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Independent theater opens tonight in Sumter with 'Jaws'

"You're going to need a bigger boat." Moviegoers around the world will recognize that line spoken by Roy Scheider in the iconic thriller and blockbuster film "Jaws." The new Firefly Cinema, opening tonight, will feature that 1975 film that made … more

From Nazis to hippies: End of the road for VW Beetle

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It's the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning eight decades … more

Workshop in Sumter to provide services to individuals with disabilities

Individuals with disabilities are invited to a workshop in Sumter aimed at helping potential employees learn what they need to know about the hiring process and resources available to them. The SC Disability Employment Coalition will host … more

Restaurant grades: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for June 27-July 3. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Circle K Store #3417, 2000 … more

Lorine Olive Oil Co. offers new delicious, healthy alternatives in Sumter

Julie Griffon and her husband, Heath, always said that if they ever had a daughter, they would name her Lorine after Heath's mother, who died when he was only 4 years old. With no daughters but two sons ages 4 and 6, the Griffons chose the name … more

Restaurant news: Sumter food grades for June 20-28, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for June 20-28. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Canteen/Becton Dickinson 20095, … more

Sumter chamber hires military spouse as VP of partner development

An organization that supports and advocates for Sumter's businesses has added a new member to its team. Krystle Harm has joined the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce as vice president of partner development. The New Hampshire native moved to … more

City of Sumter employee publishes self-help book

Lefford Fate is a retired Air Force veteran, motivational speaker, City of Sumter administrator and now a published author. Fate recently published his second book, but it's the first where he is the primary writer. He sat down this week to … more

JCPenney prepares for back-to-school crowds with seasonal hiring

FROM STAFF REPORTS JCPenney stores are getting ready to welcome back-to-school crowds by hiring as many as 345 seasonal associates throughout South Carolina for a variety of positions. Available customer service and support positions include … more

Business news: Sumter auto dealer to lead state association

Jim Jones of Jones Chevrolet-Cadillac and Jones Buick-GMC in Sumter has been elected president of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association for 2019-2020. Jones was elected at SCADA's Annual Dealer Meeting on May 18, and his term will … more

Restaurant delivery app launches in Sumter

A new food delivery service is launching in Sumter, and those who order in the next week will receive a one-year membership for free. Bite Squad is advertising itself as a more affordable and convenient choice for those who don't want to - or … more

Sumter Item hires assistant sports editor with digital background

The Sumter Item has added a new team member to its newsroom. J. Scott Sewell was hired to serve as assistant sports editor and will use his experience in digital sports media to expand local sports coverage at Sumter's largest media … more

Business news: Refuel station set for Camden Highway

Come December, what is now about 7.5 acres of cleared trees and a dirt foundation will be a gas station and convenience store in Sumter with more food options than a regular convenience shop. Greg Walker, owner of Walker Engineering and … more

Restaurant news: Sumter food grades for June 6-14

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for June 6-14. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Be Fit Eat Fit, 507 S. Wise … more

Business briefs: June 12, 2019

CHARLESTON (AP) - A court is allowing a Taiwanese shipping company to sell 8,000 cases of energy drinks that a client failed to pick up or pay for after the merchandise arrived at … more

Couple opens authentic Jamaican restaurant on West Liberty in Sumter

A new restaurant is spicing up lunch in Sumter and bringing an authentic taste of Jamaica to the South. Co-owners Antwun Wilson and his wife, Sonia Wilson, are serving up heaping portions of everything from curried shrimp and the country's famous … more

Prisma Health Tuomey's HealthWorks clinic welcomes new physician

Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital has provided health care to employees of Sumter's businesses and industries for nearly 20 years. The program continues to evolve to serve the needs of the … more

Frasier Tire opens 5th location in S.C.

After 45 years and having grown to become South Carolina's largest independent Goodyear dealer, a Sumter-based business opened its fifth location in a fourth city on Monday. Frasier Tire Service opened in the former LeGrande Fender Inc., a … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for May 23-31

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for May 23-31. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. 521 North Bingo, 1990 Thomas … more

Epps Orthodontics sponsoring K9-5K race Saturday to raise money for Sumter SPCA

If you like animals and/or walking and running, then this event is for you. Epps Orthodontics is sponsoring the third-annual K9-5K race this Saturday, with 100% of proceeds benefitting Sumter's … more
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