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South Carolina editorial roundup: Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Post and Courier June 22 S.C. Supreme Court crackdown on problem judges should prompt Senate reforms The S.C. Supreme Court is on a roll, and we hope people are paying attention. We're not referring to the court's decision to … more

Letter to the editor: Sumter's crime rate is underreported

I have been providing evidence to the mayor and city council for over a year that Sumter's Police Department has a culture of not doing police reports for criminal activity. They have done nothing but lie about the facts of my complaints and have … more

Sumter Rabbi Josef Germaine: Issue of abortion belongs in medical, religious communities, not court

Reactions to my first article are not to be unexpected. We are living in a time when so many are afraid to voice an opinion, often intimidated into a state of fear of rejection or condemnation. We forget, at times, living in a country which not only … more

Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: God's Word is the only light we can place our trust in

The devotion that I have on my heart for today is, "Thank God for my Bible" and my Scripture text is 2 Peter 1:19 where we read, "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a … more

Opinion: Russia's Putin attempts to justify the unjustifiable

The Russian government's justifications for its war in Ukraine - the largest, most destructive military operation in Europe since World War II - are not persuasive. Although, in defending the Russian invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin's … more

Opinion: Make today a good one

Let's all try to spend today and the rest of our lives more wisely. With rising inflation, we are all having to spend our hard-earned paychecks with care. Life is the same. We have less life today than yesterday. We don't have as much life to spend … more

Opinion: Speaker Murrell Smith: Thank you, Sumter!

This past week, I was humbled to celebrate my election as Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives here in my hometown of Sumter. "Team Sumter," the leaders, advocates and citizens in our community, have been among my greatest support … more

Opinion: The secular right versus the woke left

This month, I've come across two outstanding articles by writers I had not previously known on important trends on the political right and political left. One is "What Comes After the Religious Right?," a guest essay in the New York Times written … more

Opinion: Fathers who pour positively into their children receive in return

While it's well-established that children need engaged fathers, it's equally important to note that fathers benefit greatly from their children as well. That was reinforced for me in March when I visited a local fatherhood program to observe fathers … more

S.C. Editorial Roundup: Saturday, June 25, 2022

It's not uncommon in many situations to hear people ask: "How can I help?" In the case of children in the family court system because of abuse and neglect, … more

Opinion: A peach of a summer is here

From my orchard of memories, a lonely peach tree stands in the front yard of my youth. The tree looked sickly and produced fruit a tad bigger than a golf ball. The tree stood in the shadow of pines. That may have been its problem. It never was … more

Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: How does your life smell to God?

Thank you for spending a little time today with our devotion, and I have this thought on my heart, "A Sweet Smell." My text is Philippians 4:18, where we see, "But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which … more

Opinion: A father and child can make a great family

Father's Day is coming one more time, and you still have a chance at having a great family. Fathers, like most people, have good days and bad days. They have great seasons of life and some that are more difficult. Few fathers will look back over … more

Opinion: The time to support local news is now

Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that benefits all local citizens, businesses and even protects our democracy. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, LJSA for short, should be included as part of any upcoming reconciliation bill … more

Opinion: What was the left thinking?

Whether you're contemplating San Francisco voters' recall of left-wing District Attorney Chesa Boudin or the plight of Democrats nationally as they face voters' dismay at out-of-control inflation, immigration and crime, the question is liable to … more
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