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Tinseltown TalksWhile she never achieved the box office-busting stardom of big celebrities, Connie Sawyer worked alongside many, including Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and, more recently, a slew of today's hottest actors.In 1994, she … more
Mayesville residents realize that people talk about their town as being literally divided down the middle by its main thoroughfare, Lafayette Street, with most black residents on the east side and most whites on the west. But organizers of the first … more
It's been 10 years since Palmetto Voices formed from a core group of Sumter High School singers who had studied and sung with Sonja Sepulveda. Since then, the group has grown to more than 50 singers, all of them with two things in common: having … more
The Downtown Sumter Development team is really looking forward to 4th Fridays this month. That's because country singer Darrell Harwood and his band were the only group rained out last summer, and their performance had been highly anticipated. They … more
It's a sobering thought for fans of classic film. Olivia de Havilland, who celebrated her 100th birthday July 1, is the last surviving big-screen legend from Hollywood's Golden Age of the 1930s. While other … more
When's the last time you saw a public service announcement promoting HIV/AIDS awareness? It's likely been a while, and that was the impetus, Michelle Logan-Owens said, for the upcoming HIV Awareness Event. Logan-Owens is the chief operating … more
LOS ANGELES - Furniture designer Harold Greene grew up making toys out of reclaimed scraps of wood in his Southern California neighborhood.So when a windstorm pummeled Los Angeles County on Nov. 30, 2011, destroying thousands of … more
First Baptist Church hosted its first Christian fine and performing arts camp in the summer of 2015, and the response was so great, FBC is repeating it July 25 through 28. Worship Pastor Jake Ferrell, director of the camp, said the camp is likely to … more
USC Herbarium CuratorNow, my Lord Hastings and Sir William Stanley,Leave off to wonder why I drew you hitherInto this chiefest thicket of the park.- Shakespeare, Henry VIPart 3 (Act 4, Scene. 5)"Henry VI, Part 3" - not at all a happy story, full of … more
PHILADELPHIA - Nestled in Philadelphia's historic Germantown neighborhood, the Victorian facade of The Colored Girls Museum beckons visitors past its gate, up the flower-lined path and onto the inviting wraparound porch. Inside, objects ranging … more
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