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CLEAN-UP TODAY -- ENVIRONMENT: PalmettoPride, Keep South Carolina Beautiful and Partners Create the Edisto River Adopt-A-Landing Grant   Columbia – In an effort to encourage behavior change around littering, PalmettoPride, Keep South Carolina Beautiful, Walther Farms and Keep America Beautiful have...
  My daughter, Lydia, 5, went to her first football game the other night — Laurens at Clinton. My wife, Jane, also experienced the Red Devils for the first time and it was my first time going as publisher. What a great atmosphere for my daughter’s introduction to live football. We set with some...
  The editor: It seems that sometimes kind and thoughtful is pretty rare in our world today, but I feel so fortunate so have such kind and thoughtful neighbors. For instance Lee Templeton gets my newspaper and puts it on my front porch everyday.  He also returns my garbage container to my garage...
  I was about 10 years old, almost the perfect age for that quintessential summer experience, aka: learning to water ski! We were visiting the summer getaway of Allen and Catherine Young at Lake Greenwood. Allen had taught a thousand kids to ski, and I was anxious to be 1001. I wrestled with those...
Newspapers and Shopping SPRINGFIELD, IL—Ninety percent of the more than 1,000 people responding to the National Newspaper Association’s 2018 readership survey said that their community newspaper informs them. And 73 percent said that their hometown paper provides valuable local shopping and...
  Many questions remain about the City of Clinton's decision to disband its Public Safety Department, in favor of having separate Police and Fire Departments. The city has circulated a video showing firefighters in action, but has refused to say when the video was shot, by whom and what it is...
  Now that they’ve done it, we need to watch for it. Clinton City Council on two readings six working days apart has dissolved the Department of Public Safety. It’s something City Manager Bill Ed Cannon told them he wanted to see done when they brought him in from Florida. The ordinance required...
  My Opinion: not the way to do things   Let me be perfectly clear from the start: this is my opinion as an unpaid, occasional column writer. This is not The Chronicle’s view. It’s mine. It is not an editorial. It’s a column. I have nothing to do with The Chronicle’s editorials and haven’t since I...
  HE WAS “THE MAN WHO REFUSED TO DIE”   People like this, they were just cut from a different cloth. Mr. Sid Oswald died this month at the age of 78. We printed his obituary, then we had a visitor. I had the chance to talk Mr. Sid’s son, Terry, who was still emotional about his dad’s passing....
STATE: GOOGLE INVESTING $600 MILLION IN ITS BERKELEY COUNTY OPERATIONS (near Charleston)     2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of landmark data center   BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. – Google today confirmed plans to further expand its existing campus in Berkeley County, marking the 10-year anniversary of...

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