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Mayesville Presbyterian Church will open the second season of its Sundays at 4:00 Concert Series this Sunday with four accomplished organists from around the area. Last year's series of concerts featured musicians playing a variety of instruments … more
Tinseltown TalksA legend of the theater described actress Sandy Duncan as "That darling, warm, contagious spirit," a sentiment that would probably go unchallenged by most of Sandy's fans. Armed with a broad smile and energetic screen personality, … more
Francophiles and people who just like good film will want to fill in their calendars with the dates of the six films in the Tourn es French Film Festival at the University of South Carolina Sumter. Starting Tuesday with 2014's "Timbuktu," the … more
Art in the Park will look a lot different this year. The once intimate outdoor celebration of local artists and artisans will grow to fill the whole of Memorial Park on Saturday, organizers said.Always sponsored by the Heart of Sumter Neighborhood … more
Curator, USC HerbariumYou could call this the "spiny, green, ping-pong ball plant" if you wanted, and why not?It is actually a very common, perennial aquatic species found throughout most of eastern North America, although absent in southern … more
It's a milestone year for Sumter County Fair presented by American Legion Post 15. The fair is observing its 100th anniversary this year, and Manager Mel Curtis said the fair committee has a few surprises in store. Adjutant Nick Nero, who is on … more
Tinseltown TalksThere was a time when Burt Ward would leap dramatically across our TV screens weekly in green shorts, beige tights and a gold cape, masquerading as Robin, the Boy Wonder. He was one-half of the crime-fighting Dynamic Duo in the … more
At the Shepherd's Center of Sumter, area residents 50 and older can exercise their minds and their bodies during Adventures in Learning, but there's much more to the organization than the classes that start Sept. 29. For one, there are the group … more
Back in 2005, Furman Middle School music teacher Linda Beck, through her affiliation with the National Music Educators Association, learned that only about a third of Americans 18 and older knew the words to the "Star-Spangled Banner." The … more
Sumter School District News Superintendent names Award of Excellence winner Linda Beck, choral director at Furman Middle School, was the 2016 recipient of the annual Superintendent's Award of Excellence, announced at the district's opening … more
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