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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

Tree seedlings still available at special pricing for S.C. landowners

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Forestry Commission is encouraging landowners to place their tree seedling orders for winter planting while they are still available. ArborGen's Taylor Nursery in Edgefield County has … 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

Women's boutique moves to Sumter Mall

Dozens visited Sumter Mall on Saturday for the grand opening of its newest store, Foxy Ladies Boutique, making one Sumter native's dream come true. The boutique sells women's clothing, shoes, shape wear, accessories and cosmetics. The clothing … more

Comfort Keepers Sumter owner honored with award

David M. Coker was recently honored as part of the Comfort Keepers President's Club during the 2018 Comfort Keepers Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The award is presented to the top 25 Comfort Keepers franchisees who have generated … more

Simpson Hardware holds 16th-annual Ladies Night Out

Simpson Hardware & Sports held its 16th- annual Ladies Night Out recently, where customers lined up out the door to get their hands on deals, doorbusters and door prizes throughout the store. DJ Howie D entertained shoppers, and there was free food … 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

Restaurant news: Food grades for Nov. 2-9

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Nov. 2-9. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. China Buffet, 1059 Broad St., … more

Caterpillar Precision Pin Products facility celebrates 20 years in Sumter

Caterpillar Precision Pin Products facility in Sumter recently celebrated 20 years in operation with its employees and their families at the 210,000-square-foot facility. The facility opened its … 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

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

Manufacturer to create 25 new jobs with expansion in Lee County

Agtruss Inc., a leading manufacturer of agricultural trusses for the poultry and livestock industries, is expanding its Lee County operations in a $2.8 million investment, creating 25 new jobs. Since its establishment in 1995, Agtruss has added … more

Sumter to add 1 more hemp farmer for 2019 program

The state Department of Agriculture recently released its expanded list of farmers for its 2019 industrial hemp pilot program. This year, the program gave 20 farmers from across the state, including one from Sumter County - Nat Bradford - permits … 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

Experts: Best after-Christmas sales include winter gear, video games and more

Christmas may be over, but with gift cards ever growing in popularity as a gift item across the U.S., many consumers say the week between Christmas and New Year's is "the time to shop for me." What products have the best buys this week that … more

Don't miss Sumter's Parade of Shops on Sunday

Though Christmas is more than a month away, Sumterites can get a head start on their holiday shopping during the annual Parade of Shops between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shoppers can tour local businesses on Bultman Drive, Wesmark Boulevard … 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

Massive $400B farm bill also legalizes growing hemp for industrial purposes

WASHINGTON - Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid that includes the legalizing cultivating industrial hemp. After … more
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