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An adult voice amid pandemic childishness

WASHINGTON - In his 72 years, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, who was raised in segregated Richmond, Virginia, acknowledges that he has seen much change, often for the better, including advances in …

Beware of allowing high-density zoning on Parkway

There is misinformation about the circumstances surrounding an inappropriate rezoning request facing Sumter City Council. In an effort to "muck up" and confuse a situation, folks that don't have the answers often attempt to "shoot the …
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Trump's 'shock and awe' creating new language

The Wall Street Journal's Dan Henninger on "Trumpian shock and awe." "Shock and awe," a term of art from U.S. war doctrine, has been deployed by advocates of Donald Trump to describe the pace of executive actions the past two weeks. That is …
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We don't want a 'malfunction junction' like Harbison

I have nothing against multi-family housing, but it sure does not need to be built next to single-family houses and agricultural lands. Was it not promised by local city officials in the not-too-distant past that the lands along Patriot Parkway …

Don't forget about the people who live in the greenway

First, I want to thank Ms. Ione Dwyer, Mayor Pro Tem Thomas Lowery and Steve Corley for having voted NO at the last Sumter City Council meeting on the proposition to rezoning on Patriot Parkway at Deschamps Road. These men and woman understand 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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S.C.'s highway fatality rate and improving road conditions

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Jan. 31 S.C.'s highway fatality rate and improving road conditions: South Carolina has the highest highway fatality rate in the nation, and some of its worst roads. …

Higher priorities in S.C. than internet porn

Recent editorials from newspapers covering South Carolina The Chronicle of Augusta, Georgia Dec. 25 On the effort to ban pornography in S.C. Are the roads all fixed? Are the schools all top-notch? Are all the Palmetto State's needs …
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