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Linemen do their best work in the worst conditions. And weather conditions generate the highest incidences of lack of electricity to your home or business, whether it manifests itself in the form of floods, ice storms, thunderstorms or isolated … more
John Paul Smith credits ditching classes in high school with paying huge dividends for him today. After a 1996 hurricane that he couldn't remember the name of, Smith and a high school friend ditched school to make money repairing homes, primarily … more
The significance of Sport Clips Haircuts opening salon No. 1,500 in Sumter doesn't get lost on founder Gordon Logan. Logan likens the opening to a homecoming to a city where his family and friends nurtured the entrepreneurial spirit that he fine … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - It's still dark out at this industrial port. Most passengers aboard the Oasis of the Seas are sound asleep in their staterooms. But below deck the crew of one of the world's largest cruise ship is preparing to turn the … more
For more than three decades, when anyone in the Sumter area has needed their wood-burning stove or fireplace serviced or repaired, they have called on Merlin "Matt" Mattmiller, of Top Hat Chimney Sweep. A few weeks ago, Matt retired and turned the … more
FROM STAFF REPORTS Scott Spigener has been named construction director for the Thompson Turner Construction Division, according to a news release from Thompson Turner Construction. The release says Spigener will be responsible for job … more
Eaton, a power management company known for helping its customers find energy-efficient solutions to manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power has recognized its Commercial Distribution Products and Assemblies Division's facility in Sumter … more
BOULDER, Colo. - The transition from employment to retirement used to be marked by a date on a calendar, along with some sheet cake and a maybe a gold watch. Those days are long gone for most workers in the United States. Today, the journey … more
The Industry Appreciation of the Year Award was given to EMS-Chemie and CEO Guido Hobi for 35 successful years in Sumter, Chamber President Chris Hardy said. "Industry plays a key role in our business community," he said. "They employ thousands … more
The Chamber's Nonprofit of the Year Award was presented to United Way of Sumter, Lee and Clarendon Counties for its programs that aim to improve education, income and health in the community, said Victoria Bailey of CA Harler Trophies, who presented … more
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