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I am still searching for a logical reason why so many people are still on the Trump bandwagon. I am an independent conservative. I would never vote for anyone that would support the killing of the most innocent among us. Yes, women do have rights … more
South Carolina speaker of the House Rep. Murrell Smith Jr. endorses Former President Donald J. Trump in an article written on Aug. 4, 2023. The only word that comes to my mind is "wow." This is how far we as a country have gone. Donald J. Trump is … more
It is interesting that the health care facility, located at 703 Broad St., Sumter, that was once known as the "Black folks' hospital" now stands abandoned and in ruins. After serving as a hospital, it functioned as the Community Residential Care … more
As a strong conservative, I have been working diligently with my colleagues in the House of Representatives to address our growing fiscal crisis. We must focus on our nation's necessities rather than partisan priorities. Our country is over $32 … more
Post and Courier Aug. 8 S.C. should drop challenge to ban on crab harvesting The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the right decision to prohibit horseshoe crab harvesting in its Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, and we urge the … more
This is concerning the letter to the editor on Aug. 10. I made a promise to myself that I wasn't going to respond to your letters any longer. However, you have crossed the line. I understand that your type of Democrat has rules that are not … more
I am writing this letter in memory of Mrs. Flossie King, who departed this life on Aug. 3, 2023. Mrs. King was a warm, loving and caring lady. She was an excellent and efficient professor when I was a student at Morris College. She is truly going to … more
From Sumter to Gov. McMaster … please advise your preferred 2024 presidential candidate on the things no one else has ever told him. As a Trinitarian Presbyterian who believes "Jesus is God," he "exchanged" the truth about God for Satan's lie … more
Aug. 4, 2023 The Honorable John G. Roberts Jr. Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court of the United States 1st St., N.E. Washington, D.C. 20543 Re. Video and still photography coverage of U.S. v. Donald J. Trump Dear … more
What are we up to in indictments for Donald Trump? Is it four? Five? Frankly, lost count. HA Can you imagine where the count would be if he had used the IRS to target political opponents? Or had erased 30,000 emails? Or used a hammer on his … more
To me, any Republican is suspect; however, for the "homegrown" Speaker of the S.C. House to join the governor in supporting the most decadent man and president I have witnessed in my lifetime is a major disappointment even while it should come at no … more
I did not know this area was so seemingly bathed in racism. That would be very sad and lamentable if true. Racism is a vile sin and cancer for which humanity has suffered in so many ways in so many places. And, like so many sins, it unfortunately … more
To The Sumter Item, staff, I would like to thank you for a great job well done. I have taken the daily Item for over 50 years. Even when someone stole my newspaper a few times, you all gave me no problems for getting a replacement at my … more
Two significant recent events should work together to push the issue of protecting South Carolina's isolated wetlands toward the top of lawmakers' agendas for the coming year. The first is the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Sackett v. Environmental … more
You may have heard this before. I went out to find a friend, and none were to be found. I went out to be a friend and found them all around. Where do you find friends? Your best friends may be your family. You may be close to siblings, cousins … more
Our devotion today is titled "The Responsibility that Comes with Revelation." My text is Psalm 19:1-6, where we read these words, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night … more
The 2024 presidential election is going to be the most important election of my lifetime, and here in the Palmetto State, we pick presidents. As host to the “First in the South” … more
A note of thanks from the desk of Pastor Annette H. Rubin as I pay tribute to the life of my mother, Pearl Rivers Holloman. There are no words to adequately express my sincere appreciation for the outpouring of loving-kindness rendered during our … more
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