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  The List Of Disgrace: South Carolina is 5th, and no longer 1st in the disgrace list of states. Some will see this as progress, and will pat themselves on the back for passing new laws. We are not among those. The List Of Disgrace is now topped by Alaska. Shame. Shame, on those people for allowing...
YOU … The Power in Public Power   Hurricane IRMA headed to CLINTON! Yep, that was the reaction a few weeks ago as we followed the projected track of Hurricane Irma as it made its way up through Florida leaving millions without power, water and other essential services. So…what’s the BIG deal with...
  The editor, I want to thank Sandy T. Cruickshanks for his letter in The Chronicle and his concerns about our recreation parks. Several years ago, council voted and approved a motion to start an accommodations tax to be used for a recreation complex for our kids and would bring many other teams...
  The editor: On September 5, the voters of Laurens County School District 55 did two things.  First and foremost, they voted against a proposed $109 million tax increase. The vote was 77% against the tax increase.  The Laurens County Libertarian Party stands with the voters, and opposes all tax...
  The editor, OK, so the NFL wants to protest, but what about? How about financial slavery? The cause is “Freedom from Direct Taxation”.    All of us could join in. It could unify our country. After all, thanks to direct taxation with the 16th Amendment, we were all made slaves to our government...
  The editor, Considering the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., and the ongoing debate over the legitimate place of Civil War and Reconstruction era monuments in this country, we, the members of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission, express our unyielding commitment to...
  NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK, OCT. 1 - 7 - Newspaper journalists bring readers real news     By Dean Tom Reichert College of Information and Communications,  University of South Carolina   Fake news. It’s a phrase that became the most memorable takeaway from Election 2016 and the political hangover...
  Should a person be disqualified from serving as city manager because he or she is “from here”? That is exactly what the Clinton City Council heard Sept. 18 from a city employee of 37 years experience. We are pretty sure that is illegal employment discrimination. “Place” discrimination is not far...
  It did not take long for God to remind us that we are all part of a human race. We can come up with a million reasons to divide ourselves, but God can use just a few powerful natural occurrences to remind us of His plan for His children.   While many of us were still engaging in dialogue...
  When your tax code is 10 times longer than the Bible, you have a problem.  Our current tax code is simply not benefiting American families – as I’ve said for far too long, Washington does not have an income problem, it has a spending problem. Due to our overly complicated and antiquated tax code...

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