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Symposium will showcase comic book art

Not just for kids any more

With its INFINITE CANVAS: The Sumter Comic Arts Symposium, presented in collaboration with the University of South Carolina Sumter and Columbia from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, the Sumter County Cultural Commission continues to expand its …

Let's eat More

McKagen's Stew

It is widely known Sumter is the Gamecock City. A lesser-known fact is that a regional treat, Red Chicken Stew, was invented right here in Sumter County. I always assumed Red Chicken Stew was a Southern dish. Upon further research into cookbooks …

Faith More

Church News: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Briggs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 7135 Wash Davis Road, Summerton, announces: * Sunday, April 12 - Gospel Explosion at 3 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 495 Calvary Church Road, Bishopville, announces: * Saturday, April 4 -Mid-Carolina …
Weddings More

Early wedding / engagement deadline for April 5

The deadline for engagement and weddings to publish on Sunday, April 5, is noon on Wednesday, March 25. There will be no exceptions. Engagement and wedding announcements of local interest are …
Dear Abby More

Wife who doesn't enjoy sex got bad wedding day advice

DEAR ABBY: I've been married more than 20 years and have three children. What I haven't had is a real desire for sex -- nor have I ever had, as far as I know, an orgasm. Before my wedding, my mother …
Celebrations More

Elease Felder Walker

Elease Felder Walker was born on March 10, 1915, the third of six children born to Mose and Amy Miller Felder. Mrs. Walker attributes her longevity to the fact that she listened to what her parents taught her growing up: to respect her elders and …
Panorama More

3 added to Women's Honor Roll of Sumter County

Sumter Volunteers, Inc. celebrated National Women's History Month by honoring three local women for their outstanding contributions to the culture, welfare and history of Sumter. A special ceremony and reception for friends and family of the …
Engagements More

Gaughf-Stubbs

Joseph Paul Gaughf of Greer and Holly Socha Gaughf of Sumter announce the engagement of their son, Andrew Ryan Gaughf of Sumter, to Elizabeth Ellen Stubbs of Greer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Roy Stubbs of Greer. The bride-elect is the …
Yesteryear More

Heath looks out for military employees; Chamber supports SLT campaign

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Aug. 20-26 An employer-employee relationship that is believed to be unique in the entire country was uncovered by the Daily Item in Sumter. The whole story of this remarkably liberal policy became known as the result of the …
Reflections More

Stately El Recuerdo still stands strong

This issue of Reflections features a story written by Nelle C. Wells on one of the most beautiful and enduring architectural treasures constructed in the Southeast. El Recuerdo is the beautiful, historic plantation home located about three and …