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Former S.C. Lt. Gov. Ken Ard and 'The Rev' Baker come to WDXY with the Wake Up Carolina show

FROM STAFF REPORTS Community Broadcasters recently announced its launch of the Live 95 News Talk Network with the morning show Wake Up Carolina hosted by former South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard. Ard and Dave "The Rev" Baker have hosted Wake Up … more

Fred's in Sumter will close after all

Fred's, a longtime value store chain, will soon be a retail relic of the past in Sumter. After escaping inclusion on a list announced in April detailing 159 closures of the 557 stores the Mississippi-founded, Memphis-headquartered chain operates … more

‘Gummy expert’ buys Sumter’s Mount Franklin

The way a corporate executive described it Wednesday, “there’s a little more science to getting those vitamins in there than meets the eye.” Jill Pergande, chief human resources … more

Realtor named small business development center consultant

FROM STAFF REPORTS Area Realtor Denise Weeks has been hired as a business consultant for the Sumter area by the South Carolina Small Business Development Center. In the position housed at the University of South Carolina Sumter, Weeks will … more

Cajun-style seafood buffet is replacing Pita Thyme on Broad Street in Sumter

A new restaurant coming soon to Sumter will bring a Cajun flair to Broad Street. Camden-based New Orleans Style Seafood & Buffet is opening a Sumter location at 1029 Broad St., where, most recently, Pita Thyme used to operate. The location is in … more

Sumter restaurant news: Food grades for May 2-9

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for May 2-9. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit Batten's Grocery, 2010 Hwy. 261 … more

Physical therapy practice with Sumter location settles suit

A Columbia-based physical therapy practice with a location in Sumter has settled with the U.S. Attorney's Office in South Carolina on claims of health care fraud, agreeing to pay $790,000. Hilary Moore, a former employee of Carolina Physical … more

Hillcrest graduate promoted into finance role at Augusta University

A Hillcrest Hill School graduate is making moves upward in her career. Yvonne Turner was named interim executive vice president for finance at Augusta University after having served as assistant vice president for information technology and … more

Coldwell Banker's Davis named to 'Top 2' percent of producers for 5th time

Jay Davis, CCIM for Coldwell Banker Commercial Cornerstone in Sumter, was recently recognized for being among the "Top Two" percent of producers within Coldwell Banker Commercial for 2018. The Top Two designation is reserved for the top 60 … more

Caterpillar of Sumter honored for excellence in corporate responsibility

FROM STAFF REPORTS Caterpillar of Sumter was among 20 South Carolina manufacturing facilities honored by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance with its Corporate Responsibility Award for its accomplishments in 2018 at SCMA's statewide annual … more

Sumter Restaurant News: Food grades for April 18-26

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for April 18-26. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit Burger King #1122, 1132 Broad … more

New bed and breakfast in Sumter brings Southern history, charm to downtown area

They have always been entertainers, and the empty-nesters missed the joy of hosting. Now, Tracey and Thomas Mclaughlin have re-found that joy. Each time someone arrives, they look at the strangers … more

Sumter's 1st CBD store opening soon

The first store in Sumter to exclusively sell retail products made from cannabidiol, or CBD, is set to open soon. Eugene Jacobs, owner of Your CBD Store-Florence, spoke Thursday on his planned May 4 opening of Your CBD Store-Sumter at 661 Bultman … more

Palmetto Gas wants to help customers add life to their outdoors

With the opening of the second phase of its business earlier this month, Palmetto Gas wants to help area residents "make your outdoor area your favorite room in your house." Founded in 1962, … more
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