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Sweet & Unique offers more than cakes. "A lot of people think we're a bakery, and we've discussed offering fresh snacks, sealed and ready for pickup," Jennifer Russell said. "Whether it's food … more
Though the school furniture business is constantly changing and the faces and names have changed, Nu-Idea School Supply Co. is committed to remaining a local, family owned company, said Kent Mims, corporate vice president and stockholder. The … more
A warm glow welcomed visitors to Sumter Lighting and Home on Oct. 2, as the ceremonial red-ribbon cutting that morning started a new chapter in a local business that has been in Sumter for decades. The store moved into the former McKenzie Paint & … 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
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
The grass is greener at The Links at Lakewood golf course, and it's not just a figure of speech. Under a new ownership group that has invested more than $1 million in renovations, the course is hoping to return to championship form that was enjoyed … more
After a lengthy wait, the Springhill Suites by Marriott is up and ready for business. The brand new four-story building celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 3 after nearly two years of construction and more than three years since the … more
Weekly tournaments involving a variety of games attract a wide variety of patrons to Ray's Hobbies & More, 5637 Broad St. Extension, said owner Ray Mulholland. "Yu-Gi-Oh! attracts a younger crowd," he said, "while Magic: The Gathering brings in … more
Aeran Brent is tired of visitors asking about her store's name or snapping pictures of the sign outside. Unfortunately, that's life for a small-business owner whose shop - Isis Bridal and Formal - shares a name with ISIS, the acronym of a … more
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - President Obama is all in with his economic pitch. The American public is not. In a midterm campaign strategy fraught with risk, the White House is betting that Obama's tight embrace of the economic recovery and … more
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