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Letter: Thank you to Bullock and staff for all their care in times of need

This writing is just a big thank you from the bottom of my heart to Harvin Bullock of Bullock Funeral Home and his staff. On Aug. 3 of this year, our precious fur-baby, Ellie, closed her eyes and went to heaven. We were distraught and not … more

Letter: Thank you to everyone keeping community safe

It is with sadness that I write about the following. It seems that there are among us those who no longer love America and are doing everything they can to destroy this country. Why? The Bible, in Isaiah, talks about "the city of chaos." Maybe it … more

Letter: Merchant is best choice to lead Sumter forward

Have you ever heard the sound the roots of a 75-foot-tall tree make when they are snapping like rubber bands as the tree plummets to the ground? From personal experience, I can assure you it is a pretty horrifying sound. Our family was confronted … more

Letter: Sumter would benefit from Merchant being elected as mayor

I feel that the Sumter community would benefit from the unifying leadership, inclusive vision, blue-collar work ethic, unwavering commitment and strong character that David Merchant provides on a daily basis as a father, business owner, public … more

Opinion: Newspapers look out for public good

National Newspaper Week is Oct. 4-10. National Cheeseburger Day was a recent event, and it prompted me to go out and get a cheeseburger. Newspapers are far more important to recognize, and they aren't as fattening. Let me prompt you to please … more

Opinion: Jesus saw their faith

In the gospel of Mark, we find these passages of Scriptures, "And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. … more

Letter: Brunson wants to improve standard of living for Ward 2

Over the past 25 years, the City of Sumter has made many improvements to enhance the quality of life of all citizens living in Sumter County. The progressive and innovative performance by members of the City Council enabled these advancements. This … more

Opinion: Worst presidential debate ever

"Chaos." "Painful." "Dispiriting." "The worst presidential debate in American history." "The lowest point in American political culture in my lifetime." You get the idea. These are responses, from Donald Trump supporters and Donald Trump … more

Letter: Vote for Blassingame if you want your voice to be heard

I am appealing to you as an advocate for James B. Blassingame as a candidate for the City of Sumter Council Ward 2. I can only tell you what I know about the man James B. Blassingame. Commitment, dedication and service. I cannot think of a better … more

Opinion: Southern Voices, Southern Stories: Sir Dad, the Dragon Slayer

Department of Natural Resources: Be on the lookout for the Tegu, a large, dragon-like lizard from South America that has been spotted in Georgia and South Carolina. If you see this invasive species, do not approach and contact DNR … more

Opinion: Debate or wrestling match? We must have better than this

Sept. 29, 2020, was just another bad day in 2020. We thought that with COVID-19, unemployment and riots in the streets of America's cities, it could not get worse. It did. Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Chris Wallace gave us a "show" we will never … more

Opinion: Who's violating norms these days?

Norms, we are told, matter. Violating norms, recklessly disregarding norms - these are charges on which President Donald Trump is often arraigned in the court of public opinion. The indictment starts with his annoying habit of inventing insulting … more

OPINION: Save our local economy by doing your part

Dear Sumterites: I have recently become concerned about the fact that we Sumterites might be causing our irrational fear of COVID-19 to allow many of the things that make living worthwhile to disappear forever. My name is Don Cann, and at … more

OPINION: Supreme Court and the rules of the game

The United States Constitution's Article 2, Sec. 2, cl. 2, provides that the president of the United States "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges … more

OPINION: The 'Day of Atonement' (Yom Kippur) and coronavirus pandemic

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, … more
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