Panorama

Author of The South Carolina State Hospital: Stories from Bull Street to hold talk, book signing at Sumter County Museum

SUBMITTED BY AMANDA COX Sumter County Museum Community contributor The Sumter County Museum will hold a talk and book signing with author William Buchheit for his fascinating new novel, The …

Engagements
Tolbert, Ramirez-Garcia Mr. and Mrs. Will Tolbert announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Tolbert, to Adrian Ramirez-Garcia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Ramirez-Rivera, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. …
McMeekin-Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. John Stephen McMeekin of Winnsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Mayes McMeekin of Seattle, Washington, to Mr. John Watson Montgomery of Seattle, son of Dr. and Mrs. Alan Bruce Montgomery of Medina, …
Pastore-Smith Mr. and Mrs. Anthony C. Pastore of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Marie Pastore of Sumter, to Brandon S. Smith of Chesterfield, son of Mr. Scott Smith and Mrs. Lisa G. Hardwick of Chesterfield. The bride-elect graduated …
Sprott- Stephens Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Burgess Sprott III of Manning announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah DuBose Sprott of Conway, to Mr. Daniel Carlton Stephens of Lake View, son of Mr. David Norman …
Jackson-Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Harmon Jackson Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ann Perrin Jackson, to Mr. Patrick Jacob Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bradley Anderson, all of Manning. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. …
Celebrations
Verburgs celebrate 50 years of marriage Mr. and Mrs. Charles Verburg of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. They were married on Feb. 6, 1970. Their four children are Susan Verburg of Ann Arbor, Michigan, June and Steve Williamson of Mapleton, …
McLeods celebrate 64 years James and Rosemarie McLeod of Sumter celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Feb. 6, 2020. The couple's three sons are Leroy McLeod, Douglas McLeod and the late James W. McLeod. The couple has eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren …
Weddings
Wright-Armfield COLUMBIA - Lauren Ashley Wright of Summerville and Roger McSwain Armfield II of Sumter were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Shandon United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Brian …
Jekel-Ward STATEBURG - Rachel Nicole Jekel and Christian Blake Ward were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Church of the Holy Cross. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stephen Jekel and the granddaughter of Mrs. Alton …
Barton-Davis Jordan Taylor Barton and Michael George Davis, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at The O'Donnell House in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Stacy Barton of Sumter and the granddaughter of …
Brunson-Byrd Emily Brunson and Zachary Daniel Byrd were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Graham Baptist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wentworth Brunson III of Alcolu and the granddaughter of Ms. …
Miller-Walton Kristen Love Miller and Matthew Cole Walton, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Grace Baptist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Neville Hardee and the granddaughter of Mrs. …
Faith

The last time this happened

Despite what my children think, I am too young to remember World War II. My parents, however, lived through that time. It was the last time in American history when everyone's lives changed. We forget there was rationing. People were allotted …

Yesteryear

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Swan Lake bridge construction underway; Bradford competes at Classic

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Oct. 19 - Oct. 25 - Decay-producing organisms remain alive for many months in sweet potato storage houses, say Clemson plant disease specialists, who advise that these organisms be eliminated before the new crop of sweet …