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Celebrate 45th Earth Day

As winter is finally ceding its long, chilly reign to spring, Sumter prepares to celebrate our planet's beauty and our imperative to be good stewards of its life-sustaining riches. On Saturday, April 18, the city of Sumter, SAFE and Sonic will …

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Master perfectly creamy scalloped potatoes

With Easter on its way, my mind has turned to scalloped potatoes, always a big hit at a holiday feast. And really, what's not to love? We're talking about sliced potatoes baked in a cream sauce, then topped with cheese or crumbs or both! Still, it …

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Church News: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Briggs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 7135 Wash Davis Road, Summerton, announces: * Sunday, April 12 - Gospel Explosion at 3 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 495 Calvary Church Road, Bishopville, announces: * Saturday, April 4 -Mid-Carolina …
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Early wedding / engagement deadline for April 5

The deadline for engagement and weddings to publish on Sunday, April 5, is noon on Wednesday, March 25. There will be no exceptions. Engagement and wedding announcements of local interest are …
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Today is a day to celebrate gators, big tonsils

DEAR READERS - In honor of April Fools' Day, I'll share a couple of offbeat letters I've received from readers who have attempted to pull my proverbial leg. Enjoy! DEAR ABBY - I'm writing to brag about my boyfriend. He's a semi-professional …
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Elease Felder Walker

Elease Felder Walker was born on March 10, 1915, the third of six children born to Mose and Amy Miller Felder. Mrs. Walker attributes her longevity to the fact that she listened to what her parents taught her growing up: to respect her elders and …
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Juried Piccolo Spoleto art exhibition calls for submissions

FROM STAFF REPORTS CHARLESTON - The 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition is sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and is open to all South Carolina residents. Awards for the exhibition include $100 each for Best …
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Gaughf-Stubbs

Joseph Paul Gaughf of Greer and Holly Socha Gaughf of Sumter announce the engagement of their son, Andrew Ryan Gaughf of Sumter, to Elizabeth Ellen Stubbs of Greer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Roy Stubbs of Greer. The bride-elect is the …
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Heath looks out for military employees; Chamber supports SLT campaign

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Aug. 20-26 An employer-employee relationship that is believed to be unique in the entire country was uncovered by the Daily Item in Sumter. The whole story of this remarkably liberal policy became known as the result of the …
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Stately El Recuerdo still stands strong

This issue of Reflections features a story written by Nelle C. Wells on one of the most beautiful and enduring architectural treasures constructed in the Southeast. El Recuerdo is the beautiful, historic plantation home located about three and …