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Opinion: The bitter fruits of interventionism

As President Lyndon Johnson and the best and brightest of the 1960s were broken on the wheel of Vietnam, the Biden presidency may well be broken on the wheel of the Taliban's triumph in Afghanistan. Less than a week into the chaotic U.S. … more

Letter to the editor: Lives are more important than possible funding

Editor's note: This letter was written by Desaray S. Ross, who has two children in Sumter School District, and also sent to The Sumter Item. Dear Sumter County School Board of Trustees and Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox, I pray this email finds you … more

Column by Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: Principles for coping in these last days before the Rapture

Thank you so much for taking time today with this part of the ministry at the Open Bible Baptist Church. It is a privilege to minister to your heart today. I want to bring this subject that is pertinent to the day in which we live by asking this … more

Opinion: Give our guns to the Afghanistan women

Afghanistan has guns, but they are in the hands of the wrong people. Television news reports have confirmed the Taliban has our helicopters, our tanks, our trucks, along with billions of dollars of our American taxpayer-bought military weapons … more

Letter to the Editor: Banking industry should be required to pay back

Regarding your piece "Landlords look for an exit amid federal eviction moratorium" in The Item published Aug. 21, 2021: The only moratorium that should be placed is an immediate hard stop on banks from collecting mortgage and loan payments on all … more

Opinion: More than ever, we need to live up to their legacy

Over the past few days, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow veterans, service members, military family members and Gold Star families. It is beyond the obvious in saying that the past few days have been extraordinarily difficult … more

Letter to the Editor: Writer's perspective on masks is important for all to read

Thank you for publishing Hannah Alsaadi's commentary piece "Look at the Facts ..." in today's The Sumter Item (Tuesday, Aug. 17). After reading it, I think her perspective is important for all readers to see, whether readers agree or disagree with … more

Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: Don't look back - keep your past behind you

Growing up in the North Santee community of Georgetown, South Carolina, my mother would tell us to be home before dark when we were much younger. As we got a little older, we had a certain time to check in after dark. On the way to our house, my … more

Letter to the Editor: Nonprofit asks questions about Mobile Home Roof Repair Pilot Grant Program

Dear Mr. David Merchant and City of Sumter's council members and Mr. Clarence Gaines: This letter is being sent on behalf of The Family Unit Inc., with words of appreciation and gratitude to the City of Sumter, South Carolina's government for … more

Letter to the Editor: Our social studies standards are an embarrassment

We need new history standards in South Carolina and a better approach to creating them. As our children and grandchildren return to public schools across the Palmetto State, their history instruction will be governed by a new set of Social Studies … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

(Columbia) The State Aug. 17 Don't forget state's residents who served, died in Afghanistan On the morning of Sept. 14, 2001, three days after the World Trade Center crumbled before our eyes, the U.S. Senate voted 98 to 0 in favor of "a … more

Opinion: Washington leaders have power but no plan

The incompetence of the Biden administration has hit a new high! Afghanistan disintegrated while Biden was in a vacation bunker, and nobody else could be found. This is not how you end a 20-year boondoggle. Actually, the U.S. … more

Column by Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: Our elders are a treasure in church

I want to thank you for reading our Gleanings from the Open Bible Baptist Church. The thought that my Lord has laid upon my heart for today is, "The Jewel that a Senior Saint is to God and His Church." We are living in a day when great value is not … more
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