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Reflections revisits a home that was returned to the setting where most of the material used in its construction originated. This beautiful abode built by a craftsman from another state served as home for several generations of Sumterites. The data … more
D-Day was the most critical day of our generation. We are deeply indebted to the press, radio, and newsreels which since the beginning of the invasion have kept us fully informed as to the movements of the Allied Forces. This, the greatest … more
"Businesses will be suspended in Sumter at noon and the balance of the day will be devoted to celebrating the formal opening of the Wateree River bridge at Garner's Ferry, which is the connecting highway link on the most direct route between the … more
We encourage our readers to visit the Sumter County Military Museum in the Clyburn Transportation Center on South Harvin Street from 1 to 4:30 p.m. this Monday, May 27, on Fridays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. each Sunday. We … more
Reflections revisits an event marking the removal of an old Sumter landmark, a 226-foot-tall smokestack, once located on South Main Street. The stack was struck by lightning and subsequently became a hazard to the buildings it once served. The … more
Sumter will celebrate its 82nd Iris Festival at Swan Lake Iris Gardens this Memorial Day weekend, with thousands expected to visit the gardens to enjoy good music, food, family friendly events and the blooming of the Japanese irises. Here we take a … more
Reflections revisits two pavilions once located at Second Mill (Sunset Lake) and Pocalla Springs. Webster's Dictionary defines a pavilion as a building or part of a building often partly opened and highly ornamented used for entertainment, exhibits … more
Reflections revisits Morris College and discusses the opportunities it offered to Black children in the Sumter community. "The Negro State Baptist Convention of South Carolina founded the college in 1908. For many years, it has contributed much to … more
Reflections remembers one of the most important aspects of assisting and providing recreational and other services to military personnel assigned to numerous duty posts at home and abroad. This research focuses primarily on Sumter's commitment to … more
Reflections remembers one of Sumter's most beautiful and upscale jewelry stores to open in the downtown area. This new post-World War II business was part of the numerous stores that helped increase Sumter's downtown growth. This new enterprise, … more
This issue of Reflections takes a look at photos taken across the Sumter area through the decades. more
Reflections recalls the movie "A Guy Named Joe" filmed in 1943 with various scenes being shot in Sumter, South Carolina. Hollywood press noted, "It would be England for most movie goers in the forthcoming MGM production, but for the people of … more
Reflections celebrates Women's History Month by remembering the women who flew airplanes during World War II. At the beginning of the war, the Army Air Corps was faced with a critical shortage of pilots, both combat and non-combat. To cover this … more
Today's Reflections addresses the development of Sumter's most significant floral garden. H. C. Bland, upon entering retirement, desired to develop his own fishing pond, which evolved into Bland Pond and eventually became an integral part of Swan … more
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