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Stroll downtown for Microbrew Festival

Sumter Senior Services brought back the Downtown Sumter Microbrew Festival last spring, and it was so successful, they're planning to make it an annual event for the foreseeable future. Merchants on and around Main Street were likewise pleased by …

Let's eat More

Gussy up your salad and put it in a mason jar

Too often, a salad is served out of obligation. We feel it is something we have to do to make the meal complete, but really don't want to. And too often that's why the salads we serve aren't all that great. We don't really care about them. Thing …

Faith More

Church News: Thursday, April 23, 2015

ALIVE Praise & Worship Center, 342 W. Liberty St., announces: * Saturday - Spring community outreach giveaway of food and clothes 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday - Family and friends fundraiser …
Weddings More

Stafford-Manders

Margaret Elizabeth Stafford and Michael Kelly Manders Jr., both of Rock Hill, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Francis Stafford, …
Dear Abby More

Brother with repeat offenses doesn't merit sister's support

DEAR ABBY: My brother is older than I am and has been in and out of prison. He has stolen my things and pawned them. I am married, and my husband and I are expecting our first child. We live in a …
Celebrations More

Centenarian, Annie Gamble

Annie Gamble celebrated her 100th birthday at Shoney's on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Mrs. Gamble, widow of Marion Gamble, was born on April 15, 1915. She was a domestic worker who took pride in her work. She has a feisty personality and is known …
Panorama More

Celebrate Old West's unsung heroes

If you've been to the Black Cowboy, Man or Myth, Festival, you know that the black cowboy is indeed real. If not, now's your chance to get steeped in the history and culture of the Old West.Mark and Sandra Myers started the weekend-long festival 19 …
Engagements More

Hatfield-Coker

Fred L. Hatfield Jr. and Vanessia "Necie" Hatfield of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Tristina Nicole Hatfield of Sumter, to Jason Earl Coker of Sumter, son of Earl and Faye Coker of Alcolu and Gayle Morris Nobles and the late …
Yesteryear More

New Rex theater for Main; Clemson branch approved

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Sept. 10-16 Sixty-one farmers of Sumter County made their annual tour of the Coker farms of Hartsville yesterday afternoon. This was the largest crowd to ever make this trip from Sumter County according to County Agent J. …
Reflections More

Sumter watched Wesmark's silver screen for decades

This issue of Reflections looks back at the arrival of Wesmark Cinema to Sumter almost a half century ago. This beautiful structure, owned by Carmike Theaters, was located in the Wesmark Plaza Shopping Center; Sumter's second such facility opening …