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Special to The Sumter ItemHer recording of "You Light Up My Life" not only became a monster hit of 1977, but it also went on to become one of the most popular songs of the decade."I have a hard time believing it's been 40 years," said Debby Boone … more
The Lettermen, whose musical careers span more than five decades, will perform one night only at Sumter's Opera House. The trio made famous by classic hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "Turn Around, Look at Me," "Hang on … more
One man's joke has become his mission: to give each word a rhyming definition. Chris Strolin was teasing English buffs in an online forum years ago when he said the dictionary should be rewritten in the singsong rhyme scheme of limericks. He … more
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the people, topics and memes that … more
Three hundred million years ago it looked a lot different outside. For one thing, it was a very damp, humid time over much of the earth. Don't worry; there wouldn't have been any dinosaurs to chase you around. (They came a … more
QUESTIONS 1. Why do we call some Christmas songs "carols"? a. "Silent Night" composer Franz Gruber's daughter was named Carol. b. "Carol" is from Middle English, via Latin and Greek, meaning chorus and accompanist. c. Soprano Carole … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: To most people, our pets are full-fledged members of the family, and as such, they're likely to find special gifts under the tree, just like their human counterparts. Tinseltown Talks columnist Nick Thomas has "some unusual gift ideas … more
Special to The Sumter ItemMayesville Presbyterian Church continues its tradition of presenting A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The special service tells the Christmas story with Scripture readings - the lessons - and … more
NU MASTER CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI A chapter meeting was held on Oct. 19 at the home of Toni Burkhart. Discussion was held on service projects for United Ministries. Members will bring different items monthly to be donated to the … more
By BETH BUCZYNSKI NerdWallet If you recently got engaged, the first person you might want to tell about your beautiful ring is an insurance agent. Engagement ring insurance isn't exactly romantic, but it's a relatively inexpensive way to … more
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