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Palmetto Health, Greenville Health System to reveal new parent name, logo

Tuomey will undergo another name change soon — sort of. For decades, the hospital was named Tuomey Regional Medical Center before officially changing its name to Palmetto Health Tuomey a few years ago when … more

Sumter man claims $1M lottery ticket from Broad Street store

A Sumter man is thinking of ways to spend his $1M winnings. According to a news release from S.C. Education Lottery, the man purchased the winning tickets from the American Grocery and Liquor … 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

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

Sumter Piggly Wiggly rations bread and water purchases ahead of Hurricane Florence

Luther Jamison, store operator of Piggly Wiggly, 1011 Broad St., said Friday afternoon that his store has been extremely busy with Hurricane Florence preparations since Gov. Henry McMaster … 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

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

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 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

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

Business News: Team Robinson MMA

Team Robinson MMA, a martial arts, boxing, fitness and health and wellness program in Sumter, has moved and is now open in its new location. The company offers martial arts training with a belt ranking system for youth and adults as well as Zumba, … 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

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

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

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

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
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