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Growth of the F-35 program is good for S.C., Sumter

A new report is out from the S.C. Military Base Task Force, which offers real evidence that the military is having a tremendous economic impact in the Palmetto State, especially the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. The F-35 is the most advanced …

Affordable electricity complex, has its costs

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Sun News Aug. 5 Electricity is much more complicated than flipping a switch to light a room or power up a computer. We don't think about electrical power in our homes and workplaces …
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Notable & Quotable: Aug. 8, 2017

Maureen Dowd of The New York Times writes, "Bobby Sticks It to Trump" in a column about special counsel Robert Mueller III and Donald Trump. We are in for an epic clash between two septuagenarians who both came from wealthy New York families and …
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Thanks for publicity for Friends of the NRA banquet

Thank you (The Sumter Item) for mentioning the Friends of the NRA banquet several times in the Around Town column. The FONRA fundraiser provides money to fund youth clay bird shooting, safety …

Parental involvement most important factor in education

Phil Nobles is one of your best commentary writers, but his recent piece on Cindi Ross Scoppe and South Carolina education prompted me to wade in with the following: Some of us in Sumter County began our formal education in an old, run-down three …
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It may be a bumpy ride with Trump

The Democrat party continues to do a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States. So many of the party's hardcore base of lefties and Hillary disciples, when they are not having …

Infantile left the real losers on Election Day

In the aftermath of last week's bitterly fought presidential election, the nation was treated to the winners and losers behaving with graciousness and civility. President Obama set the tone when he called on the nation to accept the outcome and …
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Raise gas tax before election-year politicking

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Sun News April 6 Raise gas tax before election-year politicking Taxes on gasoline and other motor fuels are effectively user fees; motorists pay for using roads when they …
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