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Know your Sumter: Downtown Kimbrell's Furniture now sells its furniture online

With more and more customers purchasing furniture online, brick-and-mortar stores have been closing across the country. However, Kimbrell's Furniture got with the times and made online shopping available for its customers. Kimbrell's Furniture … more

Sumter chamber announces new hire and honor

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce recently made two announcements, one a new hire and the other an honor. Ariel Wilkie has joined the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce as director of partner development, according to a … more

BUSINESS NEWS: Drive-thru oil change coming to Sumter

Broad Street and Sumter will soon be home to a relatively quick, "stay in your car," drive-thru oil change operation. A franchise owner and also the development adviser for the project spoke this week on a new Take 5 Oil Change service center … more

Walmart to hold free wellness event Saturday at all Sumter locations

Sumter's Walmarts, along with all other Midlands area stores, are kicking off the new year with a free wellness event. Offering free wellness services and resources in the Midlands, Walmart wants to help customers save money, live better and stay … more

McLeod names new electronic medical records administrators

SUBMITTED McLeod Health announced leadership changes on Tuesday with the goal of improving patient care and streamlining the overall use of electronic medical records to benefit patients and the medical professionals serving them. In … more

Manning poultry company failed to pay overtime

A Manning-based poultry-catching company recently paid almost $97,000 in back wages for federal overtime and recordkeeping violations. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division found Quintanilla Poultry LLC paid … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Dec. 19-27, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Dec. 19-27, 2019. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Bojangles #054, 1038 … more

Sumter restaurant news: Dec. 24, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Dec. 12-20, 2019. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Bojangles #054, 1038 … more

Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce hires new communications director

A business advocacy group in Sumter recently hired a new director of communications. Kimberly Bork joined the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce after nearly two years of working with Quixote Hospitality in Sumter, which runs Sidebar, Hamptons … more

Sumter manufacturer to add 57 jobs

A Sumter manufacturer of flat-rolled carbon steel products eventually used in the production of home appliances and other products is expanding and will create 57 jobs. Jemison Metals, at … more

Sumter auto dealer Jones debuts video series Coffee in Cars

For Sumter native Jim Jones, vehicles run in the family. Jones is the owner of Jones Buick GMC and a third-generation auto dealer following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. For more than 30 years, he has been selling vehicles and … more

Charleston-based medical novel based on writer's real-life experiences in ER

A former emergency room physician will talk in Sumter about her second novel following the critical acclaim of her first. Kimmery Martin will be at the Sumter County Museum on Feb. 19, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion and book signing of "The … more

Sumter restaurant grades: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Dec. 6-13, 2019. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Baker's Sweets, 1089-D … more

Sumter Chamber of Commerce opposed to medical marijuana

A topic Sumter business advocates are against and were told was dead may now resurface during 2020's upcoming legislative session. Medical marijuana was the surprise agenda item that took up more discussion than any topic other than education … more

The Sumter Item newsroom welcomes Strieter to graphics team

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Sumter Item recently welcomed a new member to its creative services team in the newsroom. Janel Strieter joins the paper after working for several years at the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce and is serving as a … more

Sumter's K-12 education to be priority in 2020

BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com There are a few big items up for discussion in the upcoming state legislative session, but K-12 education appears it will be front and center again. That was the belief of Sumter County's two state senators … more

Historic downtown Sumter building converted into coworking space

He knows it's going to catch on. All the big cities have them. All the small ones do, too, that have gone through successful revitalization, but his explanation is still usually met with a polite Southern, "Huh?" Renovated and remodeled in a … more

BB&T, SunTrust merger completed, now Truist

Sumter's BB&T banking customers are now part of Truist. Truist Financial Corp., now the sixth-largest U.S. commercial bank that serves about 10 million consumer households and a range of business clients, announced on Monday the completion of the … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Dec. 2-6

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Dec. 2-6, 2019. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Baker's Sweets, 1089-D … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Nov. 22-26

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Nov. 22-26, 2019. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Bar-B-Que Hut, 1380 S. … more
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