businesses and deliver valuable resources while building a culture that promotes their ongoing success.  

     We are located at 102 N Main Street in downtown Bishopville, in the Woodward Memorial Library building.  The Chamber office hours are Mon-Fri from 10:00am-2:00pm.

    Email us at LeeCountyChamber@outlook.com or call us at 803-483-2800 if you have any questions regarding membership, events or sponsor opportunities. Thank you for your support!

     

  • COVID-19 Resources

     

    Please check back regularly.  This list will evolve as we get more information.

  • Information From County Administration Information From County Administration

    06APRIL2020

    Press Release from Lee County Government

    COVID19/Coronavirus Emergency

    Update for April 6, 2020

    Confirmed Cases of COVID 19/Coronavirus in Lee County as of today- 18

    Confirmed Deaths from COVID 19/Coronavirus in Lee County as of today- 2

    Lee County has received confirmation of one new case of COVID 19/Coronavirus in the county today, April 6, 2020; this brings the total for confirmed cases in the county to 18. DHEC is reporting SC has a total of 183 new cases statewide for today, which brings the total number of cases to 2232 in SC. The counties in our area have the following numbers of confirmed cases of COVID 19/Coronavirus as of today:

    Kershaw- 152, Sumter- 90, Clarendon- 58, Florence- 39, Darlington- 27, Lee- 18

     

    The Governor’s Office has issued two executive orders regarding the closing of non-essential businesses to help slow the spread of the COVID 19/Coronavirus. Below is a list of the business types or categories ordered to close.

    The Following businesses were ordered to close from April 1-April 15, 2020 by the Governor:

    Close-contact service providers as follows:

    • Barber shops
    • Hair salons
    • Waxing salons
    • Nail salons
    • Spas
    • Body art facilities
    • Tattoo parlors
    • Tanning salons
    • Massage therapy

     

    Entertainment venues and facilities as follows:

    • Bowling alleys
    • Night clubs
    • Arcades
    • Concert halls
    • Theaters
    • Auditoriums
    • Performing arts centers
    • Tourist attractions including museums
    • Racetracks
    • Indoor children play areas (excluding daycares)
    • Adult entertainment venues, bingo halls
    • Venues operated by social clubs

     

    Recreational and athletic facilities and activities as follows:

    • Fitness centers and gyms
    • Spas and public pools
    • Spectator sports
    • Events that require shared sporting equipment
    • Public playground equipment

     

    Businesses in the following categories must close by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 6, as a result of the most recent Executive Order by the Governor issued Friday, April 3, 2020:

    • Furniture Stores
    • Home Furnishing Stores
    • Clothing
    • Shoe and Clothing Accessory Stores
    • Jewelry Stores
    • Luggage and Leather Goods Stores
    • Department Stores
    • Florists
    • Sporting Goods Stores
    • Book Stores
    • Craft and Music Stores

     

     

    Everyone is strongly advised to limit travel outside your home to essential trips only; work, grocery shopping and purchase of medicine. Also, only have one person per family go inside stores for essential shopping needs. The projection for the country and our state is that the rate of spread for new cases will continue to increase for at least the next 2-4 weeks before peaking, but these projections for the number of new cases reaching a peak and then leveling off are based on the assumption the public will practice the recommended guidelines for slowing the spread of the virus by socially distancing. The longer it takes for the public to practice the necessary social distancing and slow the spread of the virus, the longer the social distancing will be necessary. Please encourage your family and friends to practice safe distancing and help protect themselves and their loved ones.

     

    County Buildings remained closed to access by the general public, but a number of offices and departments are continuing to operate and provide services to the public. Please call the county or state office from which you require assistance and the staff will work with you to provide the services you need via the phone, email, internet or US Postal mail. 

    Below is a list of county and state offices with phone and email contact information for conducting business without visiting the office in person:

    The County has established an emergency hotline for residents to call if they have any questions about county services; 803-484-5921, the hotline is open Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm.

     

    County Offices-

    Auditor’s Office- Ph. 803-484-5341

                    Cecil Stevens- ext. 329 email- cstevens@leecountysc.org

                    June Tisdale- ext. 375 email- jtisdale@leecountysc.org           

                    Marchelle Bradley- ext. 313

                    Bernise Hannibal- ext. 328

     

    Contact this office about needs related to Vehicle Property Taxes (If you need to have a reduction in your tax notice for high mileage), Homestead Exemptions, Water Craft Registrations or other tax related needs.

     

    Treasurer’s Office- Payment of Property or Vehicle Taxes- Phone 803-484-5341

                            Judy Boykin: ph. ext. 326 email- jboykin@leecountysc.org

    Gwen Walker: ph. ext. 372 email-gwalker@leecountysc.org   

    Shirley Dixon: ph. ext. 325 email-sdixon@leecountysc.org

    Lisa Baker: ph. ext. 363 email-lbaker@leecountysc.org

    Wayne Capell: ph. ext. 327 email-wcapell@leecountysc.org

     

    Clerk of Court/Register of Deeds- Phone- 803-484-5341

    Civil Court – Cheryl Watkins ph. ext.334 email- cwatkins@leecountysc.org

    General Sessions – Caroline Truesdale ph. ext. 315 email- cmehm@leecountysc.org

    Family Court – Jackie Howard ph. ext. 316 email- jhoward@leecountysc.org

    Register of Deeds – Loretta Asher ph. ext. 378 email- lasher@leecountysc.org

    Teresa A. Brown, Lee County Clerk of Court Ext. 331 email-tbrown@leecountysc.org    

     

    Probate Office- Marriage Licenses or Probating Estates- Phone- 803-484-5341

                            Jennie Darity: ph. Ext. 338 email jdarity@leecountysc.org

                            Hope Millwood: ph. Ext. 361-email hmillwood@leecountysc.org

                            Michael A. Davis: ph. Ext 339-email madavis@leecountysc.org

     

     

    Planning and Zoning- Building/Construction Permits-

                            Phone- 803-484-5341 ext. 330

    803-484-5735 (Fax)     Email- asamuel@leecountysc.org

     

    Assessor’s Office- Assessor’s Office / Mobile Home Permitting

    Phone- 803-484-5341 ext. 369, 379, 362

    Email- cdcott@leecountysc.org

    Email- ccaudill@leecountysc.org

     

    Mapping / GIS / Addressing

    803-484-5341 ext. 355, 362, 369

    Email- cgraves@leecountysc.org

    Email- ccaudill@leecountysc.org

     

    Sheriff’s Office- Phone 803-484-5353

     

    Coroner’s Office- Phone- 803-428-8845

     

    Magistrate Court/Summary Court- Phone- 803-484-6463

    a. Traffic Tickets- ph. ext. 1

    b. Civil Claims- ph. ext. 2

    c. Warrants- Ph. ex. 3

     

    All Magistrate/Summary Court hearings have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

    Payments may be mailed to Lee County Central Court, 115 Gregg Street, PO Box 2, Bishopville, SC 29010 in the form of a money order or cashier’s check. A drop box is located at the main entrance to the Magistrate Court building for bringing payments or paperwork if necessary.

    Civil filings:  Please call 803-484-6463, ext. 2 and the forms will be mailed to you for your completion.  The only filings Summary Court will accept in person are for restraining orders; Please call the office for an immediate appointment. Bonds and emergency hearings are still ongoing. All bondsmen must contact the office by phone during the week and contact the on-call judge on the weekend regarding releases for payment. 

     

    Public Works- Requests for Road Work- Phone Number- 803-484-6196

                            Email- leepubwks@ftc-i.net

    Voter’s Registration and Elections- Phone 803-484-1832

                            Email- sbarnhill@leecountysc.org

     

    Veteran’s Affairs- Phone 803-484-5129

    Email- leecountyvaoffice@gmail.com or twatkins@leecountysc.org

    If a Veteran has any questions or needs other than the information and services which can be provided through the local office you can call 1-800-827-1000 for assistance.

    State/Regional Offices

    Probation and Parole- Ph. 803-484-5341 Ext. 344

    Bill White

    Christian Adams

     

    If you need assistance or have questions about your case, please call and leave a message. 

    Solicitor’s Office- Phone- 803-484-5341

    Jeri Thompson- Ph. Ext. 381 Email- jthompson@leecountysc.org

                            Windi King- Ph. Ext. 392 Email- wking@leecountysc.org                

     

    Lee County DSS and DHHS Offices-

                        DSS/DHHS Office Hours for Calling for Assistance- 8:30am-5pm

    1. Family Assistance Interview Center AKA TANF or FI...866-282-6612-code #4253
    2. SNAP Assistance Interview Center...866-282-6612-code #7618 or code #1061 for expedited cases
    3. SNAP Questions/changes...800-616-1309 or 803-898-7858
    4. Child Protective Services/Adult Protective Services Intake...843-561-6016 or 843-519-0152 or 843-519-0170

    DSS office...803-856-5073

  • Information From City Administration Information From City Administration

  • Information From Local Law Enforcement Information From Local Law Enforcement

    COVID-19 VIRUS UPDATE:

    CITY REQUEST:

    The City of Bishopville is requesting that residents within the city limits participate in a VOLUNTARY curfew between the hours of 11pm and 6am.
    We understand that certain travel is required for work or medical reasons.

    STATE DIRECTIVE:

    Today (3/23/2020), under Governor McMasters declared State of emergency, he has directed all Law Enforcement in the State of South Carolina to prohibit or dispersed any public congregation or gathering of people in groups of three or more. Please be aware that the Bishopville Police Department is required to enforce this order.

    As of right now, our county has a very low positive rate for this virus. We greatly appreciate everyone who has been taking the necessary precautions to help keep down the spread of this virus. Please continue to be diligent in your efforts.

  • Good News Good News

    This section will contain positive stories we learn of during this time.  We are still building this part.  If you have (or know of) a story with a positive and uplifting theme, please submit the information to LeeCountyChamber@outlook.com

    104-year-old Army Veteran Beats Coronavirus in Time to Celebrate His Birthday
    Clap for Carers
    Mystery Man Buys Florist's Inventory Ahead of COVID-19 Business Restrictions
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