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  S.C. Chamber Urges Graham, Scott To Oppose Ex-Im Bank Nominee   Ex-Im “Needs A Leader Focused On Reforming It, Not Undermining It”   COLUMBIA – South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ted Pitts today released the following statement urging U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott...
  Editorial - The Clinton Chronicle is pleased and honored to be part of a nationwide digital project to protect the history of newspapering, one of the nation’s oldest professions. Our “mission statement,” appearing in the upper corner of our former issues - once, yellowing pages in a book; now,...
  If you haven’t heard about the new GE Research and Development facility located in the I-26 Commerce Park, you’re about a week late on the news. The City of Clinton is happy that GE has chosen our great community as its new home!  A Fortune 500 company such as GE will be a significant contributor...
  What! Yeah right! I’ll believe electric rates are DECREASING when we have a full solar eclipse! Well, we are going to have a full solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, and electric rates were decreased on July 1, 2017 by about 6.7% while many other utilities are increasing rates. In the summer of...
  The editor: I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank a few people who helped make our recent fireworks display at Victory Worship Center possible. Unbeknownst to almost everyone, there is a state law that requires any public fireworks display to have a licensed shooter as well as a...
  The Editor: The article in the 05 July 17 paper concerning the 48% increase in water costs to the LCWSD needs a follow up since the LCWSD is not being singled out to cover the cost of the electricity. What is this going to do to the costs to students at PC or to the industrial base in town since...
  Congressman Jeff Duncan Applauds Senate Recess Decision   In response to the news that the Senate would remain in session in early August, cancelling the first two weeks of the “August recess,” 3rd District Congressman Jeff Duncan, of Laurens County, released the following statement: “I am very...
  STATE: House Opioid Study Committee to Hold Public Hearing in Greenville   Will receive testimony from invited speakers and welcomes public participation   Columbia – The House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee that House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) appointed in April will...
  Editorial - You can drive out Hwy 72 North, past Clinton High School, headed toward Whitmire, and on the left you will pass a big building with a blue stripe. If you turn in and stop, get out of the car and look at it just right, on just the right kind of summer day, you will see a brilliant blue...
  Repeal, Replace: a not funny joke   Steven Wright was a dead-pan comedian. Never cracked a smile. Never altered his monotone delivery. And when each dry joke finished, you had to wonder why it was funny, or if.  “I woke up this morning… went downstairs… Someone had stolen all of my furniture… and...

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