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A referendum on competence

WASHINGTON - Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it's not. First, like all U.S. elections, it's about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama's …

Velveeta, I know you not

It was a harsh reality I wasn't ready to accept. My children had been raised in the "New South" and there was no one to blame but myself. My son looked at the kitchen counter with a mix of intrigue and disgust and asked, "What is it?" "What do …
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Notable & Quotable: Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

In "Americans are terrified of Ebola. Which could make it harder to stop Ebola," Paul Waldman writes, "Congratulations, media: Americans are thoroughly freaked out about Ebola." Read it online at www.washingtonpost.com: A new Washington Post poll …
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Yates cares about entire Sumter community

Colleen Yates and I have been friends since the early '70s when she and I chaired a "Clean up Sumter" committee. She has a reputation of being a hard worker and caring for the total Sumter community. You have the opportunity to elect her again …

Yates understands workings of Sumter City government

From the day that Colleen Yates arrived in Sumter as the new dietitian at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, she has been one of our community's most active and dedicated citizens, both as a volunteer and as an elected official. Because her …
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Oct. 3, 2014

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Greenville News Sept. 30 Court gives FOIA a small victory After two painful losses before the South Carolina Supreme Court, there has been a small victory for the Freedom of …
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