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OPINION: Which candidate can restore confidence in our alliances?

WASHINGTON - The coronavirus has reminded Americans of something that a mature people should not need to be reminded of: Governments do not get to pick their priorities and preoccupations. Forces and events beyond U.S. shores get a vote, and they … more

OPINION: Maj. James Capers Jr. - An American hero, part one

He had no birth certificate. When he needed security clearance to join the Marines, the FBI made up a birth date for him - Aug. 25, 1937. Those 83 years have been nothing short of remarkable for James Capers Jr., the son of a sharecropper from … more

OPINION: Small-town Ware Shoals has a hero

I wish every small town had a hero, someone who walks onto the national stage and stays untarnished by changing times. War, for certain, begets heroes. True heroes. In charred, radioactive Hiroshima and Nagasaki, my dad, an atomic veteran, saw … more

OPINION: Problems with post office are not new to Trump administration

The problems with the U.S. Post Office began long before the Trump administration, and I, for one, am hoping that new measures will correct years of bad service, although I doubt that will happen under any administration. Bad service seems to be too … more

OPINION: Our democracy depends on all of us supporting the USPS

I, like many others, am increasingly more worried about the status of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Not having reliable delivery options for medications-by-mail is a life-threatening situation. Not having a reliable delivery option for our … more

Opinion: A pandemic shouldn't change trajectory of your education

COVID-19 has significantly impacted many of our day-to-day activities. It has changed how we shop, socialize, work, travel - and the list goes on. But this pandemic doesn't have to change the trajectory of your education. You can affordably and … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Aug. 16 Contact tracing is important work Long before COVID-19 arrived, South Carolina employed about 20 contact tracers who called up those diagnosed with certain … more

Opinion: The Rock of Ages wants to guide you

All across America we have a group of blood-related people called families. At a time not too long ago, these groups lived relatively close or on the family farm. Family, at one time, always looked out for each other. The larger the family, the more … more

Opinion: Back to academic nonsense

Parents, legislators, taxpayers and others footing the bill for college education might be interested in just what is in store for the upcoming academic year. Since many college classes will be online, there is a chance to witness professors … more

Opinion: Lessons for us all as school starts

We all want our children in school, and we all want to be safe. Nobody is quite sure how to make that happen, but we do know the roles of teachers have never been more important. I've learned from many master teachers during my career. Their styles … more

OPINION: Some of America's problems can be fixed

Some of America's problems can be fixed. Voting in the November election should not be a problem for Americans. Open the polls for at least two days. Every state should open its polls from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Some states already have later evening … more

OPINION: Blassingame is excellent choice to represent Ward 2

I am happy, honored and delighted to write this letter of recommendation for Dr. James B. Blassingame for Sumter City Council Ward 2. Dr. Blassingame has been outstanding and exemplifying impeccable servant leadership in Sumter County for several … more

OPINION: Warren is just another big-business Republican

Mr. John Warren talks a good game - he says he wants a "conservative reform movement" to support candidates that are "conservative, capable and courageous." He has also, it seems, pulled together a PAC out of nowhere to support that vague platform … more

Opinion: SAFE Grants provide peace of mind for worried parents in our state

Every day there's a new headline about whether schools will reopen. For families all across our state, this is making what life will look like this fall extremely difficult to predict. You don't know whether your kids will be in school buildings … more

Opinion: A community with no local newspaper? That's bad news

What would my town be without a newspaper? If you haven't asked yourself that question, perhaps it is time to consider just what the newspaper means to this community. Because the doleful fact is, too many small towns and mid-sized cities are … more
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