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After years of explosive growth during the pandemic, Home Depot's revenue during the first quarter fell short of expectations and the company cut its profit and sales outlook for the year, sending shares lower at the opening bell. Home Depot on … more
The Sumter Item is the best small-market media company in the country at building community through contests and promotions, a prominent industry platform announced this month. The Item was named "Best Small Market Program" in the 14th-annual … more
South Carolina continues to grow, but job growth in the last year is concentrated in the major metropolitan areas, reinforcing the need for rural areas to continue to focus on linking individuals to workforce programs. The Palmetto State has … more
With a new Chick-fil-A opening on the west side of town, the mall location will close at the end of the month. Jim Hull, owner of Augusta-based Hull Property Group and Sumter Mall, confirmed the upcoming closure on Thursday afternoon with The … more
From the construction sites, any passerby can see new restaurants are on tap for Sumter. The Sumter Item spoke this week with owners and project managers to get the latest scoop on franchises' projected … more
After a fatal shooting outside of Brewers Bar and Grill on April 8, its owner announced his decision to close the business. Before noon on Thursday, Yacov “Josh” Peters, owner of … more
After a man was shot to death outside of a bar in Sumter last weekend, the Sumter Police Department is moving to potentially close the business. According to Tonyia McGirt, public information … more
Summerton has a new restaurant on Main Street that is ready to serve the community and travelers under its family inspired name. Blue Lily, at 112 Main St., opened in January after more than a year of planning and the loss of a mother who worked … more
More homes are coming to the U.S. 521 area after a request was approved by Sumter-City County Planning Commission in December. On Dec. 14, 2022, applicant Rocky M. Knowlton Jr. requested a preliminary plat approval to develop a 75-lot, … more
South Carolina continues to grow overall in jobs, but there is a slowing-growth trend in some employment sectors that are "interest-rate sensitive," such as construction and financial activities. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Regional … more
Sumter-based Simpson Ace Hardware is expanding its footprint in South Carolina with a fifth location being planted in Lake City. Shawn Matthews, co-owner of Simpson Ace Hardware, said the hardware and sports company purchased property at 222 N. … more
One couple took coffee on the go to a serious level by serving its buzz-worthy drinks on wheels. The Bean Hive Coffee & Café opened its coffee food truck to the Sumter community at the end of 2022, and business has only picked up since the new … more
Nearly two years after opening, the recently added Food Lion in Sumter celebrated its remodel completion early on Wednesday, Feb. 22. At 7:45 a.m., six Food Lion locations across the state held ribbon cuttings to celebrate the new stores, one of … more
Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate announced Wednesday that the local affiliate in Sumter, John M. Brabham Real Estate, was recognized as a Round Table award-winning office for 2022. This award recognizes the top three offices in closed transactions … more
FTC has been awarded more than $12 million in grant funding to help expand its fiber network to make broadband more accessible across four counties, the South Carolina Broadband Office recently announced. The $12,040,800 was part of more than … more
Demolition has begun on the original Zaxby's on Broad Street in Sumter. On Tuesday morning, MS Utilities and Construction from Pinewood started demolishing the restaurant, which has been temporarily closed in … more
Sumter coffee lovers now have a new place to enjoy a cup of joe with a homelike atmosphere. Nestled at 724 Bultman Drive, adjacent to J.J. Hardee, is Colligo Coffee's brick-and-mortar, a project that has been in the works since last fall. In … more
STAFF REPORT Human Technologies Inc. will hold an in-person hiring event for maintenance technician positions with Robert Bosch LLC on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Silver Spoon Event Center, 670 W. Liberty Drive, according to … more
Sumter native Rafe Dixon is known for his seasoned auctioning skills and recently won two awards at the annual South Carolina Auctioneers Association Conference. Dixon won the association's 2023 State Auctioneering Championship Award and also the … more
On Wednesday morning, the air was chilly, the ground was wet, and the sky was gray. Yet that did little to deter nearly 100 eager locals from lining up along the Dunkin' walkway to receive free coffee for a year. Dunkin', at 2567 Broad St., closed … more
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