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It was a very good year for the Sumter County Museum. Executive Director Annie Rivers said visits to the museum were up, special exhibits were well attended, artifact donations numbered more than 100, and more than 1,500 third-graders toured the … more
It's still a little cool to go barefoot outside, but you can kick off your boots while listening to some bluegrass music at Sumter Opera House on Saturday night. That's when the band called The Barefoot Movement brings its show to Sumter. The … more
Once upon a time ... There was a stage musical that's a mash-up of several different fairy tales. Next week, the popular play can be seen here in Sumter. "Into the Woods," being produced by the choral department of Furman Middle School, … more
Monday marks the 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Walk, a collaborative project of University of South Carolina Sumter, Morris College and Central Carolina Technical College. The 3-mile walk began in 2000, shortly after the King holiday … more
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing ..." Duke Ellington asserted in 1932, but it was clarinetist-band leader Benny Goodman who was undeniably the King of Swing. He maintained his royalty for more than six decades with such hits as … more
On screen, she amused TV audiences as feisty nurse Maj. Margaret Houlihan for 11 seasons in the highly acclaimed late 70s/early 80s comedy war drama, M*A*S*H. But away from the cameras, Loretta Swit surrounded herself with paintbrushes and … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture is scheduled to start distributing tickets for April. To visit the museum, which opened in September, visitors have to get one of the free entry … more
Two Sumter Artists Guild members are winners in the 39th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Society Traveling Exhibit. The exhibit will share space at the Sumter County Gallery of Art with the Sumter Artists' Guild Winners exhibition, an annual … more
Don't be embarrassed if your Christmas tree is still up. Christmas isn't over until after Friday, which is Twelfth Night, also called King's Night, Epiphany or the 12th day of Christmas. Tradition has it that the Magi, or Kings, arrived at the … more
In an age when tawdry Hollywood reporting runs rampant, it's almost inconceivable that a contemporary 650-plus page biography covering Hollywood's Golden Age wouldn't resurrect salacious gossip and sensational scandals about long-dead stars in order … more
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