Brian Whitmore

  Pass on what you have learned. Strength. Mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is. Luke, we are what they grow beyond.  – Yoda, Star Wars VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)   Failure. The preacher talked about failure recently, referencing...
Laurens County is trashy. Yes, I said it. Don’t act offended. You know it’s true. I hate that it is trashy. I take pride in where I live. Unfortunately, others don’t. Most every road and street is trashed. WLBG 860AM Laurens had a Facebook post in February asking, “What is the most littered road or...
Build the wall. Yes. I said it — that taboo phrase that conservatives can’t say without being ripped on social media and called a racist. I lock my doors every night. It’s not because I hate the people on the outside, it’s because I love the people on the inside of my home more than I love the...
  Now is the time for New Year’s Resolutions. Nobody ever wants to gain weight and be broke. Now those are resolutions I can keep. Losing weight, saving money, making new friends, finding a new job or hobby, finding love and travel are on every list, according to Offers.com — they surveyed 1,000...
  EDITORIAL: A Christmas Message   Prince of Peace   “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders.  And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6   Prince of Peace. Peace. Noun. 1. Freedom...
2018: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly   2018 was my first year as publisher of The Clinton Chronicle. That’s been a blessing and I count it a privilege to serve this wonderful community. This Christmas some newsmakers will be rewarded by Santa and others will get coal. As a year in review, lets look...
  On Sunday night, my father was smiling from Heaven. For the first time in 14 years, a driver piloting a Ford was champion of NASCAR. Harvey Whitmore loved NASCAR racing. It was a Sunday tradition at my house. And he passed that love to me. A lot of times we would start a race, fall asleep and...
Back before digital downloads there were compact disks and before that there were cassette tapes. In my home office sit more than 60 cassette albums, mostly classic country music. But I couldn’t play them because I no longer had a cassette player. Now you can’t just walk into the electronics store...

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