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Everyone gets a vote

"If your house has no street number or name, please draw a map of where your house is located. Please include roads and landmarks." Those are the sentences located within section No. 12 of Alabama Voter Registration Form, the form each citizen …

Sugar and spice and everything nice

An old friend told me a funny story this week. He was at the Sumter YMCA many years ago and had just finished playing basketball and working out. There was a girl about 6 or 7 on a step stool at the water fountain, taking her time acting like she …
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In "Principled or know-it-all," The Washington Post's Marc Fisher writes, "GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is a lightning rod for controversy and a stickler for process." Read it online at www.washingtonpost.com: His father describes Cruz as …
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Well-trained fire department uses water ladder to saves homes

I would like to praise Sumter Fire Department for their service in saving my home last night. I was sure that my home and the Samuels' home were going to be severely damaged, if not lost completely. However, your ladder shot water to the fire so …

Money won't help unless parents care about their child's education

care about their child's education I used my lighted, best magnifying glass to look at the bottom picture on page A1 of The Sumter Item for March 26. It looked like there were two white adults and four white children out of, I am guessing, 50 …
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Editorial Roundup: Friday, March 13, 2015

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Greenville News March 7 Lawmakers need to heed the lessons of failed property tax reform State lawmakers are finally waking up to the knowledge that the notorious property tax reform …
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