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'Tis the season for Honeybaked Ham in Sumter

As in recent years, Honeybaked Ham has opened a holiday kiosk store on Bultman Drive, near Mary Ann's Deli Restaurant. According to Rhett Munn, owner of Honeybaked Ham in Florence, the Sumter location - at 532 Bultman Drive, Suite 2 - will be … more

Georgia Pacific announces $4.5 million in capital improvements for Clarendon plant

A large area manufacturer is set to begin major facility upgrades and an expansion to ultimately become more high-tech. Georgia Pacific's oriented strand board (OSB) manufacturing plant, based in Alcolu, announced Thursday that it will soon begin … more

Restaurant news: Nov. 6, 2018

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Oct. 25-Nov. 2. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Church's Chicken #1251, 202 W. … more

Belk charity sale to benefit several Sumter groups

A department store in Sumter is gearing up for its annual charity sale that will offer shoppers discounts and the opportunity to support local charities. The Belk Charity Sale will be on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the store in Sumter … more

Big Lots to reveal remodeled Broad Street store on Friday

The Big Lots on Broad Street in Sumter is one of six newly remodeled stores throughout the larger Columbia area that will celebrate its grand re-opening on Friday. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies will be held at the stores at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, and … 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

Sumter Chamber President Hardy named to board of Carolinas Chamber execs for 2019-21 term

One of Sumter's business advocacy and development leaders will for the next few years represent the interests of the Midlands region by gaining continuing education and leadership opportunities. Chris Hardy, president and CEO of the Greater … more

GM to slash 14,700 jobs in North America

DETROIT - General Motors will lay off 14,700 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes … more

Restaurant news: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Nov. 30-Dec. 7. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Arby's #9, 1280 Broad St., … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Nov. 15-21

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Nov. 15-21. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. China Buffet, 1059 Broad St., … more

Sumter native named tax manager in Columbia

Dustin Scott has joined McGregor & Co., LLP, as a tax manager and will be working out of its Columbia office according to a news release. Originally from Sumter, Scott is a CPA and an IRS enrolled agent. He graduated from Presbyterian College in May … more

Duke Energy proposes rate increase

Duke Energy Progress is requesting to increase customers rates to fund investments to generate cleaner energy and improve reliability and service. The Public Service Commission of South Carolina filing asks for what would come out to an addition … more

WSSC breaks ground for new facility

Sumter Baptist Temple, 2295 Harper St., held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 28 for the construction of a new studio facility for WSSC 1340AM. WSSC is a non-commercial station that provides all … more

Developing downtown Sumter: Sumter Item’s former publisher Hubert Osteen Jr. receives Gamecock City Society Award, proclamation from mayor for time on downtown board

A man whose name has been in The Sumter Item's masthead for decades had a whole day named after him in Sumter on Tuesday, a day when he also was awarded the city's highest honor. Hubert D. Osteen Jr., who began working at the newspaper when he … 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

Sandhills Medical Foundation celebrates 40th anniversary

FROM STAFF REPORTS Sandhills Medical Foundation Inc. recently celebrated its 40th anniversary at Indigo Jones in Camden. The foundation is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center that offers primary care in a premier doctor's office … more

Sumter's Top Hat Chimney Sweep celebrates its 35th anniversary

Top Hat Chimney Sweep of Sumter, which was founded in October 1983 by Matt and Linda Matmiller, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Over the years, the Matmillers expanded their services to Lee, Kershaw and Clarendon counties. In October … more

Sumter Laundry to sell unclaimed clothes Saturday

Have you ever wondered what happens to clothes left at the laundromat and unclaimed? Sumter Laundry and Cleaners' manager Neill McKinnon says in the past he's donated them to various charities, but Saturday his downtown store will have its … 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 Oct. 19-26

Following are the food grades for Sumter businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Oct. 19-26. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Church's Chicken #1251, 202 W. … more
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