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Opinion: Afghanistan - God help them

Many Americans did not want our military invading Afghanistan. We did not want our military to stay in Afghanistan. Many of us hoped our troops would leave Afghanistan. However, the chaotic departure has been one of the most humiliating moments in … more

Opinion: America embraces a diversity China fears

The first returns from the delayed census of 2020 are in, and they have made for celebratory headlines in the mainstream media. Big takeaway: Between 2010 and 2021, the white American population declined in real and relative terms, with more … more

Letter to the editor: What about the manhole covers after paving roads?

The roads are looking better, but what about the manhole covers? They should have been raised to meet the new black top. Going over them is like a big pothole. And what about the people that block the pumps, go in the store, don't get gas? Are … more

Opinion: Look at the facts and protect yourself and neighbors

As the dawn of a new school year breaks, parents and children alike are concerned about the new mask mandates that will arise in a new era of COVID-19. Gov. Henry McMaster let it be known during a press briefing that he will not be pushed from his … more

What life requires: Learning and focus

Willingness to try and to learn new skills is imperative to navigating life. There is always more to learn. Learning happens in school, through trial and error, personal research and time spent with others who already know what you need to … more

Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: We're living in the Great Deception

The pandemic of this century has stretched from 2019 through 2021 and seems to be ramping up again. The death toll from this terrible virus has reached 617,000 in the United States and 4.3 million worldwide. Families have been destroyed, the job … more

Column by former Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen: Please get vaccinated

"With much of the U.S. in shutdown mode to limit the spread of the COVID-19 disease, a debate has sprung up about when the country might 'reopen' commerce, to limit economic fallout from the pandemic. But as a new study co-authored by an MIT … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

The (Charleston) Post and Courier Aug. 8 Boat investigation highlights problems police need to fix The mysterious murders of Maggie Murdaugh and her son, Paul, put an end to the criminal case against Mr. Murdaugh, who was facing a felony … more

Column by Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: Jesus gives all the truth needed to reach Heaven

I hope you're having a great day, and thank you so much for spending a little time today with Gleanings from the Open Bible Baptist Church. I want to bring to your heart this thought, "A Man Who Wanted to Go to Heaven." In John 14:1-6, we read these … more

Letter to the editor: Parents should remember masks, sanitizers this year

As school bells ring, parents are wringing their hands about the safety of their children. With inconsistent messages from media sources, school boards, Dr. Fauci, the governor and the president, it's understandable that some parents are … more

Letter to the editor: Youth track and field should be brought back to life

Congratulations to the three local athletes, Nicole Wells, Simone Wells and Sydney Blanton, for their performances at the USATF National Jr. Olympic Championship. Also, congrats to Jalencia Griffin … more

Opinion: A Tonkin Gulf incident in the Gulf of Oman?

Two weeks ago, the MT Mercer Street, a Japanese-owned tanker managed by a U.K.-based company owned by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer, sailing in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Oman, was struck by drones. A British security guard and Romanian … more
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