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Can't get Too Much Sylvia? Beach, variety at 4th Friday

Downtown Sumter continues its Fourth Fridays street parties this week with a band that's been a hit at previous local concerts. Too Much Sylvia is a beach music/variety band out of Charlotte that has played several shows for Sumter@Six, the …

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Evensong service to honor retiring rector

In honor of the ministry of the Very Rev. Dr. John M. Barr III and his wife, Laura, the Church of the Holy Comforter will have a choral Evensong at 6 p.m. Friday evening in the sanctuary. The public is invited to attend. The service, sung mainly …
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Player-Redding

GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - Lauren Elizabeth Player of Goldsboro and Dillon Alexander Redding of Holly Springs, North Carolina, were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church with the …
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Robertsons celebrate 60 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Robertson of Nicholasville, Kentucky, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 27, 2014, in the Florida Keys with a family celebration. Their children are Yvonne Robertson and Jim Marx of Nicholasville and Theresa …
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Guest howls over dog's attendance at wedding

DEAR ABBY - Is it acceptable to bring a teacup-sized dog to a wedding? The excuse was, "Well, the wedding was at the beach." The pre-dinner and dancing were inside a high-end resort on the beach. The dog was taken inside these …
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Watermelon on the go

Long hailed as sweetly satisfying, watermelon may not be the first tasty fruit that comes to mind when you're thinking nutrition. But in fact, watermelon is not only a perfect on-the-go snack to satisfy your sweet tooth, it's also incredibly …
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Josey-Bruce

Quinta Lakeysha Josey and Darrell E. Bruce, both of Sumter, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Patricia Josey and Willie and Connie Wilson, all of Sumter, and the granddaughter of Sadie B. Josey of Sumter and the late …
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Colton Tray Stephens

Tray and Jessica Stephens of Sumter announce the birth of a son, Colton Tray Stephens, on Jan. 13, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Colton weighed 9 pounds and 1 ounce. He was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Cary L. Sr. and Sharon …
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Generals to face Holly Hill at YMCA; Parnell to lead national sheriffs

75 YEARS AGO – 1939Dec. 11-17The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company tomorrow morning will inaugurate in Sumter its new, low price, self-service Super Market system with the opening at …
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Drury plans next generation 'The Virginian'

While today's television landscape is littered with so-called reality programing, westerns dominated the airways in the 1960s. One of the most popular was "The Virginian," which ran for nine seasons on NBC from …

Fruits of mystery plant often used for grenadine syrup

Curator, USC HerbariumKa-BOOM!Here's a flower that looks like a small explosion. In this photo, you are looking at a blossom head-on, so to speak. There are 5-8 fleshy sepal lobes, and plenty of stamens remaining in the flower. It used to have a …