Cruising down memory lane: Sumter collector adds classic ’62 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk to eccentric inventory

Don Cann rearranges a framed piece in his museum, Global Curiosities by The Southern Cross, on Broad Street in Sumter. If you'd like to see his collection, give him a call or send him an email for an appointment.
One of Sumter's most prolific collectors recently made his biggest purchase. Known as a history buff, anthropologist and ethnographer (that's a researcher of peoples and cultures), Don Cann owns what some describe as a worldwide antiquities …
Studio Sumter

Sumter Today: The Chamber of Commerce thanks participants of its Career Leadership Forums

The Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee holds 12 career leadership forums each year where companies from six different industries meet with students in a one-on-one environment to teach …

Panorama

Cabinet of curiosities: 15,000 ink samples at Secret Service

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a cabinet inside a modest laboratory in downtown Washington are rows and rows of ink samples in plastic squeeze bottles and small glass jars. To the untrained eye, it's just a bunch of blackish liquid with strange names like …

Nation & World
Deemed a danger to public, judge denies Epstein bail on sex trafficking charges

By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER The Associated Press NEW YORK - A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, saying he poses a danger to the public and might use his "great wealth and vast …

U.S. Air Force warns against joke event to 'storm Area 51' LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. A prank event on Facebook that's attracted more …
Companies respond to tariffs by waiting, moving, altering WASHINGTON - Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate - all with the goal of evading President Donald Trump's …
Man shouting 'You die' kills 33 at Japan anime studio TOKYO - A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime …
House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim WASHINGTON - House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the …
State News
USC trustees select Army general new president

COLUMBIA — University of South Carolina trustees have voted to hire a retired Army general as the school's president despite complaints from students, professors and donors. The Board of …

Contracts signed to build new International African American museum in South Carolina
CHARLESTON (AP) - Crews are ready to start construction on a museum in South Carolina chronicling the history of African Americans built on the site where thousands of slaves first stepped on U.S. soil. The Charleston City Council on Tuesday …
Clemson and other universities work to improve cybersecurity CLEMSON - This spring, a batch of tests were sent to 100 Clemson University faculty and staff emails in an attempt to access private and personal information. A fourth of the emails were blocked by the security system, and several additional …
WWII relic pulled from lake nearly ready for 2nd life
GREENWOOD - As more than 150,000 Allied troops landed on a half dozen French beaches during one of the largest military operations the world has ever known, recreation seekers on Lake Greenwood could have been mistaken for thinking that war had …
S.C. moves death row to new prison for 2nd time in 2 years COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina's corrections chief has moved death row prisoners for the second time in two years, this time trying to answer concerns over inmate treatment raised in a federal lawsuit. In their new home, the 37 prisoners …
Obituaries

ELLIOTT

BETTY LOU ELLIOTT

Betty Lou Elliott, age 89, beloved wife of more than 67 years to William E. Elliott, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at her residence. Born in Coshocton, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late …

MARION B. BENENHALEY

DALZELL — Marion B. "Jim" Benenhaley, 90, widower of Flossie Ann Galbraith Benenhaley, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at his home.Born Nov. 9, 1928, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Esaw and …

HARRIET DIANE BRIGGS BLACKWELL CARAWAY

MANNING — Harriet Diane Briggs Blackwell Caraway, wife of John Caraway Jr., died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at McLeod Health Clarendon, Manning. She was born Oct. 7, 1956, in Manning, a daughter …

MACHEN

EUGENE WHEELER MACHEN

Eugene Wheeler Machen, age 90, beloved husband of Dortha Anderson Machen, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at his residence. Born in Hollywood, Alabama, he was a son of the late Thomas Henry and …

BETTY L. ELLIOTT

Betty L. Elliott, age 89, beloved wife of William E. Elliott, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home.

Celebrations
Knezevichs celebrate 60 years of marriage Mr. and Mrs. Bob Knezevich of Sumter celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 13, 2019. They were married on July 18, 1959. A party was given in their honor by their four children: Sherry Portillo, Deb Knezevich, Pam Osborne …
Majors celebrate 50 years together Mr. and Mrs. Harold Major Sr. of Rembert celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, June 30, 2019. Their two children are Yolanda Williams and her husband, Nathan Williams, of Charleston and Harold Major Jr. and his wife, Jonika Major, of …
Barkleys celebrate 50 years of marriage Bill and Wanda Barkley of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 14, 2019. The couple has one daughter and her husband, Tiffany and Arthur Takahashi of Augusta, Georgia; and one granddaughter. Mrs. Barkley is the …
Cousar celebrates 100 years Flossie Delores Cousar, of the Shiloh community of Lynchburg, celebrates her 100th birthday today, Sunday, June 16, 2019, with family and friends at Mount Sinai AME Church, Lynchburg. She is one of 16 children born to the late Sam and Queen …
Faith
Church News: Friday, July 19, 2019 Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces: * Sunday - The adult ministry will celebrate its anniversary at 4 p.m. * Monday-Wednesday, July 22-24 - Revival at 7 nightly. Speakers as follows: Monday, the Rev. Lawrence …
Suffering for Jesus ... In college, my friend Jon Roebuck was selected to be a semester missionary in Hawaii. Specifically, he was to serve on the island of Oahu, on Waikiki Beach - which prompted all of us to accuse him of suffering for Jesus on the sands of Waikiki. It …
Views on clergy vary by age, education, religious identity By The Associated Press Americans' age, education level and religious affiliation matter greatly when it comes to their opinions on a prospective clergy member's sexual orientation, gender, marital status or views on social issues such as …
Iconic glass-paned church converted to Catholic cathedral By AMY TAXIN The Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, Calif. - An iconic glass-paned church in Southern California that once housed a booming televangelist ministry has been transformed into a cathedral to give the region's Catholics a long-awaited …
Dear Abby
Pets for adoption
America loves to cuddle and play

America is a 3-month-old lab/hound/collie mix. She is great with other dogs and children. She loves to cuddle, play and get hugs and kisses. America is a sweet and friendly pup who would make a great addition to any family. She also has two …

Weddings
Harrison-Evans MANNING - Allison Marie Harrison of Sumter and Carl Matthews Evans III of New Zion were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Manning United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Sean Harrison of …
Dollard-Truluck Megan Danielle Dollard of Sumter and Ryan Walker Truluck of Hopkins were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, at LinRan Farm in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Joseph Clark Dollard and Mr. and Mrs. John William Baker …
Nygaard-Jackson Kristen Elizabeth Nygaard of Lugoff and Alexander "AJ" Jackson III of Sumter were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, at San Souci Farm in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Melissa Ray of Lugoff, the granddaughter of …
Goodson-Richardson SUMMERTON - Margaret Evans Goodson of Sumter and Townes Hagood Richardson of Summerton were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Flowers Farm. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Louis Goodson of Manning and the …
Engagements
Cromer-Gibbons Mr. and Mrs. Perron Mark Cromer of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Montague Cromer of Sumter, to Kerry Lynn Gibbons of Manning, son of the late Mr. Edward Guy Gibbons Jr. and Mrs. Lisa Liscio Gibbons of Manning. The …
Young-Sloan Mr. and Mrs. William Jeffrey Young of Sumter announce the engagement of their son, Robert Scarborough Young of Sumter, to Brooks Margaret Sloan of Dillon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger McLellan Sloan of Dillon. The bride-elect is the …
Barton-Davis Glenn and Stacy Barton of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Taylor Barton of Sumter, to Michael George Davis of Columbia, son of Hepburn and Mary Ann Davis of Summerton. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Johnny and …
Reflections

'Know Your Own State' courtesy of Standard Oil

Reflections remembers an innovative program introduced by Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey to the growing number of vacationers and those taking weekend trips during the 1920s. This encouragement to "hit the road" was an ingenious advertising ploy …

Yesteryear
Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Detainees freed from jail on Christmas; Unity Festival planned in South Sumter 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Dec. 23 - Dec. 29 - The several persons in the city jail on charges of disorderly conduct were released and wished "Merry Christmas," it was learned today. Following an annual custom, persons in jail on Christmas morning on …
Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter applies for Sea Scout Ship charter; NAACP honors those who started fight for education equality 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Dec. 16 - Dec. 22 - A sacred Christmas concert will be presented by the Edmunds High School Girls' Chorus on Dec. 19 at the school auditorium under the direction of Miss Mary Dorothy Clawson, director of music in the city …
Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Possum Trot Festival returns; Teseniar chosen for seminar 75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Dec. 9 - Dec. 15 - In order to solve the housing problems of military personnel from Shaw Field who live off the post, it is requested by Col. D. W. Titus, commanding officer, those with homes available list them with the …
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