FALL 2020

As we enter the “New Normal”, it is impossible to project what is ahead for our world, country, state, county, city and family. I have heard it said that “history repeats itself”. I’m not sure that “history” has ever seen anything quite like the last few months BUT , what history has shown us is that the world has previously faced wars, unrest and pestilence. Although devastating, we have come out on the other side – sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly – sometimes painlessly and sometimes painfully.

Our goal is to highlight some of the people in each of our issues that represent the solutions to the “new normal”. The people in this issue are part of the history and legacy of Sumter County. Their stories provide all of us with confidence that, together, we will persevere and thrive!

As always, we could not do this without the continued support from our sponsors which are listed on page 128. We hope that you will join us in thanking them. Be sure to drop in at any of those locations listed and grab your free copy that they make possible! Shop with them, visit with them and just keep on showing the love you so freely give.

John 10:10 KJV

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.


Jay and Patti Martin