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A baker's delight is often seasoned with the satisfaction people acquire from enjoying his or her dishes. For years, that was the case for Lela Bolden. Cooking was her hobby, and the Lee County native was known for her signature dish: pound … more
NEW YORK - Being a teen can be tough, but catering to one is even more difficult. Retailers for teens are learning that lesson the hard way this holiday season. The longtime CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch on Tuesday abruptly retired just a week … more
A local restaurant celebrates five years today. Most new restaurants only make it two to three years, said Jeff Dennis, head chef of Simply Southern Bistro. He opened the Sumter eatery at 65 W. Wesmark Blvd. on Dec. 14, 2009, with his parents, … more
IRS sets new mileage rates The IRS released standard mileage rates for 2015 on Wednesday. Beginning on Jan. 1, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be: - 57.5 cents per mile for business miles … more
The old adage says the customer is always right, and certainly the owners of Wikked Buffalo Wings have made it a point to find out what's popular with their clientele. Set inside Quality Inn, the restaurant opened in August 2013 and is still … more
FROM STAFF REPORTS Betty Morgan, a Sumter IGA shopper and Sumter resident, has won one of the grand prizes in the IGA Loves Your Kitchen Sweepstakes. Morgan will receive groceries for one year in the form of $2,600 worth of IGA gift certificates. … more
Brittany Tindal recently joined the Bynum Insurance team as a commercial lines account manager. She is a 2006 graduate of Clemson University and has more than eight years of experience in the insurance and financial industry. Tindal is a licensed … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - The resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999. The gain of a robust 321,000 jobs - the most in nearly three years - put further distance between a … more
HONOLULU (AP) - The maker of Truvia Natural Sweetener will pay $6.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated by a Hawaii woman. Kailua-Kona resident Denise Howerton was the first to sue Cargill, which manufactures the product sold … more
OPC News purchases New Mexico paper Desert Exposure, a monthly newspaper covering arts and leisure in southwest New Mexico, has been acquired by OPC News LLC, a Sumter-based company owned by members of the Osteen family. The newspaper is based … more
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