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I told myself I was not going to write to the editor about the 18-year-old man (he is not a teenager), Andrew J. Tiller, and his attempt at murdering two innocent men, causing them now to have lifelong pain and suffering. And the absolute folly of … more
The little boy's delight in "driving" the Swan Lake firetruck was fun to see on the front page of Thursday's Sumter Item. However, a glaring omission in the information about the firetruck needs correction. Had it not been for the long-term efforts … more
In light of recent negativity toward utility-scale solar projections, we feel it's a good idea to respond with fact and figures and not speculation. First of all, solar or alternative energy is not a new concept; it has been around for many years … more
I just read The Sumter Item article "Teen says he shot 2 at complex in scheme." The term "teen" would indicate that he is younger than 18 years old which he is not. This adult male shot two innocent men … more
Now that school has restarted, I would like to make students and teachers aware of two great STEM programs offered by the Air Force Association. The first is the CyberPatriot program. This is a … more
I am one of those 70 million Americans descended from Confederate soldiers. Unlike Mr. R.T. Hines, who wrote that the old monuments that embellish a brutal history that enslaved 19 percent of our fellow Americans at one time should be honored, I … more
Tuesday, late afternoon, I received a phone call from a woman named Melissa Elmore who works for a company in Manning called Mid State Tooling. She kindly asked if my husband's … more
Charlottesville council was also a guilty party President Trump was right the first time about the Charlottesville rioters; he condemned both sides. Let me add a third guilty party - the Charlottesville City Council, who voted to remove the … more
Two comments: First to the gentleman who thinks Dr. Baker is milking the county for money; you need to understand that he had a multi-year contract that was re-negotiated with his agreement to … more
Most of us have watched soap operas for their entertainment value, outrageous plots and intentional distraction from reality. While the antics of Donald Trump were initially somewhat entertaining, I … more
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