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  The Editor: In "A Bike Path on Broad Street," the Chronicle Editorial Team hit the nail on the head, noting numerous reasons why cycling lanes were the "linchpin" for a revitalized Broad Street.  When I was a Furman student back in the late 1980's, there was a small, forgettable town just north...
  “And they’re off!” And much like stallions and fillies at the start of a race, another school year has begun. As I write this article, we are a single day past Hump Day (i.e., Thursday) in the first full week of school. Typically, I hate starting a year on a Monday. The first week of school is...
  Democracy’s premise is that ordinary citizens can make solid decisions on complex issues. But this basic principle and the structure of laws and practices erected over the centuries to safeguard it are being questioned as rarely before. It’s not just that political leaders in various western...
  WORLD VIEW: After the fire the world saved Notre Dame -- what about the Amazon?      It’s another year marked by fire. In April, billions of hearts broke as flames engulfed one of the world’s most awe-inspiring churches, Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral. Like all great tragedies, what gave the...
OUR VIEW: A Bike Path on Broad Street - The Time for Action Is Now W-LETTER OF SUPPORT.     The Clinton City Government has agreed to look into the opportunity of constructing a dedicated bicycle lane on South Broad Street. More than talk, we at The Clinton Chronicle urge the City Council on Sept....
  “No basis for the generalized fear of people with a mental illness”   Study: Less than one-third of mass violence  is caused by people with serious mental illness     The next time you hear someone say, “Mental illness is causing all these mass-casualty shootings,” you can say - with authority...
  Wouldn’t life be great if we had a fairy god mother, you know the one that could snap her fingers and give us everything that we weren’t born with; unfortunately, that’s not the case. We are all forced to deal with the hand that we were dealt, good or bad.  I would like to think that many are...
One of the best parts about having a college in your backyard is being able to attend arts and music events throughout the year -- often for free.  The school year is about to start back up at PC, and there are plenty of events for you to see. From August to December, you can take in concerts, look...
  It’s something of an ongoing conversation I’m having with two friends. I’ll invite you to join us. This is important stuff. While neither is a particular Trump fan, both friends are willing to give a pretty wide berth. Their logic is twofold. And troubling. First, it’s the economy. You know, “The...
    As the children get ready to head back to school all dressed in their Nike tennis shoes, earrings from Clair’s and polo shirts (you get the idea); parents will gracefully post the 1st, 2nd and sometimes even 3rd day of school photos of their beautiful children all dolled up for a day of new...

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