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Boxing up history and moving it down the street

We're headed into the final stages of relocating from The Sumter Item offices at 20 North Magnolia St. to our new home at 36 West Liberty St. It's quite an undertaking since we've been doing business at this location since the late 1950s. I …

Newspapers are still a form of accountable journalism

Talk to virtually anybody in America about politics, and they'll probably agree on one thing: The mainstream media is partly responsible for the current hostile atmosphere that accompanies political discussions. A September poll from Gallup revealed …
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Obama's legacy is a renewed war in Iraq

In "The War That Dare Not Speak Its Name," The Wall Street Journal's William McGhurn writes, "For all his promises to get America out, Obama's legacy is a renewed war in Iraq." All throughout the campaign, Mr. Trump rightly thumped both President …
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NAACP thanks Freedom Fund Banquet supporters

To Freedom Fund Sponsors and Supporters: On behalf of the Sumter County Branch NAACP, we would like to thank you for supporting our Annual Freedom Fund Banquet held at the Sumter County Civic Center on Nov. 4, 2016. Your continued support …

Byrd campaign expresses gratitude for support during council race

Now that the campaigns for the various offices are over and the dust has, for the most part, settled down, the task of governing begins. At the local level is where important decisions translate into actions that affect our daily lives. On behalf of …
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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 …

Expectations high for Trump

Most of America went to bed Tuesday night uneasy and angry after casting their votes on Election Day. They were fearful that they would awaken still seeing red, so to speak; but it was not in anger. For those who decided to stay up most of the night …
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Prison staff salaries must reflect danger

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Nov. 22 Prison staff salaries must reflect danger South Carolina can't have it both ways. It can't get criminals off the street and into jail cells and fail to pay …
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