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Tickets Still Available for 2014 Sumter Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Retired Captain, United States Marine Corps…pastor…actor…motivational speaker—what a resume! And that’s just scratching the surface of Ken Bevel, this year’s keynote speaker at the annual Sumter Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to be held this Thursday, May 1. Bevel, who serves as Senior Associate … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

“I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face.” ~Langston Hughes La Primavera! After one of the longest, strangest winters most of us can remember, it appears that spring is finally here. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2013!

The Fantasy of Lights display is nearly completed, the Visitors Center tree has been decorated, and members of our staff will soon begin motoring toward their holiday destinations, whether across town or across state lines.  As we prepare to enter … Continue reading

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Bring It! Local Firefighters Vie for the “Pit Master” Title in Barbecue Event

There are a lot of stereotypes about the Deep South that simply aren’t true.  In the picture painted by popular media from Gone with the Wind to Steel Magnolias to…um, “Dueling Banjos,” the South has long been portrayed as a … Continue reading

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Mysterious and Spooky (Or Not): Halloween Fun for 2013

I love to play dress-up.  Even now, in what I refer to as the “late winter of my youth,” I have so much fun planning a costume, spending a ridiculous amount of time getting dressed, and then enjoying the reactions.  … Continue reading

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Saturday in the Park

Early this week, when I heard that cooler temperatures would be coming over the next few days, my first thought was, “Okay, so how many shopping days until Christmas?” And I certainly wasn’t expecting a day like yesterday, October 9. … Continue reading

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A “Specially Sumter” Weekend!

It seems just about impossible that fall is here already–2013 really has gone like the wind!  But indeed, it is.  As I drove to the office this morning, I noticed that the spider lilies are blooming along Swan Walk here at the … Continue reading

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