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It's time to 'Jingle with the Arts'

It started two decades ago as an experiment, intended for one performance only, but Jingle with the Arts is now a tradition, a big Christmas extravaganza each December that commands three shows in Patriot Hall. The shows can be seen at 7 p.m. Friday …

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Love sacrifices

A Mom hears her baby cry in the night. Though her body is exhausted, she rises from her slumber, lifts her baby, bounces him once or twice and then feeds him. Love responds. A Dad is tired from working two jobs to make some extra money for …
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Holiday wedding / engagement deadlines

The deadline for weddings and engagements to publish in the Nov. 27 edition of The Sumter Item is noon on Nov. 17.The deadline for the Dec. 25 edition is noon on Dec. 15.Engagement and wedding …
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Teen's pursuit of crush could do more harm than good

DEAR ABBY — I am 14 and a freshman in high school. I'm not allowed to date (my mother's rule), but I really like a boy. I think of him all the time. Thankfully, I'm his friend, but he …
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Eloise Riel celebrates 100 years

Eloise Green Riel, daughter of the late William Wherry and Meta Elizabeth Green, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Born on Oct. 28, 1916, in Shiloh, she had one brother and six sisters. Eloise worked as a project estimator at Plowden …
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1204Little miss Sumter winners

PHOTO PROVIDED The Little Miss Teen Miss Sumter and Sumter County Pageant was held on Nov. 6. The Sumter and Sumter County winners will participate in the Little Miss Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant in July, 2017, in Hartsville. They are: …
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Robertson-Tillirson

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Frank Robertson Jr. of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Miriam Brianne Robertson of Columbia, to Garlon Sims Tillirson of Columbia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Eric Tillirson of Tennille, Georgia. The …
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Farmers plant kudzu to stop erosion; Sumter advances to championship

75 YEARS AGO - 1942 April 21-27 Mrs. D. G. F. Bultman, chairman of the Red Cross Home Nursing classes, noted that classes were formed Monday and are still open for registration. Those wishing to join can meet with a class at the corner of …
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Sumter's railway station undergoes landscape renovations

The Sumter community made numerous efforts to beautify the railway station located parallel to Telephone and Harvin streets. The station was one of the busiest locations in the community, thus it attracted attention from numerous residents …