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S.C. Editorial Roundup for July 9, 2021

(Charleston) Post and Courier July 5, 2021 South Carolina needs a Juneteenth holiday but not a 14th holiday Some calendars call today Independence Day observed. Of course, no one observes Independence Day today in the sense of shooting … more

Letter to Editor: Death sentences should be reserved for when it is right

Lately there is a lot of talk about the death sentence and its fairness. I would like to give what the Bible says about the death sentence. Genesis 9:4-5 gives us what the Most High says about someone killing another person without justification. … more

Letter to Editor: Thank you for my care at Tuomey after accident

I want to mention what good care and attention I received on June 29 when a minor accident here in town caused my injury. I was caused to fall on Guignard Drive about 9:30 a.m. and became impaled by my left arm on foliage. I wasn't able to get up. … more

Sumter Pastor Dr. Joey Durham: Are you prepared to go to Heaven, your eternal home?

I hope you're having a great day, and thank you for taking the time to read our devotion today! The thought for today is "The Importance of Preparation," and I want to look at John 14:1-3 for our text. "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in … more

Sumter YMCA's Missy Corrigan: Our muscles rely on movement for health

There are about 600 muscles in the human body that enable us to be active and keep the heart beating. Muscles rely on movement in order to be maintained. When muscles aren't used, the fibers can shrink, causing the muscles to become weaker. Muscle … more

COVID-19 exposes dire need for child care, paid leave

When we were testifying last month at a congressional hearing, one of us as a paid leave and gender equity expert and the other as the owner of a small and growing child care center business, we encountered a common and pernicious myth: that … more

Column: On this year's Independence Day, a pledge to each other

A year ago, Americans were entering the summer season in lockdown. We were in the fifth month of the COVID-19 pandemic. New cases of the virus, hospitalizations and deaths were increasing. In his first primetime address to the nation this past … more

S.C. Editorial Roundup for July 2, 2021

The (Charleston) Post and Courier June 28 Summerton water contamination points to failures beyond water At first glance, the failures that led to contaminated drinking water in the tiny Clarendon County town of Summerton look like a … more

Column by Sumter Pastor Joey Durham: What makes us free? Scriptures and God

I hope you're having a great day, and from myself and our church family at the Open Bible Baptist Church, we hope everyone in our Sumter community will have a safe and great Independence Day on July 4th! The thought for today asks this question, … more

Opinion: Medical care, American dream or nightmare?

Until recently, my wife and I paid over $2,000 a month for medical insurance. We each had a $6,000 deductible. One year we both had procedures, which meant we had $12,000 in out-of-pocket expenses. There were also some other "uncovered" medical … more

OPINION: Boris Johnson defies Vladimir Putin's claim to Crimea with Royal Navy ship

About that clash between a British destroyer and Russian warplanes and warships in the Black Sea last week, there are conflicting versions. The Kremlin version is the more dramatic. HMS Defender, says Moscow, entered the Black Sea, made port … more

Column by Manning Pastor Sam Livingston: The Battlefield

Typically, we assign the name battlefield to a site where battles have taken place. A piece of land is not labeled "The Battlefield" unless some type of contest took place, usually between an antagonist and a protagonist. One side is the good guys, … more

Time to end Confederate flag discussion

If the South Carolina General Assembly doesn't get the Confederate battle flag off the Statehouse grounds after what happened in Charleston this week, then we may as well replace the Palmetto Tree on the proper state flag - the beautiful blue one - … more
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