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Yesteryear by Item archivist and historian Sammy Way: Young boxer in beach tournament; octogenarian 1st-time author visits Sumterites

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Aug. 7 - 11 - South Carolinians were at the polls today in their state Democratic primary to nominate a governor, all state constitutional officers, six congressmen, 147 members of the General Assembly and five solicitors. … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Northrop Black Widow on display at Shaw; former SHS athlete will carry torch

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 July 31 - Aug. 6 - Cotton is already beginning to open in various sections of Sumter County, and, if favorable weather prevails during the next week or 10 days, picking will get underway generally before the middle of the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter police seek Piper cub thief; Sumter Volunteers offers 'shares'

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 July 24 - 30 - Sumter is a good place to live and a good place to work. Most employers pay good wages either because they are fair minded or because, in a competitive sense, they are obliged to do so in order to maintain … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Pinewood Chamber in the works; conference brings innkeepers to Sumter

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 July 17 - 23 - The daily Vacation Bible School of the Fraser Memorial Presbyterian Chapel began Monday at the Wilder school with an enrollment of 71, with 10 teachers and helpers in charge. Since that time, the attendance … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Hundreds attend football banquet; Dingle retires from track coaching

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 July 10 - 16 - To keep up to strength under the new draft extension law, the Army will have to rely on civilian volunteers as never before. The law extends selective service through March 31, 1947, but excludes youths of 18 … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Cannery opens to families during weekdays; band plays in London parade

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 July 3 - 9 - T.A. Rayfield arrived in the city yesterday to take up his new position as assistant manager of the J.C. Penney Co. here, it was announced by B. H. Rutledge, manager. Mr. Rayfield came to Sumter from Albany, … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: 130 from Sumter dead or missing in World War II; museum's backcountry homestead plan approved

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 28 - July 2 - Danger that the coming Fourth of July holiday may be marred by traffic deaths approaching if not exceeding the prewar toll of more than 200 street and highway fatalities was stressed today by the American … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Carnegie Library holds reading program; postcards show Sumter's beauty

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 23 - 26 - A supper will be served on the lawn at Millvale, near Ellerbe's mill, from 6 until 8 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The proceeds will be used to help repair the Church of the Ascension and Hagood. The meal will … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter farmer demonstrates flamethrower; rare bird found in swamp

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 18 - 22 - Contestants in the Beauty Parade, which is to be held June 17 under the sponsorship of the Sumter American Legion Post, will be allowed to wear flowers, furnished either by their sponsors or some other … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Endowment benefits Tuomey, Crosswell home; service members home for Christmas

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 13 - 17 - Fire swept through the Edens supermarket at the corner of Dugan and Sumter streets at 1 o'clock this morning, doing considerable damage to the building and goods before it was checked by the city fire … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: 3 from Sumter named winners in Betty Crocker contest; CCTC breaks ground on learning center

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 8 - 12 - The first car load of peaches from Spartanburg County will move out of Inman headed for Cincinnati, Troy Cribb, manager of the South Carolina Peach Growers Association, said as he predicted that the county … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter art students' work in museum; coalition becomes 'Sumter Green'

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 June 3 - 7 - Four veterans enrolled in the program being conducted in the city schools will receive high school certificates after completing successfully examinations given recently, according to Hugh Stoddard, assistant … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Pearl Harbor was attacked 79 years ago, Sumter community prepared for war

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 May 29 - June 1 - The regular meeting of Sumter City Council was held with six members present. They were Mayor Boyle, Councilmen H. A. Moses, J. T. James, J. Styles Marshall and E. H. Moses Jr. A group of residents from … more
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