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Sumter native opens fashion e-boutique's 1st brick-and-mortar location in Columbiana Mall

A Sumter native, who always knew the fashion industry was her calling, opened her very first location for her fashion e-boutique not too far from home earlier this month. Delaina Pinckney opened The Stylish Vault's brick-and-mortar location at … more

Riding the wave: With travel restrictions, more family time, working from home, the business of pools and backyard oasis building is booming in Sumter

In the pandemic, pool sales are booming, and it is easy to figure out the reasons why. During the last year, people have not traveled internationally to resorts because of restrictions, and many didn't take their regular beach vacation last … more

Job fair in Sumter looking for ambulance EMTs, paramedics April 2

The state's fastest-growing private ambulance service is hiring EMTs and paramedics and will host a job fair in Sumter on April 2. Guardian Ambulance will hold the job fair from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hyatt Place Sumter/Downtown, 18 N. Main St., … more

Speech language pathologists open Sumter-based clinic

There has always been a need for speech language pathologists to work with school-age children and older adults with communication disorders, but that need has been compounded in the pandemic. Enter Summit Speech Therapy owned and operated by … more

Sumter's Re/Max Summit agents awarded for 2020 sales

Sumter's Re/Max Summit recently announced 16 of its agents qualified for awards in competition with more than 130,000 Re/Max agents across more than 8,600 offices worldwide. Each agent was recognized as a multi-million-dollar sales associate with … more

Bowen and Associates Realty of Sumter joins international real estate community

A local real estate company has been selected for membership in Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Bowen and Associates Realty's selection to the global real estate community means it joins 565 companies that have also been … more

Nominations open for Best of Clarendon 2021

The last year has been filled with stress, strife and loss, which is all the more reason to celebrate the businesses and people making Clarendon County thrive through any struggle. The public can now submit nominations for Best of Clarendon 2021, … more

King Machine to expand in Sumter, bring 30 new jobs by 2024

King Machine will occupy the newly constructed Sumter speculative building at 1160 N. Wise Drive with plans to invest $2.6 million and create 30 new jobs over the next several years. Founded in 1951, … more

Shane's Rib Shack to start permit process for new Sumter location

The empty lot at 1120 Broad St. will soon see construction after Sumter's Board of Zoning Appeals approved a request to facilitate a commercial redevelopment on the property Wednesday. About a year after demolishing the building that community … more

Nominations now open for February's Carolina Grove Teacher of the Month contest

Carolina Grove co-owner Jim Mayes Jr., right, recognized Alice Drive Elementary School's Holly Williamson as January's Teacher of the Month on Tuesday. By earning the most votes from the public of four finalists in The Sumter Item's online … more
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