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Black Cowboy - Man or Myth?

Visitors to Greenfield Farms this weekend can immerse themselves in the Old West, as this year's Black Cowboy Festival makes history hands on and fun for the 20th year. The festival at Greenfield Farms near Rembert is presented by the nonprofit …

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Have a winning strategy for healthy eating

With so many social events that revolve around food, it's not easy to get a fresh start on making healthy food choices. However, with a little thought and planning, you can prevent taking your body on a roller coaster ride - without having to choose …

Faith More

Is too much church a thing?

We were on the way to yet another event in a long week of church activities when I said out loud, "I don't want to go to church today." I wasn't sure I had actually said those words until I heard them come out of my mouth. It isn't something good …
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Geddings-Baird

Mary Martin Geddings and Michael Edward Baird Jr., both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Grace Baptist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Thomas Richard Olsen Sr. of Sumter, the late Danny …
Dear Abby More

Age difference causes girl's family to worry

DEAR ABBY - I'm 17 and dating this older guy. Everyone is afraid that one day I'll just disappear, but he isn't like that. I know him from when I was younger, and my dad and his dad were really close. People just don't trust me, even though I have …
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Singletons celebrate 50 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. King D. Singleton of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 26, 2016, at M.H. Newton Family Enrichment Center. A reception was given in their honor by their four children and their spouses: Anita C. Singleton of …
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Take the trolley to Spring Festival

The Red Barn Pony Park is celebrating its "grand reopening" in a new location Saturday, collaborating with Sumter Trolley Tours to sponsor a Spring Festival for Sumter residents on Saturday. From 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., a trolley will transport …
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Marlowe-Micklon

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Philip Marlowe of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Louise Marlowe of Sumter, to Mr. Anthony Scott Micklon of Augusta, Georgia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Anthony Micklon of Todd, North Carolina. The …
Yesteryear More

Stores stock up on Mod look; Braves are back in town

75 years ago - 1941 Sept. 22-28 The transfer of nine air corps units from Cochran Field, Macon, Georgia, to Shaw Field has been ordered by the war department, effective as soon as adequate facilities are available at the Sumter base. The units …
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Former Boy Scouts serve U.S. in many fields

This issue of Reflections remembers Boy Scout Troops 38 and 39 of 1932. These two organizations produced many of Sumter's most decorated soldiers. The oft repeated slogan "The Boy Scouts of Yesterday are the Soldiers of Today" proved prophetic in …