Carolina Backcountry Harvest returns to Sumter County Museum

Michael Worrell, 9, kneads dough with volunteer Cleo Klopfleisch on Saturday. Once participants kneaded or rolled the dough, they were able to fast forward and go to the other end of the table to taste a finished product and even spread on hand-churned butter.
The Sumter County Museum held its Carolina Backcountry Harvest event on Saturday to teach adults and children alike what it was like to live in the Sumter …
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Sumter Today: Telemedicine comes to Sumter County public schools.

For today's show, we're learning how telemedicine is helping students in Sumter county. Palmetto health, MUSC health and the SC telehealth alliance are partnering with Sumter school district to put …

State news
Avenatti tests southern 2020 waters with trip COLUMBIA (AP) - Michael Avenatti says he isn't dead set on making a bid to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. But the celebrity attorney and frequent critic of the president said that if his recent warm reception in South Carolina is any …
66-year-old man with grudge, who drove into mourners, gets 80 years COLUMBIA (AP) - A man who drove his car into a group of mourners at a South Carolina cemetery, hurting 11 of them, has been sentenced to 80 years in prison. Circuit Court Judge Clifton Newman called James Kester a terrorist for attacking the …
Report: Number of foster care children grows CHARLESTON (AP) - A report says the number of South Carolina children in state custody has grown from roughly 3,100 in 2012 to nearly 4,600 today. The Post and Courier reports the Chronicle of Social Change published the data Monday. The …
Study: PCBs in S.C. rivers, harbor fish CHARLESTON (AP) - A new study shows high levels of a chemical compound in fish caught near the South Carolina coast. The study by the Medical University of South Carolina found elevated levels of PCBs in fish from Charleston Harbor and the Ashley …
Convicted killer is denied parole for 20th time COLUMBIA (AP) - A former U.S. Navy sailor convicted of killing two teenagers has been denied parole for the 20th time. The Post and Courier reports the South Carolina Board of Paroles and Pardons unanimously voted Wednesday to deny parole to …
Nation/world
Michael lays bare Panhandle's weaker building codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state's Panhandle did not have tighter building codes until just 11 years ago; it was once argued that acres of forests would provide the region with a natural barrier against the savage …

Deputies lure rogue pig back home with Doritos HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) - Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home. The pig was running around a neighborhood when the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office received the call Saturday. One of …
10 die in flooding in France
PARIS (AP) - Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 10 people, authorities said Monday. People had to be helicoptered from the roofs of their homes as overnight storms dumped …
Government study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care
WASHINGTON (AP) - Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah …
What a week for Josh Norman, whose Redskins take on Panthers LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - What a week for Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman. There was a benching during a 24-point loss. Criticism from a former teammate. Biting Twitter barbs from an opposing receiver. What better way to cap it all off …
Obituaries
ISIAH LEE MILLER MANNING - Isiah Lee Miller, 55, died on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at McLeod Health Clarendon, Manning. He was born on Aug. 14, 1963, a son of Paulline Miller. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. These services have been entrusted to Samuels …
MARIE EDEN JONES Marie Eden Jones, 95, widow of Samuel Jones, departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at her residence. She was born on May 17, 1923, in Lee County, a daughter of the late Mary Bell Canty. Mrs. Jones will be placed in the church at noon …
ROBERT L. HOWARD JR. On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, Robert L. Howard Jr., 78, heard the Master's call, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Robert Lee accepted the call. Robert Lee was born on Feb. 15, 1940, in St. Charles, to …
MARQUIS RICHBURG SUMMERTON - Marquis Richburg, 21, died on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at McLeod Health Clarendon, Manning. He was born on Feb. 12, 1997, in Queens, New York, a son of the Rev. Bernard Richburg and Martha Frank Richburg. The family is receiving …
FRANKLIN BRADFORD Franklin Bradford, 58, of 3509 Lake Ave., Columbia, passed on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home of Camden.
Celebrations
Mathewses celebrate 55 years Mr. and Mrs. Ralston C. Mathews of Sumter celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Their three children are Patrice Mathews, Ritchie Mathews and Ralston Mathews. The couple has four grandchildren. Mrs. Mathews is …
Moseses celebrate 50 years Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Moses of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 27, 2018, with their children and grandchildren. A dinner was given in their honor by their three children and their spouses: Frank Jr. and Tracy Moses, …
Faith
God wants his will done in our hearts and on the world stage As far back as history records, there were battles when the weaker force defeated the stronger force. Why? On Oct. 10, 732, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi led his Umayyad army of 20,000 troops into battle against Charles Martel, King of the Franks. …
Church News: Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 EARLY DEADLINES: Church News deadline for the Friday, Oct. 26, edition is noon Wednesday, Oct. 17. ALIVE Praise & Worship Center, 342 W. Liberty St., announces: * Saturday, Oct. 20 - Open mic night for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m. Poetry, …
Proposed tax break is designed to spur giving More than half of Americans give money to charity. But the number of donors has declined in recent years and could fall further because millions of U.S. taxpayers who make donations are now losing a built-in incentive for charitable giving. The …
Pets for adoption
Lovebug just wants to love and be loved

Lovebug, a 1-year-old spayed Labrador mix, is an extremely affectionate and gentle girl. She lives to get hugs, kisses and any kind of loving attention. She is great with other dogs and children. Lovebug is looking for a family that wants …

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Weddings
Crabbe-Furse CHARLESTON - Lisa Joy Crabbe of Charleston and John Louden Furse of Aiken were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Second Presbyterian Church. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Mark MacGregor and Dr. Linda Swain Crabbe of …
Trammell-Reach CHARLESTON - Lauren Elizabeth Trammell of Mount Pleasant and William Daniel "Dan" Reach of Greenville were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at St. Luke's Chapel on the grounds of MUSC. Pastor Geoff Reppard of Seacoast Church …
Engagements
Charles-Gallishaw Leonne Charles and James E. Gallishaw, both of Sumter, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ms. Dorothy Charles of Sumter and Mr. Johannes Charles Sr. of Mount Vernon, New York, and the granddaughter of the late Albertha …
Ortmann-Hart Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chandler Ortmann of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Ortmann, to James Michael Hart of Columbia, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Wayne Hart of Tyrone, Georgia. The bride-elect is the …
King-Neisler Mr. and Mrs. Calvin King of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Denise King of Sumter, to Cameron Neisler of Norwalk, Connecticut, son of Anton Neisler of Cary, North Carolina, and Debra Neisler of Charlotte, North …
Rackley-Fernandes Mr. and Mrs. Tim Rackley of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Rackley of Charleston, to Roldão Bueno Fernandes Neto of Charleston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leocarlos Fernandes of …
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Club Digest: Sumter Art Association

Sumter Art Association The Sumter Art Association meeting was held Sept. 18 in the Parish Life Building of the Church of Holy Comforter. President Patti Sosnowski called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone back after the summer break. She …

Reflections

Building bridges to the future

Reflections returns with the second installment of a two-part series about Sumter's various bridges. Many of these structures were built several years ago while others are recent additions. Photos used in preparing this article were taken from The …

Yesteryear
Bomb falls in Sumter yard; hog farmers attend classes 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 May 6 - May 12 - Thousands of Americans serving overseas are benefiting now from YMCA movements that have been developed over the years through the help of the world service program of the North American YMCAs, Carl W. …
Teen coffeehouse in the works; fumble-itis hits Gamecocks 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 April 29 - May 5 - Lt. Ashby Dick was injured in action on the Italian front on April 7, relatives here have been notified. Lt. Dick sustained a fractured hip and other injuries and is in an Army hospital. The Sumter …
Gibson returns to tennis; voters OK 2 new high schools 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Sept. 24 - Sept. 30 - Miss Pat Kelly, civil service recruiting representative for this section of South Carolina, will return to Sumter for two days - Monday and Tuesday - to take applications for positions in Washington, …