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75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Sept. 15- 21 When Clemson's potent Tigers open a new football season against Presbyterian College at the Clemson stadium Saturday afternoon, a Sumter boy, Johnny Sweatte, will play a major role in the developments of the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Sept. 8 - 14 The Sumter City Schools opened for the 1941-42 school year with a total white registration of 2,126 compared to last year's 2,044, an increase of 82 pupils. Edmunds High School had an increase of 31 pupils over … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Sept. 1 - 7 W.J. Seale, chief of rural police, has submitted his resignation to Sheriff George L. Mabry, chairman of the police commission. Rural policeman C.M. Emanuel was recently appointed chief deputy sheriff, and Seale … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Aug. 25-31 John McMillan, recently appointed assistant coach at Sumter High School, has been elected to serve as head coach during the absence of W.J. "Bill" Clark, who has been called to active army duty. Clark's position … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Aug. 18 - 24 A countywide Negro farm and 4-H club picnic was held at Bethel Baptist Church near Tindal with a total attendance of 800. Eddie Butler, chairman of the Better Farm Living Club, Tindal, presided. The program … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Aug. 11 - 17 John Dickson McMillan, former University of South Carolina football star, will take over the duties of assistant football coach of Sumter High School this season to fill the vacancy left by former assistant Joe … more
75 Years Ago - 1941 Aug. 4-Aug. 10 - "While considering names for the new airport near Stateburg, may I suggest the name of Lieut. Frank Sanders. He was the first officer from Sumter County killed on the battlefield in France. Please place his … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 July 28-Aug. 3 Sumter and Timmonsville American Legion Juniors will meet here tomorrow afternoon at 4:45 for the lower state championship. Sumter won the first game of the series, Timmonsville the next two and Sumter the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 July 21 - 27 Spiking speculation that he would enter the U.S. senatorial primary Sept. 2, Col. Wyndham Manning of Sumter said last night he would seek the governor's chair, 1942. The former legislator said, "My political … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 July 14 - 20 The Savage-Glover playground held a doll show last Friday. Winners were: Best dressed doll in arms: 1st place, Ruth Hampton; 2nd place, Vertelle Wilson; 3rd place, Katherine Walker; best dressed doll and … more
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