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'The Spiritual: An American Legacy' Palmetto Voices present 7th Sumter concert

BY IVY MOORE ivy@theitem.com The Palmetto Voices will present their 7th Annual Sumter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. James Lutheran Church. The professional choir, whose core comprises alumni of Sumter High School choirs, has …

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These fall recipes will make a slow cooker fan out of you

Many people love the idea of a slow cooker because it seems so simple - open the pot, insert ingredients, cover the pot, turn on the heat, then leave it alone. Eight hours later, after a hard day at the office or chasing the kids, you uncover the …

Faith More

Don't forget to include modesty in your costume

For Halloween this year, my husband and I are going as exhausted parents of a newborn and toddler. It's an easy, natural choice for us, and we already have our costumes. My husband will have baby spit-up running down the back of his shirt, while my …
Weddings More

Floyd-DuBose

Megan Blanche Floyd and Robert Freer DuBose Jr., both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Circle A Farms in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Joseph Michael Floyd Sr. of Camden and Mary Frances Floyd of …
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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 …
Dear Abby More

2nd job is good money, but bad way to live

DEAR ABBY - For the past year and a half, I have worked a full-time and a part-time job while attending school. I recently graduated from college and now have a career that has put me into a better financial position. My problem is, I'm still …
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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 …
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

Jail director speaks at Rotary Club meeting; Measures require vehicle inspections

25 YEARS AGO October 20-26, 1989 - "The Sumter Disaster Application Center is closing Saturday afternoon, 23 days and more than 5,000 applications after first offering federal assistance to local hurricane victims. The crowds that once swelled …
Reflections More

The Hampton Apartments burn in 1928

Reflections visits the site of the once popular Hampton Apartments which were destroyed by fire on Jan. 21, 1928. This two-part episode discusses the destruction and rebuilding of one of Sumter's most recognizable landmarks. The fire attracted the …