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75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Jan. 20-26 Rural Officer B J. Bradshaw destroyed two medium whiskey stills in the Pinewood section of the county on Friday and Saturday of last week. Along with Fred Ardis of the Pinewood police, Bradshaw found a complete … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Jan. 13-19 City police officers had 12 arrests to their credit over the weekend. In recorder's court this morning $260 in fines were collected. Four were arrested for being intoxicated, three were on disorderly conduct … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Jan. 6-12 In the baby derby sponsored by the Daily Item and a group of Sumter Merchants the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Sanders near Boykin was declared the winner, being the first baby to be born in Sumter county in … more
75 YEARS AGO – 1940Dec. 30 - Jan. 5Titled after the recently revived song, "I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now" is playing for a special New Year's eve midnight showing at the Rex Theatre Tuesday … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Dec. 23-29 The Sumter Community Chorus of 40 voices under the direction of Eva Jessye will present a Christmas carol program on the balconies of the Sumter public library and Mutual Home, 44 and 42 Council streets, … more
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
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