Yesteryear
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Yesteryear with Sammy Way: Fishing derby begins; Sumterite is missionary in Romania

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Aug. 10 - Aug. 16 - American aircraft carriers, new to war before the attack on Pearl Harbor, emerged as one of the most powerful offensive weapons in the campaign against Japan. As the spearhead of every naval striking … more

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: Boys head to camp thanks to paper drive; Shaw opens gym

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Aug. 3 - Aug. 9 - An atomic bomb, hailed as the most terrible destructive force in history and as the greatest achievement of organized science, has been loosed upon Japan. President Truman disclosed in a White House … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter home has 600 varieties of camellias; residents urged to use landfills

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 July 27 - Aug. 2 - A high record of rainfall for one day was set when the heaviest downpour of the year was recorded. Almost two inches, 1.83 to be exact, fell in an hour and 15 minutes, according to the weather bureau. On … more

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: Sumter cannery has record day; mailmen deal with postal crisis

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 July 20 - July 26 - In addition to regular routine business, the school board considered the matter of retirement of teachers and employees in cooperation with the state retirement plan, provided for in an act passed by the … more

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: Bass fishing derby will last 3 months; Sumter resource center holds event

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 July 13 - July 19 - A $40,000 real estate agency, the Church Street Development Co. Inc., of Spartanburg was chartered by Secretary of State W.P. Blackwell. Clarendon Airways of Manning filed a charter for its $3,000 … more

2 Shaw Field officers parachute to safety

75 Years Ago - 1945 July 6-12 - Two Shaw Field officers parachuted to safety after trouble developed with their planes, Col. Donald W. Titus, commanding officer, announced today. Lt. Thomas L. Carmichael of California jumped from his plane … more

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: 4 squadrons to compete in field meet; Finney becomes chief justice

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 June 29 - July 5 - The U.S. Army Engineers have sent an urgent call for able-bodied men for vital war work in Hawaii and the Central Pacific. In addition to unskilled labor jobs, which pay unusually good wages, there are … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter soldier awarded Bronze Star for heroism, Purple Heart; Omaha Stockyard coming in '95

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 June 22 - June 28 - Cpl. George Turbeville, Maxwell Field hurling act, was accredited in a recent feature in the Maxwell newspaper with being the only soldier in the Army with a town carrying his name. Turbeville, son of J. … more

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: Farmers invited to field day; District 17 schools win awards

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 June 15 - June 21 - Holman Marks, Red Cross area representative, will teach the lifesaving instructor's course which will be given at Pocalla from the 9th to the 13th of July. A preliminary course will be given by Miss … more

Residents asked to collect paper for drive; Mental Health Center expands on Calhoun

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 June 8 - June 14 - J. S. Rider, general manager of Consolidated Utilities Corp. (the gas plants of Sumter, Anderson and Florence), has been notified that his company has received the American Gas Association Merit Award for … more

Gen. Eisenhower observes June 6 as holiday; Bates student is semifinalist in national stamp contest

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 June 1 - June 7 - Jimmy Doolittle is teaming up with the Superfortresses to finish the job he started three years ago with his world-startling air attack on Tokyo. Disclosure that the mighty B-29s, scourge of Japan's skies, … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Teens renovate 'The Hangout'; Tuttle speaks at Sumter Touchdown Club

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 May 25 - May 31 - Beginning immediately, all mail for prisoners of war in Germany will be returned to senders. The May 15 Postal Bulletin will direct local postmasters not to accept mail after that date. The office of the … more
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