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Take the trolley to Spring Festival

The Red Barn Pony Park is celebrating its "grand reopening" in a new location Saturday, collaborating with Sumter Trolley Tours to sponsor a Spring Festival for Sumter residents on Saturday. From 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., a trolley will transport …

Let's eat More

Have a winning strategy for healthy eating

With so many social events that revolve around food, it's not easy to get a fresh start on making healthy food choices. However, with a little thought and planning, you can prevent taking your body on a roller coaster ride - without having to choose …

Faith More

Is too much church a thing?

We were on the way to yet another event in a long week of church activities when I said out loud, "I don't want to go to church today." I wasn't sure I had actually said those words until I heard them come out of my mouth. It isn't something good …
Weddings More

Geddings-Baird

Mary Martin Geddings and Michael Edward Baird Jr., both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Grace Baptist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Thomas Richard Olsen Sr. of Sumter, the late Danny …
Dear Abby More

Hypochondriac seeks cure for her fear of dying

DEAR ABBY - I'm a hypochondriac. I am currently waiting on the biopsy results for a mole I had removed. Right now I'm worried and miserable. I feel guilty for what I'm putting my husband through. I want to get therapy, but doing that feels like …
Celebrations More

Singletons celebrate 50 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. King D. Singleton of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 26, 2016, at M.H. Newton Family Enrichment Center. A reception was given in their honor by their four children and their spouses: Anita C. Singleton of …
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Enjoy 'rousing renditions of well-loved hymns' at Mayesville Presbyterian

The Mayesville Presbyterian Church congregation and choir invite the public to join them in a hymn-singing program at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the church's sanctuary. "A Festival of Hymns: Great Hymns of the Reformation" will feature familiar hymns …
Engagements More

Lyles-Psillos

Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Lyles Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Morgan Lyles, to Alexander Thomas Psillos, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dale Alexander and Mr. Christopher Mitchell Psillos, all of Manning. The bride-elect is the …
Yesteryear More

Sumter now official defense area; local hotels flourishing

75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Sept. 15- 21 When Clemson's potent Tigers open a new football season against Presbyterian College at the Clemson stadium Saturday afternoon, a Sumter boy, Johnny Sweatte, will play a major role in the developments of the …
Reflections More

'A Guy Named Joe'

Based on information from The Sumter Item archives, this story focuses on a 1940s movie dealing with ghosts, romance and airplanes, featuring two of Hollywood's most recognizable actors, Irene Dunne and Spencer Tracy. The producers of the film were …