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Sumter Chamber of Commerce names People of the Year at annual gala

Just yards from construction cones on an old Main Street that is getting a facelift, Sumter's business leaders, community members, educators and industrial top dogs gathered to celebrate their year that was.Sumter has come a long way in the last 10, … more

Sumter employers spark students' interest in industrial careers at expo

Area economic development partners and employers put their best foot forward Friday in trying to spark interest in local manufacturing and technology-related jobs with their second-annual Manufacturers and Technology Expo. In the morning, about … more

Meet your local farmers at USC Sumter's annual market

The second year of the Farmers Market at University of South Carolina Sumter started off with a bang after some vendors sold out of items because of the large crowd of customers. The market is open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and features a … more

Students to be 'expo'sed to manufacturing careers

In their continual effort to educate school-age children and their parents on local career opportunities in the manufacturing field, area economic development partners will host the second-annual Manufacturers and Technology Expo on Friday. A … more

Fundraiser donates money from gas pumps to SHS

The Sumter community will have a chance to support a local high school by doing a simple task that is often part of a daily commute. Circle K is holding its Fueling Our Schools fundraiser on Thursday, April 19, and asking drivers to simply get … more

Sumter officials optimistic on 'Opportunity Zone' program

In a business environment where every dollar counts, Sumter and Lee County officials are hopeful a new federal tax incentive program will help spur industrial and commercial development in their … more

2 Sumter businesses will move and rebuild

Sumter City-County Planning Commission recommended approval of two major site plans for Sumter Casket Co. and McLaughlin Ford as both businesses prepare to relocate and rebuild. Sumter County Council approved the sale of 15 acres of county-owned … more

Sumter woman teaches DIY home hacks for organization

Forget spring cleaning. Think, instead, of spring organizing. And if you're going to think of spring organizing, you can't forget about Sandi Davis. The Sumter County resident has been professionally home organizing since 2004, and she says while … more

Hamptons moves to new location on Main Street

Hamptons has a new home. After a few soft openings that included serving to police officers and firefighters, the fine dining restaurant in downtown Sumter officially opened Thursday night after moving to 33 N. Main St. from around the corner on … more
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