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We need Canty as the next president of Morris College This is an open letter to the State Baptist Education and Missionary Convention, the Morris College Board of Trustees, alumni, students and the Sumter community. I am writing this open letter … more
When Donald Trump first announced he was running for president, I jumped right on the bandwagon. I was told I was nuts. You can go on YouTube and look up literally every soundbite of … more
A "Very Southern" thank you to the homeowners, sponsors and patrons for making "A Very Southern Christmas" Holiday House Tour and Tea a huge success this year! The Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter is so proud of our 68 sponsors and hundreds of … more
One Saturday evening many years ago, I attended a party at Sunset Country Club. Scott Rumph was looking for my husband, Lea Givens. I told him that Lea was in Atlanta for a medical meeting and that I planned to fly from Columbia on American Airlines … more
Thanks Community Cookie Bakers! The 25th “Shower Shaw with Cookies” exceeded all expectations and established a new record for this annual project. 5,131 cookies, accompanied by 4,750 … more
I am very sorry to learn of Scott Rumph's death. He was one of my oldest friends, a man who had the respect of all who knew him, and a wonderful role model for our younger generation. I always … more
Every time I see the ad on TV where they sing, "No one trashes my state," I think it is a real waste of money. Apparently they have never driven along the bypass or any other highway in Sumter … more
you should vote according to your moral compass Judge Roy Moore of Alabama, the Republican nominee for U. S. Senate, is accused of sexual improprieties with minors. Kay Ivey, Alabama's Republican governor, is inclined to believe Moore's … more
Archie Parnell's commentary in The Sumter Item on Nov. 5 discussed what he doesn't like about the new GOP tax plan. Other than one paragraph (out of two full columns) concerning the Estate Tax (which … more
Once again I write to respectfully disagree with a commentary by Mr. Hubert D. Osteen Jr. His recent piece titled "The left mocks prayer after U.S. tragedies" mostly consists of reprinting an article by William McGurn that first appeared in the … more
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