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I want to take this opportunity to share my prayerful perspective on our sheriff's recent request to Council for a 15 percent salary adjustment for Sumter County deputies with my fellow Sumter County citizens. I am very thankful for everyone who … more
On Thursday afternoon I put out two signs for Tom Mullikin, who is running for U. S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney's old seat, on May 2nd. The signs were gone by Saturday morning. It is against the law to remove political signs until after the election. I hope … more
I am a retired physician and past chairman of the board of Medpac, which handles political affairs for the South Carolina Medical Association. I would like to encourage all persons to please vote for Chad Connelly as congressman to replace … more
Sumter VFW Post 3034 would like to give a rousing THANK YOU to all who participated in our recent Golf Tournament. The generosity of the donors, players, and sponsors was overwhelmingly supportive. This fund raiser produced results that exceeded our … more
Less than four of every 1,000 South Carolinians are firefighters, yet any time of the day in any weather every day of the year, when we call, they come to our aid regardless of how dangerous the situation might be. Whether it is to fight fires in … more
It is rare that I get to vote for a candidate running for Congress that I know personally. Chad Connelly is my friend and a friend of Christian ministries. I know Chad is a man of integrity, … more
I am still amazed that our sheriff has to continue to beg for a pay increase for his deputies. I worked 32 years as a law enforcement officer and retired over four years ago. The begging back in my career went on and it's unreal that the need still … more
Editor's note: Dr. James Dobson is the founder of the politically active Christian ministry Focus On The Family. He is writing here as a private individual. It is my pleasure to be among the many solid conservatives who are supporting Chad … more
I was an early and enthusiastic supporter of Donald Trump in South Carolina, and I remain so. However, it is strange to witness the increasing prominence of Lindsey Graham, who declared during the election that he would rather, "vote for Hillary … more
Having started a career in law enforcement in 1967, then retiring in 2011, I read the "Police Blotter" with great interest in The Sumter Item. I am dumbfounded by the neglect that people have for their firearms. Rather they are in the home or in the … more
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