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A Graham candidacy's fun factor

WASHINGTON - In 1994, Lindsey Graham, then a 39-year-old South Carolina legislator, ran for Congress in a district that he said had not elected a Republican since Union guns made it do so during Reconstruction. He promised that in Washington he …

Sumter Item website offers wide range of possibilities

The Sumter Item website - www.theitem.com - regularly generates at least one million page views every month. We have all sorts of newfangled, high-falutin' "analytics" tools available to us now in the digital world, and I spend a lot of time …
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Tuomey partnership awaits court decision

Tuomey partnership awaits court decision In Wednesday's Sumter Item, reporter Jim Hilley writes that "nothing can be finalized until the appeal of a lawsuit against Tuomey in the U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth District is decided." Read it …
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'Hands up, don't shoot' is terrible to teach

'Hands up, don't shoot' is terrible to teach That's a terrible thing to teach children. It is not a form of humbleness but the sign of surrender. So let me see if I understand this correctly. If my 7-year-old grandson is approached by a …

Pretending racism is dead is not the answer

It is irresponsible to pretend that racism is dead. Rearing a black male child is challenging when parents and guardians factor in the racial climate of the nation and when atrocities, such as …
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Editorial Roundup: Friday, March 13, 2015

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Greenville News March 7 Lawmakers need to heed the lessons of failed property tax reform State lawmakers are finally waking up to the knowledge that the notorious property tax reform …
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