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Sumter's business progress drawing positive attention

There have been some very positive business stories in The Sumter Item recently. Week before last, Managing Editor Rick Carpenter reported on efforts by local economic leaders to implement a workforce development plan - …

On returning to West Liberty Street

As an addendum to Graham Osteen's column today about Osteen-Davis, I also recall those days when that company, along with The Item, was thriving on West Liberty Street, where we'll soon be situated again. I started working summers at The Item at …
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Notable & Quotable: Wednesday, July 27

Here are 10 memorable lines from first lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night: 1. "We explain when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you do not stoop to their level. Our motto is when they go low, …
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Stick to the facts about presidential candidates

Stick to the facts about presidential candidates "Clinton works for good but Trump works for himself." Let's talk facts and not lies. It's a fact Trump has owned many, many companies over the years. It should come as no surprise that some of …

Convention includes only negative comments about Trump

I see that Mr. Loyd Young thinks that Hillary Clinton is the positive choice for president. Watching the speakers at the podium of the DNC last night (Tuesday night), it seemed to me that …
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Trump saves GOP from itself

In The Sumter Item's Friday NOTABLE & QUOTABLE column, far-left New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, eschewing any pretense of balance and objectivity, brayed that he hoped "Hillary Clinton wins all 50 states and the Democrats take the …

Political fighting to get even more intense

With the expected coronation of Hillary Clinton as the Democrat Party nominee for president of the United States looming, the nastiest campaign for the White House in recent years has kicked off. We can expect a slugfest to occupy the nation into …
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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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