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Keep 'Sumter Green'

Swan Lake-Iris Gardens is the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday. Sumter Green sponsors the event each April to honor the Earth, recognize those who make a special effort to keep it clean and green, and encourage stewardship in its …

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Let your light shine

There are two topics one is supposed to avoid, so says etiquette experts, in a casual conversation: religion and politics. Here in South Carolina, there is another topic that holds the power to polarize - college football, specifically whether you …
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Sharp-Amaker

CHARLESTON - Nancy Lee Sharp and Macdonald Rhodes Amaker were united in marriage Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Middleton Place in Charleston. The Rev. Jack Lawrence Bates officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony. The bride, a resident of Nashville, …
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New house responsibilities put wife down in dumps

DEAR ABBY - My husband decided to buy a house. I never wanted one and now I'm depressed. I am thankful that my husband provides for the family and puts a roof over our heads, but now that we are in our house, my days are spent doing chores, yard …
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Joneses celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Jones Jr. of the Ashwood community of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23, 2017, at Middleton Plantation, Charleston. A celebration weekend was given in their honor by their daughter, Tanya Jones …
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Black Cowboy Festival is back

Greenfield Farms owners Sandra and Mark Myers will present their annual Black Cowboy Festival May 4 through 7 at Greenfield Farms near Rembert. It's the 21st year of the festival that is part of the fulfillment of a long held dream to own the farm …
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Lamb-Lowery

Mr. and Mrs. Troy Harold "Hal" Lamb Jr. of Kingstree announce the engagement of their daughter, Olivia Kimball Lamb of Kingstree, to James LaVerne Lowery Jr. of Sumter, son of Mrs. Cassandra Mincy Lowery and Mr. James LaVerne "Jimmy" Lowery Sr., …
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TEC expands business courses; District 17 hires Lefft

75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 J.M. Eleazer, Sumter County farm agent, will devote much of his time to improving the information service to farm people of the state, it was announced. Eleazer said D.M. Altman, with whom he was in …
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City to observe Armistice Day; P-15's win state title

75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Nov. 7 - 13 The Sumter Home Guard unit, Company I.S.C.D.F., will go to Kingstree to take part in fall maneuvers with the other companies of the third battalion. In addition to Sumter, the companies from Kingstree, …