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  S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis Identifies Nearly $200,000 in Unclaimed Property for S.C. Public Schools - Including Clinton   COLUMBIA – State Treasurer Curtis Loftis identified nearly $200,000 in unclaimed funds for South Carolina school districts on Thursday, including Clinton’s District 56....
  It is no longer funny. If it ever was. It’s not cute, it’s not gangsta, it’s not going to earn you respect. It’s not “just kidding." Do it again, and you are going to juvey. We might let you stop in at a Family Court Judge. Maybe. If you post a threat about a school, we are going to put you in...
  The editor: Everyone has a right to their opinion or belief. Mine below is of belief: The thought that labeling the NRA a terrorist organization, deporting leaders or banning assault weapons will deter crime is laughable at minimum. Why?  Could someone thinking deeper than the liberal left...
Industry leaders in South Carolina are positively giddy, now that your Constitutional right to a “redress of grievance” has been curtailed by state law. The so-called “nuisance suits” that go to courts to protect property owners from the by-products of some industries are now illegal in South...
  As I write this column, I sit angry, saddened, and perplexed over the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida, where an obviously disturbed teenager decided to senselessly attack his former high school and ravage it leaving seventeen innocent victims dead at the scene. Such situations are occurring...
  One of my prized possessions rests in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a 12 inch comic book rendition action figure of the Black Panther. I purchased it nearly twenty years ago when there was still a toy Mecca called KB Toys.   It was the perfect compliment to my collection of limited reprints of Black...
SC Equality Blasts “Bigoted” Bill to Redefine Same-Sex Marriages in SC   Bill would label same-sex marriages as “parody marriages”   Columbia – Last week, Representative Steven Wayne Long (R- District 37) and a group of Republican legislators filed a bill to prohibit the state of South Carolina...
This perspective was written by Vic MacDonald, who was editor of The Newberry Observer during the renovation and re-opening of The Newberry Opera House.   They actually have opera in The Newberry Opera. For 20 years, though, the stately structure has hosted, and been the catalyst of, so much more....
  Duncan Statement on Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018   Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC-03-Laurens County) released the following statement regarding his no vote on the short-term spending package: “I’m appalled at the disastrous “deal” that was struck between a coalition of...
  Just when it looks like something good is going to happen to rural South Carolina, the Federal Gub-ment goes and messes it up. Newberry has gotten a giant Samsung washing machines factory. They’re doing their training at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens. Everything’s great. Then,...

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