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'A family's story of living in the South'

Sumter native Sarah Bracey White will read from her memoir "Primary Lessons" and talk about her years growing up here on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Elephant Ear Gallery. During the 3:30 to 5 p.m. event, she will also sign copies of the book, now in its …

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Take your next step

Babies go from crawling to walking. Teenagers go from walking to driving. Adults go from driving to praying when their teenagers start to drive. You have a next step, no matter what stage you are in life. You have a next step spiritually. It's …
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MURRELLS INLET - Frances Eugenia Green and Benjamin Walker Black, both of Greenville, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellie Woodrow …
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Husband and wife disagree on the meaning of family

DEAR ABBY - I have been married five years and have two children under 3. I grew up in a large Italian-American family; my husband did not. He doesn't understand the closeness I have with my family. To him, "family" is just the four of us. He …
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Morris family

Five generations of the Morris family from left are Johnny Morris, great-grandfather; Madelyn Holliday, child; Ruby Morris, great-great-grandmother; Crystal Morris, mother; and Danny Morris, grandfather.
Food More

Mix cheesy eggs and ripe avocado for a yummy breakfast taco

Long before I knew that the origin of breakfast tacos were a hotly debated topic, I was eating them and loving them. I had my first breakfast taco many years ago in Houston and have enjoyed many more in Austin, Texas. But, I am not about to give …
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Unusual mystery plant attracts long-tongued insects

There are thousands of orchid species. In fact, botanists generally consider this to be the largest plant family, with upward of 30,000 different species. This bewildering number of organisms suggests that there are plenty of evolutionary pathways …
Engagements More


The Rev. and Mrs. Abraham Temoney Sr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Sharon Ranea Temoney, to Mr. Deron Corelle Brown, son of Mrs. Shirley Ford Brown and the late Mr. Frankie Lee Brown Sr., all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the …
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Bar association honors Finney; 11th football jamboree Friday

75 YEARS AGO - 1943 March 13 - 19 Pfc. James Lawrence Ardis, 25, has been reported missing in action in North Africa since Feb. 17, Mrs. Edward Bradford has been informed. Before entering the service, Ardis had been employed at Second Mill, …
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Part 2: Imperial Hotel served Sumter well

This week's Reflections ends a two-part series on Sumter's Imperial Hotel. The conclusion will present an in-depth look at the bedrooms and parlor, as well as the story of the Imperial's fate. Located on the first floor of the hotel were the …