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Sumter's rocking

What started small with a few decorated rocks hidden in the downtown area has burgeoned into what seems to be becoming a phenomenon. And that's OK with Leigh Newman, downtown development coordinator for the city of Sumter, and Chelsea Nations, …

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Bad decisions I've made

I've made some bad decisions in my time. I decided to kiss the Methodist preacher's daughter in high school. I was so thrilled, on the way home I wrecked my parents' car. Later, she dumped me at the prom. In hindsight, the kiss wasn't worth wrecking …
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Somheil-Richey

Mary Margaret Somheil of Sumter and Eric Allen Richey of Florence were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Lee Somheil Sr., and the …
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Mixed messages from mom have teen confused

DEAR ABBY - I'm 17. My mom and I often disagree on things. Don't get me wrong - I don't care what she does in her free time, but lately I have learned she's talking to people about bisexuality. I don't know how to handle this or how to talk to her …
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Bakers celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby G. Baker of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2017, with a vow renewal ceremony at the Salvation Army Church. A reception was given in their honor by their three children and their spouses: Jan Baker …
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Club Digest: July 23, 2017

PILOT CLUB OF SUMTER Sandi Edens of Dalzell, president of the Pilot Club of Sumter, recently attended the 96th Pilot International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Edens was one of more than 620 Pilots who participated in the global event that …
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Tanner-McDuffie

Mr. and Mrs. William Joseph Tanner Jr. of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Catherine Tanner of Sumter, to Andrew Scott McDuffie of Clemson, son of Dr. and Mrs. Scott Ramsey McDuffie of Sumter. The bride-elect is the …
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Sumter to honor Gen. Moses; Lincoln football undefeated

75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Feb. 13 - 19 Through an oversight, Dianne Lawson was named by the Item the high collector of tin cans at the schools last week. Little Miss Lawson, a first-grader, was second in the contest, but the title high-scorer was …
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Ward managed movie theaters for 35 years

Kermit E. Ward was responsible for providing Sumter with quality movie entertainment on Main Street for more than three decades. He helped improve Sumter's motion picture-viewing experience by assisting in upgrading the viewing facilities, …