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What started small with a few decorated rocks hidden in the downtown area has burgeoned into what seems to be becoming a phenomenon. And that's OK with Leigh Newman, downtown development coordinator for the city of Sumter, and Chelsea Nations, … more
PILOT CLUB OF SUMTER Sandi Edens of Dalzell, president of the Pilot Club of Sumter, recently attended the 96th Pilot International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Edens was one of more than 620 Pilots who participated in the global event that … more
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Second Bank of the United States might not be Philadelphia's top tourist draw, having to compete with neighbors such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, but its regal architecture is luring a whole different type of … more
Rob Dinkins has been an antique dealer and an auctioneer for years, but four upcoming auctions are personal. On the first Saturday of each month, beginning Aug. 5, he'll be auctioning the estate of his mother and stepfather, Nancy and T.J. … more
The third annual Coffee House Music Revue will feature two groups from Detroit who continue the legacies of their families, considered by many to be the city's First Families of Gospel Music. The Winans and the Clark Sisters are sibling gospel … more
"I'm as corny as Kansas in August ..." ... Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, lyrics by O. Hammerstein Well, it's not August yet, and this plant is not exactly corn. But it's close. This is a grass that you can see basically anywhere in the … more
Botanists are always looking for interesting places, because that's where the interesting plants are. The thing is, just about any kind of place is going to be interesting to a botanist in one way or another. Why, just this past weekend I was … more
Downtown Sumter's outdoor concert series, Fourth Fridays, continues for three more months, with the Joe Sanford Band taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. on July 28. The band is familiar to people who've attended previous downtown Sumter events, … more
The Sumter Opera House Main Stage Series continues to add shows to its 2017-18 season. City of Sumter Cultural Manager Seth Reimer has announced a twin bill for an Oct. 13 concert and a return engagement for Camden native Patrick Davis. Both … more
Good chefs must have confidence in their abilities and a creative attitude toward food. Or so they say on TV cooking shows and in the gourmet magazines. Curtis Hopkins Jr. is lacking in neither. He's got experience, too, having been cooking for 18 … more
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