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Bouncer World SC moves to Broad Street

Bouncer World SC, a local company that rents out inflatable bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, games and other family entertainment experiences, is now working out of a new location. They are now at 334 Broad St. across from Southern … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Sept. 10-13

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Sept. 10-13. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Bi-Lo #5417 Deli/Bakery, 2055 … more

2nd Great Clips opens in Gateway Plaza in Sumter

Another reasonably priced hair salon has opened in Sumter. Great Clips opened its second franchise in town last month in Gateway Plaza, according to salon employees and a news release. Gateway Plaza is across the street from Walmart at the … more

Bradford harvests Sumter's 1st legal hemp crop since WWII early to escape Hurricane Dorian

Heirloom farmer Nat Bradford's half-acre hemp "genetics research lab" from last year expanded to six acres this year, but he's still having fun with the experimentation and plans to have a net income this go 'round. Bradford spoke last week from … more

Sumter Waffle House stays busy during Dorian with vouchers for line workers

For years, Waffle House restaurants have been considered a staple for breakfast-lovers, even during natural disasters. The chain has received nationwide attention for its affinity to stay open in … more

Elephant Ear in Sumter to mark decade of business with celebration

An art gallery on Bultman Drive is inviting the public to its 10th anniversary celebration. Two local artists who started Elephant Ear Gallery to share their talent with the public expected about 10 artists to participate in the business. More … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for Aug. 8-15

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Aug. 8-15. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. A&P Market, 428 Boulevard Road, … more

Be U Boutique in Sumter brings 'feel good' style to plus-size women

Hidden in the Wesmark Plaza Shopping Center is a gem targeting fashionable plus-size women who want to make a statement with what they wear. Be U Boutique is a personalized clothing store that opened on Feb. 4 with its grand opening on March 14. … more

No reopening date set for downtown Sumter's fire-damaged Wells Fargo

Sumter Fire Department officials confirmed Monday they don't think there was foul play involved in a downtown bank fire from Aug. 9. Division Chief Joey Duggan said the department's investigation of a fire at the Wells Fargo building, 4 N. … more

Hamptons in Sumter makes Food Network's Best Rooftop Restaurants in Country list

Out of 32 rooftop restaurants from major cities like New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Indianapolis and Atlanta, Sumter's own Hamptons made a splash on the Food Network's Best Rooftop Restaurants in the Country list. The article described … more

Seafood boil restaurant Carolina Crab House to replace Fallas in Sumter

A new business coming to Sumter will provide movie-goers another nearby option for a date night or any night out. Carolina Crab House will soon replace the already-closed Fallas, a discount retail store that shuttered toward the end of 2018, … more

Contemporary Southern restaurant in works on Alice Drive in Sumter

A new addition to the local restaurant scene is on tap for Sumterites and other area residents later this year with the opening of a "contemporary Southern family friendly restaurant," in the words of Jim Mayes, an owner-operator. Mayes spoke … more

Sumter restaurant scores: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for July 26-Aug. 1. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. A&J Grocery, 2925 Narrow … more

The Sumter Item hires 2 reporters for news, sports

The Sumter Item has added two new reporters to its newsroom team. Shelbie Goulding and Tim Leible both join the Sumter staff from the Midwest, Goulding a born-and-raised Hoosier from Northeast Indiana and Leible from Missouri. Goulding … more

Business news: Silver Spoon owners want to target elegant events in Sumter

David and Sheryl Witherspoon said they have had the idea of opening an elegant event center in the Sumter area for two to three years now. After their own wedding and reception last year cost more than $20,000, they said they were bound and … more

Restaurant news: Food grades, Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for July 18-26. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. China Wing, 1953 McCrays Mill … more

Business news: Both Sumter Wendy's locations offering new design, new tastes

Not one, but both Wendy's in Sumter are getting a new look. Wendy's regional operating partner Basel Bayer spoke Tuesday from the completely rebuilt, new, fast-food restaurant with a contemporary look and feel at 1085 Broad St. The hamburger … more

Restaurant news: Sumter food grades for July 11-19, 2019

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for July 11-19. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Circle K Store #3417, 2000 … more

Sumter Chamber thanks businesses for participation in forum to help students

Thanks to members of the Sumter business community, career leadership forums are making an impact on the futures of Sumter students. Members of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce's Education Committee, the group responsible for coordinating … more

About 40 employers to participate in Aug. 8 job fair in Bishopville

FROM STAFF REPORTS After a successful job fair in Sumter in May, the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments with SC Works, Lee County and business partners will hold a job fair in Lee County in August. Veterans are invited to the event … more
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