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PHOTO PROVIDED The Little Miss Teen Miss Sumter and Sumter County Pageant was held on Nov. 6. The Sumter and Sumter County winners will participate in the Little Miss Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant in July, 2017, in Hartsville. They are: … more
NEW YORK - Neil Diamond took "Song Sung Blue" to the top of the charts, and now he promises to leave "no song unsung" when he takes the stage next year for a world tour. The 75-year-old singer-songwriter promises to play the highlights of his … more
It started two decades ago as an experiment, intended for one performance only, but Jingle with the Arts is now a tradition, a big Christmas extravaganza each December that commands three shows in Patriot Hall. The shows can be seen at 7 p.m. Friday … more
"You'll shoot your eye out!" That's the reason everyone - including Santa Claus - seems to give Ralphie Parker when he asks for his much-desired "official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle" for Christmas. In … more
A pirate taught 10-year-old Crystal about cloud formations and nautical terms. Jackie, 16, discovered that Shakespeare "liked to write about the same stuff I do." And Samantha, just 5, stayed behind at her school because her family couldn't … more
The American chestnut (Castanea dentata) is a tree that shall forevermore be immortalized as a true forest giant of the eastern U.S., often up to 100 feet tall, and frequently with a trunk diameter of greater than 4 feet. It is a species that … more
With Thursday's ceremonies and the lighting of the Fantasy of Lights and the Floating Christmas tree at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens, Sumter begins its official Christmas season. The Fantasy of Lights will illuminate the darkness each night in December … more
THE LORD CLARENDON COTILLION The Lord Clarendon Cotillion will present one debutante and three sons at its annual ball on Dec. 19, 2016, at Sunset Country Club in Sumter. Helen Bateman Brunson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Cagney Brunson Jr., … more
With the holidays fast approaching, seasonal movie favorites are already inching their way into television schedules. While considered perennial Christmas fare, the opening scenes of "Miracle on 34th Street" … more
BY IVY MOORE One of the Stateburg area's most stately historic homes will be on tour Saturday, Dec. 3, as its owners invite the public to their third annual Christmas open house. The house, called The Ruins and built around … more
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