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Track Your Adventure Number Four: Fall for the Arts—This Summer!

In today’s environmentally conscious world, the concept of “re-purposing” buildings is part of doing business as usual. Gone are the days of tearing down structures and building something new and trendy atop what might have been an interesting historic site. … Continue reading

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“Through Their Eyes”

 “It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Let us pause for a moment to remember John McCosh.  Although largely forgotten except by historians, he created a profession that to some, may … Continue reading

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Downtown’s Grand Old Lady

Each Thursday since June 6, 2012 the Sumter Opera House has presented a family movie as part of the Summer Kids’ Series.  With popularity growing among children and parents alike (partly due to the addition of a 7 p.m. showing), … Continue reading

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2013 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast–and a Little Something Extra!

Since 1952, the United States has officially observed an annual National Day of Prayer.  But long before President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into existence, other Commanders-in-Chief and national leaders had similar ideas.  The first observance even pre-dated American … Continue reading

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Have You Seen Us Lately?

Twenty years ago, it was just a dream.  Like the centers of so many other cities, Sumter’s downtown was in rough shape—a nationwide occurrence as malls proliferated, resulting in the flight of retail establishments and restaurants out to the suburbs.  … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

1912 was not a slow news year.  Among the highlights: The formation of the People’s Republic of China and the end of the Manchu Dynasty; The sinking of the RMS Titanic; The establishment of the Royal Air Force (RAF) in … Continue reading

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