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Summer is here. It’s time for backyard barbques, baseball, and outdoor activities. The last thing you want at any of those events is a hoard of blood sucking creatures. I’m not talking about the zombies of AMC’s hit Walking Dead TV show – I’m talking about mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are more than just...
Sometimes the hardest thing in the world to see is what’s right in front of our eyes. Whether it’s so familiar that we stop wondering about it, or it’s like dried chocolate ice cream on the tip of the nose that we just can’t see without someone’s help, we are often so preoccupied with ourselves,...
Each month I submit a column to educate and inform the reader how hospice may be helpful to them or their loved one. Hospice of Laurens County has served thousands of families in this area for the last 28 years. I am asking you to consider giving back to hospice. You may be asking yourself how you...
Laurens County Council has begun discussions on a new budget that is reported to be $1 million in the red. The document hasn’t actually been produced yet, so we don’t know if there is $1 million in “fat” to be trimmed during budget workshops. We hope council will consider – in addition to cutting...
My earliest memories are rooted in the four-room house at 112 Gordon Street at Clinton Mills. There were times when eight people lived in what would today be considered cramped quarters. There was Kate and Jim (mama and daddy), James, Earline, Charles, Bobby (me), Louise Ruby and Anne. Anne. Our...
Being a first class city is more than providing excellent fire and police protection, clean safe drinking water, reliable electricity, quality sewer service, timely sanitation service and clean streets. A first class city also provides quality recreation facilities and services which I assure you...
The school year may seem to be winding down but not so with many of our athletic and academic teams. The semester has been a very good one for Clinton High. Both the baseball and tennis teams won their regions and will enter playoffs highly seeded and with great expectations. The soccer team,...
In my last two articles, I had mentioned different men and women from the Lydia village who had an influence on my young life. Now I would like to remember some of the wonderful men and women who made my career at the Clinton Post Office enjoyable. The ladies will be mentioned first, and just...
Laurens County Council Chairman Joe Wood has assigned a council committee to study a recommendation by Council Member Diane Anderson of Clinton that the county implement a 1-cent sales tax to fund capital projects. According to state law, the 1-cent capital projects sales and use tax has to be...
Dogged by GOP charges of untrustworthiness and that she has seriously transgressed on Benghazi and that private email account. Roundly criticized by her Democratic challenger for her close links to corporate power as indicated by her $250,000 speeches to Goldman Sachs. Ex-First Lady, former Senator...

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