Yesteryear
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Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Trinity church receives gift from Brice estate; Sumter farmer honored

75 YEARS AGO — 1946April 29 – May 3• Sale of city hall to the operators of the Sumter, Rex and Carolina motion picture theaters is being considered by city council, but no definite … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: 2 Sumter stars will play for USC Gamecocks; 200 from county will go to Million Man March

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 April 24 - 28 - The government plans to re-enter the butter market about May 1 to buy 60,000,000 pounds to supply the armed services and military hospitals during the next 12 months. To ensure this quantity, the government … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Students plan memorial to fallen veterans; Solomon is Item's player of the year

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 April 19 - 23 - William C. Eldridge was elected president of the Sumter Rotary Club at the board of directors' meeting. Other new officers for the year are Sam B. Green, retiring president, who becomes vice president; E. … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Needy children get holiday treat; pond added to Sunset golf course

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 April 14 - 18 - The city has purchased a playground site in the industrial area on the west side of Silver Street directly opposite the Korn Industries Co. plant. The plot is 550 feet in length by approximately 150 feet … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Gospel sing helps buy toys for children; high school rivals meet on field for last time

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 April 9 - 13 - Claude E. Hurst, secretary of the Sumter Chamber of Commerce, told the Junior Chamber of Commerce that if these two organizations join hands in their efforts to build a better community, "I am sure it will be … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter boxer is Denver star; Boykin's Mill products chosen by QVC

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 April 4 - 8 - Announcement is made today of the retirement of S.B. Green as general manager of the South Carolina Continental Telephone Co. and Sumter Telephone Co. after 18 years' service with these and other independent … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: SHS adds soccer for students; new equipment at Poinsett range

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 March 31 - April 3 - Here's a sure sign that America is gradually getting back to the pre-war way of life - the circuses of fond memories are on the road and will visit the Monahan Show Grounds in Sumter. Actually the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Cotton improvement contest held again; Gamecocks are top dog

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 March 25 - 30 - Dogwood season, now in full swing, is perhaps nature's most appealing effort in loveliness. There is a lovely legend of the dogwood which comes from past centuries. Because of its hardness, it is said that … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Teen buys first Windows 95 in Sumter; boy catches strange black fish

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 March 19 - 24 - George W. Bultman and Ralph B. Kolb announced the opening of Bultman and Kolb, real estate and insurance firm, to be located at No. 1 Law Range. This business will handle all real estate needs and mutual and … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Stylist's 'Holiday Elegance' hairstyle wins contest; Habitat builds 44th house

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 March 13 - 18 Note: Due to missing issues, 75 Years Ago is approximately seven months ahead of the current date. The January and February articles should have been dated 1946. - Howard's Books and Gifts of Distinction, … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Shaw Field Fliers start fresh with all-new team; combined schools to be called Sumter High School

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 March Note: Due to missing issues, 75 Years Ago is approximately seven months ahead of the current date. The January and February articles should have been dated 1946. - Baseball practice will begin for the season at … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Pros will return to speedway; Sumter native sells leeches to hospitals

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 March 1 - 7 Note: Due to missing issues, 75 Years Ago is approximately seven months ahead of the current date. The January and February articles should have been dated 1946. - The biggest brass plan to witness the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Masonic Grand Lodge Temple to be proposed; Pocalla teacher wins S.C. award

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Feb. 22 - 28 - Tickets are on sale in front of Lawson's Drug Store for the Teen Canteen George Washington birthday dance to be held at the recreation building. Cash prizes will be given to the boy and girl wearing the most … more
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