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JCPenney prepares for back-to-school crowds with seasonal hiring

FROM STAFF REPORTS JCPenney stores are getting ready to welcome back-to-school crowds by hiring as many as 345 seasonal associates throughout South Carolina for a variety of positions. Available customer service and support positions include … more

Business news: Sumter auto dealer to lead state association

Jim Jones of Jones Chevrolet-Cadillac and Jones Buick-GMC in Sumter has been elected president of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association for 2019-2020. Jones was elected at SCADA's Annual Dealer Meeting on May 18, and his term will … more

Restaurant delivery app launches in Sumter

A new food delivery service is launching in Sumter, and those who order in the next week will receive a one-year membership for free. Bite Squad is advertising itself as a more affordable and convenient choice for those who don't want to - or … more

Sumter Item hires assistant sports editor with digital background

The Sumter Item has added a new team member to its newsroom. J. Scott Sewell was hired to serve as assistant sports editor and will use his experience in digital sports media to expand local sports coverage at Sumter's largest media … more

Business news: Refuel station set for Camden Highway

Come December, what is now about 7.5 acres of cleared trees and a dirt foundation will be a gas station and convenience store in Sumter with more food options than a regular convenience shop. Greg Walker, owner of Walker Engineering and … more

Restaurant news: Sumter food grades for June 6-14

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for June 6-14. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Be Fit Eat Fit, 507 S. Wise … more

Business briefs: June 12, 2019

CHARLESTON (AP) - A court is allowing a Taiwanese shipping company to sell 8,000 cases of energy drinks that a client failed to pick up or pay for after the merchandise arrived at … more

Couple opens authentic Jamaican restaurant on West Liberty in Sumter

A new restaurant is spicing up lunch in Sumter and bringing an authentic taste of Jamaica to the South. Co-owners Antwun Wilson and his wife, Sonia Wilson, are serving up heaping portions of everything from curried shrimp and the country's famous … more

Prisma Health Tuomey's HealthWorks clinic welcomes new physician

Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital has provided health care to employees of Sumter's businesses and industries for nearly 20 years. The program continues to evolve to serve the needs of the … more

Frasier Tire opens 5th location in S.C.

After 45 years and having grown to become South Carolina's largest independent Goodyear dealer, a Sumter-based business opened its fifth location in a fourth city on Monday. Frasier Tire Service opened in the former LeGrande Fender Inc., a … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for May 23-31

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for May 23-31. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. 521 North Bingo, 1990 Thomas … more

Epps Orthodontics sponsoring K9-5K race Saturday to raise money for Sumter SPCA

If you like animals and/or walking and running, then this event is for you. Epps Orthodontics is sponsoring the third-annual K9-5K race this Saturday, with 100% of proceeds benefitting Sumter's … more

Former S.C. Lt. Gov. Ken Ard and 'The Rev' Baker come to WDXY with the Wake Up Carolina show

FROM STAFF REPORTS Community Broadcasters recently announced its launch of the Live 95 News Talk Network with the morning show Wake Up Carolina hosted by former South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard. Ard and Dave "The Rev" Baker have hosted Wake Up … more

Fred's in Sumter will close after all

Fred's, a longtime value store chain, will soon be a retail relic of the past in Sumter. After escaping inclusion on a list announced in April detailing 159 closures of the 557 stores the Mississippi-founded, Memphis-headquartered chain operates … more

‘Gummy expert’ buys Sumter’s Mount Franklin

The way a corporate executive described it Wednesday, “there’s a little more science to getting those vitamins in there than meets the eye.” Jill Pergande, chief human resources … more

Realtor named small business development center consultant

FROM STAFF REPORTS Area Realtor Denise Weeks has been hired as a business consultant for the Sumter area by the South Carolina Small Business Development Center. In the position housed at the University of South Carolina Sumter, Weeks will … more

Cajun-style seafood buffet is replacing Pita Thyme on Broad Street in Sumter

A new restaurant coming soon to Sumter will bring a Cajun flair to Broad Street. Camden-based New Orleans Style Seafood & Buffet is opening a Sumter location at 1029 Broad St., where, most recently, Pita Thyme used to operate. The location is in … more

Sumter restaurant news: Food grades for May 2-9

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for May 2-9. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Batten's Grocery, 2010 Hwy. 261 … more

Physical therapy practice with Sumter location settles suit

A Columbia-based physical therapy practice with a location in Sumter has settled with the U.S. Attorney's Office in South Carolina on claims of health care fraud, agreeing to pay $790,000. Hilary Moore, a former employee of Carolina Physical … more

Hillcrest graduate promoted into finance role at Augusta University

A Hillcrest Hill School graduate is making moves upward in her career. Yvonne Turner was named interim executive vice president for finance at Augusta University after having served as assistant vice president for information technology and … more
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