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Remembering Pap Propst

One of Pap Propst's best friends, architect Charles McCreight, shared his thoughts this week on an extraordinary man, which I will share with our readers, in his own words: "Sometimes Pap would just come by my office and talk. He was such a good …

We're all going to miss Dr. Charles Propst

The Sumter Item archives are filled with stories about Dr. Charles "Pap" Propst. In 1939, for example, he was awarded the James A. Francis memorial swimming trophy as Sumter's outstanding swimmer of 1938. The caption of the accompanying …
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In Sunday's Sumter Item, staff writer Konstantin Vengerowsky tells the remarkable story of the late James Donovan. His daughter, Mary Ellen Fuller, is a Brooklyn native who now lives in Alcolu. Read it online at www.theitem.com. It's not every …
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Let the letters continue

Let the letters continue This is in reference to Vongretchen C. Nelson's letter on May 13. I went to The (Sumter) Item (website) to read the rest of her commentary. I also read the entire speech by Mrs. Obama. Google "Remarks by the First Lady …

Why weren't our leaders at Vietnam vet ceremony?

Why weren't our leaders at Vietnam vet ceremony? I just finished reading the article in Thursday's paper "Detachment of Marine Corps League Celebrates 10th Anniversary." I noted with interest the state and local dignitaries who attended that …
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Editorial Roundup: Friday, May 15, 2015

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg May 13 Volvo holds big potential for Times and Democrat Region The Times and Democrat region may not be home to Volvo Car Corp.'s new …
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