Panorama

Foreign adoptions by U.S. families drop by more than a quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents fell by more than one-quarter last year, extending a 15-year decline, according to State Department figures released …

Engagements
Jackson-Von Minden Mr. and Mrs. Brian Paul Jackson of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Sara Ashlee Jackson of Sumter, to Mr. Garrett Richard Von Minden of Hilton Head Island, son of Ms. Laura Von Minden of Hilton Head Island and Mr. Richard Von …
Noonan- Robinson Dr. and Mrs. William Thomas Noonan Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Riley Elizabeth Noonan, to Mr. James Matthew Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ronald Robinson, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. …
Horton-Parshley Rusty and Vermell Green of Turbeville announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Sierra Horton of Turbeville, to Dustin Parshley of New Zion, son of Jennifer Parshley of New Zion and the late Jeremiah "Jay" Parshley.The bride-elect is the …
Tolbert, Ramirez-Garcia Mr. and Mrs. Will Tolbert announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Tolbert, to Adrian Ramirez-Garcia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Ramirez-Rivera, all of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. …
Celebrations
Verburgs celebrate 50 years of marriage Mr. and Mrs. Charles Verburg of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. They were married on Feb. 6, 1970. Their four children are Susan Verburg of Ann Arbor, Michigan, June and Steve Williamson of Mapleton, …
Weddings
Affronti-McCabe Miss Elizabeth Anne Affronti of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Mr. Griffin Nolan McCabe of Manning were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, in a front yard ceremony at 2185 Bethel Church Road. The Rev. Neil DuBose …
Mayle-Scott Miss Stephanie Nicole Mayle of Sumter and Mr. Anthony Miles Scott of Rembert were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Mileston at the Pond. The bride is the daughter of Cheryll Elizabeth Mayle of Lakeland, Florida, and Mr. …
Atkinson-Goodson KINGSTREE - Bailey Keels Atkinson of Kingstree and Louis Hayes Goodson of Sumter were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the home of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Chance Atkinson of …
Hendrix-Robinson COLUMBIA - Emily Francis Hendrix of Sumter and Rob Mackenzie Robinson of Winnsboro were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Millstone at Adam's Pond. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ivan Hendrix of Sumter …
Wright-Armfield COLUMBIA - Lauren Ashley Wright of Summerville and Roger McSwain Armfield II of Sumter were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Shandon United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Brian …
Faith

A return to the pew in Sumter

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Yesteryear

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Flag pole dedicated on Tricentennial Week; Pinewood hosts Possum Trot Fest for 2nd year

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 Dec. 14 - Dec. 20 - December checks for distribution in Sumter County to needy persons receiving public assistance are being mailed from the state public welfare office in time to be received early this week, it is …