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2016 READERS’ CHOICE

our readers have voted.... AND THE RESULTS ARE IN!


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Dear Readers,

Now in its 16th year, the annual Readers Choice Awards still holds the title as our most popular and anticipated special section in The Sumter Item. Year after year the staff here spends many hours counting ballots so you, the readers of The Sumter Item, can choose your favorite business or person in each of the categories. This year we added an online ballot making it a little easier to vote as well. It’s good to know so many people still find winning such a contest important to their business. I feel confident it helps drive new customers as well as improve morale among your own employees. Think about how many businesses in town have Sumter Item “Readers’ Choice” plaques on their walls. And this year, you will receive a sticker to display and even have the option of purchasing a banner. Anybody that has ever won this contest whether it be this year or anytime in the past, you will most probably see their plaque(s) proudly displayed in their place of business. We certainly appreciate the recognition for The Sumter Item as well! Lucky for us, Sumter is indeed a growing community, not only in population numbers but by per capita income

as well. That means more families with more disposable income are out and about shopping and dining at your stores and restaurants. Many of these folks are new to the Sumter community which means you HAVE to get your message out there in both print and online (and we can help you with both of those needs). The Sumter Item, whether it’s news, advertising, circulation, business or any other department here, is eager and ready to serve your every need. There are multiple ways we can help you drive traffic to your business through our many print and online choices we have available. All you need to do is call me or anyone else here at our offices. As the oldest family-owned business in the Sumter area, we understand that a strong business environment is critical to the success of the Sumter community and we are always here to help. Jack Osteen is Editor and Publisher of The Sumter Item Newspaper. He can be reached at 803-774-1238 or Jack@ theitem.com.

Jack Osteen,

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER

Congratulations THIS YEAR’S $100 WINNER IS

SHARON RATTZ 2016 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS Sharon Rattz poses with Kyle Osteen, co-owner of Osteen Publishing Co.

P bli h Publisher Jack Osteen CEO Larry Miller

LLayoutt & D Design Cary Howard

Sales Staff Karen Cave Paige Macloskie Mark Pekuri Kathy Stafford

Ad Design Cary Howard Leigh Mitchell Ryan Galloway Rosie Peavy Eddie Hodges Ashley Stancil Alex Burrows


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Thank you again, Sumter, Shaw and surrounding communities for voting Discount Furniture Outlet

“#1 Furniture and Mattress” 5 YEARS IN A ROW! (You are appreciated at Discount Furniture Outlet)

BRAD

CATHY

WAYNE

MATT

BRIAN

We invite you to come in and check us out and see why so many people think we are #1!

Great Quality Great Prices Great Service

This is what makes us #1!

Live Better For Less! 2891 2 891 Broad Broad Street Street | Sumter, Sumter SC SC 2 29150 9150

803-469-8733 Open: Mon-Fri: 9:30am-7pm | Sat: 9:30am-5pm | Closed Sunday www.outletfurniture.com rniture. com

LLike ik Us U On O Facebook! F b k!

CASH, CHECK, CREDIT CARDS & FINANCING ARE AVAILABLE. SEE STORE FOR DETAILS. -LAYAWAY AVAILABLE-


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The

BEST BEST of the

Assisted Living Facility Covenant Place

Apartment Complex Alice Drive Apartments Auto Body Shop McLaughlin Ford

The Staff & Management would like to thank our customers for voting us

Best Country Cooking Breakfast • Lunch Sandwiches, Salads & More

Guignard Diner Since 2001

“Country Cooking” 439 N. Guignard Drive • Sumter, SC 418-5532


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Thank You for voting Covenant Place #1

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.

2825 Carter Road • 803.469.7007 • www.covenantplace.org


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Auto Dealership (New Cars) McLaughlin Ford

Auto Repair Shop McLaughlin Ford

Auto Dealership (Used Cars) McLaughlin Ford

Auction Company J.R. Dixon Auctions

Thank You Sumter for voting Al Barrineau & Staff

2 YEARS BEST TAX PREPARER & 3 YEARS BEST ACCOUNTANT Tax Preparation, Monthly Bookkeeping, Payroll, and Tax Resolution

BARRINEAU ACCOUNTING ESTABLISHED 1969 259-C BROAD STREET | SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA 29150 | (803) 775-7220


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Thank you Sumter for voting Archway way Academy #1 Child Care Center Serving the children and families in the Sumter community i ffor over 30 years, and d we h have enjoyed every day of caring for and educating our children. Thanks again for our vote of confidence and letting us be a part of you and our children’s lives.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

773.6480 2049 McCrays Mill Road

www.archwayacademy.us

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Open 6:30am - 6:30pm


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Baby Store Belk

Book Store The Olive Tree

Bar/Grill Legacies

Bridal Boutique Kyla Ann Bridal Boutique

Boats & Boating Supplies Co. McLean Marine

Cable/Satellite Co. Time Warner Cable

f o r v u o o ti y n g us k n a Th THE BEST PHARMACY It is our pleasure serving you! Chad

John

32 S. Main Street

Phar Pharmacy Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 4pm

www.sumtercutratedrugs.com

(803) 773-8432

Sumter Cut Rate Drugstore


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Car Wash Franks Car Wash

Countertops Co. Walton Countertops

Catering Co. Christi & Co. Catering

Church Alice Drive Baptist

WHEN EXPERIENCE & GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE MEET. We share a commitment to serve our community. Your good neighbor State Farm agents thank you The ITEM readers for voting us #1 for all your insurance and financial needs 9 years in a row.

SEE ONE OF THESE STATE FARM AGENTS TODAY

LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, STATE FARM IS THERE.® Providing Insurance and Financial Services

Bill Denny

Tammy Kelly

Bostic Insurance Agency, Inc.

Ben Griffith, Jr.

Gary Herlong

848 West Liberty Street Sumter, SC 29150 Bus: 803-773-2269

105 E. Wesmark Blvd. Sumter, SC 29150 Bus: 803-773-8322

Charles Bostic, Jr. 704 Bultman Drive Sumter, SC 29150 Bus: 803-775-8371

577 Broad Street Ext. Sumter, SC 29150 Bus: 803-469-6800

1214 Alice Drive Sumter, SC 29150 Bus: 803-469-6430

State Farm Insurance Companies • Home Office: Bloomington, Illinois • statefarm.com®


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Customer Service At Your Service Home Health

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Day Care Archway Academy

Decks and Porches Dance School Aycock Miss Libby’s School Construction of Dance Department Store Belk

We’re Honored to be Voted #1

THANK YOU, SUMTER, FOR VOTING US THE BEST HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING COMPANY FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. We look forward to providing this community and the surrounding area the same “attention-to-detail” service that we’ve been giving for the past 36 years.

Colonial Family Practice • Dr. Chris Mahr 698 Bultman Drive • Sumter • 803-773-5227 www.ColonialFamilyPractice.com

Call us today or visit our website. Let us know how best to serve you!

120 Broad Street • Sumter, SC 29150 • www.briggsair.com

(803) 773-9090


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Drive-Thru Window Service Chick-Fil-A Dry Cleaners Polar Bear

Financial Institution/Bank SAFE Federal Credit Union

Flea Market Sumter County Employment Agency Flea Market Norman Williams THANK YOU SUMTER FOR VOTING US #1 BEST STEAK IN 2016

Thank you Sumter for voting us the

#1 Apartment

NO WORRIES WEDNESDAY STARTS WITH

Complex

SES 3 COUR G AT STARTIN

$12.99*

Outback Sirloin

CURBSIDE SERVICE AVAILABLE

Joe B. Davis, Jr. BIC TAX AND GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED.

2480 BROAD STREET SUMTER, SC 29150

803-469-4329

1121 Alice Drive Managed by Davis Properties Inc.

803-778-5461 Fax: 803-778-6855

www.davisproperties.net Leasing Office: 227 Alice Drive


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Flooring Co. Dixie Carpet Florist Gary’s Florist, LLC Frame Shop Michael’s

Friendliest Bank SAFE Federal Credit Union Funeral Home Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home

At State Tree Serivce, we would like to thank each and every one of our customers for allowing us to serve the Midlands for over thirty-four years. We would love to work with you if you have any needs such as tree service, mass site clearing, or demolition. Please don’t hesitate to call for a FREE Estimate!

www.statetree.net

852 S. Guignard Street • (803) 773-1320


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Garden/Nursery Treehouse Nursery Gas Prices Tanners Grocery Store Bi-Lo

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Guns & Firearms Dealer Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods Gym/Fitness Center YMCA

Thank You for Voting BEST PLACE FOR 2022 McCrays Mill Rd. HOT DOGS (803) 934-8822

1091 Broad Street

(803) 938-9767

“Hot dogs have never been better, especially with so many yummy toppings to choose from”


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Hair Salon The Hair Colorist

Heating & Air Co. Briggs Air Systems

Hardware Store Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods

Home Health NHC Healthcare Home Security Co. FTC

Thank you for voting us the

Best place to buy Men’s Clothing! Big Selection! Expert Service! Expert Advice! Growing Tips! Low Prices! SEMINOLE FEED

We would like to thank all of our customers for a wonderful season and for a great year. Harold & Linda Johnson 3750 Thomas Sumter Hwy (521) Dalzell, South Carolina

803.499.7601

HOURS: Monday thru Saturday

8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. July thru Oct. Closed Sunday Until Fall

Thank You Sumter For Voting Us Your Sumter hometown clothing store

The Best Employment Agency Norman Williams & Associates, Inc.

2 N. Main Street Corner of Liberty and Main

803-905-4299

www.canthonysmenswear.com

“Serving The Tri-County Area Since 1978”

344 W. Liberty St. • Sumter, SC • 775-5308 • Fax: 773-3854 www.williamstemporary.com

Email: norwil@ftc-i.net


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I, Monica Phan, owner, would like to thank you all my wonderful customers for voting us at

TANNERS #1 GAS PRICES IN SUMTER

3 YEARS IN A ROW!

TANNERS IS YOUR ONE STOP SHOP 2 LOCATONS TO SERVE YOU

Monica Phan OWNER

2605 WAREHOUSE BLVD. (HWY 15 SOUTH) • SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA • (803) 506-2804 3088 ALEX HARVIN HWY. (HWY 301 & RACCOON RD.) • MANNING, SOUTH CAROLINA • (803) 473-2050

• 100% Gas 87 Octane • 100% Gas 93 Octane • CAM2 Race Gas • Regular Gas • On Road & Off Road Diesel • Propane Fill Station

DAILY KITCHEN SELECTION Great Foods • Pizza • Hamburgers • Subs Hot Dogs • Chicken Wings Hot Bar–Breakfast and Lunch

FULL SERVICE CONVENIENCE STORE Beer • Wine • Cigarettes Lottery • ATM • Clean Bathrooms

WE INVITE YOU TO SEE WHY TANNERS IS VOTED #1 • FRIENDLY SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON...


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Hospice Hospice Care of Tri-County

Insurance Company State Farm

Hotel/Motel Comfort Suites

Interior Decorating Co. Nicole Norris Design Studio

College USC Sumter

OU FOR VOT Y K ING AN H T

Thank You Sumter for voting

CHARPY’S POOLS

#1Pool Company and Accessories

1220 S. BRICK CHURCH ROAD GABLE, GAB SOUTH CAROLINA 29051 | 803.938.2814 2814

FOR O THE BEST STRAWBERRY FARM

THANK YOU SUMTER FOR VOTING US #1 CALL US FOR A DETAILED HOME PLUMBING INSPECTION

SEE RUSS AT

110 H W. Wesmark Blvd.

803.774.SWIM

See Why We’re #1 • Lowest Price • Largest Selection on Only

$6.50

Mon-Sun 11-2:30pm • Tues & Thurs 5-9pm

& electric company, inc.

24/7 Emergency Services

803.773.POOL

Thank You Sumter for voting Pizza Lane #1! ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET

438 N. Main Street, Sumter HILL PLUMBING 800-849-8884 / 803-773-6689

SEE JULIE AT

332 W. Liberty Street

460 Broad Street • Sumter, SC (803) 773-4351


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k n a h T You

2016 READERS’ CHOICE

For voting us BEST & FRIENDLIEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

...for Another Year

We appreciate our members. We are grateful for the trust they have in SAFE, honored to have served the community for 61 years and looking forward to serving our members, and ultimately our friends, in the years to come.

safefed.org | 803-469-8600 170 W. Wesmark Blvd. | 65 Oswego Rd. | 1970 McCrays Mill Rd. 1855 Lewis Rd. | 522 Exchange St., Shaw AFB


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Investment Firm Edward Jones

Jewelry Store Galloway & Moseley

Irrigation Danny’s Pools & Lawns

Laser/Skin Care Facility Colonial Aesthetics

Mac’s Place Spirits BEST VARIETY! GREAT PRICES! 3 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU!

544 BROAD STREET EXT. 803.494.9116

699 BULTMAN DRIVE 803.774.2710

1415 S. GUIGNARD 803.774.3201

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!


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THANKS FOR VOTING C h i c k - f i l-a S u m t e r Best DriveThru Window service

BEST FAST FOOD FRIENDLIEST SERVICE

Best Chicken best kid’s meal

Sumter Mall

SUMTER LOCATIONS

| 1057 Broad St. • Ste. 7 | Sumter, SC 29150 | (803) 775-9072 1170 Broad St. | Sumter, SC 29150 | (803) 905-2620

© 2013 CFA Properties, Inc. Chick-fil-A ®, Chick-fil-A Stylized ® and the Chick-fil-A Cows ® are registered trademarks of CFA Properties, Inc.


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Lighting & Fans Store Sumter Lighting & Home

Manufactured House Dealer Clayton Homes of Sumter

Local Cellular Co. FTC

Martial Arts Keishidojo

Gary’s Florist, LLC Every Day Best Buffet

Thank You for voting us Readers Choice Best Florist. Gary & Ann Duby, Owners

674 Bultman Drive, Sumter, SC 803-775-7768 / 803-775-7769

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

LET’S EAT better than ever Proudly Serving Sumter Great Food & Friendly Smiles For Over 35 Years!

226 S. Pike West • 378 Bypass Sumter • 803-773-3321 Visit us at Shoneys.com & facebook.com/shoneys

Thank You Sumter for voting us

#1


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Medical Center/ Care Colonial Family Practice

2016 READERS’ CHOICE

Nail Salon Destinations Spa Nightclub Chuckwagon

Mortgage Co. Gateway Mortgage Nursing Home NHC Healthcare

You Want the Best for Your Pet.

So Do We. We’d like to “Paws” to say Thank You and we are honored by your continued trust in us for the care of your furry co family members.

BACK ROW: Left to Right: James R. Breland, MS, DVM; Becky Andrle, d l DVM DV DVM; Rebekah Coleman; Sandra DeBerry; Lauren Brown; Denise Curry; Addie K. Williams, MS, DVM; Lester M. Bell, DVM FRONT ROW: Left to Right: Kimberly Champagne; Caroline Garcia; Wendy Burbage; Sara Anderson; Evelyn Deininger; Harris Jordan

www.animalmedicalsumter.com

Excellence in Small Animal Care


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Office Equipment Co. Staples Pawn Shop Reliable Pawn Shop Pest Control Co. Terminix Thank you for naming FTC

THE AREA’S BEST HOME SECURITY & LOCAL WIRELESS PROVIDER

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Pet Boarding Kennel My Buddy Boarding Inn Pet Sitter Nannie’s Pets THANK YO YOU SUMTER FOR VOTING US READERS CHOICE E

#1 TIRE DEALER

BILLY

ARTHUR

Come see your Home Town Boys!

OF SUMTER

TIMMY

General Manager

ACE PARKER TIRE 930 N. LAFAYETTE DR. • SUMTER • 775-1277 • ACEPARKER@FTC-I.NET SERVING SUMTER & THE SURROUNDING AREAS FOR 34 YEARS!

Thank You Sumter & Surrounding Counties

for Voting Clayton Homes of Sumter #1 Manufactured Housing 2016 in The Sumter Item’s Readers Choice!.

SAVE! ftc-i.net | 888-218-5050 Find us on Facebook

We have enjoyed serving your Housing needs and look forward to many more great years. 2735 Broad Street Extension, Sumter, SC 803-469-3222 • www.claytonhomes.com


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Pet Supplies Petco

Place to Work NHC Healthcare

Pharmacy Sumter Cut Rate

Plumber Hill Plumbing

Photographer/Studio Pool Company Megan Manus Charpy’s Pools Photography F R E S H F R O M T H E FA R M

Thank You Sumter for Voting us

Best Produce

Vine Ripe Tomatoes • Boiled Peanuts • Pine Straw SC Peaches • Nursery • Hydrangeas • Fern Rental

433 N. Guignard • Sumter, SC 29150 • (803) 775-9104

Thanks for voting us BEST FITNESS CENTER! SUMTER FAMILY YMCA 510 Miller Road Sumter, SC 803.773.1404 ymcasumter.org


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Prosthetics Co. Reliable Medical

Public School Sumter High

Private School Wilson Hall

Real Estate Agency Agent Owned Realty Restaurant Willie Sue’s

Thanks for voting us your favorite lighting and fan store! Thank you, Sumter, for voting us Best Auction for 3 Years in a Row!!

bridal registry available 135 W. Wesmark Blvd. • Sumter, SC 803.77-LIGHT MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. SATURDAY 10:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M. WWW.SUMTERLIGHTINGANDHOME.COM

Is an Auction right for you? Call us and see! J. Rafe Dixon, SCAL 4059 • (803) 774-6967

www.jrdixonauctions.com


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Roofing Callen Roofing

Tobacco Store Smokey Joe’s

Septic Tanks Co. Tanning Salon T&N Septic Tank Co. LaMer Strawberry Farm Willard Farms

Tattoo Studio Southern Ink Tattoo Thank You, Sumter! For Voting

“Home of the Chicken Wing” Eat In or Take Out

Thank You For Voting Us The T Best Place For Wings!

#1

Mention this ad and receive $100 off new termite service or $35 off new pest service

803-469-4438

14 years in a row!

TrustTerminex.com

1961-B McCrays Mill Rd. • Gamecock Plaza • 775-6538

* Not valid on existing service or with any other offer. Expires 6-30-2016 Terminix Service, Inc. is an independent business licensed to serve SC, western NC and CSRA Georgia by The Terminix International Company, LP.

SAMBINO’S THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

The Best Place For Italian Food Appetizers, Salads, Pizza, Pasta & More... DINE IN • DELIVERY • TAKE OUT Indepedently Owned & Operated

1305 Peach Orchard Road in Sumter (By Shaw AFB)

494-9494

s 3 Y e aorw ! r in a

T&N

Septic Tank Company Inc. Thank you Sumter for voting T & N Septic Tank #1 in the #2 Business. Glad to be serving Sumter these many years and look forward to helping many more.


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Tax Preparation Co. Barrineau Accounting Tire Dealer Ace Parker Tires

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Tree Service State Tree Utility Building Co. Dixie Products Weight Loss Program Keishidojo

Thank you Sumter for voting us #1 in LIVE MUSIC and ITALIAN FOOD

FRANK FICKLING

LIVE MUSIC

1104 Alice Drive • Sumter

803-469-9231

Thank you Sumter, Shaw, & Surrounding Communities for voting g BILLY AYCOCK #1 Best of the Best!

Best in 3 Categories Contractor C ontractorr Real Estate Agent Porches and Decks

803.309.4574


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Thank you.. for your continued loyalty and trusting us with all your skin care needs. We are truly honored by your recognition. We hope to continue to exceed your expectations.

Colonial Aesthetics Staff

Now Offering Rejuvenate & Perfect Now offering our new Rejuvapen Therapy System which is a procedure that minimizes wrinkles, dark spots, acne scars and stretch marks with little downtime. As a result, the Rejuvapen is a perfect non invasive lunch time procedure, but provides exceptional results!!

Congratulations to Amanda Hardee ~ Best Aesthetician

385 85 West Wesmark Blvd Blvd. • Sumter Sumter, SC 803 803.774.2400 774 2400 www www.colonialaesthetics.com colonialaesthetics com


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Voted BEST DENTIST Dr. Eddie (Skip) DuRant, Jr.

EDDIE DURANT, JR., DDS • GREG A. WHEELER, DMD

Dr. Eddie DuRant, Jr., Dr. Greg Wheeler & the Staff of Sumter Family Dental Center would like to thank Sumter & the surrounding community for the vote of confidence in our Dental Team. We are in the process of opening our new facility and look forward to serving the dental needs of the community.

C A L L T O D AY F O R Y O U R APPOINTMENT! MEMBER OF

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

852 W. Liberty Street Convenient Office Hours: 7:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Monday–Friday


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RELIABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

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Thank you Sumter for Voting

At Your Service Home Care #1 in Customer Service!

Voted #1 Prosthetic Company for 10 Years!

ARTIFICIAL LIMBS AND BRACING DIABETIC SHOES We have a certified Prosthetist and Orthotist on staff.

We have a certified Diabetic shoe fitter on staff. Many styles to choose from!

We continue to strive to provide the care and dignity you and your loved one deserve.

At Your Service Home Care 246 Broad St. • Sumter, SC

934-9212

1250 Wilson Hall Road Sumter, SC 29150

803-607-9677


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The BEST

INDIVIDUAL Accountant Al BarrineauBarrineau Accounting

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Aesthetician Amanda Hardee Bar Tender Jennifer Smith Boss Jeanie Crotts

T hank You Sumter for Voting Us “BEST PLACE FOR MEXICAN FOOD”

(803) 905-1955 1316 BROAD STREET SUMTER, SC 29150


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Chiropractor Dr. D. Friday Contractor Billy Aycock

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Dentist Dr. Eddie Durant Sumter Family Dentist Hair Dresser KaCy Marro

Thank you for voting me Best Lawyer! William H. Croft

325 W. Calhoun St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803)778-7404 • (803)773-5645 fax www.curtisandcroft.com


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Insurance Agent Ed Bynum

Optometrist Larry Scheele

Lawyer William Croft

Physical Therapist Susan Duran

Massage Therapist Physician Jessica Stiles Dr. Chris Mahr Lakeside or In Tow

for voting us Your Choice as the #1 Real Estate Company in Sumter!

Charley Schmidt

Jo Milkie

Kathy Farley

Kim Peasley- Kristyn Ackerman Pat Del Beni Rodney Johnson Shirley Ross Parker

3219 Broad St. • Sumter, SC

Staci Albright Sylvia McCabe Eloise Conyers

803-905-1180


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NHC H C EALTH

ARE

2016 READERS’ CHOICE

Proud winners of a Best Nursing Home b Best Place to Work b b Best Home Health a Best Boss - Jeanie Crotts b a Best Physical Therapist - Susan Duran b

Eight Years In A Row! ★★★★★ Sumter’s only freestanding CMS 5 star rated facility NHC Healthcare • 1018 N. Guignard Dr. • Sumter, SC • (803) 773-5567


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Real Estate Agent Teacher Billy Aycock Kelly Melton School Principal Mrs. Suzanna Foley

Veterinarian Dr. Lester Bell Waiter-Waitress Brittany at Logan’s

Southern Ink KOBE

THANK YOU SUMTER FOR VOTING

Thanks T hankks ffor or vot voting ting us

BEST TATTOO STUDIO 3 YEARS IN A ROW

Tattoos

Custom Work • Cover-Ups • Restorations We do it all • Military Discounts Available

322 Pinewood new wood Rd. Rd. • Sumter, Sumtter, SSC C•8 803.775.0135 03.7 775.0 0135 • 8 803.565.8555 03.5 565

Contact us to schedule your next special event! Call Today 803-728-5386

“It’s been a privilege and pleasure to provide fine catering to the Sumter Community and we send our sincere thanks to all of our supporters! ”

Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

#1 PLACE FOR DINNER AND ORIENTAL FOOD

1121 Broad Street • Sumter, SC Call (803) 418-0888 • Fax: (803) 418-0128 Visit us on Facebook

VOTED #1 SHOE STORE

16 Years Straight THANK YOU SUMTER!

NAME BRAND SHOES, SANDALS & BOOTS CHILDRENS, MENS & WOMENS SPECIAL ORDERS AVAILABLE THOUSANDS OF SHOES KEPT IN STOCK

Jack’s Shoes Since 1922

337 W. LIBERTY • 773-7933 • JACKSSHOES789@YAHOO.COM


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TheBEST

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Breakfast IHOP

Bakery-Desserts Bakers Sweets

Buffet Shoney’s

Bar-B-Q Wards

Chicken Chick-fil-a Thank you Sumter

for voting us

#1 Hair Salon!


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Country Cooking Guignard Diner

Fast Food Chick-Fil-A

Cup of Coffee Starbucks

Friendly Service Chick-Fil-A

Dinner Kobe

Hamburgers Five Guys

Thank You to the readers of The Sumter Item for making Gateway Mortgage Group THE BEST MORTGAGE COMPANY From everyone at the Sumter Branch MARY KOLB Loan Originator NMLS 415199 665 Bultman Dr. • Sumter SC 29150

803.626.0104 Mary.Kolb@GatewayLoan.com www.GatewayLoan.com/mary-kolb Gateway Mortgage Group is a registered service mark of Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC. NMLS 7233.


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Healthy Meal Be Fit Eat Fit

Italian Food Sambino’s

Hot Dogs Sonic

Kid’s Meal Chick-fil-a

Ice Cream Baskin Robbins

Lunch Mary Ann’s Deli

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Live Music Sambino’s Bistro

Oriental Food Kobe

Mexican Food Yucatan

Pizza Pizza Lane

Milk Shakes Cook Out

Produce Bradley’s Market IHOP Restaurant Appreciates Your Business!

“We Want to Thank the Community for Voting IHOP

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Salads Zaxby’s

Sandwiches Mary Ann’s Deli

Seafood Palmetto Oyster House

Sweet Tea McDonald’s

Steak Outback Steakhouse

Voted Best Interior Design

Wings Leos

Elmore Hill McCreight FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY

11th Year Running! Thank you for voting us Best Funeral Home 466 N. Guignard 803•773•8083 www.nicolenorrisdesign.com

221 Broadd SStreet treeet - 803 803-775-9386 7775 9386 • www www.sumterfunerals.com sumterfunerals com Serving Sumter since 1980 at one location


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TheBEST PLACE TO BUY

Appliances Ard’s Appliance Sales & Service

Antiques Broad Stone Manor Antiques

Auto Parts CarQuest Auto Parts

The Olive Tree Alice Drive Baptist Church exists to help as many people as possible take their next step toward Jesus Christ. We are humbled to be honored as the Best Church and would like to thank ALL the churches in Sumter for all their work.

8:30 am, 9:45 am and 11:00 am on Sundays and 7:00 pm on Mondays Watch live online Sunday 9:45 am & 11 am 1305 Loring Mill Dr. Sumter, SC 29150 www.alicedrive.org (803) 905-5200

Christian Bookstore

Everytime we think of you, we give thanks to God. PHILIPPIANS 1:3

Thank you, Sumter, for voting us

The Best Book Store

600 Bultman Drive # 6 • Sumter, South Carolina 29150

(803) 773-3450


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Beer/Wine & Liquor Mac’s Place Car Accessories CarQuest Auto Parts

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Children’s Clothing Belk Computers Computer Depot Consignments Goodwill

COMPUTER DEPOT Thank you Sumter for Voting us #1 place for Computers & Electronics in Item Readers Choice 2016. We are honored to have your vote!

803-775-9106 Cellphone and Computer Repair

328 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US #1 FOR

WEIGHT LOSS & MARTIAL ARTS IN THE SUMTER ITEM READERS’ CHOICE “We are here for ourr clien clients” nts

Old Fashioned Service never goes out of style! Thank You For Making Us #1 33 West Liberty Street • Downtown Sumter 18 N. Brooks Street • Downtown Manning

Always Buying Gold!

If you have a need to get fit come see us!

3632 Broad St. • Sumter SC 29154 • 803-795-8927

Lowest Pawn interest rate in the area and best layaway plan in town

Sumter & Manning’s Oldest & Largest Pawn Shop


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Electronics Computer Depot Gifts Gift Garden Formal Wear James Formal Wear

Furniture Discount Furniture Outlet Men’s Clothing C. Anthony’s Menswear

“The Difference Is In How You Feel ” THANK YOU FOR VOTING US #1 Manual Lymphatic Drainage • Oncology Massage ASK US FOR SPECIAL PRICING! Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Therapy • Swedish Massage Couples Massage and Prenatal Massage

Thank you for voting Jessica #1 Massage Therapist

Mary Simmons, LMT, CMLDT

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Nationally Board Certified 15 years experience

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Mattresses Discount Furniture Outlet

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Oil Change McLaughlin Ford

Paint Motorcycles/ATV’s Sherwin Williams Honda of Sumter

THANK YOU SUMTER FOR VOTING US #1

MERCURY

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McLean Marine, Inc.

455 E. Liberty Street • Sumter, SC 29150 50 803-773-2290 Harvey W. Achziger, Sr. Harvey W. Achziger, Jr. -- Sales and Service --

Thank you to all those who voted us

BEST CHIROPRACTOR DR. FRIDAY

PHYSICIANS HEALTH AND INJURY CLINIC 711 BULTMAN DR. • SUMTER, SC • 773-3421

Thank you for voting Ed Bynum Best Insurance Agent in Sumter. We were there when you first decided to follow your passion. Today, we’re still here keeping all you have built Safe. Sound. Secure®. Call or visit us. 1170 Wilson Hall Road Sumter, S.C. 29150 469-3030 bynuminsurance.com


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Propane Accessories Sporting Goods Simpson Hardware Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods & Sporting Goods Shoes Jack Shoes

Toys WalMart

Sign Company Sign Wave Thank you for your Support!

3355 Patriot Parkway, Sumter

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Uniforms Congratulations! to Southern Uniform & the 2016 Winners Screen Printing and a 016 2 r special e n in W Women’s Clothing thank Belk you to everyone who voted!

WALTON COUNTER TOPS

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Thank you for voting us the Best Counter Tops 3rd Year in a row! WADE W ADE WAL W WALT WALTON ALTONowne owner ow wner Wade Walton: n: (803) 518-0696 ts: (803) 795-9896 Layton Watts: S SH OP P: (8 803 03)) 77 7755-20 2 80 20 0 SHOP: (803) 775-2080

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INTRODUCING

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Brittanyy as the #1 Waitress! 2531 Broad Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 Phone: 803-469-6100, To-Go: 803-469-6111

Sumter mtte r Count C o u n t y Flea F le a M Market ar 2205 Myrtle Beach Hwy • 378 East, Sumter, SC

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803-495-2281

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BEST FLEA MARKET

11 years in a row!

Bring the family out for a day of fun!

Open Saturday & Sunday Tables $6 and $8 Each “More fleas than a junkyard dog!”

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Thank you Sumter for voting us 3 Years in a Row

#1 PLACE TO BUY AUTO AND TRUCK PARTS & ACCESSORIES 2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU

4494 Broad Street 803.494.4444

816 S. Guignard Drive 803.778.1841

YOUR FULL LINE PART STORE WHERE YOU GET IT ALL! PARTS • AUTO PAINT MIXED TO MATCH • HYDRAULIC HOSES MADE HERE


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THANK YOU SUMTER FOR VOTING MCLAUGHLIN FORD #1 IN 5 CATEGORIES!

Voted Best “New” Car Dealership Voted Best “Used” Car Dealership Voted Best Auto Repair Shop Voted Best Auto Body Shop Voted Best Place for an Oil Change CELEBRATING 55 YEARS IN BUSINESS!

773-1481 www.mclaughlinford.com

950 N. Main Street • Sumter, SC

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Thank You Sumter

WE ARE HONORED THAT YOU HAVE LET US SERVE YOU FOR 65 YEARS!

40 W. Wesmark Blvd.

110 N. Brooks St., Manning • Chip Key Cutting • Chip Key Cutting • Glass Cutting • CO2 Tank Refill • Hunting/Fishing License • Glass Cutting • Hunting/Fishing License • Lock Re-keying • Paint Color Matching • Paint Color Matching • Pipe Threading • Pool Water Testing • Propane Refilling Station • Pool Water Testing • Propane Refilling Station • Re-spool Fishing Reels • Re-spool Fishing Rods • Scope Mounting/ • Scope Mounting/ Boresighting Boresighting • Screenprinting, Lettering • Screen Repair & Embroideryy

320 W. Liberty St. • Blade Sharpening • Carpet Cleaner Rental • Chip Key Cutting • Glass Cutting • Lock Re-keying • Paint Color Matching • Propane Refilling Station • Screen Repair • Small Engine Service Center

Visit any of our 4 stores and let us help you with these services! 40 W Wesmark Blvd. Sumter 803-773-3397 350 Pinewood Rd Sumter 803-774-2275

www.simpsonhardwareinc.com

350 Pinewood Rd. • Chip Key Cutting • Glass Cutting • Hunting/Fishing License • Lock Re-keying • Paint Color Matching • Pool Water Testing

110 N. Brooks St. Manning 803-435-2651 320 W. Liberty St. Sumter 803-773-9381

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