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Vote now for October's Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College

Voting is now open to name The Sumter Item's October Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College. Three finalists have been chosen, and the public can vote once per day, no subscription necessary, for their favorite high school guidance … more

The Sumter Item adds 2 to newsroom; Alaysha Maple joins as multimedia reporter, Cal Cary as photojournalist

The Sumter Item welcomed two multimedia reporters to its newsroom team this month. Alaysha Maple joins The Item as a reporter, and Cal Cary joins as a photojournalist and reporter. Maple was born and raised in Sumter and returns now after … more

Biz Talk: Susie's Chicken & Fries closes brick, mortar locations in Sumter

The bold pink buildings that stand off Peach Orchard Road and Manning Avenue went from cooking up fan favorite chicken wings to vacant commercial space after only being open for one year. Susie's Chicken & Fries announced the closing of its … more

Restaurant inspections for Sumter, Lee counties: Sept 17-22, 2021

Following are restaurant inspections done by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control in Sumter County and Lee County the week of Sept. 17-22, 2021. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. SUMTER … more

OSHA-mandated vaccine would impact Sumter industries

The lingering COVID-19 pandemic is a topic now that has caused nearly every large employer in the U.S. to begin to scratch their heads and wonder with questions and "what ifs." President Joe Biden's new COVID-19 vaccination mandate has extended … more

Dilts replaces Dickerson at Prisma Health Tuomey after administrative retirement

Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital has a new member of its executive leadership team. Dr. Scot Dilts has been named physician executive for the Sumter hospital, which is part of the state's largest health care system and among … more

Palmetto Goodwill, which includes Sumter store, announces new CEO

Brian Itzkowitz was named as the new CEO of Palmetto Goodwill and its affiliate, Palmetto Goodwill Services, starting Oct. 25. He will take the reins from interim CEO Lorna Utley, who has led the organization since April and guided the … more

Restaurant inspections in Sumter, Lee, Sept 7-10, 2021

Following are restaurant inspections done by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control in Sumter County and Lee County the week of Sept. 7-10, 2021. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. SUMTER … more

6 Sumter businesses celebrate shared office space with open house

It's not every office space where you can buy a home and walk down the hall to get home insurance or hire a pest management company before moving in. An office located at 261 Broad St. brought together six different businesses with a goal to … more

Sumter restaurant inspections: Sept. 1, 2021

Following are restaurant inspections done by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control in Sumter County the week of Aug. 23-26, 2021. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Cajun Claws & Wings, 321 W. … more

Sumter's Carolina Grove restaurant closes permanently, owners cite prolonged COVID-19 impacts

Citing challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sumter's Carolina Grove permanently closed its doors on Tuesday. The restaurant, which served homestyle Southern food, relayed the news … more

DHEC restaurant inspections for Sumter County: Aug. 13-20, 2021

Following are restaurant inspections done by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control in Sumter County the week of Aug. 13-20, 2021. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Imperial Dining, 451 Broad … more

Historic Manning cotton gin, once acclaimed, now a focus of criminal investigation

MANNING — A family-owned South Carolina cotton gin that’s been in business for 76 years and was once honored by state legislators is accused of failing to pay nearly $6.6 million to … more

Pilgrim's giving free Central Carolina Technical College tuition for employees, dependents

Pilgrim's Sumter recently announced a partnership with Central Carolina Technical College to provide free tuition to qualifying team members and their dependents. The nationwide program, Pilgrim's Better Futures, removes a major financial barrier … more

Wenzel of Creech Roddey Watson recognized for customer service

FROM STAFF REPORTS Kelly Wenzel, of Creech Roddey Watson Insurance in Sumter, has been named the 2021 Outstanding Customer Service Representative of the Year. This award is the highest honor in the state for insurance customer service reps who … more

Nominations open for The Sumter Item's 2021 Top 20 Under 40 contest

Nominations are now open for The Sumter Item's annual Top 20 Young Professionals Under 40 contest. The 2021 contest and associated winners celebration event is a partnership between The Item, Young Professionals of Sumter and the Greater Sumter … more

Sumter artist runs only Black-owned tattoo shop, shares space with paint party studio on North Guignard

One year after opening, a local tattoo artist is continuing to leave his mark on Sumterites. Frederick Benjamin, owner of Legendary Art LLC Tattoo Studio, has been a tattoo artist for more than 25 years and opened his shop in July 2020 at 1155 N. … more

AllSouth Federal Credit Union to open 2nd site on Broad Street in Sumter, near Mason Road

If Sumterites are wondering what the new construction project is on Broad Street near Mason Road and next door to Ashley Furniture, it's a new credit union. A spokeswoman for AllSouth Federal Credit Union provided details to The Sumter Item this … more

Sumter County restaurant inspections: June 19-23, 2021

Following are restaurant inspections done by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control in Sumter County the week of June 19-23, 2021. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. BT's Cafe, 204 S. Sumter … more
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