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75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Nov. 2 - Nov. 8 - "High-Ways" 1948, the Sumter High School annual, has been awarded both the Medalist honor rating by Columbia University in New York City and the All-American honor rating by the University of Minnesota in … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Oct. 26 - 31 - Although there will be no festive parade to mark the occasion, Navy Day will be fittingly observed. All merchants have been requested to display their flags during store hours. A special 10-minute radio … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Oct. 19 - 25 - Kaiser-Frazer Corp. dealers introduced the Frazer and Frazer Manhattan, new models which complete the company's four-door sedan series for 1949. The Kaiser Special and Deluxe, companion models, were announced … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Oct. 12 - 18 - The Early and Daniel company of Cincinnati, Ohio, whose owners recently purchased the DuBose Bros. Milling company, will manufacture the nationally distributed Tuxedo feeds, it was announced. The company will … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Oct. 5 - 11 - Miss Irene Yates, teacher in the Sumter city schools, who taught last year in Great Britain as an exchange for Nora Heery, delivered an interesting talk on the English educational system as compared to ours … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 - Exalted Ruler E.T. Gulledge has announced that work on the Elks swimming pool is progressing rapidly and it is hoped to have the project completed in November. The concrete work is being done by L.C. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Sept. 21 - 27 - Thurston Bagnal and Stanley Brading, favorites in the men's doubles tennis tournament, came out on top by defeating Louis Bryan and Jimmie Potter in the finals match, 6-2, 6-3. Brading thus became doubles … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Sept. 14 - 13 - Season tickets for Shaw Air Force Base's home football games are now on sale, it was announced, and reinforcements for the team are already getting into shape. At least six and possibly eight home games will … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Sept. 7 - 13 - The Southern railway's northbound Carolina Special plummeted into a swollen tributary of Broad River near here, killing the fireman and seriously injuring the engineer. Nearly eight inches of rain in the 24 … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Aug. 31 - Sept. 6 - In the finals of the ladies division of the City Tennis Tournament, Frances Burns defeated Dot McColloch by scores of 6-0, 6-3, to win the championship. In the second set, McColloch played a steady game … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Aug. 24 - 30 - Ernest W. Stokes, newly elected executive secretary of the South Carolina High School League, spoke at the Sumter Rotary Club meeting. Stokes, whose home is in Hartsville, was introduced by Hugh T. Stoddard, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Aug. 17 - 23 - The annual city tennis tournaments are scheduled to begin with 54 tennis enthusiasts entered. The entry list closed last night, and pairings in the various tournaments were drawn up by the committee. There … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Aug. 10 - 16 - Jack Chandler, Bud Rivers, Richard Dwight, Doug Brunson, Bill Baldwin and Ed Baker are representing Sumter High School on the lower state All-Star football team that is to meet the upper state stars on Melton … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Aug. 3 - 9 - The deadline for entering the City Horseshoes tournament has been extended until Aug. 4, it was announced by C.W. Craft, director of the tournament. The pairings will be made at that time, and the play will … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 July 27 - Aug. 2 - Eight Sumter County women were among those listed by the State Board of Examination and Registration for Nurses as having passed their examinations. Listed were Thelma Burke Black, Alcolu; Norma Helen … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 July 20 - 26 - The Elks playground, located on North Salem Avenue behind the Elks Club at 220 Broad St., will be officially dedicated with ceremonies scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. The dedication program, in charge of an … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 July 13 - 19 - The deadline for boys submitting letters to their county ranger on the subject "Why I Would Like to Attend Forestry Camp" is Aug. 2, it has been announced. This letter will be the basis for selecting one boy … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 July 6 - 12 - Mom is going to like the Army that's getting her son in the draft. For example, she doesn't have to worry about his learning bad words he never heard before, from some tough sergeant. The Army doesn't let its … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 July 1 - 6 - A.J. Hatfield of Sumter, B.M. Gibson of Greenville and T. Belk Ingram of Cheraw were installed as the 1948-52 commission members of the South Carolina Employment Security Commission. The commission consists of … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 June 22 - 28 - T. Doug Youngblood, general manager of radio station WFIG, was one of the two men to be named to two-year terms on the board of directors of the South Carolina Association of Broadcasters. The association, … more
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