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4th Fridays brings variety to Main Street

Five bands, each playing different styles of music, will play for Downtown Sumter's 4th Fridays series this summer. Starting with the Motown, beach and rhythm-and-blues group Fantasy this Friday, the free concerts will be held on Main Street between …

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Transported by taste

Ripe vegetables, fresh herbs and fragrant spices all lend vibrant, bold flavors to mouthwatering meals that are worth lingering over with friends. This is what Mediterranean cooking is all about. Add some Mediterranean …

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Christian rapper Lecrae opens up about his past

ATLANTA (AP) - Christian rapper Lecrae was a troubled teen struggling to find his identity as a young man who once considered committing suicide. The two-time Grammy winner opens up about childhood abuse, run-ins with the law, struggles with drug …
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Osborne-Powell

PINEWOOD - Skyler C. Osborne and Jacob E. Powell, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Two Ponds Duck Club. The bride is the daughter of Keith "Buddy" and Regina Osborne, and the granddaughter of Horace …
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Mom objects to kids paying for roughhousing

DEAR ABBY- We visit my in-laws two or three times a year. During our most recent visit, my kids (ages 12 and 14) were roughhousing with their cousins and accidentally slammed a door, which resulted in a broken frame. Their grandpa had asked them to …
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Singletons celebrate 50 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. King D. Singleton of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 26, 2016, at M.H. Newton Family Enrichment Center. A reception was given in their honor by their four children and their spouses: Anita C. Singleton of …
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Mary Todd Lincoln's 1882 funeral cost almost $280

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (AP) - An itemized list believed to be from former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln's funeral has resurfaced after two of Springfield's oldest funeral homes merged. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that the list …
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Hamm-Harvin

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Edward Hamm of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Leigh Hamm of Sumter, to Andrew Earls Harvin of Charleston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Thompson Harvin of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of …
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Military guard now at Shaw; new guild plans art show

75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Oct. 13-19 A military guard has been established at Shaw Field, taking over 11 posts. Visitors from Sumter who ride out to view the field will now see sentries in uniform, armed with pistols, stationed at the various …
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Item photographer Crowson chronicled World War II, China

This issue of Reflections recalls a correspondence sent by the late Heyward Crowson, longtime Sumter Daily Item photographer, while he was serving in the South Pacific during World War II. Crowson left The Item in 1944 to enlist in the Marine …