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JACKSON CENTER, Ohio - Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: "Airstreams? They still make those?" Not only are the retro-looking "silver bullet" travel … 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
WASHINGTON - The United States is back and ready to drive global growth in 2015.After long struggling to claw its way out of the Great Recession, the world's biggest economy is on an extended win streak that is edging it closer to … more
WASHINGTON - As the U.S. economy has steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many Americans. Their pain may be easing. Friday's jobs report signaled that raises have … more
NEW YORK - The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The … more
Creating new, well-paying jobs and a strong commitment to the community are reasons the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce 2014 Manufacturer of the Year Award was given to Apex Tool Group. Sumter Economic Development Board member George Kosinski … more
CHARLOTTE - Sumter native Jarvis Holliday has joined Luquire George Andrews (LGA), one of the Southeast region's leading advertising, digital and public relations agencies that serves major regional corporations to global Fortune 500 companies, as … 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
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