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Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Pros will return to speedway; Sumter native sells leeches to hospitals

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 March 1 - 7 Note: Due to missing issues, 75 Years Ago is approximately seven months ahead of the current date. The January and February articles should have been dated 1946. - The biggest brass plan to witness the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Masonic Grand Lodge Temple to be proposed; Pocalla teacher wins S.C. award

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Feb. 22 - 28 - Tickets are on sale in front of Lawson's Drug Store for the Teen Canteen George Washington birthday dance to be held at the recreation building. Cash prizes will be given to the boy and girl wearing the most … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Electricity reaches 40% of farms; Sumterites Association meets yearly

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Feb. 15 - 21 - A group of 433 Cub and Boy Scouts and their parents attended the Parent-Son Dinner held at Edmunds High School, ending Boy Scout week activities which have been carried on in Sumter for the past several days. … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Shaw photographers win honors in contest; quarterback Solomon almost unstoppable

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Feb. 8 - 14 - Sumter Frozen Foods, a new corporation formed here by a group of prominent Sumter businessmen, has begun construction on a freezer locker plant to be located on Broad Street extension, one-half mile beyond the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: 'Best midway yet' comes to Sumter; kids create Recycle Rob

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Feb. 1 - 7 - Tuomey Hospital has been awarded Full and Provisional Approval by the American College of Surgeons for the year 1945, as revealed through an annual survey which was conducted in December. The results of this, … more

Jewish Welfare Fund holds supper at temple; Shaw hosts F-102 Delta Daggers

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Jan. 25 - 31 - Officers re-elected for an additional one-year term at the annual Sumter County Game and Fish Association barbecue and meeting were B.L. Montague, president; R. T. Brown Sr., secretary-treasurer; George L. … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Egg exports show Sumter ag growth; former POWs invited to berry farm

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Jan. 17 - 23 - According to J.A. Raffield, city manager, the movement of 50 house-trailers from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to Sumter will help alleviate the acute housing shortage here. The house-trailers will be located in the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: 'Yanks' supper held at school cafeteria; Jones sees 200th career coaching win

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Jan. 11 - 16 - A large crowd attended the annual Ladies' Night Banquet of the Sumter Kiwanis Club held at Edmunds High School. Dr. Havilah Babcock, dean of the School of English of the University of South Carolina, was … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Housing opens for Shaw Field personnel; P-15's winning streak ends

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Jan. 4 - 10 - Larry Wayne Nunnery, born New Year's Day to Mr. and Mrs. George Nunnery of Wedgefield, took top honors in the Item's 1946 Stork Derby as the first baby of the New Year in Sumter County. Local merchants … more

USO club celebrates Christmas; Solomon makes 4 touchdowns

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Dec. 28 - Jan. 3 - If history does a reasonable job of repeating itself, it will be Wake Forest's powerful running game against South Carolina's brilliant passing when the Gamecocks and Demon Deacons square off against each … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Perfection Bakery staff thanks customers; Richardson learns about FCA

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Dec. 21 - Dec. 27 - Gen. George S. Patton Jr., who led the victorious U.S. Third Army from the beaches of Normandy into Czechoslovakia, died today a dozen days after his neck was broken in a traffic accident. The general's … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Flag pole dedicated on Tricentennial Week; Pinewood hosts Possum Trot Fest for 2nd year

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Dec. 14 - Dec. 20 - December checks for distribution in Sumter County to needy persons receiving public assistance are being mailed from the state public welfare office in time to be received early this week, it is … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Morris seeks books to help with accreditation; Tuomey is smoke free

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Dec. 7 - 15 - Fourteen officers and men aboard five Navy torpedo bombers missing over the Atlantic since Wednesday night and 13 crew members of a plane lost while searching for the bombers today were identified by seventh … more
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