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A lot happens at City Council meetings that make them far from boring, as Council receives and acts on the recommendations of city staff. Some may consider actions at these public meetings to be the ordinary and daily operations of our city. Take our August 1st meeting for an example. Discussion...
We don’t think the City of Clinton will have to spend the $10,000 that a first-year member of Main Street South Carolina pays. With Mayor Bob McLean and Council Member Jimmy Young both on record being against the Main Street program – administered in South Carolina by the Municipal Association of...
  If you think this article is an advertisement for a Hallmark Christmas movie, think again. Although Christmas season is a wonderful time of the year no doubt, for educators the beginning of a school year is truly a wonderful time of the year. Why? Because we educators are a different breed....
  When there is a traffic hazard, it’s a common statement. “When somebody dies, they’ll fix it.” Someone has died. It’s time to fix it. It’s time to put metal guardrails on both sides of Whelon Road in Laurens, where the road crosses a pond. A woman died there last month. While no amount of money...
    Rep. Jeff Duncan on the largest Gitmo Transfer of Obama tenure   Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-3rd District, SC) released the following statement responding to the largest transfer of detainees during the current Administration from the terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: “President...
Remember the South Carolina election debacle of 2012? Hundreds of candidates for local and state offices were declare ineligible for the State Election Commission for not filing the correct forms to run. As a result, cities and counties in the state, including Laurens County, had scores of petition...
It has been a fast summer at PC: graduation seems like yesterday, yet we are preparing for new students to arrive at the Pharmacy School the week of August 15 and on the undergraduate campus August 20. With different convocations and a “Week of Welcome” on tap for returning students the week of...
The news has been so serious lately. We all need a good laugh or two. Charles Dickens wrote, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” My grandfather, an old-school Baptist preacher, told the story of two old men at the assisted-living facility. Fred and...
The editor: Peace be unto you. I would like to thank Bro. Franklin for his very candid perspective on race relations in our nation (Editor’s note: July 20 editorial). We have a tendency to want to dismiss the realities of life and retreat into the safe havens of our respective comfort zones. Denial...
I can still see that wilderness road, sand and rocks to the horizon, as we drove south from Amman, Jordan, to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra. I was a college junior, wide-eyed at my first international travel, and four of my closest friends were along for the dusty bus ride and a few class...

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