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Chef Jason Bruner grew up in Plaquemines Parish, just outside of New Orleans. He received culinary degrees in New York, China and Italy. He trained under master chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Boulud and worked in Michelin Star restaurants … more
Tru by Hilton, a mid-scale hotel from Hilton Worldwide, will break ground on a 91-room hotel on Friday at 11 a.m. at 2607 Broad St. The Tru by Hilton Sumter is owned by Navya Hotels Group and is expected to open Aug. 1, 2017. more
DETROIT - Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars. More than 150 people, most identifying themselves … more
Rosetta Dingle, an assistant professor at South Carolina State University and a graduate of Scott's Branch High School in Summerton, served as a delegate for the International Round Table Symposium in Oxford, England, in July. Dingle, who works … more
Effective Oct. 1, Orangeburg Distributors out of Orangeburg and H&S Wholesalers Inc. of Sumter, will merge to become MidCarolina Beverage LLC. The two companies have a long history of beverage distribution within the communities where they are … more
Carrie Young, executive assistant at SAFE Federal Credit Union, has claimed the CUaware Prot g competition title for the Columbia Chapter of the Carolinas Credit Union League. She has advanced to the final evaluation, which will be Oct. 6 in … more
Lee County native Denise Thigpen, started her business out of the trunk of her car with a $5,000 investment in 1998. Today that business, Wholesale Boutique, has grown in revenue by 230 percent during a three-year period. In 2015, the company had a … more
COLUMBIA - SAFE Federal Credit Union is the first South Carolina-based financial institution to offer personal teller machines, allowing members to drive up to the machines - just as they do with an ATM - and interact with a live teller via a video … more
WASHINGTON - After two months of blockbuster gains, U.S. employers slowed their hiring in August to a modest increase of 151,000, reducing the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates when it meets this month. The … more
Delores Green, co-owner of Serendipity Catering & Caf , has come a long way from considering her cooking as just a hobby. When she started catering for family and friends in 2003, she was working in law enforcement and the Army Reserves. Things … more
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