Arts & Entertainment

Blue Dogs' first Sumter concert to be held Jan. 28 at Opera House

After rescheduling their show because of Hurricane Ian, the Blue Dogs are ready to show Sumter what they've got. South Carolina born-and-bred bluegrass band the Blue Dogs will take the Sumter Opera House stage for the first time on Saturday, Jan. …

Sumter Scene
Engagements
Geddings-Trageser Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Geddings Jr. of Manning announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Geddings of Charleston, to Nicholas Jay Trageser of Summerville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jay Trageser of Summerville. The …
Graham-Wilder Tad and Lyndy Graham announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Griffith Graham, to David Morris Wilder, son of Jay and Heather Wilder, all of Manning.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of …
Smith-Horton Mr. and Mrs. Eric Gant Smith announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Danielle Smith, to Joseph Samuel Horton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lawrence Horton, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. "Buddy" …
Young-Mann Mr. and Mrs. William Jeffrey Young of Sumter announce the engagement of their son, Greyson Steele Young of Sumter, to Baylin Elise Mann of Pensacola, Florida, daughter of Mr. Tyler Waite Mann and Mrs. Allison Bailey Tarrant, both of …
Hurst-Robinson Dr. and Mrs. Russell Charles Hurst Jr. of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Lynne Hurst of Moore to Jeffery Neil Robinson of Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Houston Robinson of York. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of …
Celebrations
Larkins celebrate 60 years Charlie and Ernestine Larkin of Sumter celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, with a small, intimate gathering. Their two children are Renee Larkin (Phillip) Washington and Brenda Larkin (Tracy) Chamblee of …
The Sumter Assembly The Sumter Assembly will present three debutantes on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, at Quixote Club in Sumter. Margaret Pinckney Kilpatrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCord Kilpatrick, will be presented by her father and escorted by Kyle Brown …
The Lord Clarendon Cotillion MANNING - The Lord Clarendon Cotillion will present three debutantes at its annual ball on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, at The Matrix Center in Manning. Elloise Troup Bethea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Partridge Bethea Jr., will be presented by …
The Carolinian Camellia Ball The Carolinian Camellia Ball of Sumter will present five debutantes on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at Quixote Club in Sumter. Mary Kaitlynn Boyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Player Boyce Jr., will be presented by her father and escorted by …
The Sumter Cotillion The Sumter Cotillion will present one debutante on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, at Quixote Club in Sumter. Kathryn Lemmon Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Denny Wayne Parker, will be presented by her father and escorted by Preston Blake Richardson and …
Weddings
Hubbard-Lane CHARLESTON - Kristen Ashleigh Hubbard and Ethan Foster Lane, both of Mount Pleasant, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at St. Luke's Chapel on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina. The Rev. Joseph …
Faith

Alice Drive's Pocalla sub-campus in Sumter to have grand opening Sunday

Alice Drive Baptist Church has gotten off to a good start with its official sub-campus in the Pocalla area since December, and Sunday will mark the grand-opening celebration for the new building. Interim Pocalla Campus Pastor Travis Pruden and …

Yesteryear

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Children to participate in 'Anything on Wheels' contest; teachers and students prep for 2nd Envirothon event

75 YEARS AGO - 1948 July 6 - 12 - Mom is going to like the Army that's getting her son in the draft. For example, she doesn't have to worry about his learning bad words he never heard before, from some tough sergeant. The Army doesn't let its …