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25 YEARS AGO October 20-26, 1989 - "The Sumter Disaster Application Center is closing Saturday afternoon, 23 days and more than 5,000 applications after first offering federal assistance to local hurricane victims. The crowds that once swelled … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 March 12-18 Mayor F.B. Creech has given his permission for the Elk's Egg Hunt to be given on the 22nd and use of the city park this day. Every detail has been looked after and we hope to be able to have a concert by the … more
75 YEARS AGO -1940 March 5-11 Senator John Bossard Britton, 54, of Sumter County, who was struck by an automobile on Main Street here earlier this week died in Columbia hospital today at 12:25 a.m. of his injuries. Final rites were held … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Feb. 26 - March 4 On March 6 at 4 p.m., the Tuomey Hospital Auxiliary will give a large bridge tournament and style show in the beautiful new Nurses Home. Mrs. R. C. Williams and Mrs. Lucy Sowell are co-chairmen of the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Feb. 19-25 With their undefeated record at stake the seasoned Sumter High School boxing team will swing away against a strong Orangeburg High School team in a match that is expected to pack the high school gymnasium. Coach … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Feb. 12-18 The Iris Chapter of Eastern Star is sponsoring a "Miss America" Beauty Contest Monday, February 19th, at 8:00 p. m. at the Senior High School auditorium. This is quite a large show with four major attractions in … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Feb. 5-11 Played before a capacity crowd that packed every inch of space, the high school Gamecocks downed the members of the faculty of the Sumter city schools by a score of 39 to 38 in an overtime game that was filled … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Jan. 29-Feb. 4 Scouting in 1921 was a major enterprise so far as the youth of Sumter were concerned. Being a Boy Scout was recognized as a high honor, and one local troop of 32 members always had a waiting list. At the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Jan. 22-28 The Sumter High School boxing team is hard at work this week, and the members are expected to be in top shape for their first bout of the season in Sumter Friday night at 8 when they battle the powerful Murray … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Jan. 15-21 Camp Alice, Sumter County's tuberculosis sanatorium, cared for 41 patients during 1939, the annual report shows. Of this number 17 are still patients. Dr. C.H. Andrews is physician in charge and Miss Minnie … more
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