Opinion
Editorial Cartoon
Columnists More

Queen Hillary travels by van

WASHINGTON - See Hillary ride in a van! Watch her meet everyday Americans! Witness her ordering a burrito bowl at Chipotle! Which she did wearing shades, as did her chief aide Huma Abedin, yielding security-camera pictures that made them look (to …

Ring in the olde?

WASHINGTON - Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past. This is never truer than during a political season. It doesn't matter whether the past (meaning all of four years ago) trumps the present - or whether the …
Notable & quotable More

Tuomey partnership awaits court decision

Tuomey partnership awaits court decision In Wednesday's Sumter Item, reporter Jim Hilley writes that "nothing can be finalized until the appeal of a lawsuit against Tuomey in the U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth District is decided." Read it …
Letters to the editor More

Late mother loved reading her Sumter newspaper

Late mother loved reading her Sumter newspaper It is with a heavy heart that I tell you I lost my mother, Mary D. Francis, on March 3. She lived a wonderful life as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to three daughters, three …

Money is not the whole answer but it does help

I agree that throwing money at everything will not solve all of our problems, but equal and adequate resources are needed for any group of people to survive. Placing shopping centers and adequate …
Editorial roundup More

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 …
Have something to say?

Send your letter to letters@theitem.com, drop it off at The Sumter Item offi ce, 20 N. Magnolia St., or mail it to The Sumter Item, P.O. Box 1677, Sumter, SC 29151, along with the writer’s full name, address and telephone number (for verification purposes only).

Letters that exceed 350 words will be cut accordingly in the print edition, but available in their entirety at www.theitem.com/letters/.