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To all of you who are speaking out against Dr. J. Frank Baker and the Sumter School board members, it is always nice to be concerned and we all want accountability; but, it is very easy for us to stand on the sideline and tell the school officials … more
"Do as we say, not as we do." I don't remember the first time I heard that, but I am assuming it came from one of my parents when I was very young. It also appears to be the new Democrat motto. If I am not mistaken, I believe that, during the 2016 … more
In recent weeks the mainstream media, Democrats and some Republicans have made much of the Trump administration's relationship with Russia. Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, John McCain and Lindsey Graham would be well served to take some advice from … more
We are on the verge of losing everything that is great about America. Every action that the new administration has taken has had serious negative impact and consequences for all Americans. The nation and the world are watching a once proud and … more
I have nothing against multi-family housing, but it sure does not need to be built next to single-family houses and agricultural lands. Was it not promised by local city officials in the not-too-distant past that the lands along Patriot Parkway … more
First, I want to thank Ms. Ione Dwyer, Mayor Pro Tem Thomas Lowery and Steve Corley for having voted NO at the last Sumter City Council meeting on the proposition to rezoning on Patriot Parkway at Deschamps Road. These men and woman understand the … more
I am amazed that a request to annex a part of Patriot Parkway (Greenway) at Deschamps Road and eventually rezone it to accommodate high-rise apartments should merit any serious discussion. This area was set up in the past, and all were reassured … more
Please do not give the federal government ammunition to take Shaw Air Force Base from Sumter and move it to, say, Arizona or Texas where there is plenty of open/underpopulated land space! Please do not let a few very wealthy land developers just … more
I have several friends that live along Patriot Parkway, and I'm so dismayed by the lack of consideration given to them and other residents in that area by some members of Sumter City Council. What a shame that it appears money is more important than … more
I have never written a city council before; however, I feel passionate about the subject matter. I live in a single-family subdivision along Patriot Parkway, and that is because I understood it was promised by you the city leaders it would remain as … more
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