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Sumter is fortunate to have Rep. Smith to look out for our interests

At this time when government officials are often viewed with suspicion and derision, Sumter is fortunate to have individuals who truly place their service to our community … more

Money seems more important than safe, respectful schools

My pastor was contacted by Karen Michalik to counsel and advise me to apologize publicly, retracting my "accusations and lies" of school board meetings. She also sent him her lengthly Facebook post. Myself, along with my pastor and church … more

What will Democrats do if Republicans keep both houses in midterms?

What if ... What if the Republicans (which means Donald Trump) keep both houses after the midterms? What do the Democrats do then? Barack Obama lost more democratic seats in Congress than any … more

Public invited to hear speaker Robertson Nov. 6

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Nash Student Center, we will be hosting Sadie Robertson as our featured speaker for the ninth annual Wilson Hall Mission Series. Ms. Robertson has starred in both Duck Dynasty and on season 19 of ABC's Dancing … more

Your vote Nov. 6 will show what is in your heart

When the citizens of Sumter County vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, their vote will reveal what is truly in their hearts. Their vote will tell if they have a genuine concern for other people or if it's … more

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

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

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

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

Norman helps to solve issues facing his constituents

Ralph Norman has done an exemplary job representing the Fifth District. An example is his organizing multiple opioid summits, bringing diverse interests together to solve this problem. Another is his … more

Sumter needs a dependable choice such as Davis on council

I've known Colin Davis for 20-plus years. I have found him to be honest and straightforward. Colin has been a person I can depend on. Colin has come through time and time again in our business … more

Davis is invested in Sumter, needs our support Nov. 6

I write this letter in support of Colin Davis for election to the Sumter City Council. I have known his family and him since his youth. Colin is invested in Sumter. He is an example of our best young … more

Shower Shaw With Cookies is back for its 26th year

It's that special time of the year for a favorite project of Sumter Volunteers. It's time to "Shower Shaw With Cookies" for the 26th Christmas.This annual project, begun in 1993, gives the Sumter … more

Voters will do well to re-elect Galiano to Sumter City Council

I endorse Bob Galiano for city council.From a personal standpoint, I served with Bob on council for 16 years. I saw him work to build a consensus on council for actions in the best interest of our … more

Davis will look out for the needs of others if he's elected

I'm writing this letter in reference to the character and integrity of my friend Colin Davis and his desire to run for city council. I was introduced to Colin about 10 years ago, and we have since … more

Disney is most qualified of at-large board candidates

On Nov. 6, voters will have their say regarding candidates running for public office at the state and federal levels of our government. However, local candidate decisions loom large, too, especially … more

Davis has strong work ethic he will use to serve Sumter well

I've had the privilege of knowing Mr. Colin Davis since our wives became friends with newborn babies nine years ago. During this time, I've gotten to know him very well. Mr. Davis has one of the … more

Ragin will help students grow, excel in their studies

Shawn Ragin will make a wonderful addition to the Sumter School District Board. I have worked with Mr. Ragin for nearly seven years. He is equipped with a wealth of wisdom and knowledge about school … more
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