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Memorial Day. Only a few of us fight in wars; fewer still die in battle. Memorial Day remembers them. I almost did not make it here on Earth. My father was severely wounded in Sicily during World War II. He never talked about it. I have very … more
This has been the year for school choice all over the country. At least six additional states joined Arizona and Florida to give parents the funds to send their children to private and charter schools. Surprisingly, deep-red Texas is not among … more
The field of Republican presidential hopefuls grows larger by the week. But do any of them stand a chance of beating Joe Biden next year? The president's approval ratings remain anemic. He can take comfort, though, by thinking back to what … more
The report of special counsel John Durham is, or ought to be, devastating for anyone who has put any credence in what has now been definitively revealed to be the Russia collusion hoax. With a painstaking examination of the evidence (1,753 … more
The devotion for today is, "God's Leading in Hard Places." My text is Isaiah 42:16 where we read these words, "And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light … more
I found a Catholic Bible in December. I have been reading it. It has seven additional books added to a regular Bible. I have been reading 1 Maccabees for the last four days. I found that all the battles in the Old Testament makes me wonder how … more
For 50 years of my life, I've been associated with churches that have given more than $4 million collectively to outside denominational endeavors. The typical mainline denominational church/parish will collect weekly offerings from their members. … more
What is wealth? Investopedia says that "wealth is determined by taking the total market value of all physical and intangible assets owned, then subtracting all debts." When calculated this way, the wealth of the average American would probably far … more
The past five weeks has seen a flurry of media activity, clearly coordinated, against the right-of-center U.S. Supreme Court. First, the outlet ProPublica began publishing a series of pieces "exposing" the well-known fact of Justice Clarence … more
Southern Senior Living is excited to celebrate our exceptional staff and inspiring residents this National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) beginning on Mother's Day, May 14-20, with the theme "Cultivating Kindness." Southern Senior Living takes … more
We the people of Sumter County voted down the penny tax (aka 1% additional sales tax). Why? Because we are sick and tired of paying for multiple HOPE Centers, playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, etc. It is suggested by city and county … more
The South Carolina Legislature has taken steps to help the state's residents find better jobs by streamlining state agencies working around workforce. The Department of Commerce is also successful in recruiting more and higher-paying jobs for … more
A stunning new ABC News-Washington Post poll shows President Joe Biden's approval rating slipping to historic lows and Donald Trump winning against him by 7 points in a general election matchup. For my fellow Democrats, this should prompt serious … more
Dear Gov. McMaster, the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus members are writing to urge you to call the General Assembly back to address the urgent need for gun reform in our state. The recent increase in gun violence in our communities, … more
The letter to the editor from Mr. Reginald Evans in The Item on May 10, 2023, addresses the points regarding the citizens in Ward 1 having no representation as well as the vacancy for the mayor pro tem position among other topics. I will address … more
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