Editorial

  September 19th could be one of the most important dates in Clinton’s history, and not because of something happening here. Instead, something happening in Greer. On that date, the board of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency is scheduled to vote on rate structures for 2020, and for 2029 and...
The idea that “the government closest to the people serves the people best” is a founding principle of America’s democratic republic and a longstanding keystone of conservative philosophy in particular. Ronald Reagan, always a champion of local governance, emphasized the special importance of this...
  OUR VIEW: The Upstate’s Image   Evil occurrences happen all over, so we are not alone, certainly, in dealing with serial killers and drug cartels. However, The Image Of Upstate South Carolina surely is losing its luster as the nation learns - extensively - about the exploits of our own serial...
  Two years ago, South Carolina received the worst financial news in its history. Santee Cooper and its partner SCE&G were abandoning construction of two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County, leaving the utilities $4 billion and $5 billion in debt, respectively. For most of the following two...
  After a vacation and some time away, it’s time for The Clinton Chronicle Editorial Board to reassemble, and hand out some Summertime Congrats. So, here goes: Congratulations are in order for District 56 on a very successful renovation of Wilder Stadium. There will be an unveiling ribbon-cutting...
  Each day in the United States women are victims of all types of violence at the hands of men – murder, domestic abuse, sexual assault – yet too often as a nation we take little or no notice. But on occasion, for some of us, the violence hits home and can no longer be ignored.  My daughter,...
  A few months ago, the federal debt we have accumulated over the past decades crossed the $22 trillion mark. That’s a record. And it’s surely not going to be the last. According to Congressional Budget Office estimates, annual federal deficits over the next decade — the deficit is the annual...
  In her first try at Miss South Carolina, Morgan Nichols, Miss Clemson from Lexington, will be the newest ambassador worldwide for the Palmetto State. She won the crown Saturday night at The Township in Columbia. Kellan Fenegan, Miss Columbia Teen from Lexington, will carry the Palmetto State’s...
  Kudos to the President George W. Bush Supreme Court for its ruling in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association. As a result, The Peace Cross will remain in place in Bladensburg, Maryland. Development has grown up around it, but the city has installed other war memorials around it, to...
  Kudos to everyone scheduling and working summer events - past, present and future. They fight vacations, heat, apathy and general summertime slow-down to give us active, fun things to do when schools are out. Libraries schedule summer reading and programs. Teen centers try to offer more than “...

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