Yesteryear
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Yesteryear by Sammy Way: District 17's cheese rolls win S.C. school baking contest; tennis fans meet to discuss getting courts in Sumter

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Feb. 27 - March 1 - Three men of the Sumter area were among the 174 Furman University men included on the dean's list for the first semester of this school term. Those from the Sumter area who have maintained a scholastic … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Wildcats give coach his 'biggest victory'; new club built on Shaw

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Feb. 18 - 24 - The chain reaction argument over who wanted the Smyth report published and how much of the atomic bomb's secret it revealed veered today toward the Army. A denial by the atom scientists of Chicago Inc. that … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Western Auto opens in Sumter; educator Dr. Stoddard honored

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Feb. 11 - 17 - Ten Cub scouts of Den 3, Pack 38, were out Saturday morning enjoying a hike and picnic under the supervision of their den mother, Mrs. Freeman Parker, when a short way off they saw a field of burning broom … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Train operator saves boy on track; Sumter resident collects valuable bottles

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Feb. 4 - 10 - Marion Moise, prominent Sumter attorney and until recently magistrate in the city, delivered an address on "The Grand Jury, Its Powers and Responsibilities" at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club. Mr. Moise … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter Frozen Foods opens; county gets equine sports massage therapist

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Jan. 28 - Feb. 3 - Lawrence "Larry" Weldon, former star athlete at Presbyterian College and one-time assistant backfield coach of the Washington Redskins of the National Professional Football league under Clark Shaughnessy … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: 4-H students win trip up North; Art Shop opens its doors

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Jan. 21 - 27 - Funds of more than 350 local chapters of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in 29 states were completely exhausted in providing hospitalization and medical care of polio victims during last … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter 4-H group finishes sweet potato project; jeweler creates Olympic pins

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Jan. 14 - 20 - The first Sumter war service names to be entered on the permanent National Roll of Honor at Washington Cathedral are those of Cpl. Richard Buchanan Burns and the late Lt. Alwin Caruthers Burns Jr., it was … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Studebaker Drivers Club meets in Sumter; depot nominated for register

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Jan. 7 - 13 - R. L. Irby, who was formerly with the city police, was officially appointed Sumter County jailer this morning at the meeting of the Sumter County Board of Commissioners. S. B. Geddings had handed in his … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Pro archers in Sumter for tournament; Shaw gets 18 new F-16 jets

75 YEARS AGO -1947 Dec. 31 - Jan. 6 - Dr. John M. Wells, 76, pastor emeritus of Sumter Presbyterian Church, died at the Tuomey hospital from a heart attack. He was born July 16, 1870, in Hinds County, Mississippi, and came to Sumter in 1924 as … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Daredevil driving at Sumter Speedway; chanting helps Manning team win

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Dec. 24 - 31 - A letter to the editor: Chairman McKnight has asked for an expression of opinion whether or not the County of Sumter and the City of Sumter should give to the Federal Government Shaw Field. I think we should. … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Art Gallery demonstrates Egyptian painting technique; China natives get approval to become American citizens

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Dec. 17 - 23 - Sumter's famous National Guard artillery unit which saw continuous service in Africa, Sicily and Italy during the recent war is now ready to reorganize. The unit here has been redesignated Battery "C" 248th … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Morris in Tropical bowl Christmas Day; society searches for grave IDs

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Dec. 10 - 16 - Francis M. Moise, member of the City Board of Education, delivered a brief address on the school system at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club. Mr. Moise was introduced by Dr. H. A. Mood. The extension of … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Tree will be living memorial to WWII vets; concealed weapons law passes

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Dec. 3 - 9 - Funeral services for Dr. Ernest M. Carson, 68, of Spring Hill were conducted this afternoon by Dr. J. M. Wells from the residence of his sister, Mrs. E. P. Martin on North Main Street in Sumter. Interment … more
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