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This issue of Reflections focuses on the evangelistic services the Rev. Billy Graham conducted in Sumter on Thursday, March 16, 1950. The services, originally planned to be housed within the Edmunds High School auditorium, were conducted at the … more
The focus of this issue of Reflections is one of history's most remembered dates, December 7, 1941, and the Japanese surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Information used to prepare this article was taken from The Sumter Item … more
This issue of Reflections focuses on the building of the First Baptist Church Sanctuary and includes photographs showing the various stages of construction. Information pertaining to this event is taken from articles written for The Sumter Daily … more
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
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