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Davis' plans would open new opportunities for growth

I wanted to take the time out and write this letter on behalf of Colin Davis who is running for City Council Ward 5. I have known Colin for over 15 years and consider him to be a very honest, … more

Thank you to Galiano for attention to issues in Sumter

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Bob Galiano, our local council representative, for all of his hard work in getting Terry Road in Sumter completely paved. It was a part dirt, part paved road, … more

A vote for McLeod is a vote for our future

Faith. Family. Integrity. Mr. Mac has lived a life of service to, and has experienced all, aspects of education. From supporting his wife as a teacher and administrator to becoming a coach and … more

McCain: Warm remembrances of roads not taken or abandoned

Warm remembrances of Sen. John McCain have been filling the political air since his death last weekend. They'll continue through the memorial service in Phoenix, his funeral Saturday at Washington National Cathedral and his interment at the Naval … more

Trump is right to protect Americans from the International Criminal Court

WASHINGTON - Should an unaccountable United Nations court, created by a treaty to which the United States is not a signatory, and that the Senate has not ratified, be allowed to investigate, try and imprison American citizens? Unfortunately, this … more

Davis is devoted to Sumter, will have some new ideas

Good morning everyone! After spending the last 30 years drinking coffee with much of Sumter while pretending to have a real job at Sumter Cut Rate, I have had the opportunity to not only observe, … more

11th-hour slander

WASHINGTON - After several days of showboating and judicial hazing, Democrats pulled out their biggest weapon against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - a letter from an anonymous woman claiming sexual misconduct in high school. There are no … more

McLeod is experienced board member, accessible to voters

Matthew "Mac" McLeod is a life-long friend who is an experienced school board member, having served from 2006 until the consolidation of Districts 2 and 17 in July of 2011. He is also currently a … more

Impeachment is just a liberal fantasy

WASHINGTON - Michael Cohen's decision to plead guilty for making hush-money payments on Donald Trump's behalf has raised the prospect that if Democrats take control of Congress, they might try to impeach the president over a matter completely … more

Thanks to Glasscock for help in protecting Sumter

On behalf of all the folks in Sumter County who were blessed to fill their bags with sand donated by Glasscock Co. Inc. we send a heartfelt "Thank you." Many residents, especially senior citizens and business owners, were able to protect … more

Consider the unusual vote for change in S.C. education

This is a "think piece." I want you to think about the idea of addressing your voting day in a whole new way of thought to reach your decision. Maybe you have voted down the party line and hoped for … more

Military vehicles useful to have on hand during disasters

Nice to see MRAP mentioned in a positive way. They are basically military trucks with a steel armor monocoque body. (Contrary to popular delusion they are not "tanks.") Besides not being vulnerable to flying debris, they can approach fires where … more

We can start reducing our demand for animal products

Beyond the widely reported devastating impacts of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas, there is one more - of the self-inflicted variety. North Carolina is home to thousands of factory farms that raise millions of pigs, chickens and other animals … more

No, I'm Spartacus! Booker launches gladiator bid

WASHINGTON - It was Day Three of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings when Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J,, launched his 2020 presidential bid as a Thracian gladiator. His eyes glimmering pools of earnestness, Booker girded his loins and told the chamber that … more

Fund is important for conservation, outdoor recreation

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is an important source of federal funding that has been used to protect the public spaces that South Carolinians care about. LWCF is funded by royalties on oil and gas drilling offshore, not taxpayer dollars, and … more
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