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Give the gift of memory with DIY projects

For elderly people struggling with memory loss, one of the toughest things can be forgetting the details of their own lives. What must it be like when you struggle to recall something you were sure you'd never forget - the name of an old friend, …

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Church News: Dec. 15, 2017

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Sunday, Dec. 24 - Christmas program during 10 a.m. worship service. * Sunday, Dec. 31 - Fifth Sunday missionary worship service at 10 a.m. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph …
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Kinney-Psomas

LYNCHBURG - Anna Crew Kinney of Sumter and John Taylor Psomas of Greenwood were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Tanglewood Plantation. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Jerry Kinney of Sumter and the …
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Dad is obsessed with who will inherit his possessions

DEAR ABBY - My father - aged 68, active and in good health - has become increasingly obsessed with deciding who will get which of his belongings when he passes. Almost every conversation now consists of some form of "Do you think your cousin Joey …
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Alberts celebrate 50 years of marriage

The Rev. Prince and Evangelist Adline Albert of Sumter celebrate their 50th anniversary today, Dec. 17, 2017. The couple's children will send them on a Caribbean cruise in early Spring 2018. Their five children and their spouses are Sheila …
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Orange, Raspberry Tart in under an hour

During the holidays, we could all use a fantastic tart recipe in our hip pockets. Tarts are a perfect festive end to any dinner party, and they make a lovely gift for a neighbor. If the thought of making homemade crust intimidates you, or if you …
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Canine mansions, mummified pets and pachyderm poop

EDITOR'S NOTE: To most people, our pets are full-fledged members of the family, and as such, they're likely to find special gifts under the tree, just like their human counterparts. Tinseltown Talks columnist Nick Thomas has "some unusual gift ideas …
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Lamb-Stafford

The Rev. and Mrs. Jimmy Carl Lamb Sr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Katherine "Katie" Lamb, to Stephen Francis Stafford Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Francis Stafford, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter …
Yesteryear More

Summerton has its 1st war casualty; complex is renovated

75 YEARS AGO -1943 July 10-July 16 - E. H. (Billy) Lynam Jr., who has served as civilian instructor for the Army Air Forces for nearly two years, has been commissioned a First Lieutenant in the United States Army, The Item was informed. Lt. …
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Speedway was opened in 1957, held 2,000 fans

The Gamecock Speedway was scheduled to open in March of 1957 under the management of promoter Wade Shugart. The newly constructed stands positioned along the straightway were designed to seat 2,000 fans. The new facility was to also feature …