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Keeping the lines of communication open

Think of this as a manifesto for the future involving your local community newspaper. Not all communities have dependable, trusted local media these days, and that's a dangerous problem across the country. Too many people and communities are …

Honoring cousin 'Jimmy'

Monday is Memorial Day and I’m using this space to recognize and honor one of my cousins who served with distinction in the U.S. Navy as a pilot for 11 years. I had a lot of cousins who served …
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2016 election an 'education' in problems of voters

In "The Alienated Mind," David Brooks of The New York Times writes, "The campaign of 2016 was an education in the deep problems facing the country." Angry voters made a few things abundantly clear: that modern democratic capitalism is not working …
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Sumter's choirs are outstanding

Sumter's choirs are outstanding I would like to express my sincere thanks to James H. Mills and the members of the Sumter Community Concert Band for a most enjoyable musical experience (May 14). Our community is very fortunate to have this …

Writer prefers negotiations to nuclear war with north Korea

I believe we ought to leave North Korea alone. We act like two children flexing their muscles at one another when it is far more serious than that. Why should we put a nuclear submarine in Seoul, put a model ship off their coast and play war games …
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It may be a bumpy ride with Trump

The Democrat party continues to do a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States. So many of the party's hardcore base of lefties and Hillary disciples, when they are not having …

Infantile left the real losers on Election Day

In the aftermath of last week's bitterly fought presidential election, the nation was treated to the winners and losers behaving with graciousness and civility. President Obama set the tone when he called on the nation to accept the outcome and …
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Raise gas tax before election-year politicking

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Sun News April 6 Raise gas tax before election-year politicking Taxes on gasoline and other motor fuels are effectively user fees; motorists pay for using roads when they …
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