Yesteryear
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Yesteryear by Sammy Way: 130 from Sumter dead or missing in World War II; museum's backcountry homestead plan approved

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 28 - July 2 - Danger that the coming Fourth of July holiday may be marred by traffic deaths approaching if not exceeding the prewar toll of more than 200 street and highway fatalities was stressed today by the American … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Carnegie Library holds reading program; postcards show Sumter's beauty

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 23 - 26 - A supper will be served on the lawn at Millvale, near Ellerbe's mill, from 6 until 8 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The proceeds will be used to help repair the Church of the Ascension and Hagood. The meal will … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter farmer demonstrates flamethrower; rare bird found in swamp

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 18 - 22 - Contestants in the Beauty Parade, which is to be held June 17 under the sponsorship of the Sumter American Legion Post, will be allowed to wear flowers, furnished either by their sponsors or some other … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Endowment benefits Tuomey, Crosswell home; service members home for Christmas

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 13 - 17 - Fire swept through the Edens supermarket at the corner of Dugan and Sumter streets at 1 o'clock this morning, doing considerable damage to the building and goods before it was checked by the city fire … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: 3 from Sumter named winners in Betty Crocker contest; CCTC breaks ground on learning center

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 8 - 12 - The first car load of peaches from Spartanburg County will move out of Inman headed for Cincinnati, Troy Cribb, manager of the South Carolina Peach Growers Association, said as he predicted that the county … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter art students' work in museum; coalition becomes 'Sumter Green'

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 3 - 7 - Four veterans enrolled in the program being conducted in the city schools will receive high school certificates after completing successfully examinations given recently, according to Hugh Stoddard, assistant … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Pearl Harbor was attacked 79 years ago, Sumter community prepared for war

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 May 29 - June 1 - The regular meeting of Sumter City Council was held with six members present. They were Mayor Boyle, Councilmen H. A. Moses, J. T. James, J. Styles Marshall and E. H. Moses Jr. A group of residents from … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter library seeks interns; club formed for German shepherd fans

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 May 24 - 28 - Chief E. H. Lynam, of the Sumter Fire Department, today warned returning veterans and other prospective home owners that it is better to wait until good building materials are available than to attempt to … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter sailors have reunion at Trinidad; man lights up intersections

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 May 20 - 23 - Youths still are required to register for the draft upon reaching the age of 18, in spite of the fact that a law has been passed temporarily banning their induction, R.T. Brown Jr. of local selective service … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: New Tuomey lobby, entrance open; Turbeville gets new mayor

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 May 14 - 18 - Three games are scheduled in the softball leagues, weather permitting. Booth Motor Co. meets Boyle Hardware Co., followed by the girls' game with the WACS meeting Royal Crown. A second men's game follows the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter baseball club will be Fiskateers; Eckerd Drugs opens

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 May 9 - 13 - The Atlantic Coast Line railroad recently announced that it is renewing the offer to send one boy and one girl delegate, from its territory in each of the six states directly served, to the Sixteenth National … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Prehistoric axe head found on Mayesville farm; Furman High plays final game

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 May 4 - 9 - Prominent among the homeowned establishments of Clarendon County is the modern, up-to-the-minute food department store operated by W.W. Brailsford at Manning since 1931 and where nationally known and advertised … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Trinity church receives gift from Brice estate; Sumter farmer honored

75 YEARS AGO — 1946April 29 – May 3• Sale of city hall to the operators of the Sumter, Rex and Carolina motion picture theaters is being considered by city council, but no definite … more
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