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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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