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Color, form, drama make traveling show at Sumter Gallery of Art memorable

This year's 42nd-annual South Carolina Watermedia Traveling Exhibition, currently at the Sumter Gallery of Art, begins with an impact - color, composition, technique and drama - and a chance for viewers to make choices. There are three winners, … more

The Carolinian Ball presents 2 debutantes

PHOTO PROVIDED The Carolinian Ball presented two debutantes on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Sunset Country Club. Debutantes are from left, front row: Kate Hannah Smith and Abigail Banks Zilch. … more

Epicurean Club presents 9 debutantes

PHOTO PROVIDED The Epicurean Club presented nine debutantes on Dec. 27, 2019, at Sunset Country Club. Debutantes are from left, front row: Madison Fuller Reaves, Ann Ragin Lee, Eadon Louise Lee, Chandler Jewel Curtis and Elizabeth Candler Lowder. … more

Karen Pence adds campaigning for President Trump to busy to-do list

WASHINGTON - Karen Pence has no shortage of projects. The wife of Vice President Mike Pence promotes the healing power of art therapy and help for military spouses. She's into honeybees and supports sister cities. She's a watercolorist who … more

Asking people with memory loss about past holidays can help them recall happy times

Many people love the holidays because they are a time to make happy memories with loved ones. But what if you could do something that would help restore memories in some of the people you love? Using a process called reminiscence therapy, that … more

Ecologist joins team of female scientists in refashioning Barbies

SALT LAKE CITY - When Nalini Nadkarni was a kid, she'd run home from school, climb into one of the eight maple trees in her parents' backyard and spend an afternoon there with an apple and a book. That time in the treetops set the tone for the … more

Epicurean Club presents 9 debutantes

PHOTO PROVIDED The Epicurean Club presented nine debutantes on Dec. 27, 2019, at Sunset Country Club. Debutantes are from left, front row: Kathryn Elizabeth Sistare, Sara Rebecca James, Breland Marie Land and Drake Middleton Ives. Escorts are … more

Anthrax vs. cancer: Researchers harness the deadly toxin to cure canines and hopefully people

Can the feared anthrax toxin become an ally in the war against cancer? Successful treatment of pet dogs suffering bladder cancer with an anthrax-related treatment suggests so. Anthrax is a disease … more

Beware of 'free genetic testing' Medicare scam

Family Features Over the past few years, DNA tests have become more popular across the country. However, unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the buzz around these tests to scam Medicare beneficiaries. Scammers target Medicare … more

Winter session of Adventures in Learning begins Jan. 30 at Shepherd's Center of Sumter

If you're 50 years or older, you once again have the opportunity to exercise both your mind and body when the winter session of Adventures in Learning begins at the Shepherd's Center of Sumter on Jan. 30. Classes meet mainly on Thursdays at Trinity … more

'Instant shorthand': Couples who met at camp look back

By MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON The Associated Press Ron Gammell first noticed Mary Turk on the bus en route to camp. "She had a pretty smile," he said of the young woman who would later become … more

The Sumter Art Association

The Sumter Art Association met at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the Parish Hall of the Church of the Holy Comforter. President Carla Young welcomed members and also three quests. Josie Holler gave an … more

Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) - A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home. Jack and Harriet Morrison's beds were placed next to each other in their final hours, allowing them to hold hands, … more

The Camellia Ball

The Camellia Ball will present one sophomore son on Thursday, Dec. 19, at Sunset Country Club. Brandon William Carraway is the son of Drs. Brent DeWayne and Dee Carraway. Mr. Gregory Allan Thompson is president of the club. Ball chairwoman is … more

The Azalea Ball

The Azalea Ball Cotillion will present nine debutantes on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at The Matrix Center in Manning. Ann Bethea Barwick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Dwayne Barwick, will be presented by her father and escorted by Brewer Garrell … more

The Trian Club

The Trian Club will present one debutante on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Sunset Country Club. Mary Grace Watson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Burke Watson III, will be presented by her father and escorted by Cadet James William Holladay III and … more

Sumter's Turkish people topic at Monday meeting

Glen Browder, co-author of "South Carolina's Turkish People, A History and Ethnology," will be the speaker at Monday's meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society. His topic for the 7:30 p.m. meeting at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church, 912 … more

The Carolinian Ball

The Carolinian Ball will present two debutantes on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Sunset Country Club. Kate Hannah Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brant Arthur Bahnmuller and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Oliver Smith, will be presented by her stepfather, Brant … more

The Epicurean Club

The Epicurean Club will present nine debutantes on Friday, Dec. 27, at Sunset Country Club. Chandler Jewel Curtis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Stephen Curtis, will be presented by her father and escorted by Connor McCoy Curtis and Edmund … more

The Sumter Ball

The Sumter Ball will present one debutante on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Sunset Country Club. Amelia Brewer Weston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene King Weston Jr., will be presented by her father and escorted by Matthew Hamilton Frazier and Wilson … more
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