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BY IVY MOORE ivy@theitem.com One of Sumter County's oldest historic homes will be open for a tour for one day only, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so the public can see the former residence of many of the area's distinguished citizens. … more
Sumter Volunteers Inc. continues its annual Sumter Keepsakes ornament series with "School Days," a gold-toned and red metal depiction of a traditional "little red schoolhouse." Information and a brief history of Sumter County education is included … more
BY IVY MOORE ivy@theitem.com Firefighters have a reputation for being good cooks, and those from around this area are not shy about their culinary talents. On Saturday, Nov. 22, the public can sample barbecue from more than 18 fire stations … more
Curator, USC HerbariumA botanist living here in the sunny South sometimes feels the urge to tease his northern counterparts once it starts getting to be cold. Way up north, it always snows a lot in the winter, and all the plants are frozen. All the … more
BY JOHN CARUCCI The Associated Press NEW YORK - It's no secret that Pink Floyd will not tour to support their latest - and final album - "The Endless River." But drummer Nick Mason doesn't rule out a special performance with surviving members, … more
BY NICK THOMAS Tinseltown Talks Linda Alexander first developed an interest in the stars of early film and television as a child in the 1960s, watching old movies with her mother. Many years later, her fascination for Hollywood's Golden Age … more
BY SUE MANNING The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a difference on Thanksgiving - or those who just want to watch … more
BY IVY MOORE ivy@theitem.com The Glenn Miller Orchestra seems the perfect choice for a concert following Veterans Day. The band will play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sumter Opera House. Miller, who led the most popular big band in the, left … more
The Sumter County Museum has been the place to be this fall, what with the writers' luncheons and receptions, the Carolina Backcountry Harvest event, last Saturday's "meet and greet" with demonstrations of Native American traditions by the Sumter … more
BY IVY MOORE ivy@theitem.com Geraldine Singleton has cooked more than 1,000 turkeys over the past 19 years, and for the 20th, she'll again prepare dressing, rice and gravy, ham, vegetables, cranberry sauce, bread and desserts - and around 60 … more
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