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DRILLING OFF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST.     Bill to Block Offshore Drilling and Seismic Testing in SC Passes U.S. House - Duncan Is Opposed.   COLUMBIA – HR1941, the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act, passed the U.S. House Wednesday with bipartisan support. The amended bill would block new...
  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...
  Last year, all of the tutoring programs for teens at Thornwell were moved to the church on campus as the school was being renovated. The Thornwell Charter School opened when the school year began, but there was one problem: All of the furniture and materials for the teen tutoring programs were...
  Music is the perfect cure for my Monday blues   Due to the interconnectedness provided by our social media platform, I’ve noticed a weekly occurrence. As I scroll my Facebook feed on Sunday evenings or early Monday mornings, I come across a few dozen memes displaying some variation of Garfield’s...
REMEMBERING TODAY - THE ATTACKS ON AMERICA w-videos, below, and a link. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/At-911-Memorial-New-Recognition-for-a-Longer-Term-Toll-559895831.html
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...
  The editor: I read with interest Russ Dean’s “Actions speak louder than words?” column in the August 14 edition of the Chronicle. And I found it troubling. Yes, President Trump is an easy target of hate and denigration. He is regrettably less-than-presidential, his barbed tweets are often...
It's Labor Day, 2019.
  Live PD brought us together. Marett is the youngest of our four grandchildren and the only girl. Faithful readers will find this hard to believe, but I have trouble relating to females. I’m such a guy’s guy and all. Hair-dos and hair-don’ts, dresses, bows, open-toed shoes. All these things are...
  The editor: Like many others, I am looking forward to the start of another Red Devil year and seeing our Red Devils in action. As I wait in anticipation, we need to remind ourselves of some simple truths.  First, we all want to see our Red Devils succeed, but more importantly, we want to see the...

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