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Housewives urged to take part in paper drive; Rogers begins flowerbeds for city

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 April 6-April 12 - Donors will be able to find the collection depot of the United National Clothing Collection, for E.S. Stroman, head of the signs and placards work of the publicity committee, is planning to have a huge … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Admirers flock to see old azalea bush; nation's 1st draft begins in generation

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 March 30 - April 5 - Cpl. Robert T. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Davis, was recently awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in action. He was serving with the Fifth Army in the 178th Field Artillery battalion. … more

Pony cart helps beat gas shortage; Sumter choir heads to NYC

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 March 23 - March 29 - When repairs were necessary on the city of Sumter's gasoline storage tank, gasoline trucks from Shaw Field were used to drain and store the fuel until the tank was back in service. Last Saturday the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Schools donate to war fund; Sumter buys former bank HQ

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 March 16 - March 22 - The eighth-annual South Carolina Fat Stock Show was scheduled at Florence for March 20-21. J. T. Lazar, district extension agent and general chairman, said that a record number of fine fat cattle and … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Army soldier honored for heroism; Sumter teacher helps film 'Math Place' video

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 March 9 - March 15 - The fierce battle for Iwo Jima is assuming the pattern of the final phases of American conquests of other Pacific Islands - but it may be several days before correspondents can flash "Iwo Secured." … more

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: German POWs to work near Shaw; Morris students honored

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 March 2 - March 8 - Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Jones of Route 1, Sumter, whose son, James Aubrey Jones, seaman first class, USNR, has been missing in action since Nov. 25, have learned that the missing sailor has been cited. A … more

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: Rainbow Cafe owner dies after illness; more in tri-county will vote

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Feb. 23 - March 1 - Sgt. William H. Seale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Seale of this city, is home on a 30-day leave, having just returned from overseas. "Bill" has served overseas with the famous First Infantry division for … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: 4-H Achievement Day held; all middle school athletics cut

Editor's note: The author of Yesteryear and Reflections wants to thank readers for their patience during his recent illness and for their well wishes and cards. 75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Feb. 16 - Feb. 22 - Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Holiday of Manning … more
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