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75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Nov. 7 - 13 The Sumter Home Guard unit, Company I.S.C.D.F., will go to Kingstree to take part in fall maneuvers with the other companies of the third battalion. In addition to Sumter, the companies from Kingstree, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 J.M. Eleazer, Sumter County farm agent, will devote much of his time to improving the information service to farm people of the state, it was announced. Eleazer said D.M. Altman, with whom he was in … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Oct. 24 - 30 The State Forest Nursery of Sumter is to be named and dedicated in memory of Horace Tillman of Marion. Appropriate ceremonies will be held at the time in which members of Tillman's family, as well as friends … more
75 YEARS AGO – 1942Oct. 17 - 23Mrs. Raymond Boykin was last night’s lucky recipient of the $500 cash prize, given away by the County Fair Association and the merchants of Sumter. The … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Oct. 10 - 16 Members of the Sumter Art Association and their guests gathered at the Coca-Cola Community Center for the first meeting of the season. Following the reading of the minutes the president, Mrs. LeRoy Davis, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Oct. 3 - 9 Sumter High's grid season can now be termed a success. The reason is because the Gamecocks walloped Camden. Striking in three sudden thrusts for touchdowns, the Birds overpowered Camden last night, 19 to 7, as … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Aug. 27 - Oct. 2 Back at full strength, Sumter High's eleven made ready to avenge a shellacking received from Camden last season in their annual tussle. The slightly favored Gamecocks face Camden in Camden tonight with the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Aug. 20-26 By public demand, "Mrs. Miniver," the motion picture that has been acclaimed by many critics the best of all times, is being held over in Sumter another day. Sumter movie-goers will have a last chance to see the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Aug. 13 - 19 The South Carolina forest office is in the market for loblolly and longleaf pine cones, announced Assistant State Forester C. Howell Schaeffer. These cones will be used to plant the Sumter Nursery, where … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Aug. 6-12 The season's first bale of cotton was sold this morning to Middleton-Baker and Co. and brought 20 cents a pound. The bale weighed 571 pounds. The cotton was grown and sold by W. Lamar Kolb of Privateer. It was … more
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