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3 added to Women's Honor Roll

For more than two decades, Sumter Volunteers has held an annual ceremony to recognize local women who have made outstanding contributions to the history and culture of Sumter County. A special ceremony is held on the first Monday of March, which is …

Let's eat More

Put slow cooker pulled chicken and pork to use

Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before …

Faith More

Church News: Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Agape Outreach Ministries, 328 W. Liberty St., announces: * Saturday - Community and spiritual event: WEW (Women Embracing Women) at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served and vendors will be on site. * Sunday, March 8 - Musical program at 4 p.m. …
Weddings More

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 …
Dear Abby More

A house is worth having only if it feels like home

DEAR ABBY - I am 23 and my husband is 27. We've been married for two years. Since our wedding, I have felt an overwhelming amount of pressure to "settle down and buy a house." One friend's boyfriend recently bought a house. She lives with him. …
Celebrations More

Myers celebrate 70 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. William Myers of Sumter celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, with their seven children and their spouses: George Myers Sr. (the late Rosetta), Viola Myers, Charlie Myers (Rebecca) and Larry K. Myers …
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Gallery 135/Patriot Hall presents emerging artists

The Sumter County Cultural Commission will present exhibitions by Jon Prichard and John Hill Jr. in Gallery 135/Patriot Hall on March 5 through April 3. Hill's work titled "Schematic/Representation" and Prichard's "Bivouac …
Engagements More

Rolow-Dizon

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Rolow of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Rolow of Sumter, to Adriel Gene Dizon of Sumter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gener Dizon of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. …
Yesteryear More

Sumter classified a 'city'; Furman wins state championship

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 July 23-29 The Sumter Palmetto Leaguers put on their customary rally after lagging far behind in the opening innings last night to overwhelm Kingstree 15-6. Gamecock batters found the range, scored six runs and sent Swails …
Reflections More

4 sisters, others, killed in steamboat disaster

This issue of Reflections reports on a major boating disaster which occurred on the Wateree River. The article was initially published in the Columbia Register and later ran in the Watchman and Southron. The story also appeared in The New York Times …