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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
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Oct. 8-14 The Sumter County draft board met at the courthouse to discuss plans for the registration of all eligible citizens on Oct. 16. The meeting was presided over by George D. Levy, and all members of the board, with … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Oct. 1-7 Chairman Robert E. Graham of the Civic League 1940 Milk Fund campaign plans and expects to conclude the drive this week. Thus far the response to the appeal has been fairly generous and satisfactory, but the goal - … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Sept. 24-30 A special meeting of the courthouse committee of the county board of commissioners was held at the office of the county board at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. Those present were chairman C.G. Rowland and … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Sept. 24-30 The Southern Cotton Oil Company's ginnery has been running on a 24-hour schedule for some time. The cotton crop is being picked out rapidly and all ginneries in the county are kept busy. - Misses Ada Snyder, … more
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