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Having completed the first presidential debate of the 2024 campaign cycle, it's tempting to focus on minor but perhaps momentarily decisive details, such as whether Ron DeSantis was wise to outsource strategy to a committee that he's legally barred … more
Our devotion today is titled "The Burden Bearer." My text is Psalm 55:22 where we see, "Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." (KJV) There is no doubt that many people today are … more
I would like to comment on two different subjects. Firstly, on Aug. 10th, The Item ran a picture of the mayor with Purple Heart recipients, one female and nine gentleman. Unfortunately, The Item neglected to name these men and the one woman of … more
Joe Biden is still my president, and when I see him in Maui trying to relate to people that have lost EVERYTHING and he tells them how he almost lost his Corvette and cat to a small fire in his lake front home, I actually feel sorry for the guy. He … more
You don't need a college degree to understand what's happening in our country. Oliver Anthony, the songwriter behind the viral hit "Rich Men North of Richmond," didn't even finish high school. But … more
Our mother, Emmie Windham Driggers, passed away on June 11 at age 85. One of her wishes was to have a poem she wrote put in The Item. She enjoyed reading every issue of this paper front to back. I am always with you ... When I am gone, release … more
Even though it was enacted shortly after then-Gov. Mark Sanford's whole Argentine mess, there's no reason to believe that lawmakers passed a bizarre tax law in 2012 in an effort to keep South Carolina men from getting … more
America's political parties are the oldest and third-oldest in the world, and they have competed for votes among a population that has been diverse since colonial times. If you have any doubts about that, consult David Hackett Fischer's 1989 classic … more
People love telling journalists how to do our job better. That comma is wrong. This headline doesn't tell the whole story. "Your fake news!" Yes, I spelled "your" incorrectly for this example. It's part of the gig when your work is seen, … more
The devotion for today is "The Blessing of Being Eternally Secure," and my text is 1 John 5:12-13, where we see, "He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on … more
"Preparation" is an important word in life. We spend our entire life preparing for something. At the end of every day, we start making preparations for the next day and the day after that until our days run out. Nothing is more frustrating than to … more
In a recent letter to the editor, this statement was made: "Since I am old enough to remember when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to this terrible sin of racism, I also remember his words about 'content of character' as more important than skin … more
Dear Mr. Wright and Trustees: First, I want to give honor to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is because of His mercy and my faith that I am able to write this letter. This letter is very important and emotional because it is about the … more
I want to bring this thought to your heart, titled, "The Sovereignty of God Over the Nations," and my text is Acts 17:22-27 where we see, "Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are … more
Maui has long been the go-to destination for millions to experience paradise. Life has changed. Maui is now the site of the deadliest fire in modern U.S. history. At this writing, over 90 persons are been reported dead. The lovely town of Lahaina … more
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