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Where the teacher becomes the student

Can an old dog learn new tricks? A couple of weeks ago I attended the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop at University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As one of the older dogs, I was …

Say 'yes' to investing in Sumter's workforce

In all likelihood as you read this, students are preparing to don their graduation robes and caps and walk across stages to receive their hard-earned degrees and diplomas. Parents are beaming with pride and joy and, perhaps, also exhaling a huge …
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Obama's best jokes; web freedom in danger

According to slate.com, these were President Obama's best jokes of the night at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner: "I was running on CPT, which stands for jokes that white people should not make." "Eight years ago I said it was time …
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Mayor supports 'Feed My Starving Children'

In 2014 and 2015, tiny Mayesville Presbyterian Church sent 219,888 meals to hungry children in Haiti as part of an international program, "Feed My Starving Children." The Church received lots of help …

Article may have missed mark, but it was still appreciated

Thank you for the Associated Press story "Elderly book talks once known as death panels" on May 24. I do not think that the referenced doctor conferences are the panels that were …
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Cuba trip reveals Obama's ineffectual deal-making

While a grinning President Obama took a victory lap through the streets of Havana on Sunday to bask in the cheers of Cubans after proclaiming the beginning of "normalizing" relations with a country where World War III almost began in 1962, an …

Let's take a good look at litter in Sumter

There's been more than enough trash-talking in the Democrat and Republican primaries so it's time to take a breather and consider what to do about another form of trash: The litter that graces most of the roadsides of Sumter County. The roads …
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Misguided move against FOIA

By blocking a House bill to strengthen the state's Freedom of Information Act, Sen. Margie Bright Matthews is inadvertently demonstrating the need for greater transparency and accountability. Ever since the FOI bill was approved by the Senate …
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