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Spend a day in the park 9th annual art fair in heart of town

The list of artists and artisans for the 9th Annual Art in the Park is now at 35, and it's growing. The popular fall event set in Memorial Park brings artists from Sumter and surrounding areas to display and sell their work and offers those …

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Sweet or savory, these tarts are hard to beat

Ever walk past a French bakery with one of those impossibly elegant apple tarts in the window, the ones with the apple slices fanned out in the shape of a flower? Nothing you could ever make at home, right? Wrong. It's so much easier than it …

Faith More

Is your 'headline' getting the message across?

Good headline writers are a rare breed. They are a special type of human being who, being tasked with creating a title both accurate and appealing, can often come up with a title that describes the main focus of a story written by someone with the …
Weddings More

Dailey-Vellon

COLUMBIA - McBride Williams Dailey and Joseph Patrick Vellon, both of Washington, D.C., were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at City Art. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Darrell Dailey Jr. of Sumter, 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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Herpes-infected trucker is out of ex-wife's control

DEAR ABBY - Last year I found a bottle of Valtrex in my husband's car. He had been taking the medicine for months. When I asked him about it, he lied. I was devastated when I realized I had been exposed to herpes. He actually tried to say he got …
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SLT shows off its talents; Dukes of Hazzard's Best to entertain

Sumter Little Theatre showed off its superb talents last Thursday, all in celebration of longtime director (now emerita) Katie Damron. If anyone in that audience had ever had the least doubts about the quality and entertainment value of the theater …
Engagements More

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

Little theater gains momentum; county in state of emergency

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Feb. 19-25 With their undefeated record at stake the seasoned Sumter High School boxing team will swing away against a strong Orangeburg High School team in a match that is expected to pack the high school gymnasium. Coach …
Reflections More

Women to compete in high school athletics

Reflections examines women's athletics prior to their becoming interscholastic events. According to research conducted by the late Ruth Edens, girls' athletics at Edmunds High were limited to intramural status until the 1959-60 school term. Girls …