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New John Harris facility to open in Sumter in July

Sumter's only chain brand body shop will soon be moving just down the road and into a new facility to better serve its customers, according to the collision repair store's area manager. David Clark, Charleston area manager for John Harris Body … more

Hyatt already proving to be a draw to downtown Sumter

The pieces started being envisioned 13 years ago, and while each is needed to complete the puzzle, the one that was placed Thursday afternoon in downtown Sumter may be the most connected one yet. With the cut of a ribbon in front of 18 N. Main … more

Sheep shearer sheds light on daily farm life at Old McCaskill's

He has been shearing sheep since 1986 (for the public. He learned when he was 15 at the farm where he worked.) He may be an inch shorter than when he was 20, but he can still get through 150 in a day. Chuck Costner, a sheriff's deputy in North … more

Sumter Chamber of Commerce names People of the Year at annual gala

Just yards from construction cones on an old Main Street that is getting a facelift, Sumter's business leaders, community members, educators and industrial top dogs gathered to celebrate their year that was.Sumter has come a long way in the last 10, … more

Sumter employers spark students' interest in industrial careers at expo

Area economic development partners and employers put their best foot forward Friday in trying to spark interest in local manufacturing and technology-related jobs with their second-annual Manufacturers and Technology Expo. In the morning, about … more

Meet your local farmers at USC Sumter's annual market

The second year of the Farmers Market at University of South Carolina Sumter started off with a bang after some vendors sold out of items because of the large crowd of customers. The market is open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and features a … more

Calm after the storm: Sumter gas station roof damaged on Sunday

BRUCE MILLS / THE SUMTER ITEM A portion of the canopy at the Exxon station at Persimmon Hill lies on ground Monday afternoon after heavy winds and rain blew it off on Sunday. The station is at the … more

New Arby's opens on McCrays Mill Road in Sumter

Arby's shift manager Dalexus Dingle, left, hands customer Boyce Hodge his food order Wednesday during the new restaurant's first day of business at 1954 McCrays Mill Road. Stay tuned for more … more

Manning manufacturer to invest $5.2M, add 31 jobs

A manufacturer in Clarendon County is expanding.  Meritor, a global supplier of drivetrain and braking systems, is investing $5.2 million in machinery and equipment and adding 31 jobs at its … more

Sumter officials optimistic on 'Opportunity Zone' program

In a business environment where every dollar counts, Sumter and Lee County officials are hopeful a new federal tax incentive program will help spur industrial and commercial development in their … more

Affordable senior housing complex coming to Sumter in '19

One local residential builder thinks a new courtyard-style, affordable housing apartment complex for seniors on Wise Drive next to ALDI grocery store will be a win for Sumter. Evergreen Villas, which will consist of 49 two-bedroom units at 101 N. … more

New McCrays Mill Road Arby's opens Wednesday

A new Arby's fast food restaurant will open on Wednesday on McCrays Mill Road. The Arby's - at 1954 McCrays Mill Road - will officially open at 10 a.m., according to Earl Wilson, franchisee and operator of the new eatery. Construction on the … more

Mt. Franklin Foods employee has fingers amputated in accident

An employee at a manufacturing plant in Sumter County was injured by a machine on Wednesday, officials confirmed. A 26-year-old man had four of his fingers cut off in an incident on April 25 at … more

Item holding first-ever Best of Sumter celebration event Gala to showcase this year's winners

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Sumter Item is continuing to celebrate the winners of its biggest reader's choice contest ever with a first-ever gala for winners and their guests. The Best of Sumter 2018: Red Carpet Event is set for Tuesday, June 5 at … more

Fundraiser donates money from gas pumps to SHS

The Sumter community will have a chance to support a local high school by doing a simple task that is often part of a daily commute. Circle K is holding its Fueling Our Schools fundraiser on Thursday, April 19, and asking drivers to simply get … more

BB&T Scott & Stringfellow open new office

PHOTO PROVIDED On May 16, BB&T Scott & Stringfellow held a ribbon-cutting event at its new office location, 216 N. Main St. The event was hosted by financial advisers L. Travis McIntosh, senior vice president; and Charles V. Noyes II, vice … more

A new place to satisfy your 'snowball fix'

Given its traditional heat and warm weather, Sumter would seem like a perfect spot for a shaved ice snowball shop. Bryan Keller, franchise owner of the new Pelican's SnoBalls at 471 N. Guignard Drive, said Monday he agreed Sumter seems to be a … more

Chicken lovers flock to suddenly reopened Sumter Church's Chicken

One thing was for sure this week: Sumterites love their Church's — that's Church's Chicken. The fast food restaurant — known for its hand-battered chicken and sweet honey-butter … more

Historic Barnett House to become 1912 Bed & Breakfast

Many a person has driven or walked past the stately Greek revival home at 24 Warren St. wishing they could see the interior. From 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, thanks to the owners and the Main Street Society, that option will be available to the public for … more

Luxury apartments coming to Broad Street

Sumter continues to grow west. That is in the western part of the city and in close proximity to Shaw Air Force Base. Berkley Hall Construction in Greensboro, North Carolina, recently acquired about 50 acres at 3290 Broad St. Mike Murray, … more
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