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One of Sumter County's most historic churches is getting a much-needed facelift, but its restoration needs go much further than merely skin deep. Wide gaps between scores of bricks can be seen all around the exterior as mortar crumbles, cement … more
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They're inviting customers over for pizza. On Wednesday nights when the weather is … more
Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers will headline a gospel-singing event at the Goodwill Presbyterian Church from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for the restoration of Goodwill School and is presented by the Goodwill Educational … more
Since the 1960s, June Lockhart has been widely recognized as the practical and protective TV mom from "Lost in Space" and "Lassie." But her extensive career stretched beyond zany aliens and courageous canines. … more
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.... from the Preamble to the … more
Performing arts organizations have ended their 2014-15 seasons, school is out for the summer, and the hot weather is getting oppressive. What's a person to do for quality live entertainment?Sumter Little Theatre has a remedy for the doldrums with … more
Her father commanded a spaceship in a popular '60s television series. Two decades later, in 1988, Melanie Shatner was featured alongside her dad in an Oldsmobile TV commercial revealing her own desire to zoom … more
Ask any of the volunteers with Sumter United Ministries' Summer Restore construction ministry why they do it, and they answer "Because it helps people," or "I like to help people" - that, despite laboring to replace a roof in the full sun on a … more
On March 28, 2015, the Sumter Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. presented Eleven Pearls of Royalty at its annual debutante cotillion held at Chestnut Oaks Middle School. The theme was "Ten Years of Precious Pearls." The … more
The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by … more
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