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Meet artists Davenport, Rath

Work by two of Sumter's well known artists will share exhibit space in Covenant Place's Mezzanine Gallery through Sept. 18. "Ray Davenport & Genevieve Rath: Reflections" opens with a 5 to 7 p.m. reception Thursday.This exhibition continues the …

Let's eat More

Master the fine art of a simple salad

Summer time is salad time. When it's hot out and the garden is bountiful, everyone's in the mood for a light and refreshing entree salad. And what could be easier? You just toss together a bunch of lettuce with some cooked protein, add an …

Faith More

Catch singer at Sumter church for 'homecoming'

Although singer and songwriter Tim Malchak found success in country music, it wasn't until he grounded his life in Christianity that he started to feel fulfilled. Living in Nashville in the '80s, he had two top-40 hits and a handful of top 50 and …
Weddings More

Rolow-Dizon

Margaret Elizabeth Rolow and Capt. Adriel Gene Dizon, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Patrick and Margaret Rolow of Sumter, and the …
Dear Abby More

Politics, profanity make dinner hard to swallow

DEAR ABBY - My sister-in-law and her live-in boyfriend, "Bud," get together with us for dinner and outings. We enjoy each other's company, but over the last couple of years he has been making disparaging remarks on the subject of politics. We do not …
Celebrations More

Ethel Catten celebrates 100 years

Ethel Damon Sanders Catten celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the North HOPE Center. Although born in Lee County, she has lived most of her life in Sumter County. She is the widow of Gussie "Son" …
Panorama More

Acclaimed sopranos sing to benefit Allen University alumni

Former Metropolitan Opera Soloist Gwendolyn Bradley will moderate a multimedia musical potpourri to benefit the General Alumni Association of Allen University. The event is sponsored by the Lee County Chapter and will be …
Engagements More

Stutz-Bellew

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stanley Stutz Jr. of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Louise Stutz of Athens, Georgia, to Robert "Shelton" Bellew of Athens, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Porter Bellew Sr. of Marietta, Georgia. The …
Yesteryear More

Sumter public schools integrated; SHS students can wear 'long shorts'

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Oct. 15-21 Sumter High School racked up its sixth straight victory of the season last night by banging out a convincing 20-0 win over Porter Military Academy of Charleston before a large crowd on Edmunds field. The …
Reflections More

Monument honors Sumter's fallen heroes

Reflections revisits the history of the World War II memorial marker that stands on the Sumter courthouse grounds. This monument was initially erected to ensure that those who died in World War II would not be forgotten. It has served as a gathering …