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On Nov. 7, 2024, if Jesus shows God 7,000 believers in America causing God's culminating judgment against America to "Passover" America on Nov. 7 the same way "10" would have saved Sodom and Gomorrah, Satan's "second beast" in America (Trinitarian … more
The June primary season is another reminder that S.C. must end its most archaic election practice - the runoff. S.C. should employ instant runoff voting (IRV) (also called "ranked-choice voting") to eliminate dragging voters and volunteers back … more
I read the commentary in the Saturday-Tuesday, June 8-11, issue of The Sumter Item. Which is good, we cannot tolerate lawlessness in Sumter. And on the same token we cannot tolerate lawlessness in our government. I am a conservative, but I cannot … more
Dear residents of Sumter County, I can't thank you enough for coming out to vote for me in this past Tuesday's primary election. I am humbled by your support. Although I know your time is valuable, I respectfully ask that you go to the polls once … more
"The far right made big gains in European elections," reads the Associated Press headline on last week's European Parliament elections. Lest you wonder why you should dread gains by the "far right," the lead sentence of the article notes that the EU … more
The one you are mad with or aiming to hurt / kill may in fact be the one who saves you in the future. They may also in the future become a part of your family. They may marry your son/ daughter, your uncle / aunt, or cousin only God … more
Times and Democrat June 11 Clock ticking toward deadline for S.C. Real ID If you want a South Carolina REAL ID for U.S. domestic travel, you officially have less than a year to get it. The new federal identification requirements … more
I had a horrible hospital experience recently at Prisma Tuomey Hospital when I was admitted on March 24, 2024. I had a small bowel obstruction and am a retired physician, so I well know about the care I got. I have written a letter for The Item that … more
The post office here in Sumter has to be the worst in the state of S.C. I go there five days a week to drop off mail and pick up my mail. I usually go between 11 am. and 12 p.m. I have to park in First Presbyterian Church parking lot because … more
Dear residents of Sumter County, I can’t thank you enough for coming out to vote for me in this past Tuesday’s primary election. I am humbled by your support. Although I know your … more
Dear Sumter friends and neighbors, I am grateful for our overwhelming support during the recent election. Though I was confident coming into election day, the landslide victory was a bit unexpected, … more
After thoroughly assessing all the candidates throughout the election cycle, I am convinced that Mike Jones possesses the most extensive experience and is best suited for representing SC Senate … more
April 20, 2024, was perfect weather to grab your swim gear and head on down to Myrtle Beach for a day of fun in the sun with family and friends. But yet, so many wonderful families traveled near and far to Patriot Park in Sumter, South Carolina, to … more
As Sumter is growing, I estimate that by 2030 our city will grow to a population of over 50,000. Public safety and economic development should be our top concerns for all the citizens. I pray safety and development is done equitably. A new form of … more
"A sham case, and everyone knows it." So writes the iconoclastic Matt Taibbi, once counted as a left-wing writer, and he's not the only one from outside MAGA precincts who has been appalled by the Manhattan district attorney's case that produced a … more
No one should be surprised that SLED determined that all the hysteria around S.C. voter registration forms sent to noncitizens was totally and completely unfounded. Likewise, we shouldn't be surprised that members of the S.C. House's self-styled … more
After that trial in NYC, can you imagine what they would have done with Donald Trump if he had erased 30,000 emails that had contained evidence? Or smashed Blackberries with hammers that also contained information of wrongdoing? Or, they had him on … more
Most of us don't care too much for controversy. Arguing a point is fine, but trying to have a conversation today with someone who has a different view is increasingly a challenge. Of course this doesn't even begin to touch the issue of what people … more
There is no greater responsibility for government than to ensure public safety. No other part of society can function adequately without fundamental law and order. That is why the recent violent events throughout the City of Sumter have been … more
Gov. Henry McMaster doesn't veto a lot of bills. Aside from those single-county bills that violate the state constitution he swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend, you can count each year's vetoes on a single hand.So all of his statewide … more
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