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Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Detainees freed from jail on Christmas; Unity Festival planned in South Sumter

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Dec. 23 - Dec. 29 - The several persons in the city jail on charges of disorderly conduct were released and wished "Merry Christmas," it was learned today. Following an annual custom, persons in jail on Christmas morning on … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter applies for Sea Scout Ship charter; NAACP honors those who started fight for education equality

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Dec. 16 - Dec. 22 - A sacred Christmas concert will be presented by the Edmunds High School Girls' Chorus on Dec. 19 at the school auditorium under the direction of Miss Mary Dorothy Clawson, director of music in the city … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Possum Trot Festival returns; Teseniar chosen for seminar

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Dec. 9 - Dec. 15 - In order to solve the housing problems of military personnel from Shaw Field who live off the post, it is requested by Col. D. W. Titus, commanding officer, those with homes available list them with the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Cadet wives given welcome to Sumter; mental health center's apartments open

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Dec. 2 - Dec. 8 - It has been announced by the State Forest Service and the Clemson College Extension Service that tree seedlings in the amount of 1,550,000 will be distributed free to farmers in South Carolina. These … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Bond sales approach goal; ShawFest '94 expects 64K visitors for annual airshow

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 - Charles M. Hurst, the oldest native-born citizen of Sumter, died at Tuomey hospital after a brief illness, following a long period of declining health. Mr. Hurst was born in Sumter on Oct. 12, 1856, the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: 10 Sumter delegates take Goodwill journey; Lee hospital closes

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Nov. 18 - Nov. 24 - The Sumter Dry Goods Company has a very attractive window display in the interest of the Sixth War Loan bond sale. The window contains several interesting German war materials loaned by John Graham. This … more

Letter thanks knitters for helping military; Richardson attends YMCA ceremony

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Nov. 11 - Nov. 17 - Congressman-elect John J. Riley addressed the Lions Club of Sumter on the topic "Who Are Our Neighbors?" Mr. Riley presented an interesting talk and was given a standing ovation by his audience at the … more
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