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It was heartbreaking to watch the Sumter County Council meeting on April 9, 2024. The big topic of the meeting was paving roads in the county. I do not know how the county's chairman and the city's mayor sleep at night after hearing Sumter citizens … more
On a recent visit to one of my providers, I noticed that it is not routine to provide a statement of charges for the examination and the procedures that were done. The care that I received was excellent and professionally done. As I approached the … more
Low- to moderate-income communities in downtown Sumter are faced with some of the same issues that plague our rural neighbors in Sumter County, only this is in close proximity to the downtown central business district oddly. These communities … more
Post and Courier April 15 S.C. alone gets this one totally wrong. Stop sending runaways to jail. We've long known that the best way to transform someone who happened onto the bad side of the law into a violent criminal is to lock him up … more
When are we going to trust our fellow Americans again? When are we going to allow qualified individuals with responsibility to make decisions without consulting detailed rulebooks and formal procedures? Those are questions New York lawyer and … more
Just so I am clear on this, my president, Joe Biden, is attempting to save the democracy by defeating a man he tried to keep off the ballot through his DOJ? That's democracy? Does saving the democracy also include ignoring Supreme Court rulings … more
Post and Courier April 6 Loftis' performance should earn a spot on S.C. ballot - but not for reelection South Carolina's elected state treasurer made quite a spectacle of himself on Tuesday, demonstrating far better than state senators ever … more
I hope the new list for the Penny for Progress are items that will be of value to all and not just a benefit for some. I voted against the last one because I felt it was full of fluff. I am a conservative. But I am not a Republican, the party of no. … more
What were they thinking? Did President Joe Biden and the folks who put together his immigration policy imagine the voting public would celebrate policies that resulted in a record-high number of migration encounters - more than three-quarters of a … more
We are quickly approaching testing season for students across the state. This season is a time of stress for most involved in education. For those that are unaware, the SCReady is a test that measures student grade-level performance based on the … more
The United States of America was built on the commonwealth and common defense for this country. The purpose written by Thomas Jefferson was "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their … more
When Kevin Hennelly read a news article in 2017 about an effort to rezone a Hilton Head golf course to allow a sprawling residential and commercial development, he posted an online comment criticizing his local newspaper for leaving out what he … more
My name is Jeff Zell. I am a current Sumter School Board member. I want to offer a press release regarding my thoughts on the Clarendon County School District debt maintenance tax. "We demand transparency from our government officials and … more
Every year during Holy Week I make a trip to Pack's Landing and head out to the Santee River. There I sit and fish and wait and think. It really doesn't matter whether a striped bass comes along or not. Most I release anyway. The movement of the … more
In response to Sen. Johnson's press release on the 1% school debt tax, I think it's important to remember that a lot of talk is always given, but the actions to back it up are always lacking. To prove that, I just have some follow-up questions and … more
I am writing in response to Rep. Fawn Pedalino's recent post regarding the renewal of the school debt tax in Clarendon County. The issues raised by Rep. Pedalino are of significant concern and warrant further discussion and … more
Clarendon County does NOT have any available (product) including existing buildings, speculative buildings and/or warehouse space. All buildings are occupied by manufacturers which have provided $38 million in Cap X and 250 jobs in 2023, and $210 … more
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