Editorial

  It wasn’t that long ago when Laurens County invested $6 million in expanding and renovating the Johnson Detention Center. It wasn’t to make it a country club; it was to make it one of the most secure facilities in the Upstate, and to provide enough beds to accommodate the Laurens County jail...
  Thank you, State Rep. Mike Pitts. Thank you for leading us through what might be a look at Laurens County 2030, or even earlier. The chairman of the Laurens County Legislative Delegation, Pitts said Thursday he has become concerned about water. Specifically, as Atlanta and Charlotte become mega-...
  “Today is a difficult day, and there will be many more ahead.” – WYFF News Director Bruce Barkley     Journalism is a small world. As with so many other professions, when one of us - or our families - hurts, we all hurt. We are hurt, and diminished in so many ways, today because of the deaths of...
Shouldn’t we just scrap the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act? What good is it, if the SC Supreme Court won’t support it? Only Justice John Few has the common sense to say that financial transparency in South Carolina is important. “It requires no elaborate analysis to apply the plain words...
During this commencement season, it is common for guest speakers to impart words of wisdom. Some sink in, many more are soon forgotten. So, in the spirit of these days of reflection and celebration, we give over this space to two speakers from the May 12 Commencement at Presbyterian College. Janie...
  We have even more local folks to congratulate, starting with the 229 graduates of Presbyterian College. Friday was hooding day for the fifth graduating class of the PC School of Pharmacy, one of the true shining jewels of Upstate South Carolina. The Army ROTC Commissioning and Teachers Induction...
  In the long tradition of The Clinton Chronicle publishing an every-once-in-a-while congratulations column, this will be a look at people, groups and organizations since March 1 that deserve a spotlight on accomplishments. Bear with us, please, it’s a long list. Destini Robinson, a Clinton High...
  A resounding “no” to School District Consolidation Law   State lawmakers are in the habit of filing useless, flawed and unnecessary pieces of legislation for each other to consider. The latest is H. 5318. It should be withdrawn now, and never again see the light of day. It won’t be, of course,...
It is difficult for us to believe that, for lo these many years, the City of Clinton has conducted special events without a Special Events Ordinance. The city has had many fine, detail-oriented city managers, and not one of them has ever said to the city council, “This city needs a good Special...
By now most of us have read that plastic, that incredibly useful product that all of us use every day, is fast becoming public enemy number one.  We have been using plastics for decades and as a result, plastic is everywhere: in our fish, in our food, in our oceans, in our waste water treatment...

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