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No area in Sumter is unaffected by litter

I was encouraged recently to see an article published in The Sumter Item which cited a public meeting called by the Sumter Litter Alliance to listen to citizens' concerns and to discuss its efforts to … more

Team Sumter is working together to benefit everyone

It has been a little over a year since I was seated in City Council chambers. The other five members of council and the mayor have been patient and supportive in getting this rookie up to speed. … more

Maybe there's a swamp at the post office to drain too

Maybe there's a swamp at the post office to drain too I was prompted to write regarding the U.S. Postal Service when I read Mr. Duhon's letter to the editor in Tuesday's paper. We live in the Wintergreen Subdivision and have had terrible … more

Left are hypocrites for wasting time on Trump's relationships

Do you see how different this country would be if the media and Left took as much time on Bill Clinton's shenanigans in the Oval Office as they have wasted our time on Trump's antics from 15 years … more

McKenzie represented the Greatest Generation well

My friend and mentor, Ross S. McKenzie Sr., has passed away at age 102 after a distinguished business career that continued until just five years ago when he retired as president of Sumter … more

We need to replace Sen. Graham in 2020

I believe it is time for the Republican Party, both at the national and state level, to find another candidate to replace Lindsey Graham in the United States Senate in 2020. Perhaps Jim DeMint can be … more

Obama was a divider who used executive privilege

Mr. Brunson, Mr. Clyburn should learn to not throw bricks in glass houses or compare people to Nazis when his party clearly has more in common with them. "He began to do things to discredit … more

Trump should know about Haley's disloyalty

Nikki Haley has a history of, shall we say, “political flexibility,” not so dissimilar from her fellow S.C. neocon Lindsay Graham. Both are accomplished “press hounds” by … more

FBI, DOJ need to give some direction, help stop killings

We all hear about the aggressive probes to take down the president by the Department of Justice, FBI and the special prosecutor. This extended and concentrated effort was to investigate … more

Jesus is our only light in the darkness

Jesus is our only light in the darkness Many years have passed since Jesus willingly gave his life for each sinner that ever existed. Each year, two to three weeks prior to Easter, Jesus was revealed to us many times over; his life, in the … more

Writer airs grievances about immigration and climate change

(1) Isn't it weird that in America, our flag and our culture offend so many people, but our benefits don't? (2) How can the federal government ask U.S. citizens to pay back student loans when illegal aliens are receiving a free education? (3) … more

Clyburn's Nazi comments were disgusting

Clyburn's Nazi comments were disgusting I understand that in politics, claims and accusations against someone in another party can be pretty silly, hurtful, and well, shameful. And then we have Rep. Jim Clyburn comparing the Trump administration … more

National Volunteer Week starts April 15

"Celebrate Service" is the theme for National Volunteer Week 2018. That is exactly what Sumter Volunteers will be doing on Thursday, April 19, at our annual picnic at the Heath Pavilion. April 15-21 marks … more
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