Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor

    No to Obama
    Psalms 11:3
    If The Foundations Be Destroyed...
    Q. Are The Foundations Of America Being Destroyed?

  • Letters to the editor

    The Truth about the Tax Rate Ad
    The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, also known as McCain-Feingold, requires that the television ads of presidential candidates must contain a statement by the candidate acknowledging the ad and indicating his or her approval. It seems that most political ads either contain campaign promises or attacks on the opponent. Therefore, when you see an ad purporting to be factual, many of us assume we should be able to believe it. This is especially true when it contains a statement by the candidate that they approved it.

  • Volunteers needed for Beef and Boogie Fest

    Volunteers are needed for the second annual Sumter County Beef and Boogie Festival,” Friday and Saturday, November 2-3, at the Sumter County Farmers Market in Webster. The festival will feature live country music, beef cook-offs, children’s activities, educational displays, a beauty pageant, and craft, food and merchandise vendors.

  • Letters to the editor

    Deception & Politics

  • Water's lookin' good

    Rainy season brings improvement
    to region’s water resources
    Above-normal rainfall during the summer rainy season has brought significant improvement to water resources not seen in more than seven years in the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s region.
    Sumter is included in the district and the county is definitely seeing the benefits from higher than normal rainfall amounts as lakes and rivers look more like they did in water-healthier times.

  • Letters to the editor

    Thanks so much for your ‘Pink Paper’
    A really good way to call attention to Breast Cancer awareness month.
    Kay Williamson
    Wildwood FL

  • Have two ways out

    If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get out safely? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households estimated they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often less.
    That’s why Sumter County Fire & EMS is teaming up with NFPA during Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2012, to urge residents to “Have Two Ways Out!”

  • Letters to the editor

    Thanks from Chamber
    On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the second annual A Taste of Simply Sumter a great success. Our thanks to Deb Eggar of Continental Country Club and Steve Fussell of Café Continental for hosting the event. SECO Energy is the Supporting Sponsor of A Taste of Simply Sumter. CenterState Bank and Nash Inc. are Supporting Sponsors, and Lake Sumter Community College is Associate Sponsor.