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Davis' plans would open new opportunities for growth

I wanted to take the time out and write this letter on behalf of Colin Davis who is running for City Council Ward 5. I have known Colin for over 15 years and consider him to be a very honest, … more

Thank you to Galiano for attention to issues in Sumter

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Bob Galiano, our local council representative, for all of his hard work in getting Terry Road in Sumter completely paved. It was a part dirt, part paved road, … more

A vote for McLeod is a vote for our future

Faith. Family. Integrity. Mr. Mac has lived a life of service to, and has experienced all, aspects of education. From supporting his wife as a teacher and administrator to becoming a coach and … more

Davis is devoted to Sumter, will have some new ideas

Good morning everyone! After spending the last 30 years drinking coffee with much of Sumter while pretending to have a real job at Sumter Cut Rate, I have had the opportunity to not only observe, … more

McLeod is experienced board member, accessible to voters

Matthew "Mac" McLeod is a life-long friend who is an experienced school board member, having served from 2006 until the consolidation of Districts 2 and 17 in July of 2011. He is also currently a … more

Consider the unusual vote for change in S.C. education

This is a "think piece." I want you to think about the idea of addressing your voting day in a whole new way of thought to reach your decision. Maybe you have voted down the party line and hoped for … more

Norman helps to solve issues facing his constituents

Ralph Norman has done an exemplary job representing the Fifth District. An example is his organizing multiple opioid summits, bringing diverse interests together to solve this problem. Another is his … more

Future is now for Sumter's school board

Sumter Economic Development's mission is to be the galvanizing force of Sumter County's economic development effort by creating wealth for all citizens of Sumter County by increasing per-capita income and supporting the creation of well-paying … more

Sumter needs a dependable choice such as Davis on council

I've known Colin Davis for 20-plus years. I have found him to be honest and straightforward. Colin has been a person I can depend on. Colin has come through time and time again in our business … more

Davis is invested in Sumter, needs our support Nov. 6

I write this letter in support of Colin Davis for election to the Sumter City Council. I have known his family and him since his youth. Colin is invested in Sumter. He is an example of our best young … more

Shower Shaw With Cookies is back for its 26th year

It's that special time of the year for a favorite project of Sumter Volunteers. It's time to "Shower Shaw With Cookies" for the 26th Christmas.This annual project, begun in 1993, gives the Sumter … more

Voters will do well to re-elect Galiano to Sumter City Council

I endorse Bob Galiano for city council.From a personal standpoint, I served with Bob on council for 16 years. I saw him work to build a consensus on council for actions in the best interest of our … more

Davis will look out for the needs of others if he's elected

I'm writing this letter in reference to the character and integrity of my friend Colin Davis and his desire to run for city council. I was introduced to Colin about 10 years ago, and we have since … more

Disney is most qualified of at-large board candidates

On Nov. 6, voters will have their say regarding candidates running for public office at the state and federal levels of our government. However, local candidate decisions loom large, too, especially … more

Davis has strong work ethic he will use to serve Sumter well

I've had the privilege of knowing Mr. Colin Davis since our wives became friends with newborn babies nine years ago. During this time, I've gotten to know him very well. Mr. Davis has one of the … more

Ragin will help students grow, excel in their studies

Shawn Ragin will make a wonderful addition to the Sumter School District Board. I have worked with Mr. Ragin for nearly seven years. He is equipped with a wealth of wisdom and knowledge about school … more

Voters need to keep Baker far away from Sumter School District

Apparently, Frank Baker has more b---- than a bowling alley to run for an at-large seat on Sumter School District Board of Trustees. Correct me if I'm wrong - wasn't he in charge of the district when a $6.2 million shortfall took place? Now he … more

We support Disney for Sumter School Board at-large seat

Bonnie has a career dedicated to public education. She taught in our Sumter public schools for many years. Prior to that, she taught in public schools in Texas, Arizona, California and Ohio as well as DOD schools in Turkey and Japan while her … more

What would House majority mean for Dems?

Democrats are hoping the coming election will give them a majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans and much of our nation dread that prospect. My question is: What would a House majority mean for the Democrats? Let's look at it. To … more
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