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Why can't Trump be civil like Democrats' partners?

Why oh why can't President Trump be civil and effective like the Democrat party leaders in Washington and their wonderful partners in the "news" media and Hollywood? I see clearly now why a … more

Sumter residents are fortunate to live here

Aren't we fortunate to live in such a good, caring town? The articles in The Sumter Item recently remind me of this. Sheriff Dennis and his team working with the summer Boys & Girls Club to help them … more

Trump should modify tariffs to avoid chaos worldwide

Dear President Trump, I have a suggestion for you. I request you modify the 25 percent tariff on steel and the 10 percent tariff on aluminum. The threat of a worldwide trade war with … more

Democratic party has stooped to bullying Republicans

We now have a member of the U.S. Congress openly calling for the harassment and stalking of the president and anyone else that might be associated with him. We have Democrats not only … more

Trump keeps his 'bring it on' attitude

I have always loved the underdog. Although I did not vote for Trump, he gains my respect more each day. A man that was not given a chance to beat the Clinton machine, arrogantly mocked in that … more

School district is in state of discombobulation

Dear Sumter County Council members: Mr. Chris Griner, Sumter School District's former chief financial officer, reported in the district's April 30, 2018, Spring Bond Projects an extensive list … more

DNR should restock lake and be ashamed to charge for fishing licenses

Santee Lake Marion is dead! I just got back from a few days at my lake house on Polly's Creek. I fished around the piers and trees with crickets and never got a bite. One … more

Sumter School district needs mill increase to improve our schools

Education is the key to economic success, and a good education does not come without the support of the entire community. I have made it my priority to do all I can to support and improve Sumter … more

Codes enforcement goes a long way to keeping a city beautiful

I recently returned from a trip to my hometown of Delray Beach, Florida. While there, I decided to drive around some of the old areas in the hood where I hung out as a teenager. To my surprise, I … more

Washington needs to stop tearing country apart, keep its promises

Our country is embroiled in many horrible situations, and our paid congressmen and representatives continue to spend valuable time on the "Russian collusion" in our elections. Where is the good we … more

McCain has stellar record of public service, leadership

On Election Day, June 12, Sumter County will affirm or replace incumbents. I am convinced that a stellar record of public service outweighs political promises and platitudes. In the race for … more

Baker helped save Sumter restaurant

As the June Republican primary election for the Sumter County Council District 2 seat is just around the corner, I thought of a story I wanted to share. My father, retired Air Force, has been in the … more

Baker has worked hard to serve his district

On June 12, Sumter County voters go to vote for various candidates for office. I would encourage you to consider voting for our son, Artie Baker. He is running for re-election for what would be his 20th … more

It's reassuring that some parents teach children to be respectful

As a military veteran, hardly a day goes by that some thoughtful citizen doesn't express their gratitude to me for my small contribution to the nation's security. Makes me proud of … more

Is there a 2nd connection between Tuskegee Airmen and Shaw?

The artist rendition for Veterans Park depicted in this year's Memorial Day Celebration Program shows a P-47 "Razorback" painted in the colors of the famous Tuskegee Airmen … more

People shouldn't be fined by Code Enforcement for others' littering

Upon my return home from another one of my out-of-state trips, I was informed by my husband that the Code Enforcement officers had visited my home to charge me a $500 fine or … more

Candidates for office shouldn't be seeking to become richer

I am writing to inform I attended the Sumter County Democratic Party Breakfast on May 26 on Broad Street, Sumter. This was an opportunity for me to listen and meet those who are … more

Thanks to Sumter, Bowen for outstretched arms during service

Could I please say "Thank You Sumter?" Two entities stand clear in my mind for my adopted hometown - Southern Hospitality and Ms. Debbie Bowen (D-BOW) both are thoroughly ingrained into … more

Thank you to those who made 1912 Bed and Breakfast event a success

On behalf of the Sumter Main Street Society, thank you to all the people who attended our Open House at the new 1912 Bed and Breakfast on Friday, May 18. Additional thanks go to … more

More could have been done to prevent riot

Regarding the prison system, more cell searches may have found these shanks before they could be used. What about being too hard on inmates? Some senators and congressmen say don't be hard on inmates. … more
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