New Starbucks plant has its perks

SANDY RUN — People in Calhoun County were hyped Thursday about the new Starbucks coffee roasting plant.

And it wasn’t just because of the caffeine they consumed while touring the plant.

They were excited because the company’s $70 million plant is employing 100 people. And, in today’s shoddy economy, that’s good news for people such as Quinnshona "Meka" Sumpter, who finally found a full-time job after spending years doing seasonal work at another factory.

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