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Reports on crime in Sumter are misleading

I admit that I am a shameless advocate for our city. That's one of the jobs of a mayor. I believe Sumter is a great place and that we are on the brink of even greater things. I believe that we must always strive to make things better for everyone in …

Politics to blame for failure of ethics bill

At the end of the second regular session of the 120th South Carolina General Assembly and the defeat of H.3945, commonly referred to as the ethics bill, we have taken some time to reflect on the demise of ethics reform as it unfolded this past …
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Aug. 10, 2014

A LOOK AT GETTING AMERICA RUNNING In "How to Get America Moving Again," George Schultz - a former Secretary of Labor, the Treasury and State, and director of the Office of Management and Budget - writes in The Wall Street Journal that "the world …
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A future survival guide for protesting police brutality

A future survival guide for protesting police brutality A disturbing yet culturally necessary trend has developed in our nation in which every 20 years an uprising occurs due to police or military brutality based on protests induced by racial …

Minimizing Sumter's crime problem doesn't help

The Sunday, Aug. 17, guest commentary in The Sumter Item titled "Reports on crime in Sumter are misleading" is very appalling. According to the statistics, some city of Sumter citizens are overreacting. In the words of others, high crime is only a …
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Aug. 14, 2014

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier of Charleston Aug. 12 WILL CARNIVAL CRUISELINES INJECT LIFE INTO HAITI'S TORTUGA ISLAND? The prime minister of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and …
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