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Sumter hardware store outfits the National Guard for Florence

The commander on duty for the Sumter operations center of the S.C. National Guard and an assistant were seen shopping in the shoe section at Simpson Hardware on Friday afternoon. Lt. Col. Adrian … more

Business news: Sumter's new Tru by Hilton hotel is first in state

Tru by Hilton is now open for business on Broad Street next to Buffalo Wild Wings. The mid-scale hotel is the first of its brand that Hilton Worldwide has opened in South Carolina. Where: 2607 Broad St., Sumter Availability: 90 … more

Sumter United Ministries seek help for fair concession stand

The Lighthouse Grill concession stand, the only fundraiser run by Sumter United Ministries to build financial support for its cause, will be open for the season at the Sumter County Fairgrounds during the Sumter County Fair at the end of the month. … more

Sumter businessman finds gem in his work

John Copeland said he has always been a businessman and found his niche with jewelry almost four decades ago. Copeland, owner/operator of Jewelry Wholesale, started his Sumter jewelry store in 1980 in a small shop on Broad Street. The business … more

LIST UPDATED THURSDAY: Closings and cancellations for Hurricane Florence in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties

Following is a list of current and upcoming closures and cancelations related to Hurricane Florence in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties and affecting South Carolina. Keep checking back here for … more

Sumter restaurant food grade scores

Food grade scores for inspections conducted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control at Sumter food establishments Aug. 3-10. A "C" is failing. A Plus Store, 1768 Pinewood Road: A Bi-Lo #5417 Deli/Bakery, 2055 … more

New on-demand delivery app launches at Shaw, in Sumter

An app that lets the community help each other out with everyday errands and necessities has made its way to Sumter. JoyRun is a peer-to-peer social app platform that allows people to pick up items and deliver them to others. Based in Silicon … more

Sumter Chamber to launch new program aimed at entrepreneurs

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program targeting entrepreneurs in the Sumter area interested in learning the four keys to starting a successful business. According to a news release from the Chamber, … more

Sumter's final Rite Aid to close next month

Sumter's third and final Rite Aid will close soon, according to store employees. The pharmacy at Rite Aid, 1077 Broad St. (in front of Sumter Mall), is set to close Oct. 3. According to an employee, the store's general merchandise area will close … more

Rafters in downtown Sumter now serving brick oven pizza

Rafters is now serving wood-fired brick-oven pizza on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cocktail bar above Hamptons — they share the kitchen and talents of Chef Raffaele Dall’Erta — … more

Sumter-based Merchant Iron Works to expand, create new jobs

A Sumter-based manufacturer is expanding and creating 27 new jobs. Merchant Iron Works, 3215 Beulah Cuttino Road, announced today its making a $2.5 million capital investment into its facility and … more

Job fair in Bishopville to feature almost 40 employers

BISHOPVILLE - The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments and SC Works and its business partners are hosting a job fair in Bishopville on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Old Bishopville High School Gymnasium, 121 E. College St. Doors will be open to … more

Broad Street Waffle House regains A grade after cockroach violation

After four food grades inspections that included two "As", one "B" and one failing "C" grade, a Broad Street Waffle House has regained its "A" grade standing after a July follow-up inspection. An inspection on July 9 at 1041 Broad St. resulted in … 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

Elephant Ear Gallery marks 9th year with book signing, party

The Elephant Ear Gallery will celebrate its 9th anniversary on Thursday with a 3-to-5:30 p.m. reception and book signing by two area authors, Brenda Remmes and David Henry Lucas. The gallery is a … more

Amazon launches small business shop

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon wants you to shop small. The online retailer launched a new section of its site Monday called Amazon Storefronts, which only lists products sold by small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. The company says smaller … more

Restaurant news: Sumter food grade inspections

The following restaurants and food service establishments were inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control within the past 10 days. A "C" grade is failing. A Plus Store, 1768 Pinewood Drive, Sumter: … more

Rafters now serving brick oven pizza Bar above Hamptons in downtown Sumter expands its Wednesday, Thursday menu

Rafters is now serving wood-fired brick-oven pizza on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cocktail bar above Hamptons - they share the kitchen and talents of Chef Raffaele Dall'Erta - opened in March and added the pizza to its tapas-style appetizer and … more

No 2 workouts ever same at new Sumter gym

It's a new workout regimen that's a mix of technology, science and community and is growing worldwide, across the U.S. and now in Sumter. Ashley Schwedler, co-owner and general manager of F45 Training, 20 W. Liberty St., recently discussed the … more

Restaurant news

Following are the scores for the restaurants and other food-serving establishments that were inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control within the past 10 days. A "C" grade is failing, and any business that … more
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