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Growth of the F-35 program is good for S.C., Sumter

A new report is out from the S.C. Military Base Task Force, which offers real evidence that the military is having a tremendous economic impact in the Palmetto State, especially the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. The F-35 is the most advanced …

Affordable electricity complex, has its costs

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Sun News Aug. 5 Electricity is much more complicated than flipping a switch to light a room or power up a computer. We don't think about electrical power in our homes and workplaces …
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Notable & Quotable: Aug. 18, 2017

In "Trump Loses Corporate America," The Wall Street Journal's Holman Jenkins writes, "There is no point in taking brickbats for a president who does not deliver." Companies get in bed with politicians when it serves their interests and are quick …
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Hopefully we can solve Sumter's housing problem

RE: Community Residential Development Patterns Recently, there was an article in The Sumter Item which quoted me on several issues related to residential development. There are several issues …

It's our responsibility to protect ocean life

A recent executive order by President Trump directed the Department of the Interior to look at expanding offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. Any increased drilling in the …
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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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