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Memorial Day is a time to remember and pay tribute to our fallen. This year I had the opportunity to sponsor an inscribed brick along one of the walkways at The National Museum of The Marine Corps … more
As the current senator for Senate District 36, I am enjoying my time on the campaign trail as I work toward reelection to a position that has allowed me to help many people over the years and to … more
I am continually amazed how the county's chairman and the city's mayor sleep at night while a large number of Sumter citizens are struggling to survive and obtain basic living. The questions for … more
In response to Saturday's letter to the editor. Most of the countries in the world don't want trump elected president in 2024 including the USA. Russia, Saudi Arabia and all the other "authoritarian" countries do, including China and North … more
Will the world be better off with fewer people? For years, that has been a hypothetical question posed to suggest an affirmative answer. Fewer people, it was claimed, would mean less depredation of natural resources, less urban overcrowding, more … more
Index-Journal May 14 Setting sail with state legislature Primary elections are just around the corner. Given how this year's legislative session ended, it might be a good time to assess how well your lawmakers did. Or didn't. What South … more
Put your hatred aside and think... Who do you think Iran, China, North Korea, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc., want to see in the White House for another four years? If you think our enemies want Trump in there, you haven't been watching the last 3 1/2 … more
The violent campus takeover by protesters - some of them students, many not - has had the unintended effect of discrediting the premise underlying the protest. That premise is that the world is divided between oppressors and the oppressed and that … more
One day Satan, the old devil, will identify as God. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 (KJV) says concerning Satan (appearing as the antichrist after the rapture of Christ's Church), "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is … more
Post and Courier May 7 3 days and 2 reforms that could transform 2024 S.C. legislative session With three days remaining, there's still time for the S.C. Legislature to salvage something substantive from a 2024 session that's on track to … more
Many thanks to Kathleen Kreklau for her letter concerning the disruptive protests on college campuses. It could not have been better said. Now, if only our congressional leaders had the courage and wisdom to follow her advice we would not experience … more
I am amazed how the county's chairman and the city's mayor sleep at night while a large number of Sumter citizens are struggling to survive and obtain basic living. The House speaker vowed to close loopholes in the state's election (1) and our local … more
Who knew that the party of John Kennedy and Bill Clinton would morph into the party that seems to be taking its lead narrative from a large group of antisemites called the squad? And a president so weak in moral clarity refuses to call them out in … more
Back when my son, Jimmy, was about 7 years old, he asked to go to his grandmother's house. We lived on Boulevard Road in Sumter, and Mama, Totsie Bryant, lived behind us on Coleman Street. The kids would cut through the yard of Free Will Baptist … more
Feeling like you have some control over your life is vital for life happiness. Control is not always easy. It takes planning, sacrifice, work and good fortune. Lots of things can happen in life that will shake the earth beneath our feet. … more
What is it that provokes us to action? Recently a horrible attack on police doing their job in Charlotte took the lives of four in the line of duty. It happened close to where my son lives. Students with very little in their heads but hatred of Jews … more
Post and Courier April 27 Bill can make S.C. more attractive to teachers On Wednesday evening, the South Carolina Senate locked in another set of significant raises for state teachers by passing a budget with the same $4,500-per-teacher … more
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