Panorama

Sumter Civic Dance Company to perform contemporary concert; winners of Young Choreographers' Awards in spotlight

More than 20 years ago, when Andrea Freed-Levenson introduced the idea of the Sumter Civic Dance Company's adding a contemporary dance concert to its schedule, her dancers were less than enthusiastic. Now, however, after two decades of performing …

Sumter Scene
Engagements
Davis-Smiling Eva M. Smith of Dillon announces the engagement of her daughter, Eva Smith Davis of Dillon, to Lodie C. Smiling Jr. of Raleigh, North Carolina, son of Gloria Jean Smiling of Florence and the late Lodie C. Smiling Sr. The bride-elect is also the …
Alsbrooks-Mayhew Mr. and Mrs. Michael Steve Alsbrooks Sr. of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Nicole Alsbrooks of Sumter, to Mr. Jeremy Allin Mayhew of Denver, Colorado, son of the late Mr. Edwin Dean Mayhew of Denver and Shelli Mayhew (nee …
Celebrations
Sumter debutante publication deadline is noon Nov. 15 Individual photos of debutantes along with club information will publish in the Nov. 27-29 Weekend Edition of The Sumter Item. Deadline is noon Nov. 15. Please email information and photos to rhonda@theitem.com. Payment of $50 per individual …
Ruth McFadden Neal celebrates 100th birthday Ruth McFadden Neal celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, with a family celebration at her home. She was born on Sept. 2, 1921, in Sardinia, to the late Ulysses and Henryanna Kennedy McFadden. She is the oldest of 12 siblings …
Weddings
Ricciarelli-Stolte ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - Brianna Marie Ricciarelli of Cary, North Carolina, and Graham Brooker Stolte of Mount Pleasant were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Point Lookout Vineyard. The bride is the daughter of Mr. …
Goodman-Conyers Nancy Goodman of Dothan, Alabama, and Matthew Conyers Jr. of Sumter and Bronx, New York, were united in marriage on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Eva Rabb and the late Mr. Benjamin Rabb, and the late Mr. …
Faith

Column by Sumter Pastor Clay Smith: Smart people....

We were working cows the other day at the Florida ranch. Greg, who has helped us for years and knows cattle, is running the show. Someone asked me what my role was. I replied, "My role is to ask Greg what he thinks we ought to do, listen to what he …

Yesteryear

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter Rajah Club holds party; museum hosts Civil War re-enactment

Due to missing issues of The Item newspaper, 75, 50 and 25 Years Ago are not in sync. However, the span of years - 75, 50 and 25 years - is correct from the time each section was begun. 75 YEARS AGO - 1947 March 31 - April 5 - Springdale …