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75 YEARS AGO - 1941 March 3-9 Earl C. Witherspoon of 21 Warren St. in Sumter has set up a one-man observatory at his home. He made his instruments himself, and they have won him recognition from the Hayden Planetarium in New York and from the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Feb. 24-March 2 The United States Marine Corps opened a recruiting office in the City Hall, Monday, which will remain open through Wednesday February 20th. The first man to enlist from this area was Wilbert L. Herring. He … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Feb. 17-23 Not much is left but the smoke stack at the sawmill of the Sumter Planing Mills & Lumber Company on Council Street. The fire started at 12:20 in the afternoon and by 1 o'clock the mill was practically destroyed. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Feb. 9-15 Court of general sessions opened at the county courthouse with Judge G. Dewey Oxner of Greenville presiding. A resolution which was compiled by the Sumter County bar association at their last meeting honoring … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Feb. 3-9 Bill Reeder will play the role of James Fraser, the successful businessman whose life is somewhat a problem when "The First Mrs. Fraser" is presented tonight and tomorrow night at The Central School auditorium. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Jan. 27-Feb. 2 Francis Salisbury, Robert Lee China, Richard Green, Julius Davis Jr. and Lester Myers will leave Sumter tomorrow morning for Fort Jackson where they will be inducted into the selective service for a year's … more
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
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