Yesteryear
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75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Dec. 16 - 22 Bob Dukes, business manager of the Jungaleers, announced today that Clemson's high ranking student dance orchestra had signed a contract to play for the Sumter-Clemson Club dance which will be held at the local … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Dec. 9-15 Sheriff C.M. Hurst appointed B.J. Bradshaw of Pinewood and S.B. Geddings of Wedgefield as deputy rural policemen to fill the position recently resigned by rural policeman J.D. Chandler Jr. The two men were given … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Dec. 2-8 For the second consecutive year the Wildcats of Hillcrest dominated the 5th district all-star teams. The state champions placed four men on the first string and five on the second string. Only two repeaters … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Nov. 26-Dec. 2 Christmas lights will be turned on Tuesday night, according to plans made at a meeting of merchants at the Board of Trade. A big Christmas parade with Santa Claus as the principal attraction will be held in … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Nov. 19 - 25 Local selective service board 77 for Sumter County met at the board offices in the courthouse and began classifying registrants. Members of this board are Harry A. Davis, chairman, Perry M. Brown, J.W. Weeks … more
25 Years Ago - 1990 June 15-June 21 Charlie Pitts is a deltiologist-known as a collector of post cards. The cards aren't just the palm tree and sand pictures sent from people on vacation - he specializes in tennis cards. This is no small hobby … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Nov. 5-11 Senator Ellison D. "Cotton Ed" Smith stayed home from the polls rather than cast a vote for President Roosevelt, who failed in his 1938 effort to purge him from the senate. "I don't approve of him and I couldn't … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1950 Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 The following letter from Mayor F.B. Creech to Miss Anna Bryan, publicity chairman of the Sumter chapter of Winthrop Daughters, urges the music lovers of Sumter to attend the concert of John Richards McCrae … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Oct. 22-28 Marion Moise Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Moise, has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, national honorary scholastic fraternity, at Duke University. He will be initiated Dec. 5. Besides being an outstanding … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Oct. 15-21 Sumter High School racked up its sixth straight victory of the season last night by banging out a convincing 20-0 win over Porter Military Academy of Charleston before a large crowd on Edmunds field. The … more
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