Editorial

This perspective was written by Vic MacDonald, who was editor of The Newberry Observer during the renovation and re-opening of The Newberry Opera House.   They actually have opera in The Newberry Opera. For 20 years, though, the stately structure has hosted, and been the catalyst of, so much more....
  Just when it looks like something good is going to happen to rural South Carolina, the Federal Gub-ment goes and messes it up. Newberry has gotten a giant Samsung washing machines factory. They’re doing their training at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens. Everything’s great. Then,...
Truckers are taking one of the bravest stands ever against one of mankind’s worst crimes, to expose and eliminate human trafficking.  The effort is being coordinated by the SC Attorney General’s Office; and this month, AG Alan Wilson welcomed trucking association members, trucking plaza industry...
  2018 is 24 days old, and already we’ve had snow, ice and school closings. Laurens County also has had - and will continue having this month - annual meetings, health seminars and membership growth events. It’s all part of something communities go through annually - assessing the past year and...
  I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. ... I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will...
  “Engagement” is the buzzword nowadays in journalism, as newspapers struggle to remain relevant in today’s fast-moving information world. Mostly, it means having a “comments” section on a website or Facebook where readers can weigh in. The problem we’ve found is this, people cannot be polite. Give...
Clinton and Laurens County public/private agencies have a challenging 2018 ahead of them, as the economy slowly struggles out of the 2008-09 recession and issues of growth start to become real concerns again. Many of the county’s growth issues are reflected on Page 1 today by Administrator Jon...
  Sometimes, you just cannot improve upon the original. Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.” How many have tried to sing it? Each with his or her own “flavor”; but the deep longing in Bing’s voice for that time when soldiers are back home, and a simpler time cannot be improved upon. Take the original,...
  With its transition into non-scholarship football, this would be a great opportunity for Presbyterian College to recruit and play more football players from Laurens County. PC will maintain a NCAA Division I football program in 2021, when it joins the Pioneer Football Conference. But as of right...
  We’re not really sure the City of Clinton needs a welcome center. But, if we just have to have one, have it here. The city conducted a forum last night (Dec. 5) to assess Welcome Center interest. We can’t report if there’s a proposed location. We suggest, however, that The Clinton Museum become...

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