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Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter sailors have reunion at Trinidad; man lights up intersections

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 May 20 - 23 - Youths still are required to register for the draft upon reaching the age of 18, in spite of the fact that a law has been passed temporarily banning their induction, R.T. Brown Jr. of local selective service … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: New Tuomey lobby, entrance open; Turbeville gets new mayor

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 May 14 - 18 - Three games are scheduled in the softball leagues, weather permitting. Booth Motor Co. meets Boyle Hardware Co., followed by the girls' game with the WACS meeting Royal Crown. A second men's game follows the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter baseball club will be Fiskateers; Eckerd Drugs opens

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 May 9 - 13 - The Atlantic Coast Line railroad recently announced that it is renewing the offer to send one boy and one girl delegate, from its territory in each of the six states directly served, to the Sixteenth National … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Prehistoric axe head found on Mayesville farm; Furman High plays final game

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 May 4 - 9 - Prominent among the homeowned establishments of Clarendon County is the modern, up-to-the-minute food department store operated by W.W. Brailsford at Manning since 1931 and where nationally known and advertised … more

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
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