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  We are not really sure why Gov. Henry McMaster would go along with a no-press-allowed campaign appearance by President Trump last week in Greenville. Gov. McMaster is going to need all the press help he can get to fend off challenges by James Smith and Catherine Templeton - and perhaps others -...
  The editor: It's a natural known fact areas affected by hurricanes/tropical storms will see a huge increase in mosquitoes. In the Joanna area since Irma they are terrible, I've never seen them so bad in my 59 yrs.  Thus, why wasn't our areas sprayed prior to a case of West Nile Virus being...
  The editor, I appreciate Mr. Ryan Thorne's comments of his letter to the editor in last Wednesday's paper (Advertiser), regarding Laurens County incompetents (lack of knowledge) of adjoining counties’ EMS systems and what is need to improve our county's response time for emergencies.  Mr. Thorne’...
  Rick’s ReTurn: Tomorrow is my wife Joyce’s birthday. Now I could bore with you with a lot of romantic sap and pat myself on the back for the gifts I’m getting her. Or I could tell you what a great husband I am and how Joyce really is fortunate to have me as her partner in life. Or I could keep...
  Millions of middle class Americans, mostly in rural areas, are feeling cornered by the overwhelming forces of globalization.  Their employment was displaced by automation, international competition and corporations’ transfer of jobs to other nations with lesser production costs and more flexible...
Duncan’s Statement on Clinton Corruption Investigation   Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement after three House committees announced new investigations into the Russian acquisition of uranium and the Department of Justice’s 2016 investigation of Secretary...
  State -- HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER DIES FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN LINE-OF-DUTY COLLISION   COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces with deep regret that the department has lost one of its own in a line-of-duty collision.  Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman, 31, has died from...
  Spring and fall are gatherings times in Laurens County. Sure, we have Christmas in the winter, and we rev up for football in the summer. But fall gets everyone in a gathering mood, shaking off the summer heat, and spring is the time of rebirth. For the standpoint of our Laurens County home-grown...
  Education is more than books, numbers and maps and certainly more than the ubiquitous and paramount test scores used to define a district, a school, and a student. Education in its truest sense is the process of promoting and directing learning. Granted, teaching is a necessary part of the...
  The editor, We should all be concerned in District Five as taxpayers of Laurens County that we don’t have a representative on the Laurens County Council, and have not had one for the past 5 months or more. It’s evident that the voters of our District 5, which would include approximately 7,000...

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