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The New South Carolina Part 1: People of the Palmetto State

Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series on how new demographics, economy and politics trends are changing South Carolina. There is a New South Carolina being born. You can see evidence of it in a recent Time Magazine special issue …

Notable & Quotable

Wednesday’s edition of The Sumter Item reports, “Cox to pay $1M in settlement with Feds.” Read it online at www.theitem.com: The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday it …
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Notable & Quotable

Wednesday’s edition of The Sumter Item reports, “Cox to pay $1M in settlement with Feds.” Read it online at www.theitem.com: The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday it …
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Americans free to embrace own beliefs

The gentleman who recommended that refugees entering the U.S. should watch two DVD's. One about the history and culture of the USA, including the constitution. The second one should be about Jesus and the joy of Christianity. I suggest the writer …

Refugees should learn about America, Jesus

The Democrats show a desire to allow as many as possible entrance of Syrian and Muslim refugees into our nation without much regard for probable terrorists among them. The Republicans rightfully fear there are terrorists among these refugees and …
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Corruption of Democrats apparent in leaked emails

The ever-vigilant Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel, in Friday's edition, performed a valuable public service for its readers with her expose' of the corruption within the Democratic Party titled "Democrats' Deplorable Emails." In …

Police commended for unity efforts

Sumter's law enforcement leadership should be congratulated for its recent community relations efforts in strengthening ties to all citizens. A Thursday forum at the Sumter Opera House kicked off the initiative led by Sumter Police Chief Russell …
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Editorial roundup: Friday, Sept. 16

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: Sept. 11 The Post and Courier DSS issues suggest state is inept or its leaders don't care After the General Assembly took some strong measures last year to fortify DSS, the state was …
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