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Feb 3, 2019  |  Morris College Hosts Science In Action Week
The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will celebrate its annual Science in Action Week beginning Tuesday evening with a… (more)


Dec 11, 2018  |  High School Student is 1 of 2 in the State Chosen for Senate Youth Program
Travis Johnson, Crestwood High School Junior and participant in the Sumter Economic Development's Ross McKenzie Emerging Leaders Program was chosen… (more)


Nov 11, 2018  |  Wilder Elementary School Honors Veterans
BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com Honor, gratitude, service and sacrifice for "the great U.S. of A." are all concepts that students… (more)


Oct 9, 2018  |  Full STEAM Ahead- Thousands Show up Downtown for 1st Festival to Highlight STEM Related Careers
More than 3,000 people attended the 1st eSTEAM Sumter Festival held over the weekend celebrating advances in Science, Technology, Engineering,… (more)


Jul 6, 2018  |  Sumter Easy Home to Host Grand Opening Celebration
Sumter, S.C. – Sumter Easy Home LLC, a supplier of Housewares and other retail goods, is celebrating the grand opening… (more)


Jul 6, 2018  |  Merchant Iron Works Expanding Sumter-based Operations
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Merchant Iron Works today announced an expansion of its existing Sumter County operations. The company’s $2.5 million… (more)


Jul 6, 2018  |  BD Investing $150 Million in Sumter Operations
COLUMBIA, S.C. – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today announced a $150 million investment… (more)


Jul 14, 2017  |  Sumter Easy Home Launching First US Operations in Sumter County
  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sumter Easy Home LLC, a supplier of housewares and other retail goods, is locating their new… (more)


Apr 28, 2017  |  Sumter County Recognized in Dixie Dozen
Recently, Sumter County was recognized in Southern Business and Development as one of the top twelve counties in South Carolina… (more)


Apr 28, 2017  |  More than 300 Students “EXPO’sed to Manufacturing Industry
More than 300 eighth-grade students from Sumter and Lee Counties recently converged at the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center on… (more)



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