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  The editor: I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank a few people who helped make our recent fireworks display at Victory Worship Center possible. Unbeknownst to almost everyone, there is a state law that requires any public fireworks display to have a licensed shooter as well as a...
  The Editor: The article in the 05 July 17 paper concerning the 48% increase in water costs to the LCWSD needs a follow up since the LCWSD is not being singled out to cover the cost of the electricity. What is this going to do to the costs to students at PC or to the industrial base in town since...
  Congressman Jeff Duncan Applauds Senate Recess Decision   In response to the news that the Senate would remain in session in early August, cancelling the first two weeks of the “August recess,” 3rd District Congressman Jeff Duncan, of Laurens County, released the following statement: “I am very...
  STATE: House Opioid Study Committee to Hold Public Hearing in Greenville   Will receive testimony from invited speakers and welcomes public participation   Columbia – The House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee that House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) appointed in April will...
  Editorial - You can drive out Hwy 72 North, past Clinton High School, headed toward Whitmire, and on the left you will pass a big building with a blue stripe. If you turn in and stop, get out of the car and look at it just right, on just the right kind of summer day, you will see a brilliant blue...
  Repeal, Replace: a not funny joke   Steven Wright was a dead-pan comedian. Never cracked a smile. Never altered his monotone delivery. And when each dry joke finished, you had to wonder why it was funny, or if.  “I woke up this morning… went downstairs… Someone had stolen all of my furniture… and...
  The editor - Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In 2014, it surpassed both car accidents and gun violence in number of deaths. Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin need to be aware that opiates are the main contributors to this...
The editor -- I have read the editorial titled “Missed Opportunity” in a recent issue of The Clinton Chronicle. In response I must join Vic MacDonald in expressing my disappointment that Clinton City Council did not follow the unanimous recommendation of the City Planning Commission to rezone to...
The editor: Yes, there was a “Hearing in Columbia – Again” before the SC Supreme Court regarding the trial and conviction of Michael Beaty. The State filed a Petition for Rehearing with the Clerk of the SC Supreme Court 01/13/2017.  Michael Beaty’s attorneys also filed a Petition for Rehearing.  ...
  This past Saturday (June 24) marked 21 years since my mother left this world. I remember it like it was yesterday -- actually I remember almost everything like it was yesterday anymore -- I just don’t remember yesterday. Or this morning… Once again, I digress. I was working at The Chronicle in...

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