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American industries played an important role during World War II, as they attempted to involve the general populace in the massive war effort. Product advertisements played a dual role in encouraging moderation of consumption and making citizens … more
Bradford Springs became well known for Harmony College, a school which offered young ladies the opportunity to pursue the classics, music and other refined subjects. In January 1832, Mrs. Frances Bowen opened The Sumterville Female Academy with … more
The history of education and schools in the settlement that became Sumter is very rich. Recounting the extensive story of the development and creation of the area's schools, with illustrations, requires two parts and will conclude next week on April … more
The "Heroine of Bataan," a heroic World War II nurse, Juanita Redmond was connected to Sumter through her brother Robert, who lived here and worked as manager of Edens Super Market. The story of Redmond's exploits and her escape from the Japanese on … more
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