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77th Iris Festival opens Thursday

You might want to brush up your "Chicken Dance" before you head out to the Sumter Iris Festival during Memorial Day weekend. Each year, the festival hosts a special guest, and this year it's the "Chicken Man," also known as Ernest Lee of Columbia. …

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Church News

Agape Outreach Ministries, 100 E. Red Bay Road, announces: - Today-Friday, May 25-26 - Women's empowerment conference "Women Who Worship, Win in War" at 7:30 nightly. Speakers: Wednesday, Pastor Nell Smith; Thursday, Prophetess Angela Kirsey; and …
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Propst-Moody

GREENVILLE - Martha Riviere Propst of Greenville and James Matthew Moody of Dillon were married on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Fourth Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Patricia Crout Gwinn officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles …
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Man only welcomes his side of family, friends

DEAR ABBY - My husband and I have been married 10 years, and he treats my family and friends very different compared to how he treats his own. A few months ago, my sister called me at 9 p.m. She was driving through on her way to Florida with her …
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Scotts celebrate 60 years married

Mr. and Mrs. David R. Scott Sr. of Sumter celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 4, 2017. The couple spent the day reflecting, giving praise and sharing memories of past anniversaries. Their three children are David Scott Jr. and …
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Special Blend

Downtown Sumter brings back its popular Fourth Friday Concert Series this Friday, and while the date and hours are the same - 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month through September - there are a couple of changes. Leigh Newman, …
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Coker-Windham

Mr. and Mrs. Parrish W. Coker of Alcolu announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Lynn Coker of Alcolu, to Michael Lee Windham of Manning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale S. Windham of Manning. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and …
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Fans honor SHS athletes; festival flower show opens

75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Dec. 12 - 18 Second Lt. Junius M. Lowder Jr., 23, of The United States Marine Corps, son Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Lowder Sr. of Turbeville, has completed a special eight weeks' course for Marine Corps officers at Quantico, …
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The days of innocence in football

Following is Part II of a look back at the life and career of L.C. Moise, the Sumter community's first coach of organized football. This excerpt from Moise's autobiography was published shortly after he wrote it in 1950. The first year a coach …