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'New building but the same spirit of Legacies' with move behind Sumter Mall

Longstanding Legacies Bar & Grill isn't gone; it's just in the process of moving. The sports bar and grill's owner and managers spoke Friday on the establishment's move to behind Sumter Mall and that it won't be long before patrons can again … more

SAFE invests $3.7 million in new banking technology

SUBMITTED A $3.7 million total contract investment in new banking technology is complete at SAFE Federal Credit Union, following the replacement of the organization's core banking software. Provided by the Symitar division of Jack Henry & … more

Sumter's Second Mill Restaurant moving to new location on Broad Street

For about five years, the Elks Lodge on West Liberty Street was home to The Restaurant at Second Mill, a town favorite for Southern fixings in the middle of Sumter. However, the restaurant will be moving to the north side of the city with a plan … more

Sunglasses, outdoor store opens in Second Mill Plaza in Sumter

Days in the sun and on the water may be a whole lot better now that Sumter has its very own sunglasses and outdoor accessories store just minutes away from home. Located in Second Mill Plaza, next to Bi-Lo, at 2045 Wedgefield Road, Tiller Ridge … more

Food Lion buys 62 Bi-Lo stores including Sumter's

Sumter's Bi-Lo is among the 62 Bi-Lo/Harveys Supermarket stores across three states that have been bought by Food Lion. Food Lion announced the addition of the stores across the Carolinas and Georgia earlier this week and said in a news release … more

JCPenney reopens in Sumter Mall; store has reduced hours, bankruptcy closures for retailer announced later

All our coronavirus coverage is free to the public. It’s the right thing to do as a public service to our community. If you find this article helpful or informative and want to support our … more

Love's Travel Stops opens location in Summerton

SUMMERTON - There is a new reason to stop in Summerton.The nation's industry-leading travel stop network, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores, opened its more than 13,300-square-foot location off Interstate 95 in Summerton on Thursday. The store … more

Spokesperson: Sumter IHOP is only temporarily closed

IHOP corporate officials say Sumter's location of the restaurant remains only temporarily closed. A public relations representative at the breakfast chain's corporate headquarters in Glendale, California, responded late Thursday to an email from … more

Black River Electric Coop. reopening lobby Monday

Black River Electric Cooperative's lobby in Sumter will reopen Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for member service issues. The drive-through will continue normal operating hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. "With businesses in Sumter and all across South Carolina … more

Bank of Clarendon adds new credit officer to Manning office

SUBMITTED MANNING - Bank of Clarendon has announced a new addition to its community banking team. Brett Frazier recently accepted the position of vice president, credit officer and will be serving the bank through its headquarters in … more

Your guide to Sumter-area takeout and delivery during conoravirus restrictions

On Wednesday,  South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ordered all restaurants and bars to close their in-house dining areas. Local restaurants have become creative, with many offering curbside … more

Duke Energy asks public to 'shine a light' in appreciation of lineworkers; Customers, communities encouraged to turn on front house lights to recognize first responders on Saturday night

Snapped poles and tangled power lines over a battered landscape of downed trees are the usual challenges lineworkers face after severe weather strikes, but COVID-19 and federally recommended safety guidelines have added new complexities to their … more

Sumter Item launches tax-deductible support fund amid COVID-19

In partnership with the Local Media Foundation, The Sumter Item has created a nonprofit, charitable fund to allow the public to support the newsroom's free COVID-19 coverage while receiving tax benefits. Item Publisher Vince … more
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