Yesteryear
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75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Oct. 8-14 The Sumter County draft board met at the courthouse to discuss plans for the registration of all eligible citizens on Oct. 16. The meeting was presided over by George D. Levy, and all members of the board, with … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Oct. 1-7 Chairman Robert E. Graham of the Civic League 1940 Milk Fund campaign plans and expects to conclude the drive this week. Thus far the response to the appeal has been fairly generous and satisfactory, but the goal - … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Sept. 24-30 A special meeting of the courthouse committee of the county board of commissioners was held at the office of the county board at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. Those present were chairman C.G. Rowland and … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Sept. 24-30 The Southern Cotton Oil Company's ginnery has been running on a 24-hour schedule for some time. The cotton crop is being picked out rapidly and all ginneries in the county are kept busy. - Misses Ada Snyder, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Sept. 10-16 Sixty-one farmers of Sumter County made their annual tour of the Coker farms of Hartsville yesterday afternoon. This was the largest crowd to ever make this trip from Sumter County according to County Agent J. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Sept. 3-9 Hugh T. Stoddard, principal of Edmunds High School, wishes to have any new students who plan to attend school in Sumter this year to enroll at his office on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 4 and 5. - The 1940-41 … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Aug. 27-Sept. 2 Two stalks of cotton on display at the Booth-Boyle Live Stock Company attracted the attention of many of those who voted today at the Ward 2-A polls located there. Both stalks are of large size and heavily … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Aug. 20-26 An employer-employee relationship that is believed to be unique in the entire country was uncovered by the Daily Item in Sumter. The whole story of this remarkably liberal policy became known as the result of the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Aug. 13-19 H. L. Salisbury announced the opening of a new, thoroughly renovated and completely equipped studio. The new establishment will be known as "Colonial Studio" and will feature portrait work, copying and enlarging, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Aug. 6 - 12 Two new patrolmen were added to the Sumter Police Force, and W.C. Kirven, who has been acting chief of police since May 1, was made chief, according to an announcement by City Manager J.A. Raffield. The action … more
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