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Business news: McMaster appoints Sumter auctioneer Dixon to South Carolina Auctioneers' Commission

Rafe Dixon, owner, auctioneer and broker of J.R. Dixon Auction & Realty of Sumter, was recently appointed to the South Carolina Auctioneers' Commission by Gov. Henry McMaster. The commission administers and enforces the Auctioneers' Law in the … 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

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

Restaurant news: Pita Thyme opens in Sumter, specializes in Mediterranean food

There's a new restaurant open on Broad Street in Sumter. Pita Thyme, specializing in Mediterranean food, has taken the place of the now-closed Pita Pit. "This is our third day open," Greek-Lebanese owner Danny Oueini said on Friday. "We have … 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

Business News: Discount Tire coming to Sumter

America's largest independent tire and wheel retailer is coming to Sumter. Discount Tire New construction currently underway at 1055 Broad St., in front of Sumter Mall. Anticipated opening: June 2019 Facility size: 7,680 square … more

Tuomey to be renamed Prisma Health Tuomey

Sumter's Tuomey just got a makeover. Palmetto Health and Greenville Health System announced their merger late last year and announced on Tuesday their new official brand, Prisma Health, which the … more

Restaurant news: Food grade scores

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 Burger King #1122, 1132 … 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

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
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