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Shop, eat, be entertained at Art in the Park

Last year's Art in the Park featured more than 42 vendors, and this year's roster is even larger for the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday festival in Memorial Park. It's the 11th year for Art in the Park and the second organized and coordinated by the …

Faith More

God does give us more than we can handle

"If you can," pleaded the desperate father, "make my child well again." If you've read the story of Jesus and the demon-possessed boy in Mark 9, you'll likely recognize the primary plot: Jesus rescues a young boy from the destructive clutches of …
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Green-Black

MURRELLS INLET - Frances Eugenia Green and Benjamin Walker Black, both of Greenville, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellie Woodrow …
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Co-workers mock woman over aversion to blood

DEAR ABBY - I'm a 30-year-old female who has extreme hemophobia. I cannot see blood or hear people talk about anything blood-related. I pass out when my blood is drawn, and I cannot have a finger-prick blood test either. It's even difficult for me …
Celebrations More

Williamses celebrate 70 years

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Williams Sr. of Sumter celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13, 2017. A party was given in their honor on Sept. 16, 2017, at New Beginnings Catering Service by their eight children and their spouses: Alfred Jr. …
Food More

Mix cheesy eggs and ripe avocado for a yummy breakfast taco

Long before I knew that the origin of breakfast tacos were a hotly debated topic, I was eating them and loving them. I had my first breakfast taco many years ago in Houston and have enjoyed many more in Austin, Texas. But, I am not about to give …
Panorama More

Mystery plant blooms red or orange in late summer

This is one of the many plants that make me glad that I live in the South. It is a member of what is commonly called the amaryllis family (although recently, the scientific trend has been to include the amaryllis family in the lily family), and …
Engagements More

Storm-Bacowski

Dale and Carolyn Storm of Weaverville, North Carolina, formerly of Sumter, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer E. Storm of Sanford, Florida, to Mr. David Bacowski II of Sanford, son of David and Catherine Bacowski of Winter Springs, …
Yesteryear More

Renovations start at USO; Swan Lake bank robbed - again

75 YEARS AGO - 1943 April 3 - 9 Renovations at the new U.S.O. Club at 14 S. Main St. will start Monday morning. Carl E. Copeland, general manager of Henry P. Moses Housing Co., has received the necessary priorities for building material, and …
Reflections More

Carolina Theatre had long, storied history

Though no longer in existence, Sumter's Carolina Theatre had a long and storied history. Research focuses on the showing of the film "Cruisin Down the River," which utilized the beauty queen "Miss Chattahoochee" and a calliope to encourage …