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Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Theater hosts 'Beauty and the Beast' tryouts; author signs wedding humor book

75 YEARS AGO - 1948 March 2 - 8 - The Green Dragons, led by John Duffie, defeated the Red Raiders in the Y Midget league for the championship. Both teams were tied with one game remaining between the two teams, and in an overtime period, the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Municipal airport plans aerial spectacular; lightning hits church again

75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Feb. 23 - 28 - Efforts to institute a search for the bodies of three Sumter youths missing in the Wateree River, 20 miles west of here, since Saturday were underway. The county sheriff's office said that it had called on … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Rehearsals begin for Junior Follies musical; Sumter church opens café

75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Feb. 16 - 22 - Edward McDowell of Elliott, Lee County, was recently awarded an engraved gold watch for winning the state meat animal contest. This award was given by the Thomas E. Wilson Packing Co. of Chicago and … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Students' small business 'Blitz' begins; NASCAR fans pack Sumter hotels

75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Feb. 9 - 15 - Cotton gin operators from the two Carolinas and Virginia, members of the Carolinas Ginners Association, gathered this morning for their 10th day-long annual meeting, at which they were scheduled to draft an … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Scouts hold fall camporee; Sumter's oldest movie theater closes

75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Feb. 2 - 7 - Reps. John Riley and Bryan Dorn made strong arguments for continued government appropriations toward the Clark's Hill project on the last day of congressional activity. A subcommittee of the House … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Fire department hosts open house; teen Elvis fan visits Graceland

75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Jan. 18 - 24 - Grand Exalted Ruler Lafayette A. Lewis of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will arrive in Sumter on Feb. 4, according to Ed T. Gulledge, exalted ruler of the Sumter Lodge. An elaborate reception by … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Champion sweet potato growers go on trip; council discusses site for jail

75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Jan. 11 - 17 - In line with similar presentations to be made by Junior Chamber of Commerce throughout the nation, the Sumter Junior Chamber of Commerce will present a Distinguished Service Award key to Sumter's outstanding … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Finney Jr. addresses Morris students; Shaw holds Fighter Pilot for a Day

75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Jan. 11 - 17 - Tuomey Hospital officials reported today that E. H. Lynam Jr., better known as Billy, is in "good condition" after an accident at the Sumter Airways in which his left arm was broken. The accident occurred … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Barter Theater brings play to Sumter; Unity program recognized

75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Jan. 4 - 10 - Condensed reports from the Department of Agriculture proved interesting to South Carolina farmers: Domestic prices of cotton rose sharply in November and in mid-December and middling was around 36 cents in … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter Area Teen Crusade held; Neeses teen sees 8-foot 'Bigfoot' creature

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 - 1948 Dec. 30 - Jan. 3 - Observance of New Year's Day by Sumter establishments will be scattered and not as widespread as the Christmas Day holiday. Postmaster J.C. Pate announced that no mail deliveries, city as well as … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Men digging pond find WWII plane; 200 kids attend Camp Happy Days

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Dec. 22 - 28 - Inability to obtain timber for bridge repairs has resulted in the closing of two Anderson County roads and may cause others to be closed soon, county superintendent Ernest Murdock has reported. Murdock … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Laurence Manning opens; Swedish developers visit Sumter

75 YEARS AGO — 1947Dec. 15 – 20• Rep. John Riley said Saturday he expected Congress to end this extra session by next Friday. With the foreign aid bill passed, only the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Law Range becomes 1-way street; Copy Shop changes hands

5 YEARS AGO - 1947 Dec. 8 - 14 - Cotton farmers can get work out of the boll weevil before killing him, the first Southeastern cotton insect control conference was told as it opened a two-day meeting. Director H. P. Cooper of the South … more
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