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'There'll be dancin' in the street'

Downtown Sumter continues to bring accomplished bands whose music offers something for all tastes. And that's working out well for the monthly Fourth Fridays concerts/street parties, said Downtown Development Coordinator Leigh Newman."We've gotten a …

Let's eat More

Heat brings out sweetness of peach

If you are anything like me, you look forward to summer peaches all year. But unless you live near an orchard and can get them when they are at their best, even "fresh" summer peaches can be under-ripe. That's mostly because the fruit is picked …

Faith More

Church News

ALIVE Praise & Worship Center, 342 W. Liberty St., announces: * Friday-Sunday - Men's conference "Man Up: Men Rising Up to a Godly Standard and Taking Their Rightful Place" as follows: 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday; and 10:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. …
Weddings More

Early wedding / engagement deadline for Sept. 13

Engagement and wedding announcements to publish in the July 26 edition of The Sumter Item must be submitted by noon on Thursday, July 16.Engagement and wedding forms may be obtained at The Sumter …
Dear Abby More

Story of daughter's move back home is altered in the telling

DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law quit her job and moved into my in-laws' basement six years ago. I think there may have been an emotional breakdown having to do with her work. I also think it upsets my …
Celebrations More

Kieffs celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Kieff of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Imperial restaurant. A dinner was held in their honor by their three children …
Panorama More

Lakewood Voices rate as top national jazz ensemble

In May it was a GRAMMY for the Lakewood High School Choir, and just this month, a national award the choir director, Herbert Johnson, likens to "going to the World Cup or the Olympics."The National Association for Music Educators has selected the …
Engagements More

Galloway-Gillespie

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. "Bobby" Galloway Jr. of Sumter announce the engagement of their son, Clayton Walker Galloway of Sumter, to Laurel Hope Gillespie of Greensboro, North Carolina, daughter of Joel Gillespie of Columbia and Susan Gillespie of …
Yesteryear More

School camera club started; police prune pigeon population

75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Jan. 6-12 In the baby derby sponsored by the Daily Item and a group of Sumter Merchants the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Sanders near Boykin was declared the winner, being the first baby to be born in Sumter county in …
Reflections More

Military instruction long a strong presence in public schools

Reflections continues its review of military history and instruction in the public schools. An article written in support of military instruction was printed in The Watchman and Southron newspaper on July 22, 1911. The article receiving support from …