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Sumter receives another big boost

Sumter's finally getting a nice hotel on Main Street, which means visiting dignitaries won't have to stay at the old Downtowner any more or out on the Broad Street Extension near the Outback Steakhouse. This is big news, and once again it's Greg …

S.C's $130M deadbeat dad scandal

"Someone needs to go to jail." These were the words of outrage of freshman S.C. Legislator Cezar McKnight when discussing the scandal of the $123 million in fines the state has paid for its 25-year failure to comply with federal law with regard …
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Notable & Quotable: Jan. 16

Excerpts from the Inaugural Address of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who was sworn in Wednesday for a second four-year term: We are a fiercely proud state, a state with a history as rich as it is complicated, a state where the intensity of our …
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Letter should be reprinted for all Americans to read

Letter should be reprinted for all Americans to read In response to Don Cann's letter to The Sumter Item on Jan. 22, he hit the nail on the head. I wish this letter could be on the front page of every newspaper in the nation. The same …

Parents, not the government, are failing to provide leadership

In response to Mr. Eugene Baten's letter to the editor on Sunday, Jan. 18: Mr. Baten, you are correct. We have an inexcusable failure in leadership; however, that failure is not at the state or even at the community level. It is in the home. …
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Editorial Roundup: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Herald of Rock Hill Jan. 20 rejected poem getting far more attention now The poem "One River, One Boat" requires little time to recite. We know because when U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn …
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