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Sumter Restaurant News: Food grades, Feb. 7-15

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Feb. 7-15. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.scdhec.com. Alderman Drugs, 40 N. Main St., … more

The Sumter Item is hosting its 1st-ever Best of Sumter nominee expo

Best of Sumter 2019 is well underway, with a record number of votes already having been cast, and the public will soon have the chance to meet some of the nominees and the services they provide. A nominee showcase expo is set for Thursday at … more

The Sumter Item's sales department welcomes 2 new members

The Sumter Item has added to its sales department, hiring two new sales representatives to serve the needs of advertisers and continue to grow The Item's reach in Sumter and the surrounding community. Publisher Vince Johnson announced the … more

Punching up the confidence meter: Sumter mixed martial arts gym owner uses training to boost self-defense, fitness in kids, adults

This series is in honor of Black History Month, where each February, as designated by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, founded by Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson, as well as The Library of Congress, an … more

B&C Auto Pros opening 2nd location this spring at 3815 Broad St. in Sumter

New business: B&C Auto Pros, 3815 Broad St., near Shaw Air Force Base Owner: Brad Garris from Sumter - 9-bay shop - 10,000 square feet Focus: "General automotive repair to include oil changes, tune-ups, radiators, tires, wheels and all … more

Sumter restaurant grades: Feb. 5, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Jan. 24-Feb. 1. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Baker's Sweets, 1089-D Alice … more

Sumter's own hops: Sumter Original Brewery, tasting room will open this year in downtown

Conversations about downtown are hopping for multiple reasons and are expected to get even "hoppier" with the construction of Sumter's first brewery and tasting room later this year. "I'm excited for Sumter to finally have its own beer," Gary … more

Sumter restaurant health department grades: Jan. 29, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Jan. 17-25. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Baker's Sweets, 1089-D Alice … more

Celebrating Sumter: Annual Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce retreat focuses on growth, successes and how to move forward

Amid a weekend snowstorm that slammed the Northeast, nearly 200 of the community's top leaders escaped to the beach to examine Sumter's growth and determine the next steps needed to continue the trend up. The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce … more

USC expert: Current economic recovery would be longest since WWII if it extends through '19

During the painful Great Recession of 2008 and '09, many of us "Average Joes" couldn't help but learn the actual definition of a recession: when the U.S. economy has at least two consecutive quarters of negative Gross Domestic Product - or GDP - … more

Voting now open for Best of Sumter 2019 contest

If you have a favorite anything in Sumter County, from your preferred restaurant to internet service provider to school to lawyer and everything in between, now is the time to support your local businesses and professionals by voting for them in … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Jan. 10-18, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Jan. 10-18. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Baker's Sweets, 1089-D Alice … more

Sumter not among area FSA offices reopening amid shutdown

Three weeks after federal funding lapsed in nine of the government's 15 departments over a political stalemate about a $5.6 billion border wall separating the United States from Central America, farmers are feeling the effects. U.S. Secretary of … more

Jenni's Exchange now on Wilson Hall Road in Sumter

She has not gone out of business - she has just moved. Jenni Lewis, owner of Jenni's Exchange, possibly Sumter's largest consignment store, is at a new main location at 1310 Wilson Hall Road - the former Best Lumber warehouse - after moving her … more

Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce to 'celebrate Sumter' at annual weekend retreat

More than 175 business, government, education, industry and other community leaders are set to gather in Hilton Head this weekend to "celebrate Sumter." The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce's annual retreat, which will be Jan. 18-20, is a time … more

Restaurant News: Food grades for Jan. 2-9, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Jan. 2-9. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Chef's Cafe, 2612 McCrays Mill Road, … more

U.S. apparel firm cuts off Chinese factory in internment camp

A U.S. supplier of T-shirts and other team apparel to college bookstores has cut ties with a Chinese company that drew workers from an internment camp holding targeted members of ethnic minority groups. In recent years, authorities in the far … more

Restaurant News: Food grades for Dec. 30-Jan. 5

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Dec. 30-Jan. 5. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Jin Jin Chinese Restaurant, 39 … more

Nominations open for Item's Best of Sumter annual contest

After a record-breaking year of The Sumter Item's reader's choice contest that included a first-ever winners celebration event, Best of Sumter 2019 is about to kick off and will feature new categories and another first-ever event. Nominations for … more

Sumter’s Kmart to close in March

Sumter’s Kmart will be one of 80 Sears and Kmart stores closing in March, Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday. Liquidation sales at the stores are expected to begin in the second week of … more
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