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When some friends noticed their favorite place to work out was looking a little run down, they decided to do something about it. The four friends, James Wilson, Jess Williams, Glen Evans and Chris Hawkins, members for more than 20 years, … more
Samuel Lathan Roddey Jr., a civic-minded Sumter businessman, was known for his humor and directness, say family and friends. "There was no in between with Daddy," Lathan Roddey III said. "Things were either right or wrong, and he didn't mind … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer. Wal-Mart is rolling out a feature that will enable its website to … 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
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that aims to put many of the functions of a smartphone onto a smaller screen that's never … more
Thompson names sales rep, operations chief Thompson Industrial Supply, a South Carolina-based lubricants distributor and provider of professional reclamation services for industry, has announced promotions in operations and sales. David … more
Tailgating and business don't often go together. But on Aug. 21, they will, courtesy of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce's Primetime 2014, a networking and membership event that will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the University of South … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Jell-O has lost its jiggle, and nobody knows how to fix it. The dessert was invented more than a century ago and helped popularize a delicacy reserved for the rich into a quick, affordable treat. Americans of all ages are familiar … more
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover … more
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