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Hamptons in Sumter makes Food Network's Best Rooftop Restaurants in Country list

Out of 32 rooftop restaurants from major cities like New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Indianapolis and Atlanta, Sumter's own Hamptons made a splash on the Food Network's Best Rooftop Restaurants in the Country list. The article described … more

Seafood boil restaurant Carolina Crab House to replace Fallas in Sumter

A new business coming to Sumter will provide movie-goers another nearby option for a date night or any night out. Carolina Crab House will soon replace the already-closed Fallas, a discount retail store that shuttered toward the end of 2018, … more

Contemporary Southern restaurant in works on Alice Drive in Sumter

A new addition to the local restaurant scene is on tap for Sumterites and other area residents later this year with the opening of a "contemporary Southern family friendly restaurant," in the words of Jim Mayes, an owner-operator. Mayes spoke … more

Sumter restaurant scores: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for July 26-Aug. 1. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. A&J Grocery, 2925 Narrow … more

The Sumter Item hires 2 reporters for news, sports

The Sumter Item has added two new reporters to its newsroom team. Shelbie Goulding and Tim Leible both join the Sumter staff from the Midwest, Goulding a born-and-raised Hoosier from Northeast Indiana and Leible from Missouri. Goulding … more

Business news: Silver Spoon owners want to target elegant events in Sumter

David and Sheryl Witherspoon said they have had the idea of opening an elegant event center in the Sumter area for two to three years now. After their own wedding and reception last year cost more than $20,000, they said they were bound and … more

Restaurant news: Food grades, Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for July 18-26. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. China Wing, 1953 McCrays Mill … more

Business news: Both Sumter Wendy's locations offering new design, new tastes

Not one, but both Wendy's in Sumter are getting a new look. Wendy's regional operating partner Basel Bayer spoke Tuesday from the completely rebuilt, new, fast-food restaurant with a contemporary look and feel at 1085 Broad St. The hamburger … more

Restaurant news: Sumter food grades for July 11-19, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for July 11-19. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Circle K Store #3417, 2000 … more

Sumter Chamber thanks businesses for participation in forum to help students

Thanks to members of the Sumter business community, career leadership forums are making an impact on the futures of Sumter students. Members of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce's Education Committee, the group responsible for coordinating … more

About 40 employers to participate in Aug. 8 job fair in Bishopville

FROM STAFF REPORTS After a successful job fair in Sumter in May, the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments with SC Works, Lee County and business partners will hold a job fair in Lee County in August. Veterans are invited to the event … more

Sumter Batting Cages reopen on Alice Drive

After six years, a veteran has reopened the batting cages on Alice Drive. The Sumter Batting Cages are located at 1075 Alice Drive in front of Palmetto Park and offer both baseball and softball batting rounds with concessions available. "I … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for July 8-12. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Circle K Store #3417, 2000 … more

Independent theater opens tonight in Sumter with 'Jaws'

"You're going to need a bigger boat." Moviegoers around the world will recognize that line spoken by Roy Scheider in the iconic thriller and blockbuster film "Jaws." The new Firefly Cinema, opening tonight, will feature that 1975 film that made … more

From Nazis to hippies: End of the road for VW Beetle

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It's the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning eight decades … more

Workshop in Sumter to provide services to individuals with disabilities

Individuals with disabilities are invited to a workshop in Sumter aimed at helping potential employees learn what they need to know about the hiring process and resources available to them. The SC Disability Employment Coalition will host … more

Restaurant grades: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for June 27-July 3. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Circle K Store #3417, 2000 … more

Lorine Olive Oil Co. offers new delicious, healthy alternatives in Sumter

Julie Griffon and her husband, Heath, always said that if they ever had a daughter, they would name her Lorine after Heath's mother, who died when he was only 4 years old. With no daughters but two sons ages 4 and 6, the Griffons chose the name … more

Restaurant news: Sumter food grades for June 20-28, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for June 20-28. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Canteen/Becton Dickinson 20095, … more

Sumter chamber hires military spouse as VP of partner development

An organization that supports and advocates for Sumter's businesses has added a new member to its team. Krystle Harm has joined the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce as vice president of partner development. The New Hampshire native moved to … more
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