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309 WINNERS

2019 THE SUMTER ITEM

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Since 1986, Thompson has provided construction and industrial services with the highest standards in safety, quality and integrity for a variety of industries. We now serve the United States with over 20 locations, plus mobile operations across the globe. Our growing family of companies has come a long way, but Sumter will always be our home.

SAFETY AND SERVICE Thompson’s commitment to safety radiates throughout the entire organization’s culture through a top-to-bottom, all-in approach. We’ve redirected our primary focus to Serious Injury and Fatality prevention. By identifying precursors to the most serious risks and implementing additional controls and layers of protection, we have created a safer working environment that holds everyone accountable for taking safety personally. Just as we are committed to our people and their safety, we are also committed to serving our community. We continue to foster a culture of civic engagement as we participate actively in economic development and numerous non-profit organizations in Sumter.

WORKING AT THOMPSON - PEOPLE FIRST, SAFETY FIRST Thompson started in Sumter as a family business and no matter how we grow, we always want our employees to feel like family. Throughout all the Thompson companies, our core values are safety, quality and integrity, with safety always being our number one priority. We take care of our people through forward-thinking safety programs, leadership development, exceptional benefits, training and career advancement. Thompson really is an exceptional place to work, and as part of our team, you will experience the core values that make us who we are. Interested in a career with Thompson? Visit the careers page at www.thompsonsoutheast.com. 4

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SAFETY QUALITY INTEGRITY Thompson Industrial Services provides safe, comprehensive industrial cleaning services to major industrial facilities. Our work is safer, faster and more precise with our growing line of advanced automation technologies. Thompson Construction Group focuses on industrial construction and on-site maintenance. Specializing in large industrial projects, we build and maintain facilities for a range of industries like Power, Paper, Steel and beyond. Thompson Turner, general contractors, builds commercial, government and educational facilities. We offer single-source, deadlines and budget-oriented delivery, including Design/Build and CM at Risk. Thompson Power Services provides construction services related to boiler and major gas-path equipment installation and repair for electric utilities and industrial facilities. Thompson Maintenance Services provides equipment maintenance, facility maintenance, operations support, elevated cleaning and small capital project improvements. Thompson Disaster Recovery Services provides recovery solutions to State and Federal agencies including the repair, replacement, and reconstruction of residential areas impacted by natural disasters. Thompson Custom Fabrication provides sheet metal fabrication, structural steel fabrication, CNC Plasma cutting, and on-site installation services to a wide range of industries.

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STAFF PUBLISHER Vince Johnson EDITOR Kayla Robins PHOTOGRAPHY Micah Green VIDEOGRAPHY Ty Cornett LAYOUT & DESIGN Cary Howard Ryan Galloway AD SALES Karen Cave Mark Pekuri Xavier Platt Kathy Stafford Summer Settle COPY EDITING Rhonda Barrick Melanie Smith

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2019 Welcome to the official magazine of the “Best Citywide Ballot” in America. Seriously. This isn’t the newspaper in Chattanooga or the television station in Detroit. They were finalists for the same award, as were the newspapers in Savannah, Charleston and Harrisburg. When Second Street, the media industry’s leader in contests and promotions, named The Sumter Item’s BEST OF SUMTER reader’s choice contest America’s best in its category for 2018, we were – in a word – shocked. Given, it’s a contest that transformed in 2018. The BEST OF SUMTER voting moved from only mailed-in ballots that printed in the newspaper to an easy-to-use online portal at TheItem.com/ BestOf, and we re-branded the contest and added video, email promotion, a glossy magazine and a first-ever red-carpet event to announce and celebrate the winners. Still, national awards don’t just happen for small towns in the South. It had to be something more. I’d like to think that the judges got caught up in the spirit of Sumter – the momentum that’s driving all areas of our community in 2019. Through video on Sumter Today (The Item’s Monday-Friday news feature video program), through event photos on The Item’s Facebook page, they saw a community where being named “Best Of” means increasingly more than it did several years ago. It feels like that. And, in 2019, BEST OF SUMTER went to another level. Again. Voting increased from just over 100,000 votes in 2018 to more than 400,000 votes in 2019. We added another event, a BEST OF SUMTER nominee expo, in February, where residents had the chance to meet some of the people and products behind their favorite nominees. This magazine is a first of its kind, as well. It’s the first 100-page magazine produced in the history of The Sumter Item, which has been the area’s leader in media since a youthful 1894. To our winners – take pride in being named BEST OF SUMTER 2019, a distinction growing with our community. And, to our readers and voters – thank you for caring. Thank you for engaging. This list is a culmination of competition – sometimes friendly, sometimes fierce, but always community building. Use this magazine throughout your lives this year. Find a new place to go eat or a service provider to help you in a pinch. Celebrate your favorite places, events, teachers and first responders. Welcome to BEST OF SUMTER 2019. The best "Best Of" in the nation. Best Regards, Vince Johnson, Publisher

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Air Solutions continues growth from garage office to the Best of Sumter We at Air Solutions Heating and Cooling are a locally owned and operated HVAC business that was started in 2013 by Jimmy Davis and Richard Cook. With only a home garage as our initial office base, we hit the ground running. We worked hard to build our business and provide quality installation and heating services as best we could. Over the last six years our company has grown our business to 23 employees operating 16 vehicles, specializing in residential change-outs and new construction for more than 3,000 customers. We operate with a sense of urgency for every customer’s needs. Our 24-hour, on-call service technicians make sure that when someone calls, day or night, their questions are answered or their needs are met in the most timely manner possible. In an effort to be thorough from start to finish, we follow up with customers to make sure they had the best experience and service possible or ask how their experience could have been better. This helps us modify and improve the ways in which we serve our future clients. We at Air Solutions are honored to employ veterans, as well as participate in the military appreciation picnic put

on by Shaw Air Force Base to show our support of troops and their families both locally and abroad. We have been honored to have donated more than $10,000 in the last 12 months to such causes. Some of those community events include Sumter Feeds My Starving Children MobilePack, where we donate monetarily as well as volunteer a couple of hours to help pack hundreds of meals for some of God’s hungriest children around the world. In November, we participate in Operation Christmas Child by providing boxes filled with necessities and fun items to encourage and spread the Gospel to children worldwide. As far as local community outreach, we sponsor and provide HVAC services to the Sumter Pregnancy Center, which strives to support and educate women and men undergoing unplanned pregnancies. We also donate to the American Heart Association through various local events such as the always-fun Sumter Derby Day. We also participate in the Festival of Trees at Christmastime, which is put on by The Tuomey Foundation and benefits such services as hospice care provided by Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. Thank you for honoring us with your vote. We are thrilled to be voted Sumter’s Best Heating and Air Company!

Thompson Family of Companies building community We are thrilled and so honored to be named Sumter’s Best Local Industry for 2019! We would like to thank everyone who voted for us in our amazing community as well as our valuable customers and dedicated staff. Since 1986, Thompson has grown from a modest industrial service business into one of South Carolina’s largest construction and service-related companies. After over 30 years in business, our Sumter roots have now expanded to cover the Southeastern and Central United States with specialty services that even span the globe. Our growing family of companies now has 3,000 employees and covers nearly every facet of the construction and industrial service sectors. We continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our community, which has brought about our two newest divisions – Government Services (Disaster Recovery) and Custom Fabrication. We value all of our customers and serve them with the highest standards in safety, quality and integrity. We have come a long way, but Sumter will always be our home, and we are committed to serving our city as proudly as we serve our customers. A few projects we are particularly excited about are happening right in the heart of Downtown Sumter on Main Street. Last year, the new Hyatt Place hotel officially opened for business. Built by Thompson Turner Construction, the hotel is a perfect addition to the blossoming downtown. Now, visitors can stay right in the heart of all the shops and restaurants to really experience all that Sumter has to offer. Thompson Turner Construction has begun construction on Sumter Original A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

Brewery and soon will begin work on Gahnzales, an up-scale Tex-Mex restaurant that will be located in the old Hamptons building on Hampton Avenue. The Thompson Family of Companies does everything from major construction to equipment maintenance, and industrial cleaning services like hydroblasting and vacuum excavation. Learn more about what all of the Thompson companies and divisions have to offer: • Thompson Industrial Services – Safe, comprehensive industrial cleaning services • Thompson Construction Group – Self-performed industrial construction • Thompson Turner – Commercial and industrial general contracting • Thompson Power Services – Boiler and major gas-path equipment installation, repair, and replacement • Thompson Maintenance Services – Equipment and facility maintenance and operations support • Thompson Disaster Recovery Services – Recovery solutions for State and Federal agencies • Thompson Custom Fabrication – comprehensive fabrication and installation services. Again, thank you to our personnel, voters and customers, because you are the reason we strive to be the Best Of Sumter.

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Thank You for voting us BEST Assisted Living Community 2019

Covenant Place

Sumter’s Only Full Service Continuing Care Retirement Community

Call today for your personal visit to our community to discover why so many have chosen a home here. Covenant Place of Sumter, Inc. is a locally owned, not-for-profit, continuing care community. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

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Archway Academy starts a lifetime of education on solid ground - since 1985 The Archway Academy team is honored to be named Sumter’s Best Child Care Center for 2019! We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and appreciate the confidence you have in what we do for the youngest members of the Sumter community – our children. Archway Academy has been serving the Sumter community since 1985 by providing quality early care and education and engaging afterschool programs. Our mission is to provide a solid foundation for a sound education. Through an emphasis on leadership development and teacher training, Archway Academy strives to ensure our team stays up to date on the latest developments in early childhood education. Our team of dedicated early childhood professionals work hard to ensure all students attending Archway Academy enjoy enriching, fun-filled experiences to take with them for a lifetime. The relationships built here with our school family are treasured for years to come. Students attending Archway Academy enjoy unique experiences with our Farm to Preschool Program, including a curriculum based on nutrition, activities involving food and gardening by the children. The children enjoy planting, growing and eating the food they grow. In addition, Archway Academy is home to Camp BBC, a summer day camp for school-age children. The motto of Camp BBC is to create FUN! Archway Academy is family owned and operated and now serves children of children from years past. Again, thank you to our voters and families, because you and your children are why we care to work to be the best at what we do in Sumter.

Archway Academy is located at 2049 McCrays Mill Road in Sumter. Please call (803) 773-6480 to contact a director for enrollment information. Find us on our Facebook page, www. facebook.com/ archwayacademy. For more information about Archway Academy programs or career opportunities, please visit our website at www. archway.academy

Covenant Place celebrates its 25th anniversary

Built by neighbors for our neighbors 25 years ago, Covenant Place of Sumter has been voted The Best of Sumter year after year as the No. 1 choice for retirement living! Thank you, Sumter and surrounding areas, for your votes and continued support of Sumter’s only continuing care retirement community. A group of caring people in Sumter, South Carolina, made a unique promise, a covenant, to their community to create a continuing care retirement community where the needs of mature adults and their loved ones could be met. The result of that promise to Sumter is Covenant Place – a warm, inviting retirement community whose doors opened in spring 1994. Our community is tastefully designed to reflect Southern charm and hospitality with a neighborhelping-neighbor philosophy. As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Continuing Care Retirement Community, Covenant Place of Sumter Inc. offers the perfect lifestyle options for those who enjoy their independence with security for the future. Covenant Place provides a range of lifestyle options, including independent Apartment Home Living, Assisted Living, Heartfelt Connections™ secured memory care, Skilled Nursing Care and outpatient rehabilitation. Fundamental services such as meals, housekeeping, transportation and more are included in our modest monthly service fees. The lifestyle is more affordable than you may think! As the only Continuing Care Retirement Community in the area, Covenant Place of Sumter is a rental community with no buy-in fees or long-term contract. Our board of trustees, Life Care Services and representatives from local sponsoring congregations work together to maintain our unique retirement community, located in the heart of Sumter at 2825 Carter Road – close to everything! Schedule your personal visit today to discover why Covenant Place of Sumter has been voted The Best of Sumter in The Sumter Item’s reader’s choice contest year after year and why so many have made Covenant Place their home! Contact Melissa Linville at (803) 469-7007 or www.covenantplace.org, or find us on Facebook for more information. A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Rims/Wheels Store

2019

Auto and Transportation Aftermarket Auto Repair

Newman's Automotive Auto & Boat Upholstery

Gandy's Trim & Upholstery Auto Body Shop

Scott Will Collision Center Auto Parts

Carquest Auto Parts Boat Dealership

McLean Marine Car & Truck Accessories

Dixie Products Inc.

Car Audio & Electronics

Power Audio

Car Salesperson

Jay Carter

Small Engine Repair

Miss Libby's School of Dance and Gymnastics

Taxi / Limousine Service

Spa La Vie LLC

Dad's Small Engines Topp Limousine Towing Service

Ace Parker Tire Used Car Dealership

Jones Buick GMC

McLaughlin Ford

Fire Extinguisher Service

Reliable Fire & Security

Floral Company

Auction Company

Elmore-CannonStephens Funeral

Boykin Air Conditioning Services Dinkins Auctions Bail Bond Company

YMCA of Sumter Gary's Florist Funeral Home

Golf Course

Singleton's Bail Bonding

The Links at Lakewood

Banquet Facilities

Hair Salon

The O'Donnell House

KaCy J Salon

Barber Shop

Health & Beauty

The Mancave JF Contractors

New Car Dealership

Sumter Laundry & Cleaners

Air Purification Company

Dealership Service Department

Bilton Lincoln

Dry Cleaners

Fitness Center / Gym

Building Design Company

Luxury Car Dealership

Day Spa

Business

Jones Buick GMC

McLaughlin Ford

Jonathan Houston Car Wash

Tidal Wave Auto Spa

Dana Bethea

Destinations Spa

Health Care Insurance

Sumter Insurance Group Inc. Hotel

Child Care Center

Hyatt Place Sumter/ Downtown

Children's Fitness

Bynum Insurance

Archway Academy

Insurance Company

Off Road Dealership

Miss Libby's School of Dance and Gymnastics

Internet Service Provider

Oil Change

Commercial Real Estate Company

Irrigation Company

Honda of Sumter Ace Parker Tire

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DCB Tire & Wheel LLC

Dance Studio

Coldwell Banker Commercial Cornerstone

FTC

Smoak Irrigation Co.

See the full list of winners throughout this magazine and online at TheItem.com/BestOf.

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Printing & Graphics Company

Southern Uniform & Screen Printing

2019 IT Company

Computer Upgraders

Shaw Parkway Storage Septic Tanks

Junk Removal Service

T&N Septic Co.

Lumber Company

Sign Wave LLC

A Mobile Storage Co. Jefferson Barns & Lumber Manufacturing Plant

Kaydon Corporation Martial Arts

Team Robinson MMA Massage/Massage Therapist

About The Body Day Spa

Sign Company

Storage Buildings

Dixie Products Inc. Tanning Salon

Destinations Spa Tattoo Studio

Artistic Dimensions Tattoo Studio Temp/Employment Agency

Art Gallery

Sumter County Gallery of Art Charity Event

Relay for Life of Sumter County Church

Bethesda Church of God Civic Club

Sumter Rotary Club Community Event

Iris Festival

Event Entertainment

DJ Howie D Entertainment DJs Event Venue

Adore Nail Bar

Norman Williams & Associates Inc.

The O'Donnell House

Online-Based Business

Transportation Services

Family Entertainment

Paralegal Firm

Travel Agency

Nail Salon

Blacklist Industries Denise Pavkov

Carolina Professional Title Services, Inc.

Paving Company

Charles Smith Co. Pest Control

Gamecock Pest Control Pet Boarding

My Buddy Boarding Inn Pet Grooming

For Pet's Sake Grooming Pet Hospital

Guignard Animal Clinic Pilates / Yoga Studio

Southern Bliss Yoga 12

Self Storage Facility

Community

Zimco

Sumter Opera House Firefighter/EMT

Sully's Travel Agency

Selena Ruth Smith

Tree Service

Law Enforcement Officer

State Tree

Cedric Kirkman

Trucking Company

Library

Hodge Distribution & Logistics

Sumter County Library

Web Design Company

Sumter Little Theatre

Sword Lily Marketing Window Tinting

The TintMan Gill LLC After Hourz TintShop

Live Theater

Networking Group

Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Organization

Sumter United Ministries Park

Swan Lake - Iris Gardens

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Dr. Capers Lee finds service to God in dentistry work

Capers Lee, DMD, is a 1982 graduate of the University of South Carolina and attended dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He graduated in 1986 and recently completed his 33rd year practicing dentistry. When Dr. Lee met a fellow dentist on a dove shoot in September 2003, little did he know that his life was about to radically change. Danny Gardner, a dentist in Charleston and an avid supporter of foreign and domestic mission work, mentioned taking a trip to Venezuela in the spring, and the rest is history. Dr. Lee contacted Dr. Bill Sasser of Charleston, a veteran servant with the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and away they went. For the past 20 years or so, Dr. Lee has been able to tap into Dr. Sasser’s trips abroad with the CMDA about two or three times a year, serving in Peru, Venezuela, Trinidad, Ecuador and his favorite, Honduras. “I really think that God is leading me to do this a lot more often, and I am waiting to see how He would work that out. I could never have even dreamed of the blessings He has showered on our family since we started serving the world’s poor so intentionally." He is in his 33rd year of marriage to his sweet wife, Tilly. They have three sons, Hunter, Banks and Myles, as well as three wonderful daughters-in-law, Anna, Molly and Bailey. They also have two young grandsons, Carson and Miller. Hunter is a U.S. Air Force dentist stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, and Banks is a U.S. Air Force dentist stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. Myles is a College of Charleston graduate employed by Freeman Boatworks in Charleston. “I can’t wait to see what God will do next. I’m really looking forward to continuing to serve Him the rest of my days on Earth.”

Dental Team of Sumter • 5635 Broad St. Ext. • Sumter, SC 29154 (803) 494-8466 • www.DentalTeamOfSumter.com

Ace Parker Tire – more than auto care, you’re part of the family

The Hometown Boys and the entire team at Ace Parker Tire are humbled to know our community voted us Best of Sumter 2019 for Oil Change, Tire Store and Towing Service! We are beyond grateful for our customers, both loyal, longtime regulars and new visitors. Having been in the business since 1979, Arthur Bradley, Billy Burrows and Timmy Bradley (The Hometown Boys) take pride in serving Sumter and the surrounding area with all their automotive and towing needs. During the years that have gone by, the working relationship between partners has been great, but success of this company can mainly be credited to the leadership and hard work of its past and present employees. We try to stand by the motto that “the customer is always right.” Giving good, friendly service that is fast and reliable will always be our main selling product. We strive to make every customer feel like they are part of our own family. Our business has grown tremendously. The work force is very competitive, and it has become vital to our company to broaden our areas of sale with a huge inventory of storage buildings. All our valued employees have a job to do, and as we work together as a team, we can improve a little each day to better serve customers in The family owned the best way possible. and operated Visit our website at www.aceparkertires.com for a 10% discount on all parts business is located and tires and to learn more about how we can help with your automotive and towing needs. at 930 N. Lafayette Our customers are the reason we’re here and always wanting to provide Dr. and is open the best quality service possible. Thank you for voting for us!

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Burger

J. O'Grady's

2019 Place for Kids to Have Fun

Skate Station of Sumter Place to Volunteer

Cake & Desserts

Mac's Place Spirits

Catering

The Farm Store

Simply Southern Bistro Baker's Sweets Chick-fil-A

Sports Leagues

Coffee Shop

Summer Camp

Sumter Cut Rate Drug Store & Coffee

Liquor Store

Local Produce Farm Mexican

Yucatan Mexican Restaurant Nightclub

Country Cooking

Brewers

Deli

Pizza Lane

Guignard Diner

Pizza

H.Y.P.E. After School Program

Mary Ann's Deli

Wedding Venue

Family Restaurant

Papa John's Pizza

Fast Food

Bradley's Market

Bridlestone

Eat & Drink American

Willie Sue's Asian

Mon Cafe Japan Bar

Sidebar Barbecue

Bar-B-Que Hut Breakfast

Eggs Up Grill Breakfast Buffet

Shoney's

Willie Sue's Chick-fil-A Food Truck

Kona Ice of Sumter

Pizza Delivery Produce

Restaurant Drive-Thru

Chick-fil-A

Romantic Restaurant

Frozen Yogurt

Hamptons

Grocery Store

Ruby Tuesday

Happy Hour

Sub Station II

Health Food

Palmetto Oyster House

Hot Dog

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar

Sweet Frog

Piggly Wiggly Main Street Tavern Johnny's Garden & Juice Bar

Salads

Sandwiches Seafood

Sports Bar

Brunch

Baker's Sweets

Dubose Bait and Food Center

Outback Steakhouse

Buffet

Ice Cream Store

Sushi

Pizza Lane

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Business Lunch

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands Sumter County Recreation and Parks Department

Italian

Georgio's II Famous Pizza

Baskin Robbins

Steak

Thai House

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Dr. DuRant

Dr. Key

Dr. Arscott

Dr. Mitchiner

Dr. Grier

Dr. Easler

Dr. Schweller

Hanna Rivers, FNP

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Sumter Pediatrics: Giving your family the best care Sumter has to offer The physicians and staff of Sumter Pediatrics are honored that our practice has been voted Best Pediatrics facility in the Best of Sumter 2019 contest. Our group of dedicated and gifted providers has been providing care for Sumter, Shaw and the surrounding community for more than 50 years. Our providers live in Sumter and care about our community. Sumter Pediatrics is proud to have more than 145 years of combined experience, and your children’s care is our top priority. Our only concern is the health and wellbeing of your children. We treat your kids the way you would - with love, commitment and understanding. Join us to give your family the best care Sumter has to offer!

237 Church St., Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 775-6311 www.sumterpediatrics.com Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - noon Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... School Teacher

Stephanie Nix

2019 Sweet Tea

McAlister's Deli

Tutoring Center

Takeout

H.Y.P.E. After School Programs

Tex-Mex

Home & Finance

Wings

Barrineau Accounting

Chicken Shack Moe's Southwest Grill Leo's Wings

Accounting

Air & Heating Service

SAFE Federal Credit Union Decks & Porches

Outdoor Upgrades Drive-Thru Banking

BB&T

Electric/Gas Providers

Black River Electric Co-op Inc. Fence Company

Doug Robinson Fence Co.

Education

Air Solutions Heating and Cooling

Adult Education

USC Sumter

Apartment Complex

The Retreat at Sumter

BB&T Scott & Stringfellow

College/University

Assisted Living Community

Flooring Installation Company

USC Sumter

Covenant Place of Sumter

Driving School

Audio Video Solutions

Potts Driving School

Computer Upgraders

Elementary School

Bank

Westside Christian Academy High School

Sumter High School Middle School

Alice Drive Middle School Preschool

Westside Christian Academy Private School

Wilson Hall

School Administrator

Dr. Frank Martin

Thomas Sumter Academy

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Shaw Heights Elementary School

Credit Union

BB&T Bookkeeping Company

Shelly Lundberg, CPA

Financial Advisement

Dixie Carpets and Flooring Garage Doors

Advance Doors LLC Glass & Mirror

Glassco Inc.

Grading & Hauling

Cable/Satellite Company

FTC

Burch's Landscaping & Irrigation Inc.

Carpet Cleaning

Gutter Maintenance

Cleaning Company (Residential)

Seamless Aluminum Rain Gutters

Rickard Carpet Cleaning Family Maid Cleaning Contractor / Remodeler

Jonathan E. Goff

Home Accents Company

Sumter Lighting & Home

Billy Aycock/ Aycock Construction

Home Security Company

Countertops Company

Interior Decorating Company

Stone Quarters Countertops LLC

FTC

Nicole Norris Design Studio Inc.

See the full list of winners throughout this magazine and online at TheItem.com/BestOf.

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Thank you for selecting Amedisys Hospice, as the Best of Sumter 2019! We are proud to serve Sumter and the surrounding community. Thank you for your vote of confidence in the Amedisys Hospice team. Here at Amedisys Hospice, we measure our success by the comfort of our patients and the satisfaction of their families. Our specialized hospice services are provided by some of the region’s most talented, compassionate, and experienced hospice specialists. Our individualized plans of care and evidence-based practices allow us to deliver compassionate, high-quality hospice care for every patient, giving them the freedom to live all the days of their lives in comfort and dignity.

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To learn more about Amedisys visit us online at www.amedisys.com For hospice information call (803) 774-4036. For information on Amedisys home health services call (803) 720-5244.

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Chick-fil-A puts people first We are honored to be named Best Catering, Best Restaurant Drive-Thru and Best Fast Food for 2019! We would like to thank The Sumter Item and everyone who voted for us. Chick-fil-A has been serving the Sumter community since 1981 by providing quality food. Our people are the cornerstone of all that we do at Chick-fil-A. As a chain, we believe that attracting great people helps create a remarkable experience for our guests. It requires a lot of time and effort to make sure you have the right people working the right jobs, but we believe this is time well spent. We realize the importance of taking care of our Chick-fil-A employees. That’s a secondary reason why we close on Sunday — so the employees can count on at least one day a week devoted entirely to family, worship and personal pursuits. This is one of the most important principles we live by: The family must come first. Again, thank you to our voters and customers, because you are why we want to be the Best Of Sumter.

Amedisys named Best Hospice Care Agency for 2nd year in a row Amedisys Hospice is profoundly honored that our community has voted us the Best Hospice Care Agency in Sumter for the second year in a row! We also want to give a special thanks to the patients, caregivers, families and friends we have been privileged to care for wherever they call Home. Amedisys Hospice has served Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties for more than 11 years. Throughout that time, our deepest heartfelt conviction has been to care for our patients and their loved ones as we would our own families. That has made all the difference! S o , from our excellent staff of nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, volunteers, office staff and medical director, we say again to the community of Sumter – THANK YOU for this honor! 22

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Sumter Best

Catering

Best

Restaurant Drive-Thru

Best

Fast Food

Sumter Locations 1057 Broad St., Ste 7 (Sumter Mall) 803-775-9072 1170 Broad St. 803-905-2620 www.chick-fil-a.com/orderfood/sumter

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Real Estate Appraisal

Greg Stone Appraisal Co.

2019 Investment Company

Edward Jones Landscaping

Clean Cut Lawn Care Manufactured House Dealer

Oakwood Homes of Sumter Mold Treatment

SERVPRO

Mortgage Lender

Gateway Mortgage Group Moving Company

J&T's Local Moving & More New Home Construction Company

Great Southern Homes Nursing Home

NHC HealthCare, Sumter Painters

Jon Sill's Custom Paint Works Pool Company

WaterWorks Pools & Spas Pressure Washing Company

Thames Lawn Care & Pressure Washing

Real Estate Company

Dr. Emily G. Clark, MD

Roofing Company

Dentistry / Cosmetic Dentistry

Frank Shuler

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices John M. Brabham Real Estate

Cosmetic Surgeon

Palmetto Health USC - Plastic Surgery Prisma Health

Callen Roofing LLC

Dental Team of Sumter

Security Company

Dermatologist

Palmetto Security Co. Inc. Senior Care

At Your Service Home Care Small Loan Company

1st Franklin Financial Tax Preparation

Ingram & Associates Tax Firm

Edward R Reynolds, PA-C Dermatology & Skin Surgery

Dialysis Company

Fresenius Kidney Care Sumter Home Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. David Lovice, MD Sumter ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery

Endodontics

Window Cleaning

Michael W. Nimmich, DMD, MS, PA

Medical

Colonial Healthcare

Audiologist

Sumter Hearing Associates

Clean by Design Cleaning Service LLC

Sumter Hearing Associates Cardiologist

William Stavrou

Palmetto Health - USC Cardiology - Palmetto Heart Prisma Health

Real Estate Agent

Carolina Children's Dentistry of Sumter

Laurie Cook

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Real Estate Closing Attorney

Sandhills Chiropractic & Functional Health Center

Property Management Company

Southern Touch Property Management LLC

Chiropractor

Children's Dentist

Family Practice

Hearing Aid Center

Home Health

Comfort Keepers Sumter Hospice Care

Amedisys Hospice of South Carolina Hospital

Prisma Health Tuomey

See the full list of winners throughout this magazine and online at TheItem.com/BestOf.

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Thank you for voting us Best Tree Service

803-773-1320 statetreeser vice@gmail.com

www.statetree.net

Find your dream vacation living at The Retreat at Sumter As you enter the city of Sumter, you just can't help but notice the new game-changer in town. Sitting proudly, front and center on Highway 378 is a brand-new vacationlike retreat that boasts apartment living at its absolute finest. The Retreat at Sumter is a new-construction luxury apartment complex that offers the feel of a resort with the benefits of calling it home. With its close proximity to Shaw Air Force Base and the main shopping strip, The Retreat at Sumter offers something for everyone, from personnel in the military looking for short-term, fully furnished housing to those who are just starting out and still more who have long retired and are looking to downsize and simplify their lifestyles. Flexible lease terms are available as well as generous pet-friendly services such as supporting and rewarding pet adoption by offering competitive pet deposit discounts. State-of-the-art amenities round this gorgeous property out with a zero-entry swimming pool and cabana, fire-pit and relaxing seating areas for residents, a fitness center that offers anything one could possibly need and an upcoming lap pool and CrossFit center in phase II of construction. Sumter just got an upgrade, and it looks like it's just getting better!

Thanks for choosing us, Sumter! The Retreat at Sumter is a luxury apartment complex that offers the feel of a resort, with the benefits of calling it a home.

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We are thrilled and so honored to be voted Best Real Estate Company in Sumter for 2019! We appreciate those we served in 2018 and look forward to a great 2019. Thank you for letting us serve the Sumter community for over 65 years now.

John M. Brabham, Jr. GRI, Broker-in-charge

Realtor/ Land and Commercial Specialist

Buddy Gulledge

Jo Anne Littleton

Laurie Townes

Katharine Rauch

Charles Edens

Susan Osteen

Nina Strivens

Wayne Dennis

Gail Dennis

Millie Welch

Denise Weeks

Phil Richardson

Katie Shaw

English Cutter

Mollie Oswald

Vickie Anglin

Morgan Heideman

Juliet Cornelison

Realtor

Sherry Jones

Property Manager

Realtor

Joe Davis

Property Manager

ABR, Realtor

Realtor

Property Manager Associate

Realtor

Realtor

Realtor

Realtor

Realtor

Office Manager, Relocation

Broker

Realtor

Sales Support

Realtor

Realtor

Customer Service

1801 Alice Drive • Sumter, SC 29150 Sales: 803-775-1201 • Rentals: 803-774-RENT www.wesellsumter.com ©2019 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchise of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Home Services of America, Inc.® Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Serving Sumter, Shaw’s commercial and residential real estate needs since 1954 We at Berkshire Hathaway John M. Brabham Real Estate are thrilled and humbled to be voted the Best Real Estate Company in Sumter. We are a full-service real estate company handling both residential and commercial sales and leasing. Our property management division is comprised of five full-time employees with more than 1,100 commercial and residential properties under management. We have been serving Sumter since 1954 and appreciate the Sumter and Shaw support through the past 65 years! Please visit our website at www. wesellsumter.com, or drop by the office at 1081 Alice Drive.

piggly wiggly Your neighborhood one-stop shopping experience.

Thank you for voting Piggly Wiggly the BEST GROCERY STORE, locally owned and operated for 4 generations, the McLeod Family and all of the Piggly Wiggly Employees say thank you for letting us serve the Sumter community for 60+ years!

Thank You!

for voting us BEST Prosthetics Company year after year

2019 246 Broad Street • Sumter, SC

803.934.9212

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Thank You for voting us BEST Pizza & BEST Buffet

Buffet, Salad Bar & Drink $9.49 plus Tax

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You’re part of the family at Hines Furniture

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he Hines family has established one of the most recognizable businesses in the Sumter community. Hines Furniture Co. follows a lineage of military excellence, a standard carried over to the business daily. Hines Furniture is honored to call Sumter home and is beyond grateful to the Sumter community for letting them make their homes as quality and comfortable as they can be. Being voted Best of Sumter 2019’s best Furniture Store is such an honor because the community is the heart of Sumter. Family owned businesses are one of the many reasons Sumter has such a welcoming hometown feeling. The Hines family is no exception. Originally opened in 1971 in its current location on Broad Street by Donny’s father, Rick, the Hines family is in the second generation of serving their neighbors and friends. The furniture store has helped outfit countless homes with comfort, relaxation and home accessories. The father/son pair used to be seen greeting customers who walked through the central doors of the store together, son learning from father and father doing what he loved with who he loved. Rick, who moved to Sumter with his wife, Rosemary, from Beaufort after resigning his position as captain in the U.S. Marine Corps after flying 149 missions in Vietnam, never focused on profit. He focused on the customers and their happiness. He attributed much of the company’s

success to Donny when he came on in his early 20s, and Donny carries the memory of his father with him. The store and Hines brand have grown since 1971. Now with two locations, the original Broad Street store and a branch in Columbia, Hines Furniture offers top-quality, comfortable pieces, accessories and sets for the living room, bedroom, dining room, entertainment center, office and other accent pieces, as well as mattresses. Relax in a La-Z-Boy for the big game. Find the perfect bunk bed for the kids. Make family dinner something the whole family looks forward to. Work at a home office in comfort, organization and style. Get the best night’s sleep you can imagine. When you come to Hines Furniture, you’ll find out why they’ve been around for so long. You’ll find the quality, the selection and the customer service. And you’ll find the perfect piece of furniture for your specific needs. Come visit the Hines family starting at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday in Sumter at 3602 Broad St. Ext. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and until 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday. Or find us in Columbia at 7007 Two Notch Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. any day except Wednesday and Sunday. Check out our brands and furniture online at www. hinesfurniture.com, or call us at (803) 494-2300 in Sumter or (803) 699-1500 in Columbia.

you for voting us Thank you! Thank BEST Barbecue 2 years in a row!

To our guests, family and friends who took the time to vote for us, everyone at KaCy J Salon would like to express our heartfelt thanks. We are humbled and honored to have you place your trust in us 2 years in a row!

1380 S Guignard Dr, Sumter, SC 29150

803.773.5911

Thank you for voting us Best Finance Company! Haircuts Haircolor Facial Waxing Makeup Wedding/Prom/ Event Styles

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Traditional/ Swedish Deep Tissue MLDT (Manual Lymphatic) Pre-Natal Infrared Sauna Sessions

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Walk-Ins and Appointments Welcome

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All loan terms and applicable APRs depend on meeting our underwriting and income criteria for the loan size requested and may require collateral. Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee #5656.

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Best Furniture Store

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803-494-2300

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Outpatient Surgery

2019 Imaging Services

Outpatient Therapy Clinic

Prisma Health Tuomey

Access Physical Therapy

In-Home Care

Pediatrics

Comfort Keepers Sumter Internal Medicine

Palmetto Adult Medicine Laser / Skin Care

Dermatology & Skin Surgery Lasik Surgery

Sumter Pediatrics, P.A. Periodontics

Dr. Marshall L. Wallace, DMD, MHS Physical Therapist

Matthew Palmer, RPT NHC HealthCare Sumter

Podiatrist

Mason Freeman Brewers

Chef

Raffaele Dall'Erta Hamptons

Civil Attorney

Jason L. Reddick The Law Office of Jason L. Reddick

Consultant

Hodge Systems and Consulting Services LLC Counselor

Gayla Partin

Gregory A. King, MD

James B. Cahill, DPM, LLC

Counseling Sumter LLC

Prosthetics Company

Criminal Defense Attorney

Medical Center

Tandem Health

Reliable Medical Equipment

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Psychiatrist

Electrical Contractor

Tandem Health

Estate Planning Attorney

Sumter Eye Center

Sumter OB/GYN

Occupational Therapist

Sumter Physical Therapy Clinic Optometrist

Larry Scheele, OD

David Justice, MD, FAPA Psychologist

Sumter Behavioral Health Services Urgent Care

Scheele Eye Associates, PC

Faster Care Inc.

Oral Surgeon

Vein Specialists

Richard S. Marks, DMD, PA Orthodontist

Thomas W. Epps, DMD, PA Epps Orthodontics

Orthopedic Surgeon

Danny Ford, MD

Palmetto Health - USC Orthopedic Center Prisma Health

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Wesmark Ambulatory Surgery Center

Bartender

Michael J. Naylor

Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group Prisma Health

Professionals Bankruptcy Attorney

Weissenstein Law Firm LLC

J. Thomas McElveen III Bryan Law Firm

C2 Electric

Jones Seth Jones LLP Event Planner

Parte Events & Design Anna Kate Sherrill

Family Law Attorney

Curtis & Croft LLC Insurance Agent

Bobby Beatson

Allstate Insurance

Loan Officer

Chris Lee

Bank of Clarendon

Personal Injury Attorney

Dickie Jones

Jones Seth & Jones LLP

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Call Cook to take a look with Sumter’s Best Real Estate Agent Thank you Black River Members for voting us the

Best Electric Provider! For more than 75 years, we have proudly served Sumter, Lee, Clarendon and Kershaw counties. 803.469.8060

www.blackriver.coop

I am thrilled and so honored to be named the Best Real Estate Agent in Sumter for 2019! I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I have been serving the Sumter community since 2013 by providing personalized service in assisting people in buying and selling homes. I also work in the Sumter School District, which gives me the knowledge of school zones, and I work with Homes for Heroes, which provides rebate checks for police, nurses, teachers and school employees, military personnel and firefighters. Again, thank you to my voters and customers because you are the reason I strive to be the Best of Sumter. I look forward to working with you!

Remember, Call Cook To Take A Look! Laurie Cook (803) 565-9181 callcooktotakealook@gmail.com

Thanks for voting me

Best Real Estate Agent

Laurie Cook 803-565-9181

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Jefferson Barns and Lumber has what you need or else they will find it for you Our family at Jefferson Barns and Lumber would like to send a huge thank you to all our wonderful customers who voted us the Best Lumber Company of 2019! We would also like to thank our employees for all their hard work and dedication. Our company was started in 1979 in our small home town of Jefferson, South Carolina, with only three employees. We offered a limited quantity of building supplies and hardware. We branched out from there into Camden and then found o u r

forever place in Sumter for the past 34 years. We are proudly family owned and operated. Many of our family in the office have kids who have been raised “on the lumber yard,” and the customers look forward to watching them grow. We now have a staff of more than 15, including two delivery trucks. We also have an outside salesman, Mr. Steve Watts, for whom we are very grateful. He has been in the lumber business since 1963 and is extremely knowledgeable and loved by all our employees and customers. We offer a variety of items such as lumber, hardware, roofing, millwork, etc. Often, we hear our customers say, “If you are going to find it anywhere, you’ll find it at Jefferson Barns or they’ll find it for you.” Our owner, Tony Donahue, goes above and beyond to make sure all our customers are satisfied. He started out in the lumber business when he was in high school at the age of 18, working at a local lumber store. Again, we want to thank each person who took the time to vote for us and to our wonderful customers for the business they have given us over the past 34 years. We look forward to supplying you with all your building needs in the future!

Thank you for your Support!

Winner 5 years in a row!

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I would like to thank our clients for voting for us. I take your business personally. I would also like to thank Amy B. Vohs, Ginger L. Bloomer and Carleigh S. Puck for their dedication and commitment.

Real Estate & Business Law Firm of

Franklin M. Shuler, LLC

1 Law Range Ste. A, Sumter, SC 29150 (803)774-8500

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Real estate and business attorneys help clients realize dreams at Franklin M. Shuler LLC

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hank you to our clients, friends and business associates who voted our office as the Best Real Estate Closing Attorney’s Office in Sumter for the second year in a row! This award is solely due to my exceptional and dedicated staff. Ginger L. Bloomer and I have been working together for 23 years. Ginger manages the office and is our go-to person for business and commercial transactions. Amy B. Vohs, who has 16 years of legal experience, is our lead person for all residential real estate closings. The newest member of our team is Carleigh S. Puck. She handles our deed preparations and estate planning issues. In addition to these duties, she is responsible for scheduling and making sure our clients are kept informed of the status of their file. When you hire The Real Estate & Business Law Firm of Franklin M. Shuler LLC for your legal needs, you get a team. We are dedicated to doing what is right for our clients. We take pride in knowing we can help clients who come into my office with a seemingly insurmountable task or issue leave with a clear direction and path of how we are going to achieve their goals. Our team is dedicated and committed to providing

excellent service to our clients. You can count on everyone in our office to handle your legal situation with clarity and certain action and to do what is necessary to accomplish your goals and keep you informed every step of the way. We take a proactive approach to every case. We strive to handle your matter with efficiency and excellent service. We want you to be involved and informed as we work on your legal issues. We know our clients want to stay informed on the progress of their file and be able to interact with us night or day. At the Real Estate & Business Law Firm of Franklin M. Shuler LLC, we have helped clients all over South Carolina, the United States and even in foreign countries accomplish their goals. Whether you are involved in a residential or commercial real estate deal, starting a new business or going through a complicated business transaction, you can count on us for sound effective legal advice. I have a passion for assisting you with realizing your dreams. No dream is too big. That is why I take your business personally.

Computer Upgraders Thanks our Customers For Their Support

THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US

COMPUTER UPGRADERS PC, Apple, Custom Builds, Notebook, Phone, Tablet, TV, Printer, Cell Phone Repair Electronic Repair and Sales

803-773-2881

www.computerupgraders.com 19 Pinewood Road Sumter, SC 29150 Across from Millwood Elementary

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Voted Best RooďŹ ng Company 2 Years In A Row! CALLEN ROOFING, LLC SERVING SUMTER & SURROUNDING AREAS FOR 60 YEARS

State Licensed & Bonded

Specializing in shingles, flat roofs, metal roofsystems & carpetry

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

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Prisma Health Tuomey makes a goal for compassion as the difference in care Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital is a 283-bed Joint Commissionaccredited hospital in Sumter dedicated to putting our community first. Established more than a century ago, the hospital maintains an unwavering commitment to providing safe, high-quality and cost-effective care to residents in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties. The Washington Street campus includes more than 1,700 team members and 228 practicing physicians representing 37 medical specialties. Facilities include a large Level II nursery; an ICU; 10 operating suites; centers for outpatient surgery, imaging, infusion and cancer treatment; a beautiful women’s and children’s pavilion; an award-winning wound healing center; as well as cardiac, speech, physical and occupational rehabilitative services for adults and children. Our diagnostic capabilities feature comprehensive pathology services, interventional radiology, updated high-speed computer tomography and cardiac catheterization. Transitional care is provided through our Home Health Services program, as well as hospice and palliative care. Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital is supported by a network of physicians and advanced practice providers in the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group. This expanding network includes: • Pain and Spine of Sumter • Palmetto Health-USC Infectious Disease • Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center • Palmetto Health-USC Pediatric Cardiology • Palmetto Health-USC Plastic Surgery • Palmetto Health-USC Pulmonology

• Palmetto Heart • Sumter OB/GYN • Sumter Surgical Primary care is provided in five practices across the tri-county area: Palmetto Health-USC Family Medicine in Bishopville, Sumter and Turbeville; Carolina Family Medicine; and Palmetto Family Practice. A Family Medicine Residency Program provides care to residents in rural areas through a partnership with Tandem Health. Prisma Health is a not-for-profit health company committed to excellence in patient care, clinical research and teaching the next generation of medical professionals. South Carolina’s largest private employer was formed when Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health joined in 2017, officially becoming Prisma Health in January 2019. With 32,000 team members (including volunteers), 18 hospitals and 300 physician practice sites, we serve more than 1.2 million patients annually – about a quarter of the state’s population. Our goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care. Our cardiovascular, neuroscience, OB/GYN, oncology and orthopedic programs attract patients throughout the region. Also noteworthy are our two renowned children’s hospitals and comprehensive diabetes care. We are dedicated to transforming the health care experience for our patients, their families and our team members by bringing our purpose to life: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

Thank you Sumter for Voting Us Best Party Store 2 & Best Party Rentals YEARS IN A ROW

Saluting Outstanding Achievement Congratulations to the BB&T Scott & Stringfellow Sumter office for being named the Best for Financial Advisement in the Annual Best of Summer contest. We salute your success and the commitment to excellence it reflects. Thank you for your contributions that strengthen the Sumter community and enrich its future.

L. Travis McIntosh, AAMS Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor Charles V. Noyes, II Vice President, Financial Advisor 216 North Main Street, Suite 200, Sumter, SC 29150-4959 803-774-2700 n 888-901-6688 BB&T Scott & Stringfellow is a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. BB&T Securities, LLC is a wholly owned nonbank subsidiary of BB&T Corporation. Securities and insurance products or annuities sold, offered, or recommended by BB&T Scott & Stringfellow are not a deposit, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by a bank, not insured by any federal government agency and may lose value.

www.LetsPartySC.com 2019

584 Bultman Drive - Unit #1 • 803-774-7444 Monday - Friday 10am-6pm • Saturday 10am-4pm

Thank you for voting us BEST Bankruptcy Attorney

Weissenstein Law Firm, LLC A. Paul Weissenstein, Jr. Attorney at Law General Practice including

BANKRUPTCY

Auto Accidents • Disability • Estate Planning Litigation • Real Estate • Wills • Estate Administration Foreclosures • Personal Injury • Social Security www.WeissensteinLawFirm.net “Pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code, we are a debt relief agency and help people file for bankruptcy relief.”

803-418-5700 106 Broad Street • Sumter, SC 29150

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Thank you. Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital team members, physicians and volunteers come to work every day to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. As your neighbor, we’re here to care for you and your family. We truly appreciate the readers of the Sumter Item for recognizing us as the best in health care.

2019 Best Hospital – Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital Best Imaging Services – Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital Best Cardiologist – William Stavrou, MD Best Cosmetic Surgeon – Emily Clark, MD Best Ear, Nose & Throat – David Lovice, MD Best Obstetrics and Gynecology – Sumter OB/GYN Best Orthopedic Surgeon – Danny Ford, MD Best Vein Specialist – Michael Naylor, MD

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Having a party? Put DJ Howie D on the list for the best time! and having fun the whole time. They won’t want to go home! We entertain guests of all ages and bring the party to any occasion, with music, entertainment, games and a state-of-the-art photo booth. Weddings, birthday parties, karaoke, music videos, prom and school events, holiday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs and any other special occasion imaginable. You name it.

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No one wants to go to a party and be lulled to sleep by the music choice or feel awkward when the DJ makes you uncomfortable. If you’re planning a wedding, birthday party, school event, anything, make sure that does not happen by booking DJ Howie D Entertainment DJ's. Splitting his time between DJing and his job as a detective with the Sumter Police Department, DJ Howie will make sure guests are on their feet dancing, laughing

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See what real clients had to say about DJ Howie D Entertainment DJ's! This guy is wonderful, and he’s got moves on the dance floor. A true entertainer and a master to his craft. – LaTonya on The Knot

I was impressed with the DJ service and would use them again. They kept us all entertained and followed my instructions to a T! Loved everything about them! – April on The Knot

We had such a mix of people at our wedding but that didn’t matter! EVERYONE was on the dance floor. That was my one fear was that people would not dance or there would only be a few people dancing, but Howie made sure everyone was comfortable and having fun!! – Caitlyn on The Knot

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Bridal Shop

2019

Kyla Ann's Bridal Boutique

Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods

Carpet / Flooring Store

Hardware Store

Bodies by CG

Dixie Carpets and Flooring

Pet Sitter/Trainer

Children's Clothing Store

The Bee's Knees

Sumter Hearing Associates

Photographer

Cigar Shop

Hobby Shop

Personal Trainer

My Buddy Boarding Inn Megan Manus Photography

Sir Williams Tobacco

Plumber

Computer Upgraders

Hill Plumbing & Electric Company, Inc. Private Investigator

Charles "Eddie" Drayton Drayton Investigations

Veterinarian

Dr. Lester Bell

Animal Medical Clinic

Wedding Coordinator

Anna Kate Sherrill

Shopping & Commerce Antique Store

Broadstone Manor Antiques & Interiors Appliance Store

Ard's Appliance Sales & Service Bookstore

The Olive Tree and Doolallies Boutique

Naomi and Warner

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Guns & Firearms Dealer

Computer Store

Consignment Store

This N That Thrift Store

Wally's Hardware Hearing Aid Company

Bits N Pieces Jewelry Store

Galloway & Moseley Jewelers Lighting & Fan Store

Cosmetics Store

Sumter Lighting and Home

Department Store

Local Cellular Company

Sephora TJ Maxx

Feed Store

Palmetto Farm Supply Fishing Store

Dubose Bait & Food Center Fitness Store

Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods Flea Market

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Hines Furniture Co. Gas Station

Tanners

Gift Store

The Olive Tree and Doolallies

FTC

Mattress Store

Discount Furniture Outlet Men's Clothing Store

C. Anthony's Menswear Music Store

Seaco Music Nursery

Bradley's Market Outdoor Furniture & Accessories

Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods Paint Store

Sherwin Williams Party Rentals

Let's Party!

Party Supply Store

Let's Party!

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Yucatan Mexican Restaurant dedicated to customers

Proudly Build by Hard-working Americans.

We would like to thank you for voting us Best Mexican Restaurant in the 2019 Best of Sumter contest. Family owned and operated for 20 years, we have strived to provide the best restaurant experience possible. Our team prides itself on providing great tasting food and a comfortable family environment in which to enjoy it. The staff enjoys getting to know our guests, and we are truly honored to have the opportunity to serve you each day. Thank you again to our loyal customers. We look forward to serving the Sumter community in the years to come. – Hector Reyes and the Yucatan Staff

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The staff enjoys getting to know our guests, and we are truly honored to have the opportunity to serve you each day.

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19 Years & Going Strong

DAD’S SMALL ENGINES

LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT • SALES & SERVICE Parts & Service Center

Senior Citizen & Military Discount

Don & Faye 1000 Myrtle Beach Highway Sumter, SC 29153

(803) 495-4411

CALL OR STOP BY! Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00, Sat 8:00-12:00

THANK YOU for voting us “Best Country Cooking”

GUIGNARD DINER “Country Cooking”

Baker’s Sweets Bistro & Bakery, LLC

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439 Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC

803-418-5532

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Find your dream home with Great Southern Homes, no matter the style With a focus on style, quality and affordability, it’s no surprise that Great Southern Homes has become one of South Carolina's leading homebuilders. We've built more than 5,000 homes in two decades of homebuilding, and we understand the importance of large family rooms, owner’s suites with garden tub retreats, open floor plans for fabulous entertaining, spacious kitchens with plenty of storage and a variety of bedroom layouts to suit your lifestyle and budget. Our passion is to provide well-built, affordably priced homes with signature style and quality throughout South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia. Our decades of homebuilding experience, care and attention to detail are built into our Great Southern Homes plans that include smartly designed homes for the first-time buyers to elegant estate and semi-custom homes for all of life's stages. Thank you for voting us Best New Home Construction Company for 2019!

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Sporting Goods

2019 Pawn Shop

James Formal Wear

Tire Store

Sully Vapes

Tobacco Store

Pet Store

US Tobacco Store

Petco

Tool/Equipment Rental Store

Pharmacy

Black Oak Equipment Rental LLC

Cut Rate Drug Store & Coffee Shoe Store

Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods Ace Parker Tire

Reliable Pawn Shop

Toy Store

Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods

Tuxedo Rental

Walmart

Vape Store

Vitamin/Supplement Store

BJ's Health Food Store Wig Store

Young's Beauty Supply Window Company

Glass Doctor of Sumter Women's Clothing Store

Foxy Ladies Boutique

Congratulations Best Expo Booth

USC Sumter & Covenant Place of Sumter (tie)

Best Place to Work

Central Carolina Technical College

Best Local Industry

Best New Business

Best Boss

Best Locally Owned Business

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Best of the Best Jim Fetter Aire Serv of Sumter

Thompson Industrial Services

Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods

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Epps Orthodontics gives cutting-edge care to all ages Thank you for voting Epps Orthodontics the Best of Sumter! Since 1987, Dr. Thomas W. Epps has been providing children and adults with exceptional orthodontic care. Dr. Epps received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Clemson University and his Doctorate of Medicinal Dentistry from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dentistry. He was ranked No. 1 in his dental class and completed a residency program at the University of Florida. Dr. Epps feels it is important to stay on the cutting edge of orthodontics. He strives to continue his education by attending orthodontic seminars, reviewing current dental/ orthodontic literature and reading and researching the latest and constantly changing orthodontic technology. Dr. Epps also maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations. He is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, South Carolina Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental Association. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Speech and Hearing Clinic. We would be happy to help you and your family with braces or any other orthodontic appliances. Call us at (803) 775-5500 to schedule your appointment today.

Galloway & Moseley has your perfect piece of jewelry to last a lifetime Come visit our store on North Guignard Drive and experience a modern, elegant showroom that is part of Sumter’s living history. Galloway & Moseley Jewelers opened in 1935 and has been family owned and operated ever since. Co-owners Danny Chandler and Britton Moseley and their staff take great personal satisfaction ensuring that every customer has a wonderful experience choosing just the right piece of jewelry to help create a lifetime of precious memories. Our mission is to provide unsurpassed courteous and professional service and to make every customer happy, no matter the budget. Whether you want a gift for a special occasion or to select a ring that symbolizes a loving lifetime commitment, we intend to provide the best-possible value and beautiful design that will be treasured for generations. Quality is not defined by a price tag but by true craftsmanship. We offer more than 250 lines of beautifully crafted jewelry by talented designers and the largest selection of loose diamonds in the region. Our award-winning designers and certified jewelers specialize in resetting heirloom diamonds and gemstones and will design and build your custom creation right in our store. We are grateful for your support, friendship and patronage through the years and look forward to serving you with our tradition of quality, style and value. Thank you for the honor of being voted the Best Jewelry Store in Sumter for this 12th consecutive year! A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

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Links at Lakewood scores hole in one with Sumter golfers A BIG thank you to everyone who voted The Links at Lakewood the Best Golf Course in Sumter for the second year in a row. We are so thankful and appreciative for this honor. The 18-hole course at The Links at Lakewood facility in Sumter, South Carolina, features 6,857 yards of golf from the back tees, and it has a total par of 72. We feature a parkland-style track with a course rating of 71.7 and a slope rating of 123. Designed by J. Porter Gibson, ASGCA, the Lakewood golf course first opened for play in 1989. Our services are competitively priced, and we try to offer our customers the very most for their money. We have a pro shop, clubhouse, tournament course and bar and grill. We also offer several club membership packages to accommodate your needs, whether you play a little or a lot. Lakewood is a unique golf experience and fun for all skill levels to play, offering five sets of tees. We feature a challenging design as well as recent revitalizations and immaculate, modern mini-verde grass known for its quickness and durability. We have many trees scattered throughout the layout, which can alter your shots. Additional hazards include several ponds that come into play at least 10 times. The greens are wellbunkered and elevated, and there are some sand bunkers in the fairways. Come enjoy our signature par-3 13th hole, which features an eye-catching island green with a tee shot over a marsh. Then, make your way to our tough doubledogleg 14th and 16th holes, which both require some clever maneuvering. Treelined fairways and crystal lakes will make you want to come back again and again! Come see what makes us the Best of Sumter! Visit us at 3600 Green View Parkway in Sumter or call (803) 481-5700. Directions – From Sumter, take U.S. 15 South for about 7 miles. Take a left onto Green View Parkway. Turn right to follow the road through the neighborhood all the way to the clubhouse at the end.

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WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

Thank You For Voting Us The Best Place For Wings! 17 years in a row! APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE

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CCTC offers lifelong learning at Sumter’s Best Place to Work Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students. CCTC serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Lee, Kershaw and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. College programs, student support services and resources provide citizens, businesses, industries and communities with affordable, accessible and relevant post-secondary

education through lifelong learning and specialized training opportunities. These are designed to develop the foundation for personal growth, economic development and an improved quality of life through multiple learning environments including traditional and electronic instructional methods. CCTC’s vast array of associate degree, diploma and certificate programs prepares students to enter the job market, to transfer to four-year colleges and universities and to achieve their professional and personal goals. Specifically, CCTC offers academic programs in business, the health sciences, public service, industrial and engineering technology and the arts and sciences. Through its comprehensive programs and support services, the college serves students through traditional and non-traditional formats in multiple learning environments including online, electronic and distance learning. Through excellence, integrity and innovation, Central Carolina Technical College helps students achieve their dreams. Thank you for voting CCTC the Best Place to Work in Sumter for 2019! Please visit us online at www.cctech. edu, or call (803) 778-1961.

Tanners – more than a gas station, here to serve the community

It has always been my dream, since I came here when I was 13, to help people in the community. Being here every day at Tanners allows me to send people to work in the morning and home in the evening with a smile on their face. I’ve worked so hard to be able to own my own store to serve Sumter, Manning and the surrounding area with all their fuel-up, snack and convenience store needs, and I love talking to all of you every day and seeing your faces come back again and again. Starting out as an accountant, I always knew I wanted to be in retail. In 2010, my dreams came true, and I thank all the loyal customers and the staff at Tanners for making it the Best Gas Station in Sumter for 2019 and now five years in a row! Whether you need gas, breakfast, lunch or a hot dinner, it is my responsibility to send you away satisfied. Tanners offers a variety of fuel, including regular gas, propane, small engine fuel and race gas. Our store is packed with anything you’d want fast, from candy and chips to cold beverages. Our pizza and wings are hot and ready to take out or eat here daily. You, the customers, are that most important part of my business. My reliable and caring staff has been here through hurricanes and snow, using a generator to provide food and gas knowing others may be out and in need. From the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank the voters enough for honoring me with Best of Sumter’s Best Gas Station award for 2019. It means the world to me because you mean the world to Tanners. If you haven’t been out to see us at either of our locations on U.S. 15 South in Sumter or U.S. 301 in Manning, please come visit to learn about everything we have to offer. If you’ve been with us for a while now, we can’t wait to see you soon. 48

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Find out why the Midlands’ largest multispecialty, clinically integrated medical group is the Best of Sumter Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is proud to provide health care services to the residents of Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties. Our practices are located conveniently on or near the Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital campus as well as in Bishopville, Manning and Turbeville: • Carolina Family Medicine Center of Sumter • PH-USC Pediatric Cardiology • Pain and Spine of Sumter • Palmetto Family Practice • PH-USC Plastic Surgery • PH-USC Family Medicine • PH-USC Pulmonology • PH-USC Infectious • Palmetto Heart Disease • Sumter OB/GYN • PH-USC Orthopedic • Sumter Surgical Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group was created in April 2016 by bringing together providers from Palmetto Health (now Prisma) and the USC School of Medicine. We are the Midlands region’s largest multispecialty, clinically integrated medical group, with more than 850 providers and 2,200 team members. www.PHUSCMG.org/Sumter (803) 907-0350

Sumter Physical Therapy gives resultdriven treatment in family environment Thank you to everyone who voted for us to be named Best Occupational Therapist in Sumter for 2019! We have been serving the Sumter, Clarendon and Lee communities since April 1, 1996. In our 23-year history, we have been blessed and honored to have provided and to continue to provide the BEST physical therapy and occupational therapy in the area. It is our mission to provide each and every person with the most caring, compassionate and effective result-driven treatment as possible utilizing the wealth of knowledge and experience of our staff. We strive to treat each patient as part of our extended family. Our family environment, which fosters a positive response in our patients, helps people heal and recover in a positive manner, both mentally and physically. We are locally owned and operated and would love to serve anyone in need of physical or occupational therapy. Again, thank you to our voters and customers because you are the reason we strive to be the Best of Sumter.

Thank you. Our providers and care team members work together to bring you and your family the broadest range of health care services in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties. We are proud to be part of this community and to provide compassionate care at our local practices, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital and across the Prisma Health system. All so you get the very best care at home in Sumter.

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We truly appreciate the readers of the Sumter Item for recognizing us as the best in health care. Best Cardiologist – William Stavrou, MD | Palmetto Heart Best Cosmetic Surgeon – Emily Clark, MD | Plastic Surgery Best Obstetrics and Gynecology – Sumter OB/GYN Best Orthopedic Surgeon – Danny Ford, MD | Orthopedic Center Best Vein Specialist – Michael Naylor, MD | Sumter Surgical

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1185 Wilson Hall Road • 803-469-3213 Named one of America’s “10 Newspapers That Do It Right” for 2019 by E&P.

Learn more about home dialysis treatment options Home dialysis can mean fewer food restrictions, less medication and better results. You’ll also have more flexibility with treatment schedules, so you can keep the lifestyle you love. Both options, filtering your blood naturally or with a machine, can be done by yourself or with the support of a care partner. The right fit for you may depend on considerations like your daily schedule, travel preferences, work commitments and lifestyle. Benefits of home dialysis • Schedule your treatment around your life • Enjoy fewer food and drink restrictions • Take fewer medications • Make fewer trips to the dialysis center • Keep the social, school or work life you love Take our free class to learn about living with CKD and how to manage your health, eat well and cope with kidney disease.

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Thank You

for voting us BEST Consultant. Services we offer ● Network Design & Administration ● Network & Cybersecurity Management ● Business Strategy & Consulting ● Premises Wiring and Planning ● Audio Visual Systems ● ERP/Accounting Systems Implementation ● Physical Security & Access Control ● Video Surveillance

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Hodge Systems is South Carolina’s preferred IT consulting and managed services provider

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or more than 20 years, Hodge Systems and Consulting Services has been providing strategic and reliable information technology (IT) services to businesses in Sumter and throughout South Carolina. Sumter native Erick Hodge began the business in 1999 after graduating from the University of South Carolina. “We value the trust our customers place in our services,” Hodge said, “and are proud to be part of the Sumter community. Thank you for voting us Best Consultant for 2019.” Whether it is the implementation of new ERP/ accounting systems, cybersecurity enhancements or IT infrastructure design and management, Hodge Systems provides customers with the technology expertise and support they need to continue growing their organizations. Hodge Systems and Consulting currently serves customers in 20 counties, providing customized technology solutions across a variety of industries, including health care, property management, manufacturing and human services agencies. Hodge, who earned his MBA from the Darla Moore College of Business at USC in 2007, leads a team of

technicians who offer more than a century of combined experience in multiple IT disciplines. Their combined talent and knowledge provide clients with technology solutions that not only serve today’s needs but provide strategic guidance for the future. The company offers competitive pricing on solutions tailored to the needs of each client, including long-term managed service contracts and hourly packages. Our services include: • Network Design & Administration • Network & Cybersecurity Management • Business Strategy & Consulting • Premises Wiring and Planning • Audio Visual Systems • ERP/Accounting Systems Implementation • Physical Security & Access Control • Video Surveillance Hodge Systems holds multiple certifications with technology partners including Cisco and Sage-Intacct and is a Samsung Gold Partner. For a personal consultation regarding your organization’s technology needs, call (803) 847-5000.

Ready to thrive on home dialysis? We’re ready for you Fresenius Kidney Care treats the whole you, offering quality home dialysis options, as well as education, support and inspiration to help you live a full life.

Fresenius Kidney Care Sumter Home 653 W Wesmark Blvd Sumter, SC 29150

Make an appointment today. Learn more about your treatment options and how you can thrive on dialysis. Stop by or call 1-803-905-4267. FreseniusKidneyCare.com © 2019, Fresenius Medical Care, All Rights Reserved.

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NHC HealthCare – where life is celebrated

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NHC HealthCare, Sumter provides a full range of extended health care services designed to maximize the well-being and independence of our patients. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients through our flexible, interdisciplinary approach to health care that is centered on caregiver compassion delivered in a comfortable, home-like environment. Our licensed, 24-hours-a-day skilled nursing center has 135 beds with both private and semiprivate rooms. We provide a wide array of therapeutic, rehabilitative and continuing care services. Each day, our caring and competent staff commits themselves to the values of patient dignity, superior quality of care and exceptional customer service. At NHC HealthCare, Sumter, commitment to a quest for excellence allows us the responsibility to step outside the norm, as we look for solutions in caring for families. We consistently exceed industry standards in our award-winning center.

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950 N. Main Street • Sumter, SC • 1-800-948-7764

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PALMETTO ADULT MEDICINE AS BEST INTERNAL MEDICINE PRACTICE FOR 2019! “We are honored by the Best of Sumter recognition and look forward to continuing to serve the healthcare needs of our community.” - Palmetto Adult Medicine

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McLeod Health and Palmetto Adult Medicine – health care you can trust Thank you for voting us Best Dance Studio for 17 years and Best Children’s Fitness!

Palmetto Adult Medicine in Sumter. A highly respected and well-known local practice. A part of the McLeod Health System. A seven-hospital health care system known as the choice for medical excellence. Together, McLeod Health and Palmetto Adult Medicine provide the highest level of expertise in diagnosis and treatment of adult medical conditions. The physicians of Palmetto Adult Medicine – Dr. Ansel McFaddin, Dr. Harry Jordan, Dr. Andrew Reynolds and Dr. Hugh Stoddard – are trusted members of our community and bring years of experience providing quality, compassionate care to the residents of Sumter, Clarendon, Lee and Williamsburg counties. As specialists in internal medicine, the physicians of Palmetto Adult Medicine are committed to your health and are skilled in the management of chronic medical problems and encompass a large spectrum of specialties. Specializing in: • Arthritis • Autoimmune Disease • Cholesterol

Management • Diabetes • Geriatrics • Gout • High Blood

Pressure & Heart Disease •M  edicare Wellness Visits • Osteoporosis

• Pulmonary Disease • Well visits, physicals • Women’s Health

As part of McLeod Health, the region's largest health care team, patients of Palmetto Adult Medicine have access to a highly skilled team of specialists and the most advanced technology. Palmetto Adult Medicine is accepting new patients. Please call (803) 905-6800 to schedule an appointment.

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Best Funeral Home

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Thank you for voting Dr. Scheele Best Optometrist in Sumter!

Dr. Larry Scheele has been practicing in Sumter since 1989 and moved into the Broad Street office in 2001. He has new equipment and a well-trained staff, meaning better comprehensive exams and fittings for all his patients. 127 Broad Street • Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-4313 Office hours: M 9a – 5p • T-Th 8:30a – 5p • F 8:30 – 1pm

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Providing a personalized service to honor the life of each person

We are thrilled and so honored to be named Best Funeral Home for 2019! We would like to thank everyone who voted for us. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home proudly serves the communities of Sumter County, Shaw Air Force Base, Lee County and Clarendon County. We are proud to embrace traditional values, diversity and innovation in honoring the spirit and life of each person we serve. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home has a full selection of funeral and memorial services, burial and cremation services and celebrant services. Our funeral directors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to your inquiries. Again, thank you to our voters and customers because you are the reason we strive to be the Best of Sumter.

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Thank you for voting us

Best Pet Groomer

FULL SERVICE GROOMING SALON 1155 N. Guignard Dr, Sumter, SC 29150

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Furry and feathered friends always believe what sets us welcome at For Pet’s Sake We apart from other grooming

All of us here at For Pet’s Sake would like to extend our most heartfelt gratitude for the honor of being voted Sumter’s Best Grooming Salon. Since opening our doors in April 2015, we have built many special relationships with our furry and feathered friends and their owners. Our pets and people are most precious to us. We feel we have something to offer that other salons don’t because we cater to all pets. We groom dogs and cats, but we also know that birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and more need grooming, as well. A good grooming regimen is a top priority in caring for these loved ones in our lives. We carry an assortment of bling and leather collars and leashes, dresses and shirts for our furry friends, as well as bow ties and treats. Visit our website at www. forpetssake-grooming.com, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook. Thank you again for making us No. 1 in Sumter. If you have not yet visited us, stop by and say hello. We are located at 1155 N. Guignard Drive.

salons is our: • Quality of service and care • Variety of pets accepted • Meeting the needs of pets • Attention to detail • Educating owners about pets when asked • Donating to the community • Abundance of services • Curb service for those who need it • Picture of every pet posted to our Facebook page

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BEST Auto and Boat Upholstery

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BEST Pest Control Company We look forward to another great year serving you and your pest control needs!!

Gandy’s Upholstery 2019

916 N. Main Street • Sumter, SC 803.773.2715 Thank you Sumter, Shaw, & Surrounding Communities for voting BILLY AYCOCK Best of the Best! 2019

Best Contractor

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THE BEST OF SUMTER!

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hank you, The Sumter Item readers, for voting FTC Best of Sumter for Best Internet Service Provider, Best Local Cellular Company, Best Home Security Company and Best Cable/Satellite Company. We are humbled by your vote of confidence in our products and services and honored to take home these prestigious awards. And as a local service provider, we are committed to helping you navigate the transition of technological advancements in the way you communicate, share information and seek entertainment in your personal and business lives. That commitment involves a continued investment in our wired and wireless networks to meet your needs and demands for high-performance connectivity to the world. FTC continues to invest annually in our wired infrastructure by expanding fiber to homes and businesses, offering the fastest internet service in the world where fiber is available: 1 gigabit. Our fiber network will grow exponentially over the next five to seven years to equip Clarendon, Lee, Sumter, Williamsburg and lower Florence counties for the future. Our expansive wireless network includes 140 towers across our 3,000-square-mile service territory. It has grown to that number primarily because of less-thanoptimum spots of coverage that have surfaced. We are also constantly upgrading our cellular technology, giving us the most robust system in the

Thank you for voting us Best Glass & Mirror

marketplace. Throw in the availability of the latest devices, and you have a wireless experience second to none. With FTC, you get a security provider that our customers can count on. Expert installation, state-of-the-art equipment and a reliable monitoring station are keys to success. With 24/7 alarm monitoring, indoor and outdoor surveillance and personal alert systems, our customers can keep the people and possessions that mean the most to them safe and secure at all times. The images on televisions are always getting sharper and refresh rates faster, but if the provider does not stay on the cutting edge, those newer TVs will not be sound investments. We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the viewer experience, including our 24/7 channel highlighting local events and organizations, whole-home DVR, Video on Demand and watchTVeverywhere. Voice Over Internet Protocol is already saving numerous customers money because of the method it is delivered and the programs we have designed for it. If you have not looked into switching to the new voice plan, please call (888) 218-5050 and find out what it can do for you. Like all of you, we want quality services, but we don’t want to break the bank for it. Combine any of these services together, and you will experience immediate savings of up to $40 a month. One company, one payment, one bill, big savings. Military discounts are also available to active duty and retired personnel.

THANK YOU for Voting Us #1 Tax Preparation Company Guaranteed Dependable Year-round Service ... Taxes Prepared by Appointment

INGRAM & ASSOCIATES

Tax Firm

Established 1966

4424 BROAD ST. EXT., SUMTER, SC 29154 PHONE (803) 494-8292 FAX (803) 494-8126

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST BRIDAL SHOP AGAIN THIS YEAR

Come see our new location 850 broad st. The big blue building.

803.418.0448

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Thank You for Voting Us BEST Boutique!

13 North Main Street | Sumter, SC 29150 | 9-5 M-F and 10-2 on SAT

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Thank You Sumter for Voting Us “The Best Urgent Care”

2019

Our Services Include: * Urgent Care * Outpatient Labs, Ultrasound, CAT-Scan & X-rays * Workman’s Compensation Injuries * Physicals * D.O.T. Physicals Open: Monday-Friday 8 am - 7:30 pm

(803) 905-FAST (3278)

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1109 FLORENCE HWY, SUMTER, SC 29153 MONDAY - FRIDAY: 8AM - 5PM • Oil Changes • Tune-Ups • Computer Diagnostics • Brake Service & Repair • Tires • AC Service

CALL TODAY! (803) 773-3379 • Wheel Balance • Starters • Radiators • Shocks & Struts • Belts and Hoses • Air Conditioning

Thank you for Voting us Best Automotive Repair in Sumter We Do Automotive Service With A Smile. www.newmansautomotivesumter.com

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Faster Care has more than a decade of serving the community (803) 905-FAST (3282) 3440 Declaration Blvd. Sumter, SC 29154 www.FasterCareSumter.com

We are honored to be named Best Urgent Care for 2019! We would like to thank everyone who voted for us. We have been serving the Sumter community since 2005 by providing quality patient care. We are proud to be a locally owned and run urgent care center with many capabilities, including CT scans, X-rays and outpatient laboratory testing. We appreciate our patients who place the trust of their care in the hands of our empathetic and knowledgeable staff. Thank you to all who voted, because you are the reason we work to be the Best of Sumter.

You Want the Best for Your Pet.

Lester M. Bell, DVM

James R. Breland, MS, DVM

Addie K. Williams, MS, DVM

Tom Pescod, DVM

So Do We.

Weʼd like to “Paws” to say Thank You and we are honored by your continued trust in us for the care of your furry family members.

Animal Medical Clinic 21 Pinewood Rd • Sumter (803) 773-1616

www.animalmedicalsumter.com

BACK ROW: Left to Right:

Rebecca Slate, Kendra Green, Caroline Garcia, Rebekah DuBose, Lauren Brown, Wendy Burbage, Evelyn Deininger

FRONT ROW: Left to Right:

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Family owned, longtime community member Newman's Automotive aims to please Woody Newman and his team at Newman’s Automotive want to extend a huge thank you to the people of Sumter and the surrounding communities for voting them as the Best Aftermarket Auto Repair for 2019. Woody and his team work hard to please their customers, aiming to make any and all car repairs a smooth and pleasant experience. Newman’s Automotive is owned and operated by Woody Newman, whose stepfather started the business in 1979. Woody grew up working on vehicles (since the age of 9), and took automotive mechanics in high school, graduating at the top of his class. Today, Woody is ASE-certified in engine repair, manual drivetrains and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning and engine performance. The team at Newman’s Automotive is reliable and consistent, as most of the employees have been with Woody since before Newman’s even came into existence. Woody bought the business (formerly Sam’s Service Center) in 2013 and brought along the entire team. He has also added a few new faces to the group, and it has proven to be successful. The business has grown in the last two years and continues to do so. The team is exactly that; they work together well and look forward to many more years of satisfying the citizens and businesses of Sumter and the surrounding area. Come see what all the talk is about, and let us help you with your next vehicle service or repair. We will be happy to see you, and we know you will be glad you gave us a shot. We are located at 1109 Florence Hwy. in Sumter or give us a call to set up an appointment at (803) 773-3379. You can even schedule from our website at www.newmansautomotivesumter.com. We are grateful, and thank you again, Woody, Stacy, Larry, Brandon, Billy, Toby, James, John and Michael

Animal Medical Clinic of Sumter, where our patients are family members The Animal Medical Clinic of Sumter was founded in 1981 by Dr. Lester Bell and has been dedicated to providing quality care to your pets since its doors first opened. Dr. Bell has 39 years of experience in veterinary medicine and has handpicked a group of doctors and technical staff who are compassionate and stay abreast in the latest advances in veterinary medicine and surgery. The Animal Medical Clinic strives to bring those advances as well as a human touch to all our patients. This is reflected by being accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association for more than 26 years. The staff is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Our goal is to offer the best in veterinary care to Sumter and surrounding areas. We believe our patients are family members. Our mission statement has always been “Excellence in Veterinary Care.” We have supported our local Humane Society (SPCA) and several rescue groups for 35-plus years and continue to offer our support by volunteering, having performed more than 5,000 surgeries on their behalf. A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

Thank you for voting us Best Commercial Real Estate Company

2 North Main Street, Sumter SC 29150

CORNERSTONE

803.778.1139

www.cbccornerstone.com

803-938-5312 470 S. Guignard Dr. • Sumter, SC • Tires • Lift/Level Kits • Custom Wheels • Oil Changes • Suspensions • Brakes • Alignments • Lowering Kits Thank You for voting us BEST Rim & Wheel Store BEST OF SUMTER 2019

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Sunday Morning Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Tuesday Prayer Service 7:00pm Wednesday Family Enrichment 7:00pm

2019

Thank you Sumter for voting us

Best Family Practice! Our primary care providers specialize in family medicine and strive to keep our patients, young and old, healthy all year long.

We Will See You Today! CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

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3 generations of Boykin and always improving

Boykin Air Conditioning Services has provided exceptional customer service for more than 26 years, and now we are THREE GENERATIONS STRONG! Our entire team is honored to, once again, be recognized as one of Sumter’s best. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for allowing us to service, replace and maintain their comfort systems. Many of our Comfort Care Club members say we treat them like family. No higher compliment is available. For more than a quarter-century, we have searched for better ways to provide superior service. We continually invest in training for our team members. We search for better tools and test instruments along with improved methods of having parts and supplies available at the point of need. So, we are equipped to service and maintain almost any type or brand of system you may have. If it’s time to replace your system, we have a great selection of equipment and special financing if needed. If maintenance is your concern, join our Comfort Care Club and let us take care of it all. You get priority scheduling, discounts and many other benefits. Thanks again, all. We plan to at least finish out the century.

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Thank You Sumter for voting us #1 In Home Care!

2019

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AIR CONDITIONING HEATING AIR DUCT OPTIMIZATION AIR DUCT CLEANING AIR PURIFICATION AIR DUCT SANITIZING DRYER DUCT CLEANING PLANNED MAINTENANCE COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

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TintMan Gill provides quality work from family run shop Thank you, Sumter, for voting us Best Fitness Center! 803.773.1404 www.ymcasumter.org

Nancy Lee Zimpleman

Thank you for voting us Best Web Design Company! Call us to handle all your marketing needs.

803.774.2182 nancylee@swordlily.net Swordlily.net

The TintMan Gill would like to thank all the voters who made it possible to win the 2019 Best of Sumter contest as your local family owned Window Tint shop. At the TintMan, we treat every vehicle like it’s our own. The TintMan also offers commercial and residential tinting. We take pride in being able to offer quality products and services at an affordable price. The TintMan Gill LLC is a family owned business that goes above and beyond when it comes to accommodating the customer’s needs. This is done, in part, by offering AfterHourz services. We understand that not all customers are capable of utilizing our services during normal business hours. Therefore, we offer evening and weekend appointments upon request. Call or stop by to inquire about other services offered by the TintMan. The TintMan is located at 470 South Guignard Drive Suite 5. This is under the same roof as DCB Tire (fourth garage door). You can reach the TintMan by phone at (803) 847-9015. The TintMan is a proud member of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce.

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Wally's Hardware has items for professionals and DIY hobbyists alike Thanks, Sumter, for voting us Best Hardware Store in town! Wally's has been serving Sumter and the surrounding areas for nearly 40 years and has been locally owned and operated since day one. We pride ourselves on the personal attention that we devote to each and every customer who walks through our doors, providing individualized service to regulars and firsttimers alike. We would like to thank our many faithful and loyal customers we have had over these years. Our inventory covers a wide range of products, whether you are building your own furniture or starting a simple art project. Our products are easy to use and affordable, which has helped us become the go-to business for everyone from seasoned professionals to those looking to start new do-it-yourself hobbies. Our staff is dedicated to your project, whether it’s big or small. At Wally's, we care about more than just selling our products – we care about answering your questions and helping you improve your home and life. We know we would not have been voted Best Hardware Store had it not been for our dedicated work team and you, our great customers. Thanks again, Your Best Hardware Store

Thank you all for your support!

Get the BEST education for YOU today! USCSUMTER.EDU

Zimco Transportation Life's a Trip, Enjoy the Ride with Zimco

Thank You

for voting us BEST Transportation Service 29 Earle Street Sumter, SC 29151 803-934-1100

Thank you for choosing us as the #1 Hardware Store

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“We draw people to Christ… by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.” - Madeleine L’Engle When first cousins Heather Hodge and Miriam Moore joined their businesses in 2018, they created a partnership that joins a 60-year Sumter tradition of quality Bibles, books and Christian supplies together with a wide range of beautiful gifts and personalized products. Miriam and her husband, Kurt, had owned The Olive Tree Christian Bookstore since 2001, a store started by George H. Rowland Sr. (Miriam and Heather’s grandfather) in the 1950s. Heather and her mother, Ellie Rowland, had owned Doolallies gift store since 2014. “Having a faith-based business is unique in that our product is Christ-centered, but we don’t preach or teach. We make available products that our customers are looking for to encourage them in their own life and faith walk,” Miriam says. “It’s such a joy to be a part of our customers’ lives in this way. It is also a blessing to see the way our customers give and encourage others in their circles. We have a Sumter community where people truly love and care for one another. We get an inside peek at this every day as we help customers select beautiful and meaningful gifts for people they love, and then we wrap them with love and care.” “I came across the above quote by Madeleine L’Engle, and it resonated with my soul because it’s what Heather and I hope we are as a store, and it describes our customers so well … a light so lovely.”

The Olive Tree & Doolallies 600 Bultman Drive • (803) 773-3450

The Olive Tree

Thank You for voting us BEST Travel Agency

1345 Peach Orchard Rd Suite C • Sumter, SC

803-494-2322

Thank you f�� voting us

BEST NETWORKING ORGANIZATION! It is our pleasure to serve the Sumter Business Community www.sumterchamber.com

Doolallies

Thank you for voting us Best Gift Store and Best Bookstore 2019 600 Bultman Dr. • Sumter, SC • 803-773-3450 72

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Voted Best Chef and Most Romantic Restaurant

SIDEBAR Best Bar

Hamptons and Sidebar are feeding the heart of Downtown Sumter Quixote Hospitality is the heart behind some of Sumter’s most innovative restaurant concepts. Quixote’s purpose is to provide unique and memorable dining experiences in Downtown Sumter, bringing a lively and welcoming atmosphere to the historic district. Hamptons features regional American cuisine with Italian influence in one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Downtown Sumter. Hamptons’ property encompasses a world-class kitchen, a large rooftop, a private dining room, cosmopolitan cocktail bar and a large outdoor venue. Hamptons offers lunch, brunch and dinner. Hamptons is very affordable with dinner items starting at $12. Sidebar’s commitment to guest satisfaction is unparalleled. Every menu item is thoughtfully created with the highest-quality and freshest of ingredients. The smoked brisket, ribs, chicken wings and turkey are the stars of the menu and keep the guests coming back for more. For a fun relaxing time, come visit us at the Sidebar. Quixote Hospitality’s mission statement is to inspire lives and to change a community. We have assembled an amazing team that strives for nothing but the best and can’t wait to share what we have in store for Sumter’s future. A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

Thank you Sumter for voting T&N Septic Tank #1 in the #2 Business.

We are glad to be serving Sumter these many years and look forward to helping many more.

T&N

Septic Tank Company Inc.

CALL 803-481-2428 or 803-481-2421 Family Owned & Operated Since 1963 • www.tandnseptic.com State Board Of Health Approved • Licensed • Insured Serving All Counties BEST OF SUMTER 2019

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Voted Best Interior Design Thank you to everyone who voted me Best of Sumter again!

14th Year Running!

I appreciate every client who makes the decision to call and schedule their first appointment. One of my goals is to help people feel at ease and accepted, no matter what their struggles are. I have experience in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, physical pain, and other concerns. Please contact me and we can work together to create a plan of care that is specific to your individual concerns.

466 N. Guignard 803•773•8083 www.nicolenorrisdesign.com

Mac’s Place FINE WINE & SPIRITS

2645-A Hardee Cove (803) 720-9465 CounselingSumter.com

The O’Donnell House Thank you for voting us

Best Banquet Facility and Event Venue

Everyone at Mac’s Place Spirits would like to THANK our customers for this award. We appreciate each and every one of you and look forward to another great year!

4 Locations to Serve You!

1415 Guignard Pky. 699 A Bultman Dr. 699 B Bultman Dr. 5644 Broad Street Ext. 74

803-774-3201 803-774-2710 803-774-3700 803-494-9116

wanda@theodonnellhouse.com

120 East Liberty Street • 803-774-0088

www.theodonnellhouse.com • Visit us on Facebook!

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Reliable Pawn Shop earns reputation for honesty and respect Reliable Pawn Shop has been locally owned since it was established in 1946. We lead the pawn industry as one of the oldest licensed pawnbrokers in the state of South Carolina. As active members of the South Carolina and national pawnbrokers associations, we hold ourselves to the highest standards. As a result, we have earned the reputation of treating our clients honestly and respectfully. Our retail inventory includes electronics, power and hand tools, musical instruments, audio/video equipment, DVDs, car audio, holsters, ammo, air conditioners, TVs, computers, lawn mowers, microwaves, fax machines, printers, cameras, bicycles, fishing equipment and much more. We specialize in firearms and jewelry, with new and pre-owned fine jewelry gracing each of our stores in Sumter and Manning and selections that are unrivaled in the area. At Reliable Pawn Shop, we are happy to help you overcome any cash flow interruption with a collateral loan. We are staffed with experienced pawnbroking professionals to match our services to your specific situation. Thanks for voting for us!

Thank you for voting us your #1 Security Company for 7 years. Your conďŹ dence in our ability to serve you for 42 years is humbling and gratifying.

4 Medical Ct. Sumter, SC 29150

We are here for YOU.

(803)469-6222

Thank you for voting us 2019

BEST COFFEE SHOP & BEST PHARMACY 8th Annual

Caffeine & Gasoline Car & Truck Show

Sat., Oct. 26, 2019 4pm - 9pm

Call Todd Touchberry for more info.

Sumter Cut Rate Drugstore 32 S. Main Street

CutRateSodaFountain

Pharmacy Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm; Saturday 8am - 3pm

(803) 773-8432

T hank you for voting us #1! We strive to provide excellent service to our clients We invite you to come see us today!

Always Buying Gold!

www.reliablepawnshop.com

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For All Your Sign Needs!

2019

Thank You For Voting Sign Wave the Best Sign Company in Sumter.

THANK YOU

FOR VOTING US THE BEST RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS LUNCHES

RATED #1 RESTAURANT IN SUMTER by Trip Advisor & Yelp reviews CATERING • GIFT CARDS • TAKE OUT

65 W. Wesmark Blvd • 803-469-8502

Sun., Mon., Tues. 11:00am-2:30pm • Wed. & Thurs. Lunch 11:00am-2:30pm Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm • Fri. and Sat. 11:00am - 9:00pm

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Best Night Club 2018 & 2019

Best Bartender 2018

Tyler Christman

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Your financial outcomes are in good hands at SAFE Federal Credit Union

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GRANITE MARBLE QUARTZ STONEQUARTERS “SATISFACTION SET IN STONE”

Free Estimates! www.stonequarters.net office@stonequarters.net

Office: 803.469.4222 2910 Thomas Sumter Hwy. Sumter, SC 29153

t SAFE Federal Credit Union, our members are our priority over profits and our own interests. Unlike big-box corporate banks, we work to achieve the best possible financial outcomes for our members, not for anonymous groups of shareholders. That is why we are so grateful to our members and our community for giving us a vote of confidence in naming us Best of Sumter 2019’s top credit union. Thank you! We’ve come a long way since our early days in 1955-era Sumter County, where 15 Shaw Air Force Base civilian employees gathered together what cash they had to start a credit union. Now, we’re a membership-based, not-for-profit financial institution with more than $1 billion in assets, more than 125,000 active account holders and 15 easily accessible branch locations dotted across the Midlands. We are the largest Midlands-based credit union, which allows access to branches and ATMs all over the region, providing fast, convenient service to all our members. And, we’re not done growing. We recently celebrated the start of construction on our new operations building, a 36,000-square-foot structure being built across the street from our headquarters on West Wesmark Boulevard. With the addition of this facility, we will double the square footage of our operating space. We can’t wait for you to join our family. Connect with us at www.SAFEfed.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ SAFEfederalcreditunion or @SAFEFCU.

VOTED BEST CREDIT UNION

Thank you to our more than 125,000 members who have trusted

VOTED BEST CREDIT UNION IN SUMTER! SAFEfed.org Thank you to our more than 125,000 members who have trusted us with their financial future. VOTED BEST CREDIT UNION IN SUMTER!

Thank you to our more than 125,000 members who have trusted us with their financial future.

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2019

Carpet Repair & Re-Stretching

DRIES FAST (95% DRY WHEN WE LEAVE) • TREATED WATER SUPPLIED • FLOOD SERVICE SPOT DYE REPAIR • UPHOLSTERY CLEANING • FABRIC PROTECTION • PET DEORDORIZING • RECOMMENDED BY 50 LEADING CARPET MILLS

OVER 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE CARPET BUSINESS Family Owned & Operated

803-481-5257

rickardcarpetcleaning.com

Rickard Carpet Cleaning knows the importance of a clean home We are so proud to be voted Best Carpet Cleaning in Sumter! As a family owned and operated company, we understand that your home is one of the most important investments you will ever make. Your home is your sanctuary, and no one likes living with musty, dirty carpets, upholstery or area rugs that have lost their appeal. To ensure the health of your family, it is necessary to make sure that there is no dirt, bacteria, pet dander or microorganisms hidden within the carpets and fabrics of your household. This is equally important to any company, business, church or school as the continued health of your employees and clients is a necessity. Rickard Carpet Cleaning knows that the people of Sumter and the surrounding areas have a number of carpet cleaners to choose from. That’s why we are – and strive to be – the best. Call us at (803) 481-5257 or visit our website, www.rickardcarpetcleaning.com. 78

Military & Senior Citizen Discounts

Hearing Aids and Audiology for Children and Adults

Thank you for voting us Sumter’s

Best

AUDIOLOGIST HEARING AID CENTER HEARING AID COMPANY

1116-F Alice Drive • Sumter • Mon-Thurs: 9-5 • Fri: 9-12 803-469-7770 • www.sumterhearing.com

Thank you Sumter for voting us Best of Best

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Thank you for your trust & confidence. You allow us to do what we love to do.

Personal Injury & Estate Planning

Jones Seth & Jones

5 LAW RANGE

803-773-8676

Norman Williams has been helping employees find work for 41 years We are honored to be voted Best of Sumter’s Best Temp/ Employment Agency again. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and has supported us over the past 41 years! There is no bigger honor than to be recognized for your efforts in your own hometown. To be able to serve the community you live in is a blessing. Our doors opened in 1978, dedicated to the Glory of God and to the Spirit of America. Since then, we have been serving the Midlands of South Carolina with a team of professionals dedicated to finding dependable and qualified employees to fill our clients’ employment needs. We strive to create an environment that not only welcomes everyone, but also realizes everyone has valuable skills they bring to the workplace. Over the past four decades, we have placed thousands of great people in careers and jobs in our surrounding communities. We have seen several generations of our employees work, succeed and even retire. We are thrilled to now be placing many of their children and grandchildren at some of the same great companies. We have seen Sumter and the surrounding communities persevere through difficult years and watched many businesses close their doors. We are so thankful to see our community thriving and to witness the tremendous economic development that has occurred in the past decade. Sumter is growing and changing, and we are sure the best is yet to come!

Thank You Sumter For Voting Us

The Best Employment Agency

2019

Norman Williams & Associates, Inc. Proudly serving Sumter for over 40 years

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Customer service is top priority at 6-year winner Carquest Auto Parts

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uto Parts of Sumter and Patriot Auto Parts are so thankful and blessed to, once again, be voted as the best place to buy auto parts in Sumter for 2019. We feel that we are affiliated with the best organization in the country with Carquest Auto Parts. The ownership and the employees are so thankful for this honor that the people of Sumter voted for us to receive. This makes the sixth year in a row that we have won this award, and it is all because of our fantastic customers and friends that we can proclaim this honor. Sumter has some of the best people around, and it is definitely our pleasure to be able to serve you. Our goal is to offer the very best service along with quality products. We are so blessed to call Sumter home. I would like to highlight a few of our services that we offer outside the realm of auto parts. We mix automotive paint, make hydraulic hose assemblies, and we also can make custom colors in aerosol cans. But, beyond that, the best product overall that you will find at our stores is our friendly customer service. Customer service is our top priority, and it’s what we hang our hat on. Again, thank you to our voters and all our loyal customers because you are the reason we strive to be the Best of Sumter! God bless you all, and God bless this great country and our military! - Dale Player

Thank you Sumter for voting us 6 Years in a Row 2019

BEST PLACE TO BUY AUTO PARTS

2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU

4494 Broad Street 803.494.4444

816 S. Guignard Dr. 803.778.1841

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We are #1 in the #2 business since 1925

Guignard Animal Clinic voted Best Animal Hospital

We’re your neighbors, we’re your family, we ARE Sumter. Thank YOU for voting us BEST in 2019

HILL PLUMBING

& electric company, inc. 438 N. Main Street, Sumter 803-773-6689/hillplumbing.com

Guignard Animal Clinic has been serving the Sumter area for more than 30 years. Our goal is to provide the highest-quality medical and surgical care to our patients while providing our clients with education and assistance in all aspects of animal care and ownership, including public health awareness. We strive to exceed our clients' expectations by treating owners and their pets with respect, honesty and compassion and treating all animals as if they were our own. Our services are provided in a clean, safe and friendly environment, and our goals are to work as a team, complementing each staff member's talents and retaining a positive attitude. We are a full-service veterinary clinic, offering complete medical, surgical and dental care for a variety of animals including cats, dogs, avian, exotic pets, horses and livestock. Our friendly doctors are also available to perform house calls when convenient. We have several on-site diagnostic options such as laboratory testing and digital radiography as well as a full dispensing pharmacy for your convenience. Because preventing illness and disease is the core of good medicine, we also offer comprehensive preventative examinations, vaccinations and routine annual testing tailored to all your pet's life stages. Our friendly staff is always ready to assist you and your pet.

A big Thank You for voting for us!

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Oakwood Homes opens Thank You For Voting Me the door to a better life BEST OF SUMTER At Oakwood Homes of Sumter, our mission is to open doors to a better life and help families build happiness through homeownership. We are proud of our dedication to innovation and providing affordable, quality-built homes, and we’re also so proud to be voted Sumter’s Best three years in a row! Our voters may be some of hundreds of happy customers who choose to save big on energy bills and keep money in their wallets, and you can be, too. Upgrade to the Energy Smart Home package to increase the energy efficiency of your new home with features like upgraded insulation, low-ewindows and more. Visit Oakwood homes in Sumter, and browse our modular homes and mobile homes for sale. Create your dream home with our customizable features. Stop by today, and tour our homes on display. Our team of Doug Peyton, general manager, and home consultants Michelle Miles, David Weston and Megan Weidle appreciate you trusting us with your family’s home and dream. You made us the Best Of Sumter for 2019 because you are the best. If you don’t know us yet, let us help you open the door to a better life, one HOME at a time.

2 Years In A Row!!

• SEAMLESS ALUMINUM RAIN GUTTER • GUTTER CLEANING OR REPAIR • LEAF GUARD INSTALLATION

JONATHAN E. GOFF

803-968-4802 OVER 20 FREE DEPENDABLE PREMIUM YEARS QUALITY SERVICE PRODUCTS EXP. ESTIMATES

Thank you Sumter for Voting us #1 Manufactured Home Dealer. 2019

We take pride in offering Quality Homes & Service and look forward to meeting Housing needs in Sumter this year and years to come.

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Shoney’s of Sumter nominated in 10 categories, wins Best Breakfast Buffet

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Thomas McElveen BEST Criminal Defense Attorney 17 E. Calhoun St. • Sumter, SC 29150 Phone: 803-775-1263

Thank you for voting Shoney’s of Sumter the Best Breakfast Buffet for 2019. Our staff works hard to keep you, our customers, happy and satisfied. While known for its wide variety of buffet and menu items, Shoney’s of Sumter is also known for its American food, breakfast and breakfast buffet, all-American burger, catering, country cooking, seafood, wings, takeout orders and being a great family restaurant. Maybe that is why Shoney’s of Sumter was nominated for 10 Best of Sumter 2019 categories! Some folks think of our delicious strawberry pie and hot fudge cake, great coffee or maybe the Shoney’s Bear. Whatever keeps bringing you back in, we sincerely thank you! Shoney’s of Sumter is locally owned and operated and is here for your dining pleasure!

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

Best Breakfast Bar Daily Specials

Bucket Special (5 beers) $12.00

Buffet with s Waffle

MONDAY

All You Can Eat Wing Night 4pm-9pm $9.99

TUESDAY Steak Night 4pm - 9pm

WEDNESDAY Homestyle Bar 11am - 9pm

THURSDAY

Breakfast for Dinner 4pm - 10pm

FRIDAY

Seafood Buffet 4pm - 10pm

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LET US AUCTION FOR YOU! Dinkins Auctions is a full service auction company with 25 years experience in the auction industry. We offer a compassionate, no pressure service in your time of need.

Furniture, office equipment, tools, collectibles, electronics, restaurant equipment, jewelry, farm equipment, antiques, glassware, pottery, coins, guns, appliances, hunting and fishing gear, kitchen items, rugs, lawn and garden items, tractors, trailers, boats, business items & much more!!

Online & Live Auction Service 1945 Myrtle Beach Hwy., Sumter, SC 29153 DinkinsAuctions.com

Auction Barn (803)495-9555 Cell (803)840-0420•Rob Dinkins SCAL 3696

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for voting me BEST Real Estate Appraiser

Greg Stone Appraisal Company A Real Estate Valuation Service

D. Greg Stone

SC State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser CR#1708

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PO Box 513 • Sumter, SC 29151 803-905-5190 • gregstone@ftc-i.net

for voting us Best Bookkeeping Service. It’s our pleasure to serve you!

Shelly A. Lundberg Certified Public Accountant 2630-B Hardee Cove, Sumter, SC slundbergcpa.com 803-469-7300 84

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Dinkins Auctions provides no-pressure service

Charles Smith Co. sets the standard in project time, budget

Dinkins Auctions is proud to be voted the Best Auction House for 2019! We are a full-service auction company with 25 years of experience in the auction industry. We offer a compassionate, no-pressure service in your time of need. Auctions are held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (gates open at 9 a.m. on sale day). We are the area’s largest auction!

We are ecstatic to be named Best Paving Contractor for 2019. Our sincere thank you to all our friends, colleagues and clients who voted for us to receive this honor for the third year in a row! Being recognized this way is a testament to the excellent service our company has provided to clients across South Carolina. Charles Smith Co. LLC is a fully licensed and insured paving company that has been in business since 2004. Charles has dedicated his complete focus on building a quality, conscientious group of employees with state-of-the-art equipment who ensure exceptional service to every customer. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our management team stands ready to handle any of your project needs. At Charles Smith Company LLC, "Our Standards Set the Grade” with an emphasis on producing quality projects on time and under budget. Again, thank you to our voters and customers, because you are what makes us being the Best of Sumter possible.

1945 Myrtle Beach Hwy. Sumter, SC 29153 Auction Barn (803) 495-9555

Thank you for voting us Best Paving Company 2 years a inrow!

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charlessmithcompany.com

Our Standards, Set The Grade

• Paving • Parking Lots • Sidewalks • Concrete

• Grading • Repaving Existing Lots • Seal Coating • Line Striping

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• Handicap Ramps • Asphalt Repairs • Sitework • and More!

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Making those in need feel better at Sandhills Chiropractic

Thank you Sumter FOR VOTING

Discount Furniture Outlet BEST PLACE TO BUY MATTRESSES 8

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We at Sandhills Chiropractic and Functional Health Center are honored to be named the Best of Sumter in chiropractic care for 2019. A warm thanks to everyone who voted for us to receive this special recognition. We have been serving Sumter and surrounding communities since 2009. Dr. Bradshaw is an upper cervical specific chiropractor. He is a doctor of pastoral science, a board-certified chiropractic internist (DABCI), board-certified clinical nutritionist (ABCN) and a certified gluten practitioner. He serves on the board of the Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific Organization and is an instructor to doctors and students all over the world. He enjoys working with pediatric patients, especially those who fall into the autism spectrum, and helping patients suffering with autoimmune diseases to live healthier lives. Again, thanks to all our loyal patients. You are the reason we work day in and day out to be the Best of Sumter. Our office is located in Sumter on 7 Professional Court. You may contact us by calling (803) 469-0340 or through our website at www.sandhillsclinic.com. We also invite you to visit us on Facebook.

Get a good night’s sleep knowing you shopped at Discount Furniture Outlet All of us at Discount Furniture Outlet are honored to have our company voted the Best Mattress Store for 2019 and proud to have been previously voted both Best Mattress Store and Best Furniture Store for several years straight. We are a locally owned company who will give you the best quality, price and service in Sumter. Discount Furniture Outlet is celebrating 29 years of serving Sumter, Shaw and all the surrounding counties. We are THE ONLY place to trust your sleep to! We work hard for this distinction and will do the same for you. Our knowledgeable and professional staff helps our customers find the exact sleep set they are looking for, with no high-pressure sales. Your sleep, and ultimately your health and well-being, are important to us. Shop local — you will be glad you did! Come in today to shop our 40,000-plus-square-foot warehouse for the best in mattresses, furniture and accessories — only at Discount Furniture Outlet.

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Thank you for voting us

#1 CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE! Hi, I’m Dr. Be Benjamin Leldon Bradshaw DC, DABCI, DACBN, CGP. Our practice is a very unique and an integrated practice. We offer comprehens comprehensive ranges of services and therapies for our patients to get to the root cause of sym symptoms and then help regain optimum he health and wellness quickly.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Infrared Sauna Chiropractic Food Allergy Testing Comprehensive Thyroid and Hormone Testing Type II Diabetes Lifestyle and Nutrition Support Functional Nutrition Functional Medicine

Book a consultation with our office today by calling (803) 469-0340 to explore if we can help your symptoms, just like we have helped thousands of other patients. Call the office now to book a no-obligation consultation.

Voted Best in 4 Categories

Flooring Installation

Flooring

Truck Accessories

Storage Buildings

Thank You!

Sumter & Surrounding Communities for Voting Us BEST OF SUMTER!

Dixie Products

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Gateway Mortgage Group at home in Sumter community Thank you for voting Gateway Mortgage, Sumter Branch, as the Best Mortgage Lender for the fourth year in a row! I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this community. Gateway Mortgage Group’s core purpose is to strengthen families and communities through homeownership, and I pride myself on committing to this value day in and day out. For every loan closed, Gateway donates $5 to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to dependents of our fallen and disabled servicemen and women. I am honored to work for a company that focuses on families and communities, and I am thankful to be a part of this community. If you are ready to buy a home, refinance your current residence or have any questions about the loan process, please don’t hesitate to contact me today.

Mary Kolb, Loan Originator, NMLS 415199 (803) 629-0104 (office) (803) 464-4445 (cell) 665 Bultman Drive, Sumter, SC 29150

Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC NMLS 7233 All rights reserved. BFI Mortgage Lender/Servicer License No. MLS-7233

Dixie Products is glad to have Sumter as its business family Our family has been operating our business, Dixie Products, for more than 50 years. We are deeply grateful for the many wonderful people of Sumter and Shaw who have supported us as customers and friends. You trusted us to help supply your truck accessories, utility buildings, trailers, toolboxes and lawn mowers from our truck side and invited Dixie Carpets into your homes and business to help choose new flooring! Especially now with the homegoing of our founder, husband, father and boss, “Mr. Bobby,” we are so glad Sumter has been our business home honoring us with their votes for Best Car and Truck Accessories, Best Storage Buildings, Best Flooring Installation Company and Best Carpet/Flooring Store! Our son, Rob, will continue to help you gentlemen equip your vehicles with hitches, step-bars, toolboxes, etc. He will keep on making it easy for you ladies to pick out gifts to dress up those beloved trucks on special occasions. The Dixie Blondes will still strive to make it easy and frugal to choose the best-quality flooring from our many new products. Once again, we at Dixie - Jan, Rob, the DuBose family, faithful employees and installers — thank each of you personally for your very special, valuable vote of confidence in us! We pray God’s favor and blessing on your life, today and every day!

665 Bultman Dr. | Sumter, SC 29150

MARY KOLB

to the readers of The Sumter Item for voting

Gateway Mortgage Group

THE BEST MORGAGE COMPANY Four Years In A Row!

Branch Manager NMLS 415199 office 803.626.0104 cell 803.464.4445 Mary.Kolb@GatewayLoan.com

www.GatewayLoan.com/mary-kolb

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Jason Reddick voted best for civil cases

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umter County has been trusting The Law Office of Jason L. Reddick LLC with its legal matters since 2012, and we are thankful for everyone who voted us Best Civil Attorney in Sumter for 2019. Our office is located in the heart of historic Downtown Sumter. Our highly qualified team takes special pride in serving members of the Sumter community and armed forces with regard to military divorces, civilian divorces and custody arrangements. We also represent clients in criminal defense, civil litigation and probate matters. Jason has been proud to serve Sumter County and the surrounding communities since his return to Sumter in 2012 following his graduation from law school at the University of South Carolina. We can make special arrangements for home visits, if necessary. We also serve clients throughout the state of South Carolina. Helping you to get the best legal outcome you deserve is our highest priority. Please contact us at (803) 795-4467 to schedule a consultation. Again, thank you for putting your trust in us. We constantly aim to do the best by you, and we truly appreciate the honor you’ve given us.

Thank you for voting us

BEST ITALIAN

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344 Pinewood Rd. Sumter, SC 29150 Thank you for voting us Best of Sumter Paralegal Firm

CAROLINA PROFESSIONAL TITLE SERVICES, INC. 45 South Guignard Drive Sumter, SC 29150 Phone (803) 775-8283 Fax (803) 775-8077 Denise C. Pavkov, President Tracy M. Dubose, Vice President

Legal Research cptsinc@sc.rr.com

TheWould LawlikeOffice of Jason L. Reddick, LLC to thank you for voting us Best Civil Attorney The Law Office of Jason L. Reddick, LLC is a general practice law firm representing residents of the State of South Carolina with their legal needs as they may arise. • Divorce • Child Custody • Child Support • Adoption • Name Change • Restraining Orders/Orders of Protection • Criminal Defense • Simple Wills/Living Wills/Powers of Attorney

• Business Formation Consulting (LLCs, Partnerships, etc.) • Personal Injury/Automobile Accidents • Guardian ad Litem • Contract Formation and/or Review • Debt Collection • Magistrate Court/Summary Court

If you need help in any of the above legal areas, do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule a consultation: If you do not see a specific issue listed, feel free to contact us to see if we are able to assist you. If we are unable to assist you, our office will likely be able to refer you to a qualified attorney who can handle your situation appropriately.

132 North Main Street • Sumter, South Carolina 29150 • Office: (803) 795-4467

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We care for the unique needs of children like no other practice. Kids and parents love our fun atmosphere and friendly staff, whose sole focus is helping children to learn healthy dental care.

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Thank You! Sumter

for voting us Best of Sumter for all of your Tuxedo rental needs

8 W. Hampton Avenue 773-2320 www.JamesFormalWear.com Serving Sumter 37 Years

Carolina Children’s Dentistry brings smiles and confidence to kids Let’s face it … not every child likes to go to the dentist. That’s where Dr. Felicia Goins, Dr. Lisbeth Poag and Dr. Shari Martin come in. This team has more than 70 years of combined dental experience, providing a full range of dental restorative and hygiene services for patients starting at birth through adolescence. They specialize in unwrapping the fears of their young patients one at a time until they have a child well-equipped to handle whatever dentistry can throw their way. By customizing care to meet each child’s individual needs and offering a fun, kid-friendly environment, the doctors and staff are successful at establishing lasting relationships and providing pleasant dental experiences. Building relationships both with the patients they serve and their families is one of the major goals at Carolina Children’s Dentistry. Knowing where a patient and their parents are coming from is part of the key to treating the patient as a whole – not just “the tooth” in front of you. The team members at Carolina Children’s Dentistry are truly the magic-makers. From playing with a new patient to providing a loving sedation visit to assisting parents with their insurance and scheduling, this gifted and passionate team is what truly makes us stand out and what makes the doctors honored to come to work each day. They have a love for children and work to make each child realize their own capabilities at each visit. Carolina Children’s Dentistry understands that providing quality dentistry Carolina Children’s along with proper oral hygiene education for the patients and parents Dentistry is key to ensuring optimal dental health. The ultimate goal for Carolina 500 Physicians Lane Children’s Dentistry is to make beautiful smiles and to help each child gain the confidence to develop their strengths and grow into the person Sumter, SC 29154 he/she is meant to become.

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Thank You Sumter for Voting Us Best Local Produce Farm!

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We are thrilled and so honored to be named the Best Local Produce Farm for 2019! We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and are thankful for our loyal customers. We are locally owned and operated, serving the Sumter community since 2010 by providing quality, local, organically grown S.C. Certified fruits and vegetables. Other S.C. farms provide our store with fresh dairy products and meat selections, which help to supply a healthy choice. You can also find homemade breads, syrups, jams and jellies, local honey, roasted coffee, loose leaf teas, specialty gift baskets and more within our doors. Come in and check out all we have to offer, for you are the reason we strive to be the Best of Sumter!

We’re open: MondayFriday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 584 Bultman Drive (803) 774-3276

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James Formal Wear the perfect fit for any occasion

Thank you for naming our team at JF Contractors as the Best Design Build Team for the Best of Sumter 2019! We would like to thank the Sumter community, our friends and our families for voting for our company. We strive for excellence in our service from the time we receive your call until we complete the project. As a General Contracting company, we specialize in new commercial construction and renovations to existing industrial, commercial, federal, and religious facilities.

Thanks again Sumter! www.jfcontractors.com

119 S Harvin Street I Sumter SC 29151 I Office: 803.774.8269

Thank you, Sumter! The James family has been renting and selling quality tuxedos in the Sumter area since 1957 with integrity and dependability. Come see us for a large selection of tuxedos with competitive pricing and exceptional service. Being an independent store, we are not obligated to any one company or style. If you need a special color of tuxedo or vest and we don't have it, we will find it for you. Accommodating the customer is our No. 1 priority. But, the fit of a tuxedo is the most important reason for coming to James Formal Wear. Our experienced sales staff will measure you correctly. On your special day, you will feel comfortable and confident while walking down the aisle or for any other formal occasion. Visit us at 8 W. Hampton Ave., Sumter, SC 29150, or call (803) 773-2320.

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Mobile storage with Preserving Sumter’s history, promoting arts more than 30 years of and growth downtown great customer service Thank you, Sumter, for voting us Best Family Entertainment for 2019! The Sumter Opera House strives to enrich the cultural lives of our community, neighbors and visitors by providing diverse creative experiences. Partnering with public and private schools to provide more arts opportunities is just one way we’re becoming an indispensable cultural asset in our community. Preserving Sumter’s iconic landmark is important to us, and we encourage you to join with us as we begin to celebrate 125 years of heritage in the Southeast! We value your participation as we continue to promote the arts as a key driver in raising the quality of life in Sumter. Thank you for thinking of the Sumter Opera House and voting us one of the best in Sumter!

Thank you from everyone at A Mobile Storage Company for voting us the Best Junk Removal Service in Sumter in 2019. We provide roll-off Dumpsters, storage containers, portable toilets and equipment moving. We have been serving the Sumter community since 1982, and we take great pride in providing personal and prompt services in all your mobile storage needs. We look forward to continuing to serve our community as it grows and prospers soon. Again, thank you to our voters and customers, because you are the reason we strive to be the Best of Sumter everyday!

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Southern Touch Property Management proudly offers best unbeatable pricing

You live in Sumter. Your news should, too. Watch new episodes Monday Friday at TheItem.com

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Thank you for voting us Best Property Management Company in Sumter! Our veteran and family owned business serves all of Sumter and surrounding areas. We are fully licensed and offer full-service property management, specializing in single-family homes, duplexes, apartments, condos and offices. We guarantee the most professional and responsive service that you expect from a property management company while offering you competitive pricing. We offer low vacancy rates and consistent rental income. We are up-to-date on the rental market conditions to optimize market pricing and income generation, and we now offer in-house real estate selling/buying services. Do you own investment property? Do you need professional management? Is it taking too long for your house to sell, and you need that rental income? Call us at (803) 847-3794 or visit our office at 5 Medical Court in Sumter for a free consultation. We are available after hours and on weekends by appointment.

Thank you for choosing us! ✔ Professional services ✔ Competitive pricing ✔ Low vacancy rates ✔ Consistent rental income ✔ Optimized market pricing & income generation. ✔ Available on weekends & after hours.

Michelle Schneider Nanci Avery

Southern.Touch.pmic@gmail.com 5 Medical Ct. • Sumter

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Thank you for supporting Sumter’s nationally acclaimed local news outlet

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t’s been a year for the books – and award plaques – at The Sumter Item. From the content and design of the 125-year-old newspaper to video to the way we run this very Best Of Sumter contest, our small, dedicated staff at The Item has been honored to receive a handful of different awards, both statewide and nationally. Editor and Publisher magazine, the nation’s premier magazine for the newspaper industry, placed The Sumter Item on its 2019 list of “10 Newspapers That Do It Right” mainly for the team’s work on Studio Sumter, the paper’s video production department. “Studio Sumter was impressive to us especially because of the size of the paper and to be able to do video with that small of a staff and at that quality,” said Nu Yang, managing editor of the magazine. The premier video series of Studio Sumter, Sumter Today, posts a new episode every weekday to TheItem. com and was viewed more than 500,000 in its first year. The week before that list was announced, Second Street Media, the media industry’s leader in contests and 96

promotions, named this very Best of Sumter contest the Best Citywide Ballot in the nation for our 2018 contest. Studio Sumter also won Best Innovation for 2018 in the S.C. Press Association’s annual PALMY Advertising Contest. The Sumter Item’s newsroom won 13 awards from the press association for work done in 2018, ranging in honors for writing, photography, video and page design at the organization’s annual news contest. The six first-place awards the staff took home included two episodes of Sumter Today, one feature article and three photos, one of which was named Best of the Best in its category. The four second-place awards included two for front-page design, one photo and one episode of Sumter Today. The three third-place awards included one for front-page design, one photo and one episode of Sumter Today. We are here everyday for you, our community. To improve it and to hold it accountable. Thank you for your support and trust because it takes you to make all of this possible.

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Wesmark Ambulatory Surgery Center puts patient care above all The staff and surgeons of Wesmark Ambulatory Surgery Center want to extend a big thank you to the people of Sumter and the surrounding areas for voting us the Best Outpatient Surgery. Our No. 1 priority is to provide outpatient surgical care that is quality, safe, economical, convenient and dramatically different from any other experience. When you or your family members are scheduled for a surgical procedure, we realize this can be a very anxious time. It is a true honor that so many of you have placed your trust in us for your health care needs. Wesmark Ambulatory Surgery Center is specially designed to perform same-day procedures – those requiring more care than can be offered in a doctor’s office but do not require an overnight hospital stay. Your care will be performed by the same highly skilled personnel with the same quality care and safety found at larger facilities. The surgery center provides a variety of surgical procedures within the following specialties: GI, Ophthalmology, ENT, Urology and Orthopedics.

Simpson Hardware thanks its loyal customers - for 68 years and counting

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impson Hardware and Sports is a third-generation family owned local hardware and sporting goods store chain. In the time that The Sumter Item has done its Best of Sumter competition, Simpson's has won Best Sporting Goods (including this year), Best Gun and Firearm Dealer (including this year), Best Fitness Store (including this year), Best Hardware Store and Best Propane Store. In 2019, for the first time, Simpson’s was named Best Shoe Store and Best Outdoor Furniture and Accessories. We were also awarded Best Locally Owned Business this year in a brand-new Best of the Best category. Simpson's owes any success to our loyal, wonderful customers and talented, helpful associates. We are so grateful! Over the years, Simpson's has grown to four stores in Sumter and Manning with more than 110 associates. Simpson Hardware Co. was founded in 1951 by the late Carl Simpson Jr. with the purchase of a store in Camden. Several years later, a second store was opened in Hartsville. After selling both locations to extended family members, Mr. Simpson purchased Boyle Hardware in Sumter. That store was opened under the Simpson Hardware name on West Liberty Street in 1961 and became the first ACE Hardware store in South Carolina in 1963. After one move several blocks away, the 98

original Simpson Hardware in Sumter still remains on West Liberty Street. Later that year, a second location was founded at the Palmetto Plaza Shopping Center on Guignard Drive under the guidance of Carl Simpson III. That store expanded rapidly and moved twice within the shopping center. With growth, this basic hardware store became widely known for its sporting goods and lawn and garden departments. The Palmetto Plaza location burned to the ground on April 9, 2000. After several temporary moves, Simpson Plaza Hardware opened in its new building on Wesmark Boulevard in 2002. The other two stores in the company are located on Pinewood Road in Sumter and North Brooks Street in Manning. Each has undergone major renovations in the last seven years. All our stores, thanks to our wonderful customers, are in growth mode and doing well in this difficult retail environment. In the coming years, the Simpson Hardware company looks to grow and expand beyond its current four stores. We currently have varying and new products in fishing, sporting goods, clothing, gifts, footwear, paint and much more. We invite and welcome you to visit any and all locations of the family owned, local Simpson Hardware stores.

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Thank you Sumter for voting us

#1 Outpatient Surgery The following Outpatient Surgical Procedures are offered: Urology Orthopaedics Ophthalmology ENT Gastroenterology

Your Health. Your Choice.

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