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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
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Jan. 8-14 Johnnie, of the Phillip Morris radio program, was a visitor to Sumter this morning. He arrived about 11 o'clock in a low, streamlined English car and he was accompanied by two men of the cigarette company. This … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1939-40 Jan. 1-17 Snow, sleet and rain ushered New York into Sumter this morning. It was the first snowfall of the winter for the city. Early this morning a mixture of snow and sleet fell for more than an hour. Early risers saw … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1939 Dec. 25-31 The Sumter Generals will meet the College All-Stars on the YMCA court tonight at 8 o'clock in a game that should prove to be interesting to local court fans. The All-Stars will be made up of Sumter boys who are … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1939 Dec. 18-24 Playing before a fair-sized crowd the Hillcrest Wildcats defeated an inspired Pinewood eleven on the county fairgrounds yesterday 12-7 for the district championship. It was Hillcrest's fifth straight win of the … more
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