Let's eat More

Get French onion soup off the stove, onto a grill

When a friend asked me if I could create a hearty fall soup that begins on the grill, at first I was stumped. I love making grilled gazpacho; it's a regular in my summer rotation. But a cold tomato soup hardly is fit for fall. So I started …

Get comfort with tomato soup

Ditch the dairy to make the most flavorful soup

4 ingredients, 20 minutes are all you need for soup

Turn a bonanza of brown bananas into tasty bread

Faith More

What do you say to someone who just lost everything?

People in Sumter, Clarendon, and Lee Counties are in very different places this week. Some of us (including me) have only been inconvenienced by the floods. Our homes and cars are undamaged, our loved ones are safe, and we are ready for life to …
Weddings More


ATHENS, Georgia - Elizabeth Louise Stutz and Robert Shelton Bellew, both of Athens, Georgia, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the University of Georgia Chapel. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stanley …
Dear Abby More

Party guest feels singled out by subtle treatment

DEAR ABBY - I was invited to a small gathering of women. I arrived punctually, was greeted by the hostess and asked if I wanted some water to drink. I accepted. As I looked around the room, everyone else had a glass of wine. When one other woman …
Celebrations More

Hawkinses celebrate 70 years

Retired Lt. Col. and Mrs. Paul V. Hawkins of Somerby of Mount Pleasant celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 21, 2015. The couple's four children and their spouses are: Dr. Paul and Judith Hawkins of Claxton, Georgia; Geanne and Gene …
Panorama More

Believe it or not -- this slender flowering plant is not a grass

Curator USC HerbariumOne of my pet peeves as a plant taxonomist comes up again when we look at this little plant. Its common name suggests that it is a grass - but it is not a grass. Not even close.Nevertheless, it looks a little bit like grass, …
Engagements More


Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Joseph Geddings Jr. of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Abigail Geddings of Mount Pleasant, to Benjamin Scott Linnerud of Charleston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Scott Linnerud of Boiling Springs. The …
Yesteryear More

Polly Prentiss to close; Levi publishes encyclopedic pigeon book

75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Feb. 24-March 2 The United States Marine Corps opened a recruiting office in the City Hall, Monday, which will remain open through Wednesday February 20th. The first man to enlist from this area was Wilbert L. Herring. He …
Reflections More

Army Day was huge celebration for 1949 Sumter

Reflections looks back at the celebration of Army Day in Sumter. This special event focused on paying tribute to and remembering America's servicemen. While the Army Day observance was celebrated on a large scale in Sumter in 1946 and continued …