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Caterpillar Precision Pin Products facility celebrates 20 years in Sumter

Caterpillar Precision Pin Products facility in Sumter recently celebrated 20 years in operation with its employees and their families at the 210,000-square-foot facility. The facility opened its … more

WSSC breaks ground for new facility

Sumter Baptist Temple, 2295 Harper St., held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 28 for the construction of a new studio facility for WSSC 1340AM. WSSC is a non-commercial station that provides all … more

Sumter Chamber President Hardy named to board of Carolinas Chamber execs for 2019-21 term

One of Sumter's business advocacy and development leaders will for the next few years represent the interests of the Midlands region by gaining continuing education and leadership opportunities. Chris Hardy, president and CEO of the Greater … more

Sumter to add 1 more hemp farmer for 2019 program

The state Department of Agriculture recently released its expanded list of farmers for its 2019 industrial hemp pilot program. This year, the program gave 20 farmers from across the state, including one from Sumter County - Nat Bradford - permits … more

Simpson Hardware holds 16th-annual Ladies Night Out

Simpson Hardware & Sports held its 16th- annual Ladies Night Out recently, where customers lined up out the door to get their hands on deals, doorbusters and door prizes throughout the store. DJ Howie D entertained shoppers, and there was free food … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Nov. 2-9

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Nov. 2-9. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. China Buffet, 1059 Broad St., … more

Duke Energy proposes rate increase

Duke Energy Progress is requesting to increase customers rates to fund investments to generate cleaner energy and improve reliability and service. The Public Service Commission of South Carolina filing asks for what would come out to an addition … more

Don't miss Sumter's Parade of Shops on Sunday

Though Christmas is more than a month away, Sumterites can get a head start on their holiday shopping during the annual Parade of Shops between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shoppers can tour local businesses on Bultman Drive, Wesmark Boulevard … more

Women's boutique moves to Sumter Mall

Dozens visited Sumter Mall on Saturday for the grand opening of its newest store, Foxy Ladies Boutique, making one Sumter native's dream come true. The boutique sells women's clothing, shoes, shape wear, accessories and cosmetics. The clothing … more

Restaurant news: Nov. 6, 2018

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Oct. 25-Nov. 2. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Church's Chicken #1251, 202 W. … more

Sumter native named tax manager in Columbia

Dustin Scott has joined McGregor & Co., LLP, as a tax manager and will be working out of its Columbia office according to a news release. Originally from Sumter, Scott is a CPA and an IRS enrolled agent. He graduated from Presbyterian College in May … more

Comfort Keepers Sumter owner honored with award

David M. Coker was recently honored as part of the Comfort Keepers President's Club during the 2018 Comfort Keepers Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The award is presented to the top 25 Comfort Keepers franchisees who have generated … more

Restaurant News: Food grades for Oct. 19-26

Following are the food grades for Sumter businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Oct. 19-26. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Church's Chicken #1251, 202 W. … more

Sandhills Medical Foundation celebrates 40th anniversary

FROM STAFF REPORTS Sandhills Medical Foundation Inc. recently celebrated its 40th anniversary at Indigo Jones in Camden. The foundation is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center that offers primary care in a premier doctor's office … more

Belk charity sale to benefit several Sumter groups

A department store in Sumter is gearing up for its annual charity sale that will offer shoppers discounts and the opportunity to support local charities. The Belk Charity Sale will be on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the store in Sumter … more

Big Lots to reveal remodeled Broad Street store on Friday

The Big Lots on Broad Street in Sumter is one of six newly remodeled stores throughout the larger Columbia area that will celebrate its grand re-opening on Friday. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies will be held at the stores at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, and … more

Sumter Top 20 Professionals Under 40 contest aims to bring future leaders together

For anyone wondering what it takes to build a community of future leaders, downtown Sumter's Main Room on Thursday night was full of the "best and the brightest," and their r sum s were diverse and impressive. The Sumter Item, in partnership with … more

Georgia Pacific announces $4.5 million in capital improvements for Clarendon plant

A large area manufacturer is set to begin major facility upgrades and an expansion to ultimately become more high-tech. Georgia Pacific's oriented strand board (OSB) manufacturing plant, based in Alcolu, announced Thursday that it will soon begin … more

Walmart brand salad recalled due to possible contamination

A Walmart brand ready-to-eat salad has been recalled in South Carolina, Florida and Georgia due to possible salmonella and listeria monocytogenes contamination in the corn. About 738 pounds of … more

Sumter's 1st food truck owner is 1 of 8 accepted to entrepreneur program

Those who attend almost any festival, fair, family fun day or outdoor public activity are able to buy food, beverages and desserts from an ever-growing row of food trucks, largely because of one woman. That woman who brought the food truck trend … more
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