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AllSouth Federal Credit Union to open 2nd site on Broad Street in Sumter, near Mason Road

If Sumterites are wondering what the new construction project is on Broad Street near Mason Road and next door to Ashley Furniture, it's a new credit union. A spokeswoman for AllSouth Federal Credit Union provided details to The Sumter Item this … more

Sumter County restaurant inspections: June 19-23, 2021

Following are restaurant inspections done by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control in Sumter County the week of June 19-23, 2021. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit BT's Cafe, 204 S. Sumter … more

Burlington marks Sumter opening with $5K donation to Willow Drive Elementary School

Andrea Thomas woke up early Friday morning as part of her usual routine, but this time it was special. The Crosswell Drive Elementary School teacher got into her car and drove to arrive an hour and a half early for the grand opening of Burlington … more

Sumter Chamber opens new membership scholarship to minority-owned businesses

A new membership program at the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce is looking for minority-owned businesses that want to become more involved and active in the Sumter community. According to a news release, the Small Business United Program has … more

Orchard Cafe in downtown Manning sees increase in customers

A white and baby blue building with a bright red door in the heart of downtown Manning is the location for a brand new cafe that is seeing growth this summer. Baltimore native sisters and co-owners Jenny Moody and Julie Opie opened The Orchard … more

Sumter Beauty College closing, leader retires

FROM STAFF REPORTS Sumter Beauty College is closing its doors as its leader retires after almost 50 years of work and service in the cosmetology field. Faye Smith began her career in 1971 and eventually earned her instructor's license. She has … more

May Teacher of the Month awarded Carolina Grove restaurant gift card

Carolina Grove co-owner Jim Mayes Jr. awards R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy's Alexis Evans with a $50 gift card to the restaurant on Alice Drive on Wednesday. Evans was named May's Teacher of the Month, a contest hosted by The Sumter Item … more

Speed to market sets King Machine apart

There is a saying in the tire manufacturing business: "You can't make a tire without a mold, and you certainly can't make a good tire without a good mold." Enter King Machine of Sumter. King Machine in Black River Industrial Park is the sole … more

Brubaker's Café & Bakery gives Sumter downtown a new gathering place

If you took a walk on North Main Street this week, you may have smelled fresh roasted coffee coming from inside Naomi & Warner for the first time in years. Your senses are not failing you. Brubaker's Café & Bakery moved into the 13 N. Main St. … more

Sumter Chamber hires new communications director

The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new person to its team. Breanna J. Hughes joined the organization as its director of communications. Originally from Sumter, Hughes graduated from Lakewood High School in 2012 and studied … more

Impressions Fashion Boutique moves to downtown Sumter

A West Liberty Street fashion boutique moved closer to downtown Sumter Thursday with goals to reconnect with the community and provide fashionable clothing at an affordable price. "I wanted to be closer to other business. Where I was, the … more

Sumter Walmart stores to operate from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. beginning June 5

Walmart is increasing store hours for the first time in months after steeply reducing them with the initial spread of the coronavirus last spring. In line with a nationwide change, all three Sumter Walmart stores will begin opening an hour … more

2 amigos colaboran para abrir mercado latino Mercado Acosta - Tienda Latina en Sumter

Dos amigos colaboraron para abrir una tienda de comestibles latinoamericanos en Diciembre de 2020, y desde entonces han tenido éxito al brindar una sensación de hogar a la comunidad hispana en Sumter. Los amigos y copropietarios Mauricio Acosta … more

2 friends collaborate to open Latino market Mercado Acosta-Tienda Latina in Sumter

Two friends collaborated to open a Latin American grocery store in December 2020, and they have found success since by providing a sense of home to the Hispanic community in Sumter. Longtime friends and co-owners Mauricio Acosta and Ruben … more

Sumter High School graduate opens 1st local selfie studio

Markayla Webb knew from a young age that she wanted to be an entrepreneur. And now with her new shop, she is bringing a new form of entertainment to Sumter. The Sumter High School graduate is the founder and owner of Snap N' Go Selfie Studios, a … more

F. Hunt Enterprise to create 15 jobs in Clarendon County at industrial park

A new facility is coming to Clarendon County Industrial Park this summer. F. Hunt Enterprise announced plans Tuesday to build a distribution space in Clarendon County. F. Hunt Enterprise, a distributor of one of the nation's largest made-to-order … more

Sumter recognizes local small businesses May 3-7

Team Sumter declared May 3-7 as Small Business Week to honor local small businesses that continue to work hard and provide jobs and economic growth to the community. On Monday, Sumter County Government and City of Sumter officials signed a … more

Shane's Rib Shack in Sumter to sell property, relocate with lease

The lot at 1120 Broad St. will remain empty after the Shane's Rib Shack sign was replaced with a for sale sign as the barbecue franchise decided to relocate to a leased building in Sumter. According to Sumter location owner Rob Tillman, the … more
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