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  Standing in the shadow of the 13,376-foot peak of Mt. Guyot, we had a family picture made. There are eighteen full smiles in that picture that will remain for me the snapshot of a Christmas together, a week of family fun, a symbol of family unity.  Three generations of Deans, and the spouses and...
  The Editor, Driving Woodrow Drive and the surrounding streets in Clinton is like driving an obstacle course these days.  Some of the bumps and pot holes are old. Some are new.  The one constant is that the number of both are growing.  A month ago, the city's fine workers repaired a water line. I'...
  The Editor, Just when I thought the holiday season was over, I read the letter in The Chronicle about the generosity of “Just Bob.”  (‘Thank You, Bob and Wife’ by Polly Martin, Elizabeth Crowder, and Joanna, Clinton Chronicle, January 3, 2018). There are acts of kindness like this that happen all...
NATION: Duncan Applauds Trump Administration’s New Five Year Offshore Plan   Laurens – Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC, 3rd District) released the following statement applauding the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for the 2019-...
  Maintaining service, reducing costs will continue as 2018 county priorities   Wedged between Greenville and Spartanburg Counties and with close proximity to the City of Greenville which is the fastest growing city east of Texas, Laurens County is poised for great growth. We are blessed with about...
Clinton and Laurens County public/private agencies have a challenging 2018 ahead of them, as the economy slowly struggles out of the 2008-09 recession and issues of growth start to become real concerns again. Many of the county’s growth issues are reflected on Page 1 today by Administrator Jon...
The Editor: A Heart-warming Thank You - Our self-contained special education classes at Joanna Woodson Elementary School went on their annual Christmas field trip Tuesday, Dec. 19th. We visited NHC and delivered Christmas angels to the residents. It was a wonderful experience in sharing kindness!  ...
STATE: PEC’s Barrett in The State newspaper: “The state government needs to get out of the business of running a utility. Period.”   Columbia – Palmetto Energy Coalition Chairman Gresham Barrett weighed in on South Carolina’s ongoing energy debate in this morning’s edition of The State.  “The...
  Opinion -- FOIA: Exempt Non-profits - Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing   By Bill Rogers There is a wolf in sheep’s clothing working its way through our state legislature. The bill purports to be a transparency bill, but it is anything but … and it will hide how millions of taxpayer dollars are spent. The...
  The South Carolina Legislature in 2018 is going to consider a wrong-headed measure that would exempt not-for-profit groups that receive public money from some disclosures under the Freedom of Information Act. We suspect this is a coastal issue, since Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Beaufort tourism-...

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