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On most Sunday mornings you will find Carter and I at the Waffle House with my dad for breakfast. Mind you, he eats breakfast out every day of the week; six of the seven days with his brother Sam. But on Sundays, he eats with us. This has become “one of our traditions” for at least 12 years. If...
In my college days, the music group TRUTH popularized a song called Living Life Upside Down. The lyrics warned, What if we’ve fallen to the bottom of a well thinking we’ve risen to the top of a mountain? America has been on moral free-fall for several decades. In the Old Testament, one prophet...
“Public safety works in Clinton.” That was Clinton City Manager Frank Stovall’s assessment the morning after a particularly gruesome two-car accident in Clinton. The investigation by the MAIT (Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team) of the SC Highway Patrol isn’t completed and no charges...
Iconic landmark. Neville Hall, the iconic building on the PC campus, will undergo a facelift and expansion beginning in May. The college has announced more than $8 million of the $11.8 million to renovate and expand Neville has been raised through alumni and friends of the college. A video about Neville Renewed is on the PC Facebook page. - File photo
Spring has sprung in Clinton and at PC. If you haven’t been on campus lately, take some time to take a walk on the West Plaza. The campus looks the best it has in years! As you can imagine, April is a very busy month at PC. This past Saturday we welcomed to campus approximately 205 accepted...
On March 24, the Clinton Department of Public Safety, the SC Highway Patrol and the Laurens County EMS partnered to bring a prom-safety message to Clinton High School students. The story and pictures by Editor Vic MacDonald in last week’s issue vividly show the dangers of young people “being young...
Springtime in Clinton is wonderful. It starts when that one tree in front of the Dowdle – Mays cottage at Thornwell turns pink and cumulates in an explosion of azalea blooms, dogwood petals, heirloom daffodils, and new green leaves on the trees that line our streets. Walking through neighborhoods...
This will be my last article on our AdvancED Accreditation Visit. It seems AdvancED has been the focus of many of my articles for quite some time but, then again, it is an incredibly important validation of the district, the schools, and the quality of the educational product we endorse and provide...
April 16 is Healthcare Decisions Day. We all make decisions every day, both simple and complicated. We plan ahead for expected events such as vacations, a wedding, or buying a house. It is just as important to plan ahead for the health care you want in the future and at the end of life. Advance...
The automobile collision on West Main Street caused extensive damage to City property and residential property in the northwest quadrant of the city. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who suffered injuries as a result of this incident,” said City Manager Frank Stovall. The City has received...
The relief was palpable and obvious when the leader of the review team announced School District 56 will be recommended for another 5-year accreditation. There are those who will say the results of the local district’s efforts to be accredited by AdvancED for five more years was likely never in...

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