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New Spectrum store opens in Gateway Plaza in Sumter

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

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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

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

The Sumter Item hires new sales representative

FROM STAFF REPORTS Amid shutdowns and pandemic headlines, The Sumter Item welcomed a new team member. Devin McDonald joined the advertising department as a sales representative to help Sumter, Clarendon and Lee County businesses promote their … more

Sumter restaurants going with the flow to stay open

With restaurants trying to survive a monumental shift in operations posed by efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, restaurants are finding different ways to adapt. The Sumter Item spoke with several local restaurants that have … more

South Carolina jobless claims spike by 1,600% since last week

A state-level report released Thursday confirms South Carolina's economy has already been hit hard with the continued spread of the coronavirus. Initial unemployment insurance claims data released by the state Department of Employment and … more

Business news: Smith for small business relief in U.S. economic rescue package for coronavirus

A small business relief package is a critical component in a new stimulus package being debated this week in Washington, according to a state lawmaker from Sumter. State Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, who also serves as chairman of the House Ways … more

Restaurant news: Food grades for March 12-19, 2020, in Sumter

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for March 12-19, 2020. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Bojangles #836, 1701 … more

Know Your Sumter: Hodge Systems and Consulting Services provides local technology services from new home downtown

After 19 years of serving the needs of businesses in about 20 counties, Hodge Systems and Consulting Services moved to downtown Sumter in November 2019 to get its name in Sumter's booming business district. "We were located in an industrial park … 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

Crab Spot brings boil in a bag to South Sumter

With only a limited amount of restaurants in South Sumter, an Atlanta seafood chain saw an opportunity to provide more to the area with flavorful East Coast and Southern fixings. The Crab Spot was a seafood chain in Atlanta, Georgia, that was … more

Restaurant news: Sumter food grades for Feb. 27-March 6, 2020

Following are the food grades for local businesses inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Feb. 27-March 6, 2020. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. Bojangles #836, 1701 … more

Know Your Sumter Downtown: Owner of Bella at Brick Street says 'It's a one-stop shop'

Since it opened in October 2019, Bella at Brick Street hair salon has been giving clients one-on-one customer service that provides comfort and reassurance when getting their hair cut and styled or getting a facial and nails done. "It's been … more

Prisma to expand by acquiring Camden, Columbia facilities

Prisma Health-Midlands is expanding its footprint. The health care system announced Thursday an agreement for Prisma to acquire KershawHealth in Camden and Providence Health in Columbia from LifePoint Health. The move brings those facilities … more

Former Pizza Hut on Sumter's Broad Street torn down

A demolition site picture may seem like an unusual photo for The Sumter Item's weekly Business News spotlight But a closer inspection shows it's 1120 Broad St. and on Sumter's "Restaurant Row." Longtime Sumterites may recognize the site as the … more
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