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Celebrate Christmas at The Ruins

BY IVY MOORE ivy@theitem.com One of Sumter County's oldest historic homes will be open for a tour for one day only, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so the public can see the former residence of many of the area's distinguished citizens. …

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Cream cheese produces ultimate creamy pumpkin pie

In our search for the creamiest possible pumpkin pie, we decided to take our inspiration from the ultimate of creamy pies - cheesecake. We love the richness and depth cheesecake gets from its prime ingredient - cream cheese. That said, we didn't …

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Church News: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 211 Alice Drive, announces: * Saturday - Food fair and holiday market 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Homemade food items will include: cakes, pies, cookies, breads, preserves, pickles and frozen casseroles. There will also be …
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Brunson-Jolly

COLUMBIA - Dr. Jessica Elizabeth Brunson and Dr. Andrew Chad Jolly were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Millstone at Adams Pond. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. David Brunson, and the granddaughter of Mrs. …
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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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Little thefts from garden add up to annoyance

DEAR ABBY - I live in a 55-and-older mobile home park. Because my coach isn't huge, I have a nice little backyard where I have a small vegetable garden and a lovely lemon tree. One day while I was tending my garden, the woman who lives behind me …
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Sumter Volunteers ornament salutes local education

Sumter Volunteers Inc. continues its annual Sumter Keepsakes ornament series with "School Days," a gold-toned and red metal depiction of a traditional "little red schoolhouse." Information and a brief history of Sumter County education is included …
Engagements More

Early wedding/engagement deadlines

Nov. 9 edition, deadline is noon on Oct. 29 Nov. 30 edition, deadline is noon on Nov. 19 Dec. 7 edition, deadline is noon on Nov. 26 Dec. 28 edition, deadline is noon on Dec. 17 Jan. 4, 2015 edition, deadline is noon on Dec. 23
Yesteryear More

Elks donate iron lung to Tuomey; USC closes building to remove asbestos

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 April 16-22 Tomorrow afternoon at 4 a baseball film on "How to Play Baseball" will be shown free at the Rex Theatre under the auspices of the American Legion through the cooperation of theater management. This film contains …
Reflections More

Early Residents shaped Sumter in all areas

Reflections continues to highlight the achievements and contributions of Sumter citizens who helped make our community successful and productive. The group highlighted in this issue comprises individuals selected at random and are not the only …