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I'm writing you concerning the extreme budget cuts of innocent hardworking coaches after the lack of responsibility of financing. Some coaches already have trouble making ends meet. They do not deserve this outrageous means of fixing the … more
I have been watching and listening to the news channels ever since the election and have several things I would like to comment on. Not one subject, just a few words on my opinion of this election cycle. I thought I had seen it all when the … more
It is an embarrassment to the Sumter community to have the school district pay a financial consultant to handle its affairs. If the board had properly done its job, the district would not be $6.2 million in the negative. Additionally, the board … more
I moved here in 2012. Weather here in Sumter is just about perfect. But its streets could really use a lot of work. Broad Street is a prime example. The same pile of trash is still lying in the turning lane off Broad Street onto Wilson Hall Road. … more
Sumter School District was over budget by $6,200,000 for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2016. This was just recently revealed by an independent audit report. So what does the Sumter School Board of Trustees do? They plan on spending more … more
Mr. Osteen (Hubert D. Jr.), I would have thought a man of your age and standing would be concerned with your own legacy at this stage of life. The Sumter Item move completed, the election "won" and a new U.S. administration being nominated or named, … more
As we embark on 2017 and reflect on the year gone by, I want to take a moment to recognize those who donated to our organization, shopped in our stores and supported our mission of helping people achieve their full potential through the dignity and … more
Thanks community cookie bakers! You "Showered Shaw" with 3,825 dozen cookies in our 24th endeavor to sweeten up the holidays for our friends at Shaw Air Force Base. That's 45,900 cookies from a caring Sumter community. More than 5,100 cards … more
Well, it sure didn't take Eugene Baten long to jump on a Democratic bandwagon, and toot his own horn in regards to what happened under 'his chairmanship' concerning the budget deficit for the Sumter School District. What would be your solution … more
The following letter was written and hand delivered to the members of the Sumter School Board by Loyd Young on Dec. 20, 2016: The Sumter Item reported the finances of your district are a mess. Mr. Baker has a plan to fix the problems. Now you are … more
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