Let's eat More

Leftover cranberry sauce makes great pancakes

In their natural form, cranberries are quite healthy, full of vitamin C and fiber and packing just 4 grams of sugar per cup. In fact, they only become nutritionally worrying when they get doused with sugar around the holidays. My answer, of …

Get a handle on your squash problem with cheesy pasta

Eat, drink and be thankful with fun holiday cocktails

Not feeding a crowd ? Roast a turkey breast

Move meringue beyond lemons to pumpkin

Faith More

If you’re in line for Black Friday sales, pray while you’re waiting

There is a slim chance that - if you are reading this column - it's because you are standing in line at one of the many Black Friday sales around town. You've gutted the newspaper of its sales papers and are counting down the moments to when you …
Weddings More


Ashley Annelle Dannelly and Dustin Thomas Branham, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Sandra Dannelly of Sumter, and the …
Dear Abby More

HIV is treatable if you know you're positive

DEAR ABBY - Today, Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day. With effective treatment, people with HIV can live as long as those without HIV. Fear, shame and ignorance remain barriers to testing and treatment, which can be more deadly than HIV itself. People …
Celebrations More

Moores celebrate 50 years

Jimmy and Jumpie Moore of Wedgefield celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 19, 2015 at the family home. Their two children are Selena Moore of Sumter and Tony Moore of Raleigh, North Carolina. The couple has four grandchildren.
Panorama More

Make a natural wreath at museum's Wednesday workshop

The Sumter County Museum has often demonstrated during its Backcountry Christmas events how the early settlers decorated for Christmas. If you're interested in decorating with natural materials like our ancestors did, the museum staff can help with …
Engagements More


Mrs. Thomas Richard Olsen Sr. announces the engagement of her daughter, Mary Martin Geddings, to Michael Edward Baird Jr., son of Michael Edward Baird Sr. and Mrs. Joy Whitaker Roveri, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the …
Yesteryear More

Date set for Iris Festival; SHS band in Macy's parade

75 YEARS AGO - 1941 April 21-27 Fire of undetermined origin damaged the building, some of the stock and records of the Sumter Cut Rate Drug Store last night. The damage was not sufficient to stop business and the store is operating at its …
Reflections More

Sumter salutes its business and cultural leaders

This issue of Reflections returns to Sumter during the 1940's and pays tribute to a number of individuals who helped the community grow by expanding and creating economic opportunities. This two-part series is supported by an article published in …