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Reflections continues to highlight the achievements and contributions of Sumter citizens who helped make our community successful and productive. The group highlighted in this issue comprises individuals selected at random and are not the only … more
The term "Founding Fathers" identifies those connected with the establishment of an institution, company or community. Sumter is blessed with a number of individuals who possessed skills and assets they used to promote the growth of the common … more
'The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918, originally called Armistice Day and now generally known as Veterans Day, marked the end of World War I. As people around the world wear their red poppies in remembrance of those who fought, … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part 2 of a two-part series on the Hampton Aparments which burned down in 1928. 'An article appearing in The Sumter Daily Item dated Jan. 23, 1928, noted that no definite announcement regarding the rebuilding of the Hampton … more
Reflections visits the site of the once popular Hampton Apartments which were destroyed by fire on Jan. 21, 1928. This two-part episode discusses the destruction and rebuilding of one of Sumter's most recognizable landmarks. The fire attracted the … more
Reflections revisits one of Sumter's most well-known and popular 5, 10 and $1.00 stores. In August of 1958 Edward's store opened on Main Street and enjoyed immediate success. The Sumter store was one of the newest and largest Edward's stores to open … more
This issue of Reflections highlights the achievements of the 1920 Sumter High Basketball team. This team caught the attention of the student body and the community by narrowly losing to Columbia High in the state championship game. The team served … more
Today Reflections looks at the history of one of Sumter's oldest buildings, commonly known as the George Shore building. This facility is believed to the oldest building remaining in the downtown historic district. According to Cassie Nicholes in … more
Reflections examines women's athletics prior to their becoming interscholastic events. According to research conducted by the late Ruth Edens, girls' athletics at Edmunds High were limited to intramural status until the 1959-60 school term. Girls … more
This issue of Reflections looks back 25 years to the time Sumter and South Carolina were confronted with a massive natural disaster. Hurricane Hugo would make landfall near Charleston harbor just before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989. With winds clocked … more
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