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Sugar and spice and everything nice

An old friend told me a funny story this week. He was at the Sumter YMCA many years ago and had just finished playing basketball and working out. There was a girl about 6 or 7 on a step stool at the water fountain, taking her time acting like she …

A leap of faith into thin air

WASHINGTON - The apparently intentional downing of a Germanwings airliner by the co-pilot has us riveted, as commercial plane crashes usually do. In each terrible instance, we put ourselves in the cabin, imagining what our last thoughts or …
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In "Principled or know-it-all," The Washington Post's Marc Fisher writes, "GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is a lightning rod for controversy and a stickler for process." Read it online at www.washingtonpost.com: His father describes Cruz as …
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Hall ensures safety, education are at forefront at Millwood

Hall ensures safety, education are at forefront at Millwood In response to some of the negativity that I have recently read in The Sumter Item, I find it necessary to reach out to the community and give them some of the updated information …

Leach left a lasting impression on students

Seeing Mr. Barry Leach's picture on the front page of Sunday's paper made me smile. He was my 5th-grade science and math teacher and a wonderful person to know. I had many great teachers over the years I spent in what used to be District 17, but …
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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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