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75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Feb. 6 - 12 Nearly 14,000 tin cans were brought in by city schoolchildren in their collection this week, Superintendent William Henry Shaw announced. Top collection was at the elementary school where 4,929 cans were turned … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 30 - Feb. 5 Hitting peak form, Sumter High's five crushed a scrappy 914th squadron five from Shaw Field on their home court, 42 to 13 in the night cap of a doubleheader. In the first tilt, the YMCA Juniors lost to the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 23-29 Pvt. George Turbeville, the former Philadelphia Athletics pitching star, who performed for Sumter a couple of seasons ago in the Palmetto League, is stationed at Shaw Field, it was revealed today. - The death … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 16-22 Funeral services for John Joseph Brennan, prominent Sumter businessman, were held today at 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church and interment followed at the St. Lawrence cemetery on Oakland Avenue. The Rev. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 9-15 A fire, which firemen said might have been smoldering since early in the day, swept through the Neill O'Donnell building in the first block of West Liberty Street, leaving in its wake damage estimated by some … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 2-8 Schoolchildren, after two full weeks of holidays, will return to their books at 9 a.m. Monday, William H. Shaw, superintendent of the city schools, announced this morning. Regarding the heating problem which many … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942-43 Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 Chief Kirven of the city police force took a long puff on a 10-cent cigar and beamed as he indicated a huge box of fruit at his side. A brand-new wallet, several cartons of cigarettes and a shiny knife … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Dec. 19 - 25 Pvt. James P. Yates, who enlisted at Shaw Field the latter part of September in the aircraft mechanical drive, is now at Keesler Field, Mississippi. After taking training and tests at Shaw he was sent to the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Dec. 12 - 18 Second Lt. Junius M. Lowder Jr., 23, of The United States Marine Corps, son Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Lowder Sr. of Turbeville, has completed a special eight weeks' course for Marine Corps officers at Quantico, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Dec. 5 - 11 Paced by Tommy Hughes, who scored 10 points, the Sumter YMCA Junior basketball team opened its current season with a 30-11 win over the "Fighting 56" five of Shaw Field. - Members of the American Legion … more
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