Lifestyles
Top stories

Magnolia Singers sing for Goodwill

Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers will headline a gospel-singing event at the Goodwill Presbyterian Church from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for the restoration of Goodwill School and is presented by the Goodwill Educational …

Let's eat More

A taste of sunshine

When the heat and humidity near 100 in Sumter, the tropical weather can mess with your mind. Dog days encourage imaginations to wander to cool, blue Caribbean waters. Soon, you can almost hear steel drums playing and palm trees swaying in the …

Faith More

Church News: Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., announces: * Friday-Saturday, July 17-18 - Reclaiming Hearts Ministries and WayFM present VBS for Women by Reclaiming Hearts 7-9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday. No registration required. No …
Weddings More

Early wedding / engagement deadline for July 26

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

Husband's long hours make married life lonely for wife

DEAR ABBY - I'm 19 and I got married six months ago to the love of my life! We have a great relationship despite how young we are. There's one problem though: my husband's job. His shift is 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., six days a week, and when he is …
Celebrations More

Garrises celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Manford E. Garris of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2015. A dinner was given in their honor by their two children and their spouses: Carol A. and Alan Collins and Cathy A. and David Hinchliffe. The …
Panorama More

June Lockhart - beyond 'Lost in Space,' 'Lassie

Since the 1960s, June Lockhart has been widely recognized as the practical and protective TV mom from "Lost in Space" and "Lassie." But her extensive career stretched beyond zany aliens and courageous canines. …
Engagements More

Davis-Wormsley

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brown Davis of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise Browning Davis of Sumter, to Dennis Warrain Creston Wormsley of Sumter, son of Mrs. Jane Ethel Mae Howard Wormsley and the late Mr. Dennis Warrain Creston …
Yesteryear More

Selective service board begins work; Hillcrest still unbeaten

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Nov. 19 - 25 Local selective service board 77 for Sumter County met at the board offices in the courthouse and began classifying registrants. Members of this board are Harry A. Davis, chairman, Perry M. Brown, J.W. Weeks …
Reflections More

1894's Sumter Main Street charming, very different

EDITOR'S NOTE: Part two of Reflections continues the look back at Main Street's past; this 1959 article from The Item is edited for clarity. Main Street in 1894, when The Item began initially, had sights and sounds long since gone that …