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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

Politicians having a field day with meaningless issues

Politicians having a field day with meaningless issues Our political system is in complete upheaval and doesn't appear to being repaired at any time in our future. We have an opportunity to get a tax cut which will help our economy thrive and our … more

Government denied services under guise of safety

Government denied services under guise of safety There are at least two kinds of people in the world; 1.) people who can confidently and safely operate motor vehicles and their own two legs two days after a three-inch snowfall, and b.) those who … more

Thank you to the city for help during snowfall

As the snow melts and the city gets back to normal, my hat is off to the City of Sumter for working so quickly to get many of the main roads cleared and safe. There is no way any city could get … more

State should enforce animal abuse laws

State should enforce animal abuse laws According to the S.C. law on animal abuse, it is unlawful for people to leave animals outside in adverse weather with no shelter; however, this happens all the time but neither the police nor animal control … more

Wishing everyone something this time of year

Wishing everyone something this time of year To Democrat friends: Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral … more

Caution lights shouldn't be on when school is not in session

I would like to just make a couple of comments concerning school zone caution lights. We all know how important it is to drive slower when in an active school zone during drop off and pick up. It is also important that these lights only operate when … more

Do law enforcement officers pay attention to smaller problems?

What are the duties of our law enforcement officers? As they patrol our streets, roads and highways, why don't they report old rundown buildings? Example: Highway 15 South at Kingsbury Drive and Highway 15 South at Bethel Church Road. Traffic … more


Here's a tremendous thank you to everyone who donated or volunteered their time, food, and efforts to ensure another successful Southside Annual Pre-Thanksgiving and Pre-Christmas Dinner. Also, a special thanks to the volunteers who prepared and … more
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