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Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce hires new communications director

A business advocacy group in Sumter recently hired a new director of communications. Kimberly Bork joined the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce after nearly two years of working with Quixote Hospitality in Sumter, which runs Sidebar, Hamptons … more

Sumter manufacturer to add 57 jobs

A Sumter manufacturer of flat-rolled carbon steel products eventually used in the production of home appliances and other products is expanding and will create 57 jobs. Jemison Metals, at … more

Sumter auto dealer Jones debuts video series Coffee in Cars

For Sumter native Jim Jones, vehicles run in the family. Jones is the owner of Jones Buick GMC and a third-generation auto dealer following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. For more than 30 years, he has been selling vehicles and … more

Charleston-based medical novel based on writer's real-life experiences in ER

A former emergency room physician will talk in Sumter about her second novel following the critical acclaim of her first. Kimmery Martin will be at the Sumter County Museum on Feb. 19, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion and book signing of "The … more

Sumter restaurant grades: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Dec. 6-13, 2019. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Baker's Sweets, 1089-D … more

Sumter Chamber of Commerce opposed to medical marijuana

A topic Sumter business advocates are against and were told was dead may now resurface during 2020's upcoming legislative session. Medical marijuana was the surprise agenda item that took up more discussion than any topic other than education … more

The Sumter Item newsroom welcomes Strieter to graphics team

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Sumter Item recently welcomed a new member to its creative services team in the newsroom. Janel Strieter joins the paper after working for several years at the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce and is serving as a … more

Sumter's K-12 education to be priority in 2020

BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com There are a few big items up for discussion in the upcoming state legislative session, but K-12 education appears it will be front and center again. That was the belief of Sumter County's two state senators … more

Historic downtown Sumter building converted into coworking space

He knows it's going to catch on. All the big cities have them. All the small ones do, too, that have gone through successful revitalization, but his explanation is still usually met with a polite Southern, "Huh?" Renovated and remodeled in a … more

BB&T, SunTrust merger completed, now Truist

Sumter's BB&T banking customers are now part of Truist. Truist Financial Corp., now the sixth-largest U.S. commercial bank that serves about 10 million consumer households and a range of business clients, announced on Monday the completion of the … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Dec. 2-6

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Dec. 2-6, 2019. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Baker's Sweets, 1089-D … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Nov. 22-26

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Nov. 22-26, 2019. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Bar-B-Que Hut, 1380 S. … more

Restaurant news: Sumter food grades for Nov. 14-22, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Nov. 14-22. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Angel's Mexican Restaurant, 246 … more
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