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  Being needy was the motivation for many of the things that I have been involved in, in my life.  And joining the National Guard is no exception.  The $2.50 I would get for attending a two-hour Monday-night drill was enough motivation for me.  Never in my wildest dreams, would I have ever thought...
  Nobody asked me, but I’m going to plunge ahead anyway. Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you know that in less than two weeks, voters across this grand nation of ours will be going to the polls and deciding who will be the next President of the United States. We do know that our...
    The editor: I’m a sophomore at Academic Magnet High School. Over the summer I attended the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment in D.C. The conference focused on our effect on the environment both short and long term, and a repeated theme was the influence politics has on the environment...
The editor: I feel compelled to respond to the recent rash of complaints of proposed new chicken houses being built in Laurens County. First of all, I do not expect to change anyone’s mind. Most people have strong opinions on this subject, but I think facts should outweigh emotion. My family has...
  The Book of Matthew in the Bible tells the story of Jesus. The Hurricane of Matthew is the story of destruction and death and, like the story of Jesus, it’s still being told. Laurens County was spared for the most part. There were a few scattered power outages and a few trees fell and we had some...
  140 years ago, a very pivotal backroom agreement changed the course of American history, especially for African Americans.  In 1876, the outcome of the presidential race rested upon the disputed tabulation of votes in Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina. Each state submitted two sets of...
  Many of you have read or seen the book by Dr. Seuss Oh the Places You’ll Go! Terri loves this book and made sure our girls had it and, more importantly, internalized it. One of my favorite lines from the book is, ““Kid, you'll move mountains.” I know I hope we equip our children to do so. It is a...
  The editor: We have some upcoming local elections which will be decided by the citizens of Laurens county. There will be two candidates on the ballot who can bring some necessary changes. The first is William Weir for coroner. Mr. Weir is well qualified and committed to making the office of...
  The editor: I am writing to express concern and to protest the explosion of industrialized chicken complexes that are proposed to be built on Lisbon Road. My house and land has been in my family for 100 years, and I have always found great joy in riding my horses, walking my dogs, and generally...
  It was a tale of two contracts – the Oct. 3 Clinton City Council meeting. One of them handled openly and properly. One fumbled badly and approved with the idea of keeping the public in the dark. Council’s agenda included this item: City Council to consider contract for revenue review services.”...

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