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Downtown Sumter brings back its popular Fourth Friday Concert Series this Friday, and while the date and hours are the same - 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month through September - there are a couple of changes. Leigh Newman, … more
Curator, USC HerbariumNot even June yet, and it's already hot, with record highs popping up here and there in the South. With all the coming heat recently I've begun thinking frequently about returning more often to my kayak as a source of relief. … more
Sumter native Catherine Fleming Bruce has been awarded the 2017 Historic Preservation Book Prize by the University of Mary Washington Center for Historic Preservation. The prize, awarded annually, is presented to an author whose book is judged to … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't call me Caitlyn. A year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender, the popularity of the name Caitlyn plummeted more than any other baby name, according to Social Security's annual list of the most popular … more
You might want to brush up your "Chicken Dance" before you head out to the Sumter Iris Festival during Memorial Day weekend. Each year, the festival hosts a special guest, and this year it's the "Chicken Man," also known as Ernest Lee of Columbia. … more
Like many other actresses who guest-starred on a single episode of the original "Star Trek" series, Louise Sorel's career extended beyond the Trek universe. "I didn't watch a lot of television back in the '60s so knew little about shows such as … more
Two high school seniors have won The Woman's Afternoon Music Club scholarships for 2017. Violinist Michael Zhang and vocalist D'Andre Riley, along with nine additional musicians, performed their auditions last month at First Presbyterian Church. … more
There's a bit of digging going on in Downtown Sumter, but that's no reason to stay away. In fact, it's another good reason to visit the area, said Leigh Newman and Chelsea Nations. Newman is downtown development coordinator for the city, and Nations … more
The award-winning Lakewood High School choirs will present their spring concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lakewood Fine Arts Center. Just two years ago, the choirs won a Grammy, and Lakewood Voices was selected as one of only seven choirs to … more
Are you smarter than a fifth-grader? You might be surprised if you took on the six fifth-graders on the St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School Quiz Bowl team. The team has captured the state SCISA (South Carolina Independent Schools Association) … more
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