13 results total, viewing 1 - 13

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Swamp Fox Chapter Association holds 1st meeting; Bass Festival starts

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Sept. 25 - 30 - The newsprint shortage, which has been, and still is, plaguing newspapers throughout the country, has finally struck The Item. The Item was notified several days ago that the carload of paper received a … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Missing Shaw Field cadet's remains found; Manning voters choose new mayor

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Sept. 17 - 24 - South Carolina's share of a $12,000,000 fire loss of cotton and property in the United States during the 1945-46 marketing season is too great to accept without real effort to prevent such losses this … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Stairway to the Stars held at Sumter NCO Wives' Club; Stateburg residents want zoning change

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Sept. 10 - 16 - Teenagers will meet at the Birnie Community Center to organize a club for the school year 1946-47, Edward C. Jones, director of the center, announced. Officers will be elected, committees appointed and … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter gridiron gets better lighting for fall games; relay event held at stadium

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Sept. 3 - 9 - Carolina veterans and others seeking to get automotive parts will have an opportunity to buy some of the $14,000,000 worth of such property to be sold by the War Assets Administration, Sept. 9-14, at Salt Lake … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Mystery of strange Sumter light solved; airman posthumously honored

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Aug. 28 - Sept. 2 - The Sumter community cannery will reduce its operations to Wednesday afternoons only after Sept. 1, according to F.E. Wells, agriculture teacher of the Sumter city schools. After that date, the cannery … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Shaw B-25 flies child to surgery; women's history exhibit at Sumter museum

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Aug. 21 - 27 - Two civilian meteorologists are needed at Shaw Field, and there are more vacancies all over the country for civilian weather forecasters, an official of the local Army Air Base said today. Qualified persons … more

Yesteryear with Sumter Item archivist Sammy Way: Boyle Motors hosts grand opening; Bethune's house to be reconstructed

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Aug. 14 - Aug. 20 - Mrs. W. W. Dibble has accepted the chairmanship of the sewing committee for the Sumter County Red Cross chapter. Mrs. Dibble said that the chapter had accepted a quota of 185 girls' woolen skirts and 100 … more

Yesteryear by Item archivist and historian Sammy Way: Young boxer in beach tournament; octogenarian 1st-time author visits Sumterites

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Aug. 7 - 11 - South Carolinians were at the polls today in their state Democratic primary to nominate a governor, all state constitutional officers, six congressmen, 147 members of the General Assembly and five solicitors. … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Northrop Black Widow on display at Shaw; former SHS athlete will carry torch

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 July 31 - Aug. 6 - Cotton is already beginning to open in various sections of Sumter County, and, if favorable weather prevails during the next week or 10 days, picking will get underway generally before the middle of the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter police seek Piper cub thief; Sumter Volunteers offers 'shares'

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 July 24 - 30 - Sumter is a good place to live and a good place to work. Most employers pay good wages either because they are fair minded or because, in a competitive sense, they are obliged to do so in order to maintain … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Pinewood Chamber in the works; conference brings innkeepers to Sumter

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 July 17 - 23 - The daily Vacation Bible School of the Fraser Memorial Presbyterian Chapel began Monday at the Wilder school with an enrollment of 71, with 10 teachers and helpers in charge. Since that time, the attendance … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Hundreds attend football banquet; Dingle retires from track coaching

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 July 10 - 16 - To keep up to strength under the new draft extension law, the Army will have to rely on civilian volunteers as never before. The law extends selective service through March 31, 1947, but excludes youths of 18 … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Cannery opens to families during weekdays; band plays in London parade

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 July 3 - 9 - T.A. Rayfield arrived in the city yesterday to take up his new position as assistant manager of the J.C. Penney Co. here, it was announced by B. H. Rutledge, manager. Mr. Rayfield came to Sumter from Albany, … more
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 90 days.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.