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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Restaurant news: Food grades for Dec. 13-21, 2018

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Dec. 13-21. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.com. Angel's Mexican Restaurant, 246 S. … more

Bishopville resident opens city's only locally owned clothing store

A new business that recently opened in Bishopville is filling a void that previously left the city without a local clothing store. Turner and Scoot opened its doors on Dec. 10, and owner Katie Kelly said the women's clothing and accessories … 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

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

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

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'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

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: 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

'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
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