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Coin collectors frequently look for old coins for their collections. Several members of the Sumter Coin Club do just that, and some of them have especially old coins. On Saturday, Oct. 21, during the the club's 14th annual coin show, some of them … more
"The Great American Trailer Park Musical" is "a story of love and loss and midlife crisis," opening Thursday at Sumter Little Theatre. And truly, as Director Traci Quinn describes it, the musical comedy set in Armadillo Acres, a trailer park in … more
The list of actors Barbara Rush shared the big screen with is impressive. "I did work with a lot of interesting and talented men," Rush said from Los Angeles. "And actresses, too, such as Jane Wyman. I found the nicest people were actually the … more
"Party like it's 1799!" That's the invitation from Deborah Watts to Saturday's harvest celebration in the Carolina Backcountry at the Sumter County Museum. Watts is the manager of the backcountry, an authentic recreation of a homestead and … more
A small tree, with very desirable wood. So said the eminent Harvard botanist Asa Gray, on page 451 in his encyclopedic "Lessons in Botany and Vegetable Physiology," a book published in 1872. I got my copy at an old book store several years ago; … more
COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS OF SUMTER plans tour The Sumter Holiday House and Tea Christmas Tour is back this year with "A Very Southern Christmas." After not having the tour last year for the first time ever, the Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter … more
Friday the 13th can be doubly lucky for music lovers - especially those who like retro country music - if they spend the evening at Sumter Opera House for the Main Stage Series concert with the Quebe Sisters and the Malpass Brothers. The concert … more
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filet gumbo 'cause tonight, I'm gonna meet ma cher amio - Hank Williams, 1952 This was our mystery plant back in the early spring, and I thought we'd look at it after it's been growing all summer. Back in … more
Fall is here, and with the more temperate weather comes the 36th season for the Sumter Community Concert Band. Director James H. "Jimmy" Mills has selected a varied program for the band's 3 p.m. Sunday concert at Patriot Hall. SCCB spokesman Rick … more
When I was a college student, our spring botany class spent plenty of time in the woods up at a place called Cedar Creek, north of Columbia about 12 miles, here in Richland County, South Carolina. This area is a part of what we call the outer … more
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