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Column by Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: Jesus gives all the truth needed to reach Heaven

I hope you're having a great day, and thank you so much for spending a little time today with Gleanings from the Open Bible Baptist Church. I want to bring to your heart this thought, "A Man Who Wanted to Go to Heaven." In John 14:1-6, we read these … more

Letter to the editor: Parents should remember masks, sanitizers this year

As school bells ring, parents are wringing their hands about the safety of their children. With inconsistent messages from media sources, school boards, Dr. Fauci, the governor and the president, it's understandable that some parents are … more

Letter to the editor: Youth track and field should be brought back to life

Congratulations to the three local athletes, Nicole Wells, Simone Wells and Sydney Blanton, for their performances at the USATF National Jr. Olympic Championship. Also, congrats to Jalencia Griffin … more

Opinion: A Tonkin Gulf incident in the Gulf of Oman?

Two weeks ago, the MT Mercer Street, a Japanese-owned tanker managed by a U.K.-based company owned by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer, sailing in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Oman, was struck by drones. A British security guard and Romanian … more

Opinion: For what cause will we go to war with China?

In his final state of the nation speech July 26, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte defended his refusal to confront China over Beijing's seizure and fortification of his country's islets in the South China Sea. "It will be a massacre if I go … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, Aug. 6, 2021

(Columbia) The State Aug. 3 S.C. native Raven Saunders' Olympic protest is a case of no harm, no foul What would you do when the world is watching? Shot-putter and Charleston native Raven Saunders decided to make a statement. Standing … more

Opinion: Do we have to watch their wretched movie all over again?

Why do I feel that I have seen this movie before? I would like to think that learning is cumulative. But I'm beginning to think that every generation or two, people need to learn all over again the lessons that have unaccountably been forgotten … more

Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: Don't give up along your race with Jesus

I thank you and appreciate so much the opportunity to minister to your heart today through "Gleanings" from the Open Bible Baptist Church! The thought I have on my heart for today is titled "Don't Quit!" In Hebrews 12:12-13, we see these inspired … more

Opinion: Life learning, hard work and commitment

We are always learning. Life is filled with education. We learn all the time. Every day we receive new information about health, the planet, communication, medicines, the universe and more. Life is a process of learning and … more

Infrastructure investments key to economic strength

Investments in our national infrastructure - from fixing our roads and bridges to expanding public transit to modernizing our entire energy system and electric grid - will build a stronger economy with more jobs and increased opportunities in South … more

Opinion: Supporting local journalism supports this community

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act was recently introduced in the House and has now been introduced in the Senate - and will benefit every member of this community! Unlike many issues in Washington, this legislation has bipartisan support and … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Saturday, July 31, 2021

(Columbia) The State July 26 Want your vote to count? Keep an eye on S.C. legislature Redistricting and gerrymandering aren't sexy. No summer blockbusters or viral videos will highlight the drawing of legislative districts. But if … more
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