Panorama

'Six Confederate Generals from Camden' focus of Monday meeting

The Monday meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society will feature a presentation by Joseph Matheson on "Six Confederate Generals from Camden, South Carolina." Camden is the only city or county that holds that distinction. Matheson is a …

Sumter Scene
Engagements
Munn-Krouse Mr. and Mrs. James Rhett Munn Jr. of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Harris Munn, to Paul Joseph Krouse Jr. of Columbia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Joseph Krouse Sr. of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. …
Celebrations
Cocklins celebrate 70 years of marriage Mr. and Mrs. James Cocklin Sr. of Sumter celebrated their 70th anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. An anniversary celebration was held via Zoom with their three children and their spouses: James Jr. and Geraldine Cocklin, Sylvester Jr. and …
Lucille Jackson Dorsey celebrates 100th birthday Lucille Jackson Dorsey celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Mrs. Dorsey was born on Jan. 6, 1922, in Sumter. After graduating from Lincoln High School, she went on to earn a degree from Morris College in 1943 with a …
Weddings
Shaw-Perry BLYTHEWOOD - Billie Jean Shaw of Manning and Michael Andrew Perry II of Charlotte, North Carolina, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at The Cobblestone Park and Country Club. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Billy Shaw …
Smoak-McFaddin Ansley Paige Smoak of Pinewood and Dr. Taylor Jordon McFaddin of Sumter were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Charles Avin Sr. …
Wilson-Chestnut ALCOLU - Celia Burgess Wilson of Manning and Hunter Tyson Chestnut of Conway were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at New Harmony Presbyterian Church in Alcolu. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Joe Wilson Jr. and the …
Giddings-Wilson DALZELL - Samantha Ann Giddings, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robin Giddings of Bishopville, and Chad Aaron Wilson, son of Mendel Wilson of Sumter and Harriet Seifarth of Lancaster, were married on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. The evening ceremony was …
Faith

Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: The war against time each day of our lives

Imagine waking up each day and not having to worry about when the sun rises in the morning or vanishes for the evening. How interesting would it be to not have a clock running on your cellphone or computer? This could end up being both a pro and a …

Yesteryear

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Junior Chamber opposes train discontinuance; Jaycees start TIP program

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 July 1 - 7 - Sumter's American Legion Juniors defeated Winnsboro's Juniors with east, 19-3, at the Municipal Park, but the young Gamecocks will have the toughest fight in their District 7 play when they oppose …