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Opinion: Why can't Biden stop this invasion?

Article IV of the Constitution addresses the obligations of the federal government to the state governments that were being asked to surrender aspects of their sovereignty to form our new Union. "The United States shall guarantee to every State … more

Column by Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: The COVID-19 effect

To start with, let's look at two words, affect and effect. Affect means to act on, produce an effect or change. Effect means something that is produced by an agency or cause. The effects COVID-19 produced have affected all of us in one way or … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, July 16, 2021

The (Charleston) Post and Courier July 11 Don't weaken one of S.C.'s few workable anti-DUI laws South Carolina ranks in the top 10 in U.S. drunken driving deaths, even though 22 states have … more

Letter to the editor: Thanks for community support of Sumter's inaugural Juneteenth celebration

The Sumter Black Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community of Sumter for its sponsors, donations and its members who helped make Sumter's official inaugural Juneteenth celebration a historic day of success! The event, initially planned … more

Centering Black women in policy is key to future families' prosperity

From leading marches for racial justice to developing the COVID-19 vaccine to reaching the second-highest office in the United States, Black women's excellence is more evident than ever. This year, we showed up for ourselves, our families and our … more

Opinion: Financial suicide is not necessary

There is some risk to all of life. A friend and his wife had a house paid for and a substantial savings account. At the age of 65, he was retired and bored and bemoaned he had never been a business owner. He was aware of a family who had recently … more

Opinion: Are the good times over for Biden?

Are the Democrats headed for their Little Bighorn, with President Joe Biden as Col. Custer? The wish, you suggest, is father to the thought. Yet, consider. On taking office, Biden held a winning hand. Three vaccines, with excellent efficacy … more

Column by Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: We can bless the Lord as believers

I want to thank you for taking the time to read this devotion, and I pray that you will be encouraged by what the Lord has laid upon my heart for today. I want to look at a passage of Scripture that will challenge you and I as born-again children of … more

Opinion: Republicans and Democrats both fail to respond to signals in the American political marketplace

I like to apply free market analysis to American politics. Within established laws, politicians compete for votes and are rewarded for maximizing voters' preferences. As in economics, there are sometimes market failures, but mostly the system seems … more

Opinion: As America recedes, China rises

As our July Fourth celebrations were beginning, the U.S. quietly closed and abandoned Bagram Air Base, the largest American military base between the Persian Gulf and the South China Sea. Afghan looters were soon seen scavenging inside the … more

Opinion: Don't give up your personal freedom

You may create instability and insecurity for your personal life if you put others in charge of your decisions. The idea of a child or acquaintance "shouldering" your life's concerns and finances might feel comforting. Having someone else pay … more

Column by Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: The essence of failure

Success is the ultimate result of anything that is attempted. The average person doesn't start his or her day with a statement like, "Well, let's see what I can't get done today." The statement however that we use is, "Well let's see what I can get … more

S.C. Editorial Roundup for July 9, 2021

(Charleston) Post and Courier July 5, 2021 South Carolina needs a Juneteenth holiday but not a 14th holiday Some calendars call today Independence Day observed. Of course, no one observes Independence Day today in the sense of shooting … more

Letter to Editor: Death sentences should be reserved for when it is right

Lately there is a lot of talk about the death sentence and its fairness. I would like to give what the Bible says about the death sentence. Genesis 9:4-5 gives us what the Most High says about someone killing another person without justification. … more

Letter to Editor: Thank you for my care at Tuomey after accident

I want to mention what good care and attention I received on June 29 when a minor accident here in town caused my injury. I was caused to fall on Guignard Drive about 9:30 a.m. and became impaled by my left arm on foliage. I wasn't able to get up. … more
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