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Stateburg's Christmas at The Ruins set for Dec. 2

Hayrides, docents in period dress, uniformed 18th century militiamen, hot chocolate, artists, period Christmas decorations and the opportunity to tour one of Stateburg's oldest, historic homes will highlight Saturday's fourth seasonal observance at …

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Azaleas blooming out of season or God's presence?

'I'm not materialistic" is what I often say. "It's just not something I struggle with" is my pious followup, as my friends discuss their burning desire for the next big thing. I employed the GPS on my phone in an unfamiliar part of town when this …
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Baird-Warren

Alison Holleigh Baird and Brantlee Evans Warren, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church, Sumter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Joe Caywood and the late Mr. Michael …
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Fiance refuses to vacate house for girls' weekend

DEAR ABBY - I live with my fiance, and we are being married in eight months. When I asked him if he would go stay with his parents or some friends on a weekend when my girlfriend comes into town so we can have girl time, he got highly offended and …
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Browns celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Brown of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30, 2017, with a trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The couple's two children are Charles Brown and his wife, Noriko, of Washington state and …
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Sweet potatoes and roasted garlic - yum!

There are certain vegetables that I bring home and have a stare-off with for a while before cooking them. I think sweet potatoes top the list, partly because they will last forever, so the staring contest can go on for quite some time. And partly …
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Sumter County Gallery of Art presents works by Deane Ackerman, Terrell Clark

The Sumter County Gallery of Art will present Deane Ackerman: Radiant Expressions and Terrell Clark: EYES of Havana from Thursday through Jan. 12, 2018, at the gallery, 200 Hasell St. (adjacent to Patriot Hall).The opening reception will be held at …
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China-Croskey

Gwen L. China of Sumter and Tyrone Croskey of Augusta, Georgia, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mrs. Annietti M. China and the late Cleveland China and the granddaughter of the late Albert McCray Sr. and the late …
Yesteryear More

'Flyers for Victory' enroll in training

75 YEARS AGO - 1943 June 12 - June 18 A Sumter man, Lt. E. W. Dabbs Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dabbs of Black River, came in for prominent mention in an Associated Press dispatch. AP reporter Don Whitehead, covering United States troops in …
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Korn Industries: 'Quality first'

Reflections remembers the beginning of a dynamic Sumter industry begun by Chester F. Korn, noted entrepreneur. At the turn of the 20th century, the Sumter community underwent an industrial transformation under the leadership of such visionaries as …