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Friday is a Great Day for Food- A Teenage Perspective | July 27, 2018

After waiting all week, it’s finally time for my favorite day, Food Friday. Disclaimer: if you haven’t eaten lunch yet, this might be a little hard to read. My apologies. At first, I couldn’t think of a whole lot of local restaurants, but, after sitting… read more.

Bishopville - A Teenage Perspective | July 27, 2018

I was told today was my day to explore the recreational side of the counties that form TheLINK. And, to spice things up, I went beyond Sumter County into Lee County to visit Bishopville. I’m a little embarrassed to say I’ve never been, but experiencing… read more.

Discovering ‘New’ Places - A Teenage Perspective | July 25, 2018

If you’re just passing through Sumter, it might just look like another basic little town. But, if you stop to look around and pay attention to the entertaining activities and rich history that lies here, you’d be impressed, just like I was.  I started my… read more.

Industrial Park - A Teenage Perspective | July 24, 2018

Today was the day to explore the production side of Sumter County. And where better to do that then my favorite place to visit, the industrial park. I’m kidding, but in all seriousness, it really proved to be an extremely helpful learning experience. After spending… read more.

Interesting People - A Teenage Perspective | July 23, 2018

“Hello! My name is Elise Osteen and I’m interning at the Regional Economic Development Headquarters!” seems to be the top phrase of today’s adventures. My job today was to annoy the people of Sumter with oddly personal questions, such as where’s your favorite restaurant? What’s… read more.