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Confederate sub finally visible

NORTH CHARLESTON - For the first time in more than 150 years, you can actually see the H.L. Hunley. Until recently, the submarine was completely covered by concretion, an encrusted layer of sand, sediment and shells that built up slowly over time. …

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Serve up collards the way they should be -- delicious

Now Trending: Collards I have a hate-turned-love relationship with the collard green. I grew up in Texas where collards are lumped with turnips, mustard and kale and collectively known …

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Church News: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan community, Manning, announces: * Saturday, Feb. 7 - "Falling in Love with Jesus Gospel Explosion" concert at 7 p.m. at Weldon Auditorium, Manning, featuring The Heavenly …
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Bailey-James

Stormy Ann Bailey of Sumter and Oliver Johnson James of Manning were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Paul Bailey of Sumter, and the …
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Woman's love for boyfriend doesn't spill over to son

DEAR ABBY - I am in a great relationship with a wonderful man, "Kevin." He loves me very much and we get along well. I have three kids - two with special needs - and Kevin loves them and treats them like his own. He also has a son, age 6, who has …
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Celebrating 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cox of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 24, 2014, in Savannah, Georgia. Their children are Griff Cox and his wife, Jen; and Ellen Norsworthy. The couple has three grandchildren. Mrs. Cox is the …
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Allen University opens Langston Hughes Center and Library

Allen University will host several events for the grand opening of its new Langston Hughes Poetry Center and Library on Saturday. The center was co-founded by poets Kwame Dawes and Charlene Spearen, who will both participate in the daylong …
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Gatlin-Keefer

Ward and Kathy Gatlin of Manning announce the engagement of their daughter, Helen Frances Gatlin of Manning, to Benjamin Lance Keefer of Sumter, son of Coy and Vida Keefer of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Owen …
Yesteryear More

Home building boom; school nurses honored

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 June 18-24 Pitts DeLorme, one of Sumter's representatives at the Palmetto Boy's State being held at Camp Jackson this week under the direction of the American Legion, was yesterday elected a member of the council of Wateree …
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Sumter street corners proved valuable for businesses

One example of location being a viable consideration of business location can be seen with the construction of the Sumter Savings Bank located on the corner of Main and Liberty streets. The Item reported that this bank "gave $25,000 for a lot …