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Following is Part II of a look back at the life and career of L.C. Moise, the Sumter community's first coach of organized football. This excerpt from Moise's autobiography was published shortly after he wrote it in 1950. The first year a coach … more
Lucius Clifton Moise is widely believed to have been responsible for the beginning of football as an organized sport in the Sumter community. He was known to his students as "Professor Moise," a man of many talents. Moise wrote an autobiography … more
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
One of the most innovative programs initiated at Shaw Field during the early stages of its development involved Shaw's need for aircraft mechanics. The Shaw staff realized that with the arrival of increasing numbers of aircraft, maintenance and … more
Sumter’s Lincoln High School produced many athletes who excelled in both academics and athletics. Two exceptionally talented young men were Richard Singleton and Lindberg Moody. These young … more
One of Sumter's most recognizable landmarks was a 226-foot smokestack on South Main Street. This magnificent edifice constructed in 1921 was taken down in 1962 because it had become a liability to those who worked near it. The following account … more
In the 1940s, Sumter's youth became active participants in the war effort by collecting scrap iron, paper, rubber and other materials to help replenish our nation's resources. In October of 1942 it was reported in The Sumter Daily Item that the … more
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