Arts & Entertainment

Lake Marion Artisans Guild remains hopeful despite setbacks

The Lake Marion Artisans Guild found hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic and urges residents to explore their artistic side inside their gallery. The Lake Marion Artisans Gallery will host local artist Janet Michalic's "Creating Art During Covid" …

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Engagements
Amick-Burnett Mr. and Mrs. Brian Franklin Amick of Sumter announce the engagement of their son, Brian Franklin Amick Jr. of Aiken, to Grayson Dodd Burnett of Southport, North Carolina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Luther Burnett III of Southport, North …
Brown-Mills Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roy of Wedgefield and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Brown Jr. of Oswego announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Brown of Whitney Point, New York, to Todd Mills of Whitney Point, New York, son of the late Edward Mills, Shari …
Brogdon-Watford Mr. and Mrs. William Turner Brogdon III announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendall Morgan Brogdon, to Samuel Larand Watford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Benjamin Watford, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lillis …
McDuffie-Hennen Dr. and Mrs. Scott Ramsey McDuffie of Sumter announce the engagement of their son, Parker Bradley McDuffie of Charleston, to Abigail Jo Hennen of Charleston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Ernest Hennen of Greensboro, North Carolina. The …
Lawson-Griffith Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Irving Lawson of Darlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Pearce Lawson of Darlington, to Aaron Mitchell Griffith of Sumter, son of Mr. and Mrs. James …
Celebrations
Hills celebrate 60 years of marriage Mr. and Mrs. Anthriest Hill celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 3, 2022. A special dinner with family and friends was held in their honor at Travinia Italian Kitchen in Columbia. Their three children are Angela Hill Harmon of …
Ernest J. Porter Sr. celebrates 100th birthday Sgt. Ernest J. Porter Sr. celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday, March 27, 2022. He was born in Sumter and currently resides at Sumter East Health and Rehabilitation Center. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II and in …
Weddings
Munn-Krouse Elizabeth Harris Munn of Sumter and Paul Joseph Krouse Jr. of Columbia were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rhett Munn Jr. of …
Smith-Smith Nancy Cameron Smith and Patrick Kershaw Smith, both of Washington, D.C., were united in marriage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church in Sumter. The Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello and the Rev. Robert Montgomery …
Teseniar-Decker MOUNT PLEASANT - Laila Teseniar and Dr. James Decker, both of Pearl, Mississippi, formerly of Charleston, were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at Creek Club at I'on. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Teseniar …
Faith

Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: Don't lose your head

During my college years in Greensboro, North Carolina, at N.C. A&T State University, I recall an episode that took place in a boarding house on Park Avenue. The dwelling was a huge two-story structure that rented rooms to males within the second …

Yesteryear

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Championship bike races held; Sumter PD has first woman sergeant

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Oct. 27 - Nov. 1 - A class of approximately 30 candidates will be initiated into the local lodge of Elks in honor of Grand Exalted Ruler Lewis by the Columbia lodge officers. They are the 1947-48 state ritualistic …