Reflections
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Sumter editor describes trip to White House

Reflections will reprint the second part of an article from The Sumter Item archives written by Hubert D. Osteen, editor and publisher of The Sumter Daily Item, in 1963 which pertained to his visit to the White House at the request of President John … more

Reflections with Sammy Way: Mr. Osteen visits the White House

Reflections will reprint an article from The Sumter Item archives written by Hubert D. Osteen, editor and publisher of The Sumter Daily Item, in 1963 which pertained to his visit to the White House at the request of President John F. Kennedy. Mr. … more

Law Range is a little world all of its own

Reflections remembers an article written by W. G. Barner for The News and Courier in 1957 concerning the growth and development of Law Range. According to most local historians, this former carriage path has occupied an important place in our city's … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Courthouse plays important role in Sumter's history

Reflections remembers when the courthouse became an integral part of Sumter County history and chronicles the building of its facilities in the Sumter community. The area of Sumter between Law Range and Canal Street was the site of many important … more

Reflections with Sammy Way: Sumterville Post Office began in 1801

This issue of Reflections reviews the history of the postal service in the Sumter community. The paper examines several articles including the writings of Anne King Gregorie concerning the origin of the post office in Sumter. The research also … more

Reflections with Sammy Way: Happy Birthday, Thomas Sumter

This week, Reflections looks at the athletic exploits of our city and county namesake in honor of his birthday. Thomas Sumter was born Aug. 14, 1734, and has long been recognized for his fighting ability, business acumen and willingness to serve his … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Women's field hockey, the sport of choice

This issue of Reflections focuses on the popular girls' intramural sport of field hockey. This activity was engaged in by a majority of the young women enrolled in the early public schools. Research will focus on the sport and those responsible … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Recollections of Sumter's Main Street

Reflections revisits Main Street in its formative years and features several of the early businesses that had a profound effect on Sumter's economic success. We have drawn from a number of sources which include the writings of Cassie Nichols, Anne … more
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