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Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: The Word of God can be trusted

Thank you for reading our "Gleanings" from the Open Bible Baptist Church! I want to bring this thought to your heart titled "Something Sure to Trust." In 2 Peter 1:19, we read these words, "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do … more

Letter to the editor: Thank you to Access Medical for helping our mother

Kudos to the best medical equipment people in Sumter, Ronnie Mills and David Ramos of Access Medical. Our mother was discharged from a rehab center in Florence without necessary supplies needed for home care, including a bed. They stepped up when … more

Letter to the editor: Make your voice heard this week

After 10 years, it's finally back! South Carolina's state Senate has announced their redistricting committee, and that committee is traveling around the state. For those who may not know, every 10 years (after the Census is conducted), South … more

Opinion: Speech suppression is habit-forming

Speech suppression is a habit that the Biden administration and its liberal supporters can't seem to break. Many staffers may have picked up the habit in their student years: Colleges and universities have been routinely censoring "politically … more

Opinion: 12 years without a minimum wage raise in America

We've hit a terrible milestone for the federal minimum wage - 12 years without a raise. The last increase was to $7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009. That's so long ago, the top movies that year were Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Harry Potter … more

Guest opinion: Wearing masks even if vaccinated for COVID-19

Some people state that even though the delta variant is spreading, they do not need to wear a mask if they are fully vaccinated. Well, the recent news is stating that lots of people are testing COVID-19 positive even though they are fully … more

Letter to the editor: Children deserve bright future, not brainwashing

S.C. children and families deserves better than what we have. We must remove those who desire to implement racist ideology into our school systems, communities and society from office and from power and influence and to call them out every time they … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, July 23, 2021

The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat July 19 Attacking laws on voting is about power The debate about voting and voting laws in the United States is truly more about partisan politics than objective analysis. A common refrain is … more

Opinion: The fast track to a life of turmoil

A happy and secure life does not mean immediate gratification. We have heard these words before, "I want it all, and I want it now." Wanting the things of life as quickly as possible is natural. Some climb the career ladder quickly, achieving … more

Column by Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: Every good, perfect gift is from God

Thank you so much for spending a portion of your day with Gleanings from the Open Bible Baptist Church. I want us to consider a thought that the Lord has laid upon my heart titled "The God Who Is Still Giving." In James 1:17, we read these words … more

Opinion: The fight over voting rights

Call me naïve, but I've never quite gotten why some politicians want to limit voters' ability to cast their ballots. Sure, I know that plenty of people like to flip the classic Clausewitz quote and say that politics is war by other means. All's … more

Opinion: Why can't Biden stop this invasion?

Article IV of the Constitution addresses the obligations of the federal government to the state governments that were being asked to surrender aspects of their sovereignty to form our new Union. "The United States shall guarantee to every State … more

Column by Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: The COVID-19 effect

To start with, let's look at two words, affect and effect. Affect means to act on, produce an effect or change. Effect means something that is produced by an agency or cause. The effects COVID-19 produced have affected all of us in one way or … more

South Carolina editorial roundup: Friday, July 16, 2021

The (Charleston) Post and Courier July 11 Don't weaken one of S.C.'s few workable anti-DUI laws South Carolina ranks in the top 10 in U.S. drunken driving deaths, even though 22 states have … more

Letter to the editor: Thanks for community support of Sumter's inaugural Juneteenth celebration

The Sumter Black Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community of Sumter for its sponsors, donations and its members who helped make Sumter's official inaugural Juneteenth celebration a historic day of success! The event, initially planned … more
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