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75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Dec. 12 - 18 Second Lt. Junius M. Lowder Jr., 23, of The United States Marine Corps, son Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Lowder Sr. of Turbeville, has completed a special eight weeks' course for Marine Corps officers at Quantico, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Dec. 5 - 11 Paced by Tommy Hughes, who scored 10 points, the Sumter YMCA Junior basketball team opened its current season with a 30-11 win over the "Fighting 56" five of Shaw Field. - Members of the American Legion … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Nov. 28 - Dec. 4 Major William A. Thompson, of Sumter, whose name has been linked with Shaw Field since its inception, has relinquished his duties as base adjutant to become base defense and plans and training officer, S-3, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Nov. 24 - 30 Mrs. Herbert A. Moses has been appointed school chairman for the Christmas seal sale by the Sumter County Tuberculosis Association and has begun the work of distributing posters, bangles, health booklets and … more
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
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