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It was fitting and appropriate that former Spartanburg mayor and successful businessman Bill Barnet III delivered the Robert M. Vance Lecture Jan. 26 at Presbyterian College. The address is the most recent Robert M. Vance Lecture Series on Business Ethics. It’s fitting that Barnet was the person to...
This month represent a time when we celebrate the achievements by Black Americans, and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in United States History. In 1926, 91 years ago, the noted historian, Carter G. Woodson, created the first “Negro History Week”. He wanted to recognize...
"Remember who you belong to!" Ma-Ma often left me with this challenge when I was a teenager and left the house to go out with my friends. As I walked out the kitchen door, her exhortation followed me. Those few words summarized a whole lot. I knew then and now that Ma-Ma was saying . . . • You...
  The editor: I would like to congratulate the CHS boys varsity basketball team for currently holding first place in their conference…yes…they are headed for the playoffs! These coaches and team players represent the entire Clinton community well. Last Friday, I traveled to Broome to watch the...
  The editor: I see much rhetoric and propaganda against Trump and his cabinet picks on the opinion page but here are facts. Democrats change House and Senate rules to advance their causes, but when Republicans use those same rules to advance theirs, Democrats cry foul and invoke the same...
  The editor: Residents and businesses can reduce their electric costs by 2% every month just by signing up for the Green Grids program. I have it and have not noticed any issues with cooling my home or with the air conditioning system. This will reduce peak demand costs paid by the City and passed...
The City of Clinton’s Utility Rate Advisory Committee – appointed last year by city council – met Jan. 23 for three hours to receive the utility rate study and met another three hours Monday night to consider what recommendations to make to city council regarding rates the city should charge to...
(NOTE: My wife proofed this article and said, “Most readers will disagree.” I said “That’s ok – is it disrespectful to my readers or the President? Disagreement is ok. Disrespect is not.” She said, “Everything changed. People can’t separate disagreement and disrespect anymore.” I’m taking that...
I hate it just as much as you do when I see it. It’s that slow trickle of water down the gutter on a dry day that signifies a water leak. You might spot it one day on your daily walk or from your car as you commute to work. On the next day it is still there. Then three days later, it is still there...
UPDATE: Company wants certificate approved this week to build the pipeline. Is the Proposed Dominion Pipeline a Fair Deal for Laurens County Property Owners?    By Stewart Jones Laurens County Council District 4   Property owners that will be affected by the Dominion Pipeline are rightfully furious...

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