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75 YEARS AGO - 1949 Aug. 9 - 15 - Rufe Watson of Sumter set a new world record in the senior division at the National Skeet Shooting Association's tournament at Dallas, Texas, on Sunday. Watson copped the senior title in the all-gauge event by … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 Aug. 2 - 8 - Rebel third baseman Hal Harrigan last night hit his 29th home run of the season to tie the Tri-State league record set last year by Leon Cross of Florence. It was the only prize Anderson could salvage from a … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 July 26 - Aug. 1 - Sumter County runs from New York City to Florida these days, not as a result of "imperialistic conquest" but because of improved service on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. It's a gag, of course. Truth … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 July 19 - 25 - Playing heads-up ball behind the masterful pitching of Leonard Humphries, the Sumter 40 and 8 Midget baseball team defeated the Eau Claire Junior Midgets 8-3 in the second game of their district elimination … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 July 12 - 18 - The body of First Lt. Thomas L. Hutchings Jr., of Sumter, formerly of Georgetown, is scheduled to arrive in Georgetown on Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the graveside in Elmwood … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 July 5 - 11 - The Day Camp at the local YWCA began its second week today of a three-week session. The enrollment for the first week was 45 campers, "YW" officials reported. Girls from the third grade through the eighth … more
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