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How does your garden grow? With drones, phones to make things easier, more efficient

New technology is easing the way we garden, store equipment, monitor watering and re-shape landscapes. And some of those tasks can be done remotely, using phones or tablets. The innovations extend well beyond downloading a few apps. New to the …

Engagements
Townes-Potter Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mark Townes of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Catherine Townes of Charleston, to John Tyler Potter of Charleston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dwight Potter of Charleston.The bride-elect is the …
Schwechlen-Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Jay Anderson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, formerly of Sumter, announce the engagement of their son, Gabriel James Anderson of Basel, Switzerland, to Caroline Schwechlen of Saint Louis, Alsace, France, daughter of Fernand Schwechlen …
Thompson-Daylami Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Allan Thompson of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Lee Thompson of Columbia, to Taylor Francis Daylami of Columbia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benny Daylami of Summerville. The bride-elect is the …
Williams-Morris Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Williams of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth Williams of Charlotte, North Carolina, to Nathan William Morris of Charlotte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Morris of Charlotte. The …
Smith-Lander Dr. and Mrs. William Clay Smith of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Smith of Durham, North Carolina, to William Foster Lander of Raleigh, North Carolina, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chapin Lander of Atlanta, …
Celebrations
Nesbitts celebrate 50 years Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Nesbitt Sr. of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2018, with a casual dinner at their home. Their two children and their spouses are Christopher and Susan Nesbitt and Joyce and the late Charles …
Wilkies celebrate 63 years Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Wilkie Sr. of Sumter celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on June 2, 2018. Their three children and their spouses are Joe T. Jr. and Diana Wilkie of Barno, Paul and Amy Wilkie of Sumter and the late Mathew Wilkie. The …
Hudsons celebrate 60 years Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. Hudson Sr. of Sumter celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 31, 2018, with their three children and their spouses: Pat and Tony Buddin of Sumter, Roy B. Jr. and Michele Hudson of Blairwood, and Candace Hudson of …
Benbow family Five generations of the Benbow family are shown clockwise from left, standing: Joan Franklin, great-grandmother; Caroline Morton, grandmother; Cherrell Morton, mother; Arianna Riley, child; and seated, Rever Benbow, great-great-grandmother.
Culbreaths celebrate 60 years of marriage Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Culbreath of Sumter celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 26, 2018. A casual dinner celebration was held in their honor by their two children and their spouses: Sabrina and John Budden and Gino and Gwendolyn …
Weddings
Scott-Warr CHARLESTON - Mary Rachel Scott of Spartanburg and Lewis Hartwell Warr of Columbia were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Summerall Chapel, The Citadel. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ray Scott of Sumter …
Munn-White Taylor Marie Munn and Thomas McConnell White, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rhett Munn Jr. of Sumter and …
Griffin-Beard MONCKS CORNER - Lindsay Kate Griffin and William Rhett Beard were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Old Santee Canal Park. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Donald Griffin of Sumter and the granddaughter of …
Reynolds-Robertson AUGUSTA, Georgia - Blythe Elizabeth Reynolds of Augusta, Georgia, and Zachary Tyler Robertson of Sumter were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and …
Hughes-Brunson ALCOLU - Kelsey Hughes and Joey Brunson, both of Manning, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Clarendon Baptist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Mark Hughes of Manning and the granddaughter of Mr. …
Faith
Yesteryear

Sawmill damaged by fire; Austin wins race

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Jan. 15 - Jan. 21 - Miss Alice Broadway, third-grade teacher in the Washington building, is chairwoman of awards in the Sumter Art Association. This organization presents annually an award of $10 to the Sumter city schools. …