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Stroll downtown for Microbrew Festival

Sumter Senior Services brought back the Downtown Sumter Microbrew Festival last spring, and it was so successful, they're planning to make it an annual event for the foreseeable future. Merchants on and around Main Street were likewise pleased by …

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Enjoy the variety and versatility of salmon

Add salmon to the long list of foods Americans have mostly lost touch with in terms of seasonality. It's an understandable lapse. After all, salmon certainly seems to be available all year. And indeed, farmed Atlantic salmon is available fresh …

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Jones-Skinner

Jennifer Carol Jones and David Justin Skinner, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Bridlestone in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Jones of Sumter, and the granddaughter of the …
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Woman's prince charming has abandoned the magic words

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I both have professional careers and are independent. We have been in a committed relationship for eight years now. When we first met, I wasn't looking to be in a …
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Centenarian, Annie Gamble

Annie Gamble celebrated her 100th birthday at Shoney's on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Mrs. Gamble, widow of Marion Gamble, was born on April 15, 1915. She was a domestic worker who took pride in her work. She has a feisty personality and is known …
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Meet writers at SC Book Festival

The S.C. Book Festival is all about books, but it's not just for readers - it's also for writers, aspiring writers, book collectors and fans of authors. For fans of any genre of literature, from children's books to romance, fantasy and mystery, …
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Benavides-Berry

Retired Master Sgt. A.J. and Mrs. Michelle R. Benavides of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda R. Benavides of Washington, D.C., to Joseph Berry of Wilmington, North Carolina, son of Danya Bray and Jim Smallwood of Greensboro, …
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New Rex theater for Main; Clemson branch approved

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Sept. 10-16 Sixty-one farmers of Sumter County made their annual tour of the Coker farms of Hartsville yesterday afternoon. This was the largest crowd to ever make this trip from Sumter County according to County Agent J. …
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Sumter watched Wesmark's silver screen for decades

This issue of Reflections looks back at the arrival of Wesmark Cinema to Sumter almost a half century ago. This beautiful structure, owned by Carmike Theaters, was located in the Wesmark Plaza Shopping Center; Sumter's second such facility opening …