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Sumter Today: Millwood Elementary School holds a back to school bash

Millwood Elementary School holds a back to school bash every year to hand out backpacks filled with school supplies to students, but this year looked a little different. Making sure students have the … more

Selena Gomez takes the heat in new HBO Max cooking show

By BETH HARRIS The Associated Press Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen. The singer-actress slices and dices in "Selena + Chef," debuting Thursday on the new HBO Max streaming service. The 10-episode series was shot in the … more

Opinion: There is no condemnation for being transparent

I realize that church leaders must be real with their feelings because if the "human factor" did not come through our personalities, we would all seem very robotic. But at the same time, many feel pressure to be excited and happy all the time … more

1 dead after powerful storm leaves devastation in Midwest

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without power on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing widespread damage and killing a 73-year-old woman found … more

HBO recalls murder that rocked New York City

By Kevin McDonough "Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn" (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA) offers a documentary look at a 1989 murder that convulsed New York City. The film offers a minute-by-minute account of the crime and interviews friends and associates of … more

Pool overexposure gets disapproval of grandparents

DEAR ABBY - My husband and I are in our 60s and have a swimming pool that our kids and grandkids like to visit. Our issue is that our granddaughter wears a bathing suit that shows her bum. It isn't a thong, but close to it. She's 16 and starting … more

Global coronavirus cases top 20M as Russia OKs vaccine

ROME - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a vaccine against the virus. Russian President … more

Horoscopes: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Clues from your past will help when looking for new ways to use your skills. Keeping up with the times and being vocal about how you see things unfolding will help you set the standard as you move forward. TAURUS (April … more

LUTHER CLYDE SPIGNER III

SUMMERTON - Luther Clyde Spigner III, 69, husband of Eleanor Lynn Dennis Spigner, died on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at his residence. Born on Sept. 26, 1950, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Luther Clyde Spigner Jr. and Willie Egeria Dingle … more

CASIMER J. MYSZKOWSKI JR.

Casimer Joseph "Chris" Myszkowski Jr., 71, husband of Josephine Jean Hillier Myszkowski, died on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his home. Born on Dec. 25, 1948, in Buffalo, New York, he was a son of the late Casimer Joseph "Kayo" J. Myszkowski Sr. … more

RICHARD HOLLAND

Funeral services for Richard Holland will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at New Hope Community Cemetery, Panola Road, Pinewood. A public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Richard was born on Jan. 19, 1960, in … more

GEORGE WASHINGTON DAILEY

George Washington Dailey, 82, husband of Adell Holmes Dailey, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 20, 1937, in Brunswick, Georgia, a son of the late Jurry and Annie Lee Clarke Dailey. Public … more

WILLIAM MITCHELL

Deacon William Mitchell, 75, husband of Velma Mitchell, died on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He was born on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1944, in Clarendon County, to the late George and Virginia … more

CHRISTOPHER DAVIS SR.

Christopher "Chirt" Davis Sr., age 64, departed this life on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Sumter. He was born on Feb. 6, 1956, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Marie Davis Player and Jessie Irving. Funeral services are incomplete and will be … more

ALBERTUS WHITE HUMES

ALCOLU - Albertus White Humes, 83, died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at her residence, 1165 Ocean Road, Alcolu. She was born on Feb. 15, 1937, in Manning, a daughter of the late Abe Sr. and Lou Jane Montgomery White. The family is receiving … more

PATRICIA A. HOBBS

Patricia A. Hobbs, 84, widow of Van L. Hobbs, died on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at NHC Healthcare in Sumter. Services will be announced by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter. more

MARION LEONARD

Marion Leonard, 87, widower of Ann Tindal Leonard, died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. Born on Feb. 15, 1932, in Clarendon County, he was a son of Ferdinand and Ida Conyers Leonard. The family is receiving … more

MICHAEL SINGLETON

PINEWOOD - Michael Singleton, 21, died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at McLeod Health Clarendon, Manning. He was born on Dec. 25, 1998, in Sumter, a son of Angela Singleton. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of … more

FRANKLIN GIBBS

Franklin Gibbs, 59, husband of Patricia Lawson Gibbs, died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. Born on Feb. 11, 1961, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he was a son of Leon G. and Martha J. Gibbs. The family is requesting no … more
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