Arts & Entertainment

A review: SLT cast of 'Mamma Mia!' impressive, fearless

Veterans and newcomers to the Sumter Little Theatre stage earned a standing ovation for their performance of "Mamma Mia!" a show that was a long time in the making for the theater. The cast and audience danced the night away Wednesday to the …

Sumter Scene
Engagements
DuRant-Hardy Dr. Eddie C. DuRant Jr. of Wedgefield and Ms. Debbie Bramlett DuRant of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Dixie Gloria Bell DuRant of Sumter, to Travis Allen Hardy of Sumter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. Hardy also of …
Amick-Burnett Mr. and Mrs. Brian Franklin Amick of Sumter announce the engagement of their son, Brian Franklin Amick Jr. of Aiken, to Grayson Dodd Burnett of Southport, North Carolina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Luther Burnett III of Southport, North …
Brown-Mills Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roy of Wedgefield and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Brown Jr. of Oswego announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Brown of Whitney Point, New York, to Todd Mills of Whitney Point, New York, son of the late Edward Mills, Shari …
Brogdon-Watford Mr. and Mrs. William Turner Brogdon III announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendall Morgan Brogdon, to Samuel Larand Watford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Benjamin Watford, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lillis …
McDuffie-Hennen Dr. and Mrs. Scott Ramsey McDuffie of Sumter announce the engagement of their son, Parker Bradley McDuffie of Charleston, to Abigail Jo Hennen of Charleston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Ernest Hennen of Greensboro, North Carolina. The …
Celebrations
Hills celebrate 60 years of marriage Mr. and Mrs. Anthriest Hill celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 3, 2022. A special dinner with family and friends was held in their honor at Travinia Italian Kitchen in Columbia. Their three children are Angela Hill Harmon of …
Ernest J. Porter Sr. celebrates 100th birthday Sgt. Ernest J. Porter Sr. celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday, March 27, 2022. He was born in Sumter and currently resides at Sumter East Health and Rehabilitation Center. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II and in …
Weddings
Cromer-Waggoner Madeline Rose Cromer and Seth Daniel Waggoner, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Church of the Holy Comforter in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Paul Cromer III, the granddaughter …
Flynn-James COLUMBUS, Georgia - Sara Carter Flynn and Dr. John Evans James IV, both of Columbus, Georgia, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Lewis Flynn …
Zilch-Clepper Mary Peyton Zilch and Cody Scott Clepper, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dwayne Chase and Mr. and Mrs. …
Andrews-Lee FLORENCE — Laura Arden Andrews of Florence and Dustin Randall Lee of Timmonsville were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Christ Church. Pastor Rusty Kehl performed the …
Munn-Krouse Elizabeth Harris Munn of Sumter and Paul Joseph Krouse Jr. of Columbia were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rhett Munn Jr. of …
Faith

Church News: Friday, June 24, 2022

First Baptist Missionary Church, 219 S. Washington St., announces: - Sunday - Annual Men's Day at 8:45 a.m. This will be an outdoor service. Brother Levon Kirkland, former NFL player with the Pittsburgh Steelers, will speak. All are invited to …

Yesteryear

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Trolley Parade held at Memorial Park; Kiwanis celebrates 75 years

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Dec. 1 - 7 - The Sumter chapter of the Reserve Officers Association held its monthly meeting Tuesday night at the Ford Motor Co. in New Zion. A fish supper was served, after which combat films were shown by Capt. Wright. It …