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Governor respects state's veterans

Editor's note: This letter was sent to Gov. Henry McMaster in Columbia. Dear governor, In your State of the State report on Jan. 24, 2018, you stated you wanted to eliminate the state income tax on retired … 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

Keep God in this great nation in which we are favored

Why do we as a people that are supposedly united a people of separation? We cannot agree on anything anymore. Do you think that maybe it just may stem from the example set before us by our politicians? The ones that we put in office to represent … 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

Letter should have included whole quote

It's unfortunate that the recent letter you published titled "Clyburn's Nazi comments were disgusting" fails to quote any of what U.S Rep. Clyburn actually said, causing it to be misleading. A recent … 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

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

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

Disadvantages of Regular Paperless Testing in district

John went for his annual physical, and his doctor gave him an overall score of his health on a scale of 1-100. John would like details, not a score. John would like to know what area is deficient, so that John can focus on those areas, "his" areas … 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

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

Sen. Graham is showing his true stripes again

Kudos to Hubert D. Osteen and Victor Davis Hansen for their editorials in the newspaper on Jan. 21. Many of us are in agreement, and IF so much of the media would write and report the actual news … more

USPS postmaster has his head in a hole

What's happened to our mail delivery? We live on Rural Route 4 and got absolutely NO mail delivery yesterday (Jan. 18). This has happened several times in the last four months, and complaints to the USPS … more
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