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Firefighters ignite their grills

BY IVY MOORE ivy@theitem.com Firefighters have a reputation for being good cooks, and those from around this area are not shy about their culinary talents. On Saturday, Nov. 22, the public can sample barbecue from more than 18 fire stations …

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Cream cheese produces ultimate creamy pumpkin pie

In our search for the creamiest possible pumpkin pie, we decided to take our inspiration from the ultimate of creamy pies - cheesecake. We love the richness and depth cheesecake gets from its prime ingredient - cream cheese. That said, we didn't …

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Church News: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 211 Alice Drive, announces: * Saturday - Food fair and holiday market 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Homemade food items will include: cakes, pies, cookies, breads, preserves, pickles and frozen casseroles. There will also be …
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Brunson-Jolly

COLUMBIA - Dr. Jessica Elizabeth Brunson and Dr. Andrew Chad Jolly were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Millstone at Adams Pond. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. David Brunson, and the granddaughter of Mrs. …
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Leaches celebrate 70 years

Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Leach of Myrtle Beach celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2014 with their daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Walter Butler of Murrells Inlet; and their nephew and niece-in-law, Eddie and Nancy Taylor of …
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Teen hesitates to approach parents about fear

DEAR ABBY - I'm 13 and I'm afraid I may have OCD. I want to find out, but what's standing in my way is that sometimes my parents think I make stuff up to get attention. I'm afraid to tell them, but I know if I do, it will answer my question. Can you …
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Sumter Volunteers ornament salutes local education

Sumter Volunteers Inc. continues its annual Sumter Keepsakes ornament series with "School Days," a gold-toned and red metal depiction of a traditional "little red schoolhouse." Information and a brief history of Sumter County education is included …
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Early wedding/engagement deadlines

Nov. 9 edition, deadline is noon on Oct. 29 Nov. 30 edition, deadline is noon on Nov. 19 Dec. 7 edition, deadline is noon on Nov. 26 Dec. 28 edition, deadline is noon on Dec. 17 Jan. 4, 2015 edition, deadline is noon on Dec. 23
Yesteryear More

Optimist boxers win big; Hugo leaves mark on gardens

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 April 9-15 The chairmen of the various committees for the "Gay Nineties Review," to be presented early next month by the Sumter Junior Welfare League met to be photographed. All are hard at work on the production, the …
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Many early citizens aided in Sumter's development

The term "Founding Fathers" identifies those connected with the establishment of an institution, company or community. Sumter is blessed with a number of individuals who possessed skills and assets they used to promote the growth of the common …