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75 YEARS AGO - 1949 March 8 - 14 - William M. Hodge of Sumter, president of the local Junior Chamber of Commerce, has been selected to assist the Army in an appropriate celebration of Army Day, 1949, by organizing and serving as chairman of … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 March 1 - 7 - A 14th team has entered the annual basketball tournament which will begin here in the high school gym. The new entry is Chicora of Charleston, and the Eagles will meet Hartsville in the second game of the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 Feb. 22 - 28 - W. B. (Billy) Gibson is director of the 1949 solicitation campaign which the local chapter of the American Red Cross will get underway March 1. Gibson will work with R. L. McLeod, campaign chairman, E. C. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 Feb. 15 - 21 - The Alsbrook Furniture company, which has been at 105 N. Main St. here for the past year, is expanding its present store to include the downstairs part of the building formerly occupied by the B and W Bowling … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 Feb. 8 - 14 - Nora Jane Rumph and Anne Covington, students at Salem Academy, Winston-Salem, have been announced as members of the Academic Honor Roll for the first semester of the current school year. Both girls are juniors … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 Feb. 1 - 7 - To honor nurses volunteering for extended active duty in the Army Nurse Corps Reserve during the current campaign to build the corps to its required strength, Kate Smith will swear in the first newly … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 Jan. 25 - 31 - Edward H. McManus, boatswain's mate, third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McManus, is taking part in cold weather maneuvers off the coast of Alaska while serving aboard the attack transport USS George … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 Jan. 18 - 24 - The large oak tree on the corner of Dugan and Sumter Streets was removed yesterday by city forces in order to relieve the traffic hazard at that intersection, the city office reported today. City forces were … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 Jan. 11 - 17 - Ten new Hi-Y candidates were nominated for admission into the Sumter Hi-Y club. These newly elected candidates are: Jack McLean, Russell Hurst, Woodrow Brown, Russell Sutton, Olin Thompson, LaVerne Hill, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 Jan. 4 - 10 - Unless The Item hears otherwise by noon tomorrow, a seven-pound, seven-ounce boy born at 2:30 a.m. New Year's Day to Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Weathersbee will win the Item's Annual Baby Derby this year. To the best … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 - 1949 Dec. 28 - Jan. 3 - The Sumter Y Midgets and Juniors will play Manning High School on the Y court. The first game will be between two Midget teams, and the Juniors will play the Manning High School team. The Y Midgets … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1948 Dec. 20 - 26 - The census bureau reported yesterday that 13,395,401 running bales of cotton from the 1948 crop were ginned before Dec. 13. This compares with 10,628,211 bales to the same date last year and 7,784,904 to the … more
75 YEARS AGO — 1948 Dec. 13 – 19 • M.L. Fulmer of Columbia has been transferred to Sumter as manager of Efird’s Department Store. He is to take the place of E.L. Kluttz … more
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