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Anybody out there remember the Bee Hive? Yeah, I don’t remember it either. My only connection to the Bee Hive is an artifact, a hook to hang your broom on, at the Clinton Museum that advertised the Bee Hive as a general wares store in Clinton. The Bee Hive is gone, as are countless other stores,...
  The t-shirt says it all: Give Peas A Chance. The Clinton Community Garden was officially “opened” last week, but the Garden has been producing vegetables all summer long. The Garden is an all-volunteer effort and the results of the free labor is also free – given to anyone who needs it. The...
The editor: The article published by Enviva Vice-President of Communication Kent Jenkins (in the Sept. 7 issue of The Chronicle) should give Laurens County residents and council members cause for concern. As residents of Sampson County (N.C.), we will be living with the destruction and disruption...
The editor: The Mountville residents who live near the existing barns voiced the health risks they encounter every day. Sadly, the daily stench, the devaluation of the nearby property, the increase of traffic and the certain damage to secondary roads was not a part of the discussion. Those problems...
There are two separate and distinct issues. Anyone who wants to talk about them together is wanting only to clutter one of the issues. One issue is innocent people being shot and killed by police officers. The other issue is the first issue leading to rioting and looting. Issue #1 may lead to Issue...
When word got out that I was going to be returning to the pages of The Chronicle in a monthly column, the silence was deafening. Except within the confines of the place my wife Joyce and I call home in Greenwood. To be fair, as she always is, Joyce was extremely supportive. “I don’t care what you...
Every time you turn on the television, your radio, your computer, pick up a newspaper or use your smart phone, it seems you are constantly bombarded with bad news, negative news or controversial views. I am old enough to remember when information was not available at the touch of a button or screen...
In March the first-ever class of the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted. There will likely be seven members of the inaugural class, Hall of Fame Chairman Billy Dunlap said when he announced the LCSHOF. What will be striking about that first class – whoever is in it – will be who’s...
Many who will read this article have worked with me to improve the lives of those that call our communities home. If this article moves you to refrain from future collaborations, I will know that our labor was superficial and only implemented through convenience and association, not relationship...
At our opening convocation, Ms. Jennifer Howard, Laurens County District 56 Teacher of the Year for 2016 – 2017, gave the welcome and charge to the teachers and staff. Her comments were very timely and needed, especially suited for the audience and the opportunity. Ms. Howard challenged us to take...

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