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Opinion: Nationalism to confront globalism in Glasgow this month

"Extraordinary, isn't it? I've been hearing all about COP," said the queen to the duchess of Cornwall. "Still don't know who is coming. ... We only know about people who are not coming. ... It's really irritating when they talk but they don't … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

(Columbia) The State Oct. 19 At Alex Murdaugh's S.C. bail hearing, a 'taste of justice' for the victims One news cameraman arrived just around 5 Tuesday morning to make sure he was on time. Others soon followed. By the time Alex … more

Opinion: Bill de Blasio is on the way out, but his mindset lingers

As his two terms as New York's mayor approach their end, and long after his presidential campaign ended with a whimper, Bill de Blasio has chimed in with one last act of destruction: a proposal to end the public schools' entry-by-exam gifted and … more

Letter to the editor: No coach is worth what colleges in South Carolina pay them

Dawn Staley, $22.4 million, no one is worth that much, ridiculous. What about teachers, police, fire departments, homeless. I'm sure they could use some help. S.C. has that much money? And what about Dabo Swinney, $8,370,775, ridiculous. I … more

Letter to the editor: We should try something different to be rid of pandemic

This is in reference to the letter to the editor on Oct. 15, 2021. I am happy that you took my information about masks seriously and found out for yourself "the negative toll wearing a mask while exercising at the gym has had on your energy … more

Column by Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: It's time to soar; don't stay on the tarmac

We all love the majestic American bald eagle. They are a sight to behold when they take flight, soar or come in for a landing. These birds are as much a part of our history as baseball, apple pie and Ford vehicles. The eagle, however, like any other … more

Column by Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: Don't let daily cares and worries rob you of rest and peace

I want to thank everyone who has emailed me and shared with me that these devotions are a blessing and have been a help to them. It is the desire of this preacher and our church family that you receive spiritual help as a result of this … more

Opinion: Cargo ships - Jobs floating at sea

Cargo ships waiting to unload at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, could keep some of America's store shelves bare for a while. These two ports handle the bulk of cargo coming from China. Cargo keeps coming from China, making the … more

Letter to the editor: Voting must be safe, accessible for all

The Family Unit Inc. is exceedingly grateful to the City of Sumter and to the Sumter County governments for earmarking some of the American Rescue Plan Act funding for the benefit and empowerment of low- to moderate-income mobile homeowners who own … more

S.C. Editorial Roundup for Oct. 16, 2021

The (Charleston) Post and Courier Oct. 9 Murdaugh mystery raises questions about legal system Even the best system can't stop a determined criminal from committing crimes. But the unfolding Murdaugh saga - from the boat wreck that … more

Column by Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: Carving out your niche with the talents and gifts God gave you

Everyone finds comfort in knowing that what they do in ministry, occupationally or volunteer services is what they have been gifted to do. In order to perform our duties with the best possible outcome, we must love what we do. Have you ever been … more

Column: A letter to our community from McLeod Health

We are entering the season of reflection and gratitude, and I am extremely fortunate to have many things to be thankful for this year. Working in health care is a special calling and requires a servant's heart to answer that call in times of … more

Letter to the editor: Wearing masks will help bring an end to coronavirus pandemic

Dear Jackie Hughes, I am writing this email in regards to your article published on the Sumter Item, "5 reasons why I don't want to wear a mask." As someone who has lived in California during the pandemic, a state with a high-volume population and … more

OPINION: Why I'm optimistic about the future of the country

One of the great privileges of teaching and working on a university campus is the chance to be in regular touch with young people. Even better, I sometimes get asked to give talks elsewhere and to meet with young people of all kinds and descriptions … more
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