Panorama

Saudi women spend big on makeup, even if it's just a glimpse

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Green lipstick, blue lipstick and 40 shades of foundation to choose from are just some of the reasons 18-year-old Shahad al-Qahtani is excited about superstar Rihanna's makeup line debut in Saudi Arabia. Rihanna, known …

Engagements
Schwechlen-Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Jay Anderson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, formerly of Sumter, announce the engagement of their son, Gabriel James Anderson of Basel, Switzerland, to Caroline Schwechlen of Saint Louis, Alsace, France, daughter of Fernand Schwechlen …
Williams-Morris Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Williams of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth Williams of Charlotte, North Carolina, to Nathan William Morris of Charlotte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Morris of Charlotte. The …
Thompson-Daylami Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Allan Thompson of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Lee Thompson of Columbia, to Taylor Francis Daylami of Columbia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benny Daylami of Summerville. The bride-elect is the …
Smith-Lander Dr. and Mrs. William Clay Smith of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Smith of Durham, North Carolina, to William Foster Lander of Raleigh, North Carolina, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chapin Lander of Atlanta, …
Culclasure-Wilson Mr. and Mrs. William Todd Culclasure of Manning announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Betts Culclasure of Manning, to William Heathley Wilson IV of Mayesville, son of the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. William Heathley Wilson III of …
Celebrations
Castelia C. Wilson celebrates 100 years Castelia Clark Wilson celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, April 10. Born on April 10, 1918, in Lee County, she is the daughter of the late Robbie and Ada Clark. She received her education at Morris College. After completing her education, …
Catherine Cutler Schumacher Blake Edmond and Sarah Cutler Schumacher of Columbia announce the birth of a daughter, Catherine Cutler Schumacher, on March 16, 2018, at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital, Columbia. Catherine weighed 8 pounds, and she was 20 1/4 inches …
Browns celebrate 50 years Dr. and Mrs. David Eugene Brown Jr., of Sumter, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Their two children are Dr. David Eugene Brown III and wife, Farrah, of Chapin and Margaret Lindsay Brown of Mount …
Mary Cunningham celebrates 104 years Mary Cunningham celebrated her 104th birthday on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Covenant Place with her family, friends and staff. Born in Greenville, Mary is the fourth and only living of six girls. She is the widow of the Rev. Dr. Francis …
Howards celebrate 50 years The Rev. Laddie and Mrs. Katherine Howard celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Their children are Laddie T. Howard and Katherine W. Grice. The couple has four grandchildren. Mrs. Howard is the …
Births
Weddings
Culclasure-Wilson MAYESVILLE - Lauren Betts Culclasure of Manning and William Heathley Wilson IV of Mayesville were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Mayesville Presbyterian Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Todd …
Thompson-Daylami Lauren Lee Thompson and Taylor Francis Daylami were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Allan Thompson of Sumter and the …
Martin-Veverica COLUMBIA - Kate Gamble Martin and Jordan Scott Veverica were united in marriage Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Rutledge Chapel on the Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lewis Martin of Manning …
Funke-Dunlap LYNCHBURG - Erika Charlotte Funke and Michael Paul Dunlap, both of Columbus, Mississippi, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Tanglewood Plantation. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bryan Funke of Sumter. She …
Riley-Scott EDISTO ISLAND - Sarah Morgan Riley of Aiken and Dustin Charles Scott of Sumter were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Cypress Trees Plantation. The bride is the daughter of Drs. John Wade and Melissa Morgan Riley of Aiken …
Faith
Yesteryear

Blanding promoted; Majorettes recognized; Drifters rock Sumter

75 Years Ago - 1943 Dec 11-Dec 17 - "Leon M. Blanding, 25, son of Mrs. Georgia L. Blanding, has been promoted from the rank of first lieutenant to that of captain. On a recent mission the plane of Captain Blanding, who is credited with …