Panorama

Richer U.S. households fueling a hot job sector: 'wealth work'

WASHINGTON - Ken McNamee has an upfront view of the river of wealth cascading through Seattle these days. A private chef, McNamee prospects for clients at the Tony Country Club where he spends part of his week preparing luxe meals. The …

Engagements
Gentele-Christmas Edward Louie Jr. and Melanie Bisom Gentele announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Brook Gentele, to Clayton Lee Christmas, son of Robert Allen and Lynn Baker Christmas, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donna …
Coleman-Brunson Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Coleman Sr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Paige Coleman, to Taylor David Brunson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. David Brunson, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. James Arthur Bradley …
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 …
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 …
The Myers celebrate 65 years Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Myers of Sumter celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 8, 2019. They were married on June 12, 1954. A dinner was held in their honor at Sunset Country Club by their four children and their spouses: …
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 …
Faith

Church is more than just a building; church is when...

Church is family when a wife is sitting by herself in a crowded waiting room. Her husband is having serious surgery 180 miles from home. A familiar voice calls her name. It belongs to a member of her small group from church, who made the drive just …

Yesteryear

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Army soldier honored for heroism; Sumter teacher helps film 'Math Place' video

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 March 9 - March 15 - The fierce battle for Iwo Jima is assuming the pattern of the final phases of American conquests of other Pacific Islands - but it may be several days before correspondents can flash "Iwo Secured." …