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4th Fridays finale

BY IVY MOORE ivy@theitem.com There's always a big crowd when Terence Lonon and the Untouchables play. Perhaps that's one reason they were selected to play the finale of the inaugural season of 4th Fridays. Leigh Newman, Growth and …

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Choosing to do the right thing will earn you divine praise

Sam is the type of man who barely made a blip on his employer's radar. A quiet, honest man, Sam dutifully went about his work producing quiet, honest results on a regular basis. That is, until he was asked by said employer to fudge the numbers on a …
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Hinson-Galloway

Jessica Lauren Hinson and Harry Dale Galloway Jr., both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Leverne Hinson Jr., and the …
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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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Verbal abuse at day care cries out for intervention

DEAR ABBY - I would like to weigh in on your response to "Day Care Drama in Indiana" (Sept. 1), whose neighbor screams at the children in her day care. I worked for 25 years investigating serious complaints, many involving verbal abuse, against day …
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Gardner shows 'fascinating sense of artistry'

Many people never have a defining moment, an epiphany that points them in the right life direction. Artist Fran Gardner, however, is fortunate to have experienced that momentous event, and it has made a difference in her life and career. During her …
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Hancock-Skinner

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel David Hancock of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Hancock of Sumter, to Wade Christopher Skinner of Sumter, son of Ms. Melissa McLeod Bradshaw of Sumter and Mr. Terry Lynn Bradshaw of Nashville, …
Yesteryear More

Big Applers head to Atlanta; Redcoats invade Sumter

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 March 12-18 Mayor F.B. Creech has given his permission for the Elk's Egg Hunt to be given on the 22nd and use of the city park this day. Every detail has been looked after and we hope to be able to have a concert by the …
Reflections More

Edward's was popular Main Street 'dime store'

Reflections revisits one of Sumter's most well-known and popular 5, 10 and $1.00 stores. In August of 1958 Edward's store opened on Main Street and enjoyed immediate success. The Sumter store was one of the newest and largest Edward's stores to open …