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Business news: Broad Street Nissan dealership makes site plan change

A Nissan dealership coming to Broad Street is under construction and recently had changes to its site plan approved. The 21,000-square-foot building is set on just more than 4 acres at 2600 Broad St., which is on the south side of the street west … more

Sumter County switching waste collection company; residents in unincorporated areas can get free cart with signup before Nov. 29

Sumter County will begin using a new solid waste collection provider in January whose mission is to think green. The county will transition from Republic Services to Waste Management, which is already an option in the Sumter County area. Waste … more

A company to savor: Sumter veteran running her grandma's packaged rice, grits business taking Savor the Flavor to incubator program in NYC

She's been "savoring the flavor" of her late grandmother's cooking all her life, and now Carolyn Hodge is taking the business Betty Lee Brunson began shortly after her retirement from teaching to the next level. Savor the Flavor is a locally and … more

Your Thanksgiving stress solved: These are the top 10 caterers in Sumter

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and not every family is equipped with enough time, manpower or resources to whip up a tryptophan and fixings feast. For those who can't or simply don't want to be cooking in the kitchen all day for … more

Downtown Sumter nightlife awakens with new karaoke bar

With Downtown Sumter growing more and more into a destination for community members and neighbors, J. O'Grady's has expanded into an after-hours karaoke bar to provide live entertainment from Sumter's very own music lovers. Owner Scott Estep … more

Ages Antiques now calls Main Street home

Karly and Kasey, the stuffed dogs of North Guignard Drive, have moved. Ages Antiques, a locally owned store selling antiques, gifts and curated finds, opened at its new location at 13 N. Main St. on Nov. 1, sharing a space with Naomi & Warner in … more

Sumter's Parade of Shops kicks off holiday gifting season on Sunday

Parades are rampant during special events and holidays, but the one happening on Sunday can help take you through your holiday shopping and show you Sumter's locally owned businesses. The annual Parade of Shops will take place on Sunday from 1:30 … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Oct. 24-Nov. 1

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Oct. 24-Nov. 1. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Applebee's #76021, 2497 … more

eSTEAM Sumter Festival honored with silver award

TheLINK Economic Development Alliance won a silver award for its eSTEAM Sumter Festival, a project in the category of special event of the International Economic Development Council, according to a news release. The honor was … more

Shivern's Fashions in Sumter to celebrate grand re-opening on Saturday

Starting her business more than 40 years ago, Shirley Harris recently relocated her fashion boutique, Shivern's Fashions, from Main Street to Broad Street to have more space. "It's a larger location, and I have twice the size," Harris … more

'Something this region needs': Thousands enjoy 2nd eSTEAM Festival in downtown Sumter for kid-friendly science, art, math, tech

A scissor lift rising to give children a different point of view was not the only thing reaching new heights Saturday in downtown Sumter. Thompson Construction's lift, which employee volunteers used to demonstrate safety and job site equipment by … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Sept. 26-Oct. 4

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Sept. 26-Oct. 4. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Arby's #15, 1954 McCrays … more

Recover. Return. Grow.: NOVA Molecular Technologies Inc. marks 5 years in Sumter

NOVA Molecular Technologies Inc. gets the sticky out. NOVA's high-value solvent recovery and return program is like lighter fluid to tape residue. The Sumter-based manufacturing company takes solvent, messy, hazardous, waste that companies have … more

SCENT expands services, moves to new location on Wesmark

The office for Sumter's only private ear, nose and throat specialist has moved into a larger facility to better accommodate customers and expand its services. Joan Duerr, chief marketing officer with SCENT Allergy and Sleep Medicine, spoke this … more

Restaurant scores: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Sept. 19-27, 2019. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Dixon's Shopping Center, … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Sept. 12-20, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Sept. 12-20. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Bi-Lo #5417 Deli/Bakery, 2055 … more

Bouncer World SC moves to Broad Street

Bouncer World SC, a local company that rents out inflatable bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, games and other family entertainment experiences, is now working out of a new location. They are now at 334 Broad St. across from Southern … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Sept. 10-13

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Sept. 10-13. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Bi-Lo #5417 Deli/Bakery, 2055 … more

2nd Great Clips opens in Gateway Plaza in Sumter

Another reasonably priced hair salon has opened in Sumter. Great Clips opened its second franchise in town last month in Gateway Plaza, according to salon employees and a news release. Gateway Plaza is across the street from Walmart at the … more

Bradford harvests Sumter's 1st legal hemp crop since WWII early to escape Hurricane Dorian

Heirloom farmer Nat Bradford's half-acre hemp "genetics research lab" from last year expanded to six acres this year, but he's still having fun with the experimentation and plans to have a net income this go 'round. Bradford spoke last week from … more
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