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Sumter Volunteers names 3 to Women's Honor Roll

Sumter Volunteers Inc. has announced the 2017 class of the Women's Honor Roll of Sumter County. In celebration of National Women's History Month, the organization will add Sumterites Edna Davis, the late Myrtis Julia Logan and Annette Jeter Hill …

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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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More brides are saying 'yes to the dress' online

NEW YORK - Dalia Rhodes' wedding dress went down the aisle twice: once at her wedding in 2015 and again a year later after she sold her gown to a stranger online. "I just wanted someone else to enjoy a pretty dress," says Rhodes, who used the …
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Friend with benefits becomes a disappointment

DEAR ABBY - I have known this guy "Noah" for six years. We're mostly just friends with benefits, but I've always had deeper feelings for him. I always wanted to see where things could go between us, so I mentioned it to him. He told me that if he …
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Brisbones celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brisbone of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 20, 2017, at Cowboys Brazilian Steakhouse, Columbia. Their three children are Lisa Brisbone of Charlotte, Randy Brisbone of Sumter and Marcus and Renesha …
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Mystery Plant found at Poinsett State Park

This past Tuesday was perfect for a botany field trip, bright and sunny. A good many flowers coming into bloom, the air warming up a bit, and I guess spring is arriving. I took my class to a marvelous place here in central South Carolina, Poinsett …
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Somheil-Richey

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Lee Somheil of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Margaret Somheil of Sumter, to Eric Allen Richey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Ray Richey of Florence. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. …
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Hutto win streak ends; Thomas Sumter graduates 23

75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Oct. 3 - 9 Sumter High's grid season can now be termed a success. The reason is because the Gamecocks walloped Camden. Striking in three sudden thrusts for touchdowns, the Birds overpowered Camden last night, 19 to 7, as …
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WWII scrap drive involves Sumter's youth in war effort

In the 1940s, Sumter's youth became active participants in the war effort by collecting scrap iron, paper, rubber and other materials to help replenish our nation's resources. In October of 1942 it was reported in The Sumter Daily Item that the …