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The City of Clinton’s Utility Rate Advisory Committee – appointed last year by city council – met Jan. 23 for three hours to receive the utility rate study and met another three hours Monday night to consider what recommendations to make to city council regarding rates the city should charge to...
(NOTE: My wife proofed this article and said, “Most readers will disagree.” I said “That’s ok – is it disrespectful to my readers or the President? Disagreement is ok. Disrespect is not.” She said, “Everything changed. People can’t separate disagreement and disrespect anymore.” I’m taking that...
I hate it just as much as you do when I see it. It’s that slow trickle of water down the gutter on a dry day that signifies a water leak. You might spot it one day on your daily walk or from your car as you commute to work. On the next day it is still there. Then three days later, it is still there...
UPDATE: Company wants certificate approved this week to build the pipeline. Is the Proposed Dominion Pipeline a Fair Deal for Laurens County Property Owners?    By Stewart Jones Laurens County Council District 4   Property owners that will be affected by the Dominion Pipeline are rightfully furious...
Council will not tolerate personal attacks on individual council members, county staff or any person or group. Rule 7 of “Public Comment Rules, Laurens County Council” makes that statement. The council itself, apparently, does not have to follow a rule set forth for the public when talking to the...
Many have just enjoyed a day off from their labors as some celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But to many of us, the holiday was a day on and not a day off. Countless hearts and minds gathered to strategize on making communities better and stronger for all. Hundreds of...
  New years are wonderful opportunities to set resolutions or to make promises. As superintendent of this wonderful district, I find great pride in the efforts of our students and our teachers. Students learn, teachers teach, all is well, right? Not necessarily! There is no doubt our students are...
In my last article I mentioned about riding though the Lydia village and seeing the house I grew up in slowly decaying away. Well, it is no longer decaying away for Roger Kuykendall and his “wrecking ball” has fixed that. By the time you may read this, the old house will be gone and only an empty...
In the fall of 1976 I put on a pair of those silly men-in-tights pants (they were strangely manly!), strapped on enough shoulder pads to double my body weight, fitted a helmet, melted a plastic mouthpiece to form-fit to my teeth, and for two years football was central to my identity. I was an avid...
Twenty-five years ago I walked into the small town barber shop of Jim Williams in Laurens, South Carolina. It was like walking into Mayberry. The interior was old-fashioned. Classical music lightly played through the speaker. Theater seats, newspapers, and conversation welcomed customers. Old and...

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