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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 Church's Chicken #1251, 202 W. … 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

Sumter's UniFirst Corp. recognized with certification

The UniFirst Corp. industrial laundry facility in Sumter has been awarded TRSA's Hygienically Clean Food Safety certification status for its cleaning and servicing of work apparel for food-related … more

Continental Tire Sumter Plant celebrates Family Day 2018

Continental Tire Sumter Plant celebrated its Family Day 2018 on Sept. 22 with the theme Conti Carnival. Approximately 1,500 people including employees, family members and friends attended the day which included plant tours, interactive inflatables, … more

Sumter Item's Studio Sumter named most innovative project in state

The new video operation of The Sumter Item was named Best Innovation in South Carolina, the South Carolina Press Association announced Friday. Studio Sumter, featuring commercial videos for local businesses and organizations … 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

Business news: John Harris Body Shop now in new location in Sumter

Sumter's only chain-brand auto body shop is now operating in its new location. John Harris Body Shop opened on July 2. Where: 2945 Broad St. Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact: (803) 469-8200 Services Collision repairs and … more

Once you decide to leave your job, make sure to do it gracefully

FROM METRO Deciding to leave a job is seldom an easy decision. However, it's a more common decision than many people may know, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the average worker holds 10 different jobs before age 40. People … 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

Male nursing offers job security, career mobility

From as far back as he can remember, Justin Smith wanted a career in the medical field, possibly as a doctor. Instead, the Sumter native followed a different path to his current career - one that is still considered by many to be non-traditional for … more

Practice 5 effective ways to alleviate job-related stress

FROM METRO Stress affects everyone at some point in their lives and does not discriminate based on gender, nationality, ethnicity, economic status or age. The American Institute of Stress says job-related stress costs businesses millions of … more

Want a real Christmas tree? Have 1 shipped

NEW YORK (AP) - Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. But a live tree is no paperback book. Amazon says the Christmas trees, including Douglas firs and Norfolk … more

Be more courteous to servers while dining out

FROM METRO Most people enjoy dining out for various reasons, including the opportunity to try new flavors, interact socially and avoid cooking and cleaning up at home. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the first time in … more

The number of women in workforce is declining

FROM METRO At its peak in 1999, the American workforce was dominated by female workers. At that time, 76 percent of women, including those who had children at home, worked outside of the home, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The … more

Restaurant news: Broad Street Wendy's in Sumter to be rebuilt

Visitors of the Broad Street Wendy's will see the restaurant brought into the current decade if proposed plans to rebuild the structure are approved at Sumter Planning Commission's meeting on Wednesday. David Ayers, a director for Carolina … 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

Why Labor Day?

Labor Day - it's often seen as the unofficial end of summer, a brief respite for students and teachers after a few weeks of school, or perhaps a time to shop big sales at our favorite stores. Traditionally, it supposedly marks the time to put away … more

Amazon is 2nd U.S. company to reach $1 trillion market value

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon on Tuesday became the second publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, hot on the heels of iPhone maker Apple. Launched as an online bookstore in 1995, has changed the way people shop for toilet paper, TVs … more

Restaurant news: Sumter County food grades for Sept. 27-Oct. 5

Following are the food grades for Sumter businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in the last 10 days. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit A Plus Store, 1768 … 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
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