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Celebrating Katie

On Thursday, Sept. 25, fans and friends of the Sumter Little Theatre and its former executive director Katie Damron will gather at Patriot Hall to honor the woman who is largely responsible for the rebirth and continuing success of SLT. Two acts of …

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Apples & Honey Whole grains make for healthy snack cake

My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. Chocolate sauce not smooth enough? A dab of honey will do it. My mom loved honey, too, favoring the …

Faith More

Try to reach others in new ways

When our pastor petitioned the congregation for a couple of members to clean out one of the closets in the church, a small group of volunteers came forward, contingent on one requirement: that they could remain completely anonymous. Under the …
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Hancock-Alessandro

Caroline Ashton Hancock of Sumter and Charles DeWitt Alessandro of Charleston were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the home of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel David Hancock 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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The key to being well-liked is make yourself likable

DEAR ABBY - I'm a 15-year-old girl. When I'm with the high school group of kids at my church, I try to extend myself and talk, but they never reciprocate much. I always have to try to think of something to say and be careful I don't embarrass …
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About Katie Damron

Katie Damron moved to Sumter from her hometown of Pikesville, Kentucky in 1953 with her late husband, Ed. They purchased radio station WSSC, which she served as vice president through the 1970s. She …
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Blassingame-McBride

Anita Michelle Blassingame and Ron Terrence McBride, both of Sumter, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. James Blassingame of Sumter and Mrs. Eva Blassingame and Mr. William Long of Central, and the …
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Students beat teachers; Turbeville picked for new prison

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Feb. 5-11 Played before a capacity crowd that packed every inch of space, the high school Gamecocks downed the members of the faculty of the Sumter city schools by a score of 39 to 38 in an overtime game that was filled …
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Sumter's Firsts, part 2: Flying machines, football, hospital

Part 2 of Reflections' look back at some of Sumter's firsts continues. Sumter's first horse show since the revival of the County Fair took place on Oct. 31, 1933, at the Fairgrounds track and attracted a crowd of several hundred spectators and a …