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Make Fourth of July bold with an epic holiday feast

This Fourth of July, take your backyard barbecue staples from basic to bold with knock-out burgers, grilled fruit "steaks" and festive red-, white- and blue-colored desserts.Opt for burgers with a brazen rub that creates a caramelized outer layer. …

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Faith More

Church News

Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1275 Oswego Highway, announces: * Today-Friday - The final two days of a five day crusade at 6 nightly. Speakers include Bishop Leroy James, the Rev. Roosevelt McFadden, Pastor Daniel Bennett Jr. and …
Weddings More


Lisa Michele Reardon and Thornton Allen Horn III were united in marriage at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey Chapel in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of the late Vivian Jane Menke of Sumter, and the granddaughter of the …
Dear Abby More

Teen sees trouble in shirtless female cousins

DEAR ABBY - I'm concerned about a photo my uncle posted to Facebook. It features my two female cousins, ages 6 and 2, shirtless. I know no harm was intended in posting the photo, as they are both adorable girls. However, I find it inappropriate that …
Celebrations More

Strongs celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Willie J. Strong Sr. of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 20, 2016. The couple's children and their spouses are: Willie Jr. and Roslyn Summer-Strong of Eastover; Chris and Nichole Wright-Strong of Rock Hill; …
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Financial hardships bookend Baby Peggy's life

Tinseltown TalksBy the age of 4, she was a superstar child actor of the 1920s silent screen. And a millionaire.But within 2 years, she was broke.For much of her career, this tiny titan of early Tinseltown went by the stage name of Baby Peggy, whose …
Engagements More


Roney and Margaree Simon of Paxville announce the engagement of their daughter, Latasha Rene Simon of Paxville, to Leon Miller III of Fort Lee, New Jersey, son of Ms. Sheila Hines of Bronx, New York, and the late Mr. Leon Miller Jr. The …
Yesteryear More

Local leaders educate on TB; curbside trash pick up coming

75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Nov. 17-23 A regular transportation schedule has been established between Sumter and Shaw Field. Greyhound buses make 11 round trips daily except Sunday and nine daily including Sunday, transporting civilian workers and …
Reflections More

SHS basketball team wins 1948 AA state championship

This issue of Reflections remembers H.N. "Hutch" Hutchinson, one of Sumter's most respected coaches and his 1948 basketball team that won the State AA Basketball Championship. Hutchinson was born in Spartanburg on Nov. 12, 1919. His family moved …